Gaming

How to tame a wolf in Valheim

Published: 15/Feb/2021 17:17

by James Busby

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Surviving in Valheim’s brutal world can be difficult for even the most experienced Vikings, so having a trusty wolf companion will greatly improve your survival. 

While Valheim allows you to adventure through its procedurally-generated world with up to 10 players, sometimes you just want to take a tour with your very own canine companion. Not only does having a pet wolf look incredibly cool, but it can also prove extremely useful to your survival. 

After all, being able to dish out more damage is always going to be beneficial, particularly in the early stages of the game where you don’t have access to the best weapons and gear. By following our handy guide, you’ll soon be able to get your hands on your very own wolf companion. 

How to tame wolves in Valheim?

Wolf Valheim
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Wolf taming can take a while, but it is well worth the effort.

While raiding your way through Valheim’s biomes with fellow Vikings is incredibly fun, there may be times where you’re left to adventure alone. Whether you’re waiting for your friends to come online or just playing through Valheim solo, then you’ll want to add your very own canine companion to your team. 

Fortunately, getting your very own wolf in Valheim is fairly simple and only takes a few minutes. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Head over to the Mountain region.
  2. Build a small holding pen with a gap using wooden Stakewalls. 
  3. Construct a wooden platform on the inside wall. This will enable you to jump out without allowing the wolf to escape.
  4. Build stairs on the outside of the pen, just opposite the wooden platform.
  5. Find a wolf in the Mountain biome and have it follow you. 
  6. Run back down to your holding pen and seal the gap with another Stakewall once the wolf is inside.

As soon as the wolf has been safely secured, you’ll need to place some meat inside the cage. To do this, simply climb the ladder and throw the meat into the pen. You’ll constantly need to chuck in raw meat during the taming process, so make you have plenty available.

It’s also important to not stay too close to the holding pen as the wolf will continuously attack the wooden Stakewalls. Once you’ve continuously fed it copious amounts of raw meat, it should become docile and will have hearts above its head. 

Your newly tamed companion can also be bred with other wolves, ensuring you have a constant supply of loyal hunting dogs. 

How to get wolves to follow you in Valheim

Valheim wolf
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Having your own wolf army certainly helps keep your enemies at bay.

Up to four wolves can follow you at any one time, enabling you to have your very own hunting pack. In order to get a tamed wolf to follow you, all you have to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Press E to have your wolf companion follow you.
  2. Press E again to have it wait.

It really is as simple as that. Just be careful when taking your wolfpack out in areas with particularly dangerous enemies as they can make short work of your new companions.


So, there you have it, everything you need to know about taming wolves in Valheim. For more Valheim guides, be sure to check out our hub.

Pokemon

Pokemon community goes nuts after possible Let’s Go Sinnoh hint

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:46

by Brent Koepp

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A viral tweet from The Pokemon Company sent fans of the Game Freak RPG into a frenzy after some believed it was a hint about the long-rumored Diamond & Pearl remakes. Is the Sinnoh reimagining a Let’s Go sequel?

Over the last two years, rumors about a Diamond & Pearl remake have been inescapable. As we inch closer to Pokemon Day on February 27, the hype surrounding the 2006 titles has never been greater, as many believe the project to be a foregone conclusion.

A social media post from The Pokemon Company’s official Twitter account, however, had fans worried that the Gen IV reimagining would be a Let’s Go release instead. The panic became such a frenzy that Sinnoh began trending on Twitter worldwide.

Screenshot of shocked Pikachu from Pokemon Lets Go Eevee & Pikachu.
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Pokemon fans were shocked when an official tweet used Let’s Go and Sinnoh in the same sentence.

Sinnoh tweet sparks panic from Pokemon fans

In 2018, Game Freak reimagined the Kanto region in the form of Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee. The Nintendo Switch titles removed Wild Area battles and put a greater emphasis on catch mechanics. The RPG was meant to draw in Pokemon Go players to the mainline series. The project has been divisive as some fans argue its difficulty was too easy.

The community was shocked then when the official Pokemon Twitter account tweeted out a 25th-anniversary countdown message on February 23 that referred to both Diamond & Pearl and Let’s Go in the same sentence. “Let’s go, Sinnoh! Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup are preparing for #PokemonDay—it’s only 4 days away!”

While the social media post could have been purely coincidental, the phrasing of “Let’s go” immediately caught the eye of fans who believed it to be a reference to the 2018 Gen I remakes. As a result, #Sinnoh immediately began to trend on the platform as the tweet quickly went viral.

“Please don’t be let’s go. Please don’t be let’s go. Please don’t be let’s go,” a player wrote in reaction. “That doesn’t sound like remakes it sounds like a gen 4 let’s go oh no,” another user jokingly replied. Other fans panicked over the social media post. “NO, you WILL NOT. Listen here, if you guys decide to turn this game into a let’s go remake instead of a true remaster I WILL CRY PLEASE NO,” someone else said. One follower even exclaimed, “This remake better not be a sh**ty let’s go game. If it’s a let’s go game, you just wasted this remake.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans in a frenzy over Pokemon Sinnoh Lets Go tweet.

Adding fuel to the fire, it was also discovered on February 23 that Nintendo had gotten a new certificate for the Poke Ball Plus peripheral released for the Let’s Go titles in 2018. While it’s not uncommon for companies to update recertification, user ‘Pixelpar’ pointed out that it also had testing done for the controller. “Periodic testing needs to be done (at a minimum) once per year. If a material change is made then the production batch needs retesting. This means it’s either a reprint or a new version,” they explained.

Popular rumor account Centro Pokemon commented on the frenzy, stating that they still expect a traditional Diamond & Pearl remake. “It’s funny to see the Pokémon community panic, however, our expectations remain the same; we don’t expect DP remakes to be a ‘Let’s Go’ game.” The publication then wrote, “However, Let’s Go is not dead. It will likely come back in the future, maybe in a much different way than you’re expecting.”

So what’s to make of all this? We know that in January, Nintendo created a Diamond & Pearl subdomain, and set it live for a few minutes before disabling it after fans discovered it. On February 22, there was a leak claiming a Let’s Go sequel was going to be announced alongside a Gen IV remake. Although updated reports claimed to debunk that. All signs point towards some form of a Sinnoh title in the works.

The new murmurings of Let’s Go can not be ignored, however. At the end of the day, fans should just drop expectations. In fact, expect nothing at all – that way, there is no disappointment. The 25th anniversary is only a few days away at this point, so we will soon find out what Game Freak is actually working on. The rumors and hype have gotten so out of control that it’s best to take everything with a grain of salt until we get an official announcement

One thing is for certain though – many in the community do not want Diamond & Pearl to be a Let’s Go release. While the 2018 switch titles were divisive, to say the least, it appears a lot of fans would rather have a mainline RPG similar to Sword & Shield rather than the catch-oriented projects. Just the slight mention of its title next to Sinnoh was enough to cause panic. Pokemon Day is going to be one heck of a ride, that is for sure