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Clues suggest Ruined King will be League’s next jungler

Published: 1/Nov/2020 11:44 Updated: 1/Nov/2020 12:16

by Luke Edwards


Many have speculated about the identity of the Ruined King since Riot revealed the League of Legends RPG after game two of the Worlds finals. But rumor has it the title character could soon be coming to LoL itself as a new jungler.

Riot’s announcement of a LoL RPG has been a long time in the making. Fans have loved delving into the lore of Runeterra, and Riot has been keen to match this by releasing champs like Senna and Yone – background characters in the League universe who have been converted into champs.

The Ruined King could well be the next in line. The Blade of the Ruined King has been one of League’s staple items for years now, with the Ruined King of the shadow isles a background character as Kalista’s uncle before he became the subject of the RPG.

It now looks like the Ruined King could be reunited with his niece on Summoner’s Rift not too far in the distant future.

What we know about the Ruined King so far

Riot August, the creator of champs including Vi, Ekko and Senna, teased in September that he was working on a new “jungle skirmisher.”

September’s Champion roadmap also teased a “romantic new jungle skirmisher, who will be twisting hearts and possessing minds early next year.” The “possessing minds” part is particularly interesting, as it links well with the haunted themes of the Shadow Isles – one of the key Runeterra settings of the new RPG.

But there’s more. One eagle-eyed player has spotted a pattern on the Ruined King’s sword. The pattern is eerily similar to the pattern teased by Riot August. Could this be the romantic mark of the Ruined King?

Part of the Ruined King's swordThe pattern at the base of the grip looks rather similar to the pattern teased by Riot August

The champ is also expected to be released at around the same time as the new game, meaning this could be a very shrewd piece of marketing by Riot.

If the Ruined King is indeed our romantic jungle skirmisher, this could be one of the most hyped champ releases we’ve ever seen.


How to get Shiny Meltan in Pokemon Go

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:50

by Paul Cot


Meltan has always been tricky to get hold of in Pokemon Go but with the recent connectivity of Pokemon HOME there is now an additional way.

On top of the new method, which we’ll cover below, Shiny Meltan has also come to Pokemon Go. It is one of the many features of the special Pokemon HOME event.

This is the debut of Meltan’s Shiny form so it would be wise to try and get hold of it while you can. It could be a while before it returns following the event.

Meltan Mythical
Meltan is actually a Mythical Pokemon!

Mystery Box through Pokemon HOME

Many of you will know that Meltan primarily appears through use of the Mystery Box. Well now there’s another way to get hold of said Mystery Box.

When you link your Pokemon Go and Pokemon HOME accounts, you can earn one Mystery Box every week. So, when the week long countdown is over, you now have the option of sending a Pokemon over to the Nintendo Switch or Pokemon HOME to reactivate it.

If you haven’t used a Mystery Box before when you do so it will work similarly  to using Incense. The only difference will it will lure lots of Meltan instead.

This effectual lure will last for one hour and if its during an event where Shiny Meltan features, which it currently is, there will be a slim chance of finding that coveted Shiny.

Special Research

One of the other methods of getting Meltan in Pokemon Go was alluded to above. The addition of Pokemon HOME means you can now send Pokemon there to activate the Mystery Box.

Beforehand you could only send a Pokemon over to the Nintendo Switch. You can still do this today if you’re not using Pokemon HOME yet.

The final method is through Special Research. The Let’s GO, Meltan Special Research will let you encounter one Meltan upon completion. Unfortunately it is just one which seems harsh for the amount of tasks you have to do.

Currently this is the only Special Research which includes Meltan but there could always be more coming in the future. For the meantime it is best to stick with the Mystery Box because you get the chance to catch a lot more and on a more regular basis.