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Ash Ketchum’s Cap item leaked for Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor

Published: 14/Jun/2020 20:14

by Brent Koepp

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To celebrate the upcoming Pokemon film, Coco, players will be able to snag Ash Ketchum’s cap to wear in Sword & Shield. The iconic Trainer accessory can be found in the Isle of Armor DLC.

As players get ready for Sword & Shield’s Isle of Armor to drop on June 17th, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro leaked a promotional item that will be available in the game’s first expansion DLC.

The gift is none other than Ash Ketchum’s cap from the upcoming film Coco, which is set to hit theaters in Japan sometime in 2020. Trainers will have to own the new legendary monster Zarude to obtain the coveted accessory.

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Sword & Shield will be getting Ash’s Cap from the upcoming film Coco.

Ash’s Cap coming to Sword & Shield

Pokemon’s latest film, Coco, is set to feature Sword & Shield’s newest Legendary monster, Zarude. To promote the new creature’s arrival, the eighth generation title will get a replica of Ash’s cap from the movie to be used as a clothing accessory.

Popular gaming outlet ‘Serebii‘ broke the news after scans from Japanese manga publication CoroCoro leaked online. In a tweet posted on June 12 , the site uploaded a picture from the magazine of what the item will look like in-game.

Twitter: @SerebiiNet / CoroCoro
Magazine scans show the Ash Cap item that will be available in Sword & Shield.

Serebii had more information on how the promotion is going to work, and explained that Sword & Shield players with Zarude in their party will get the item after meeting an attendant at a Taxi station.

According to the the outlet, the character that fans will have to meet up in is located in the Isle of Armor. At the time of writing, it appears that it can not be found in the base version of the Gen VIII title.

Twitter: @SerebiiNet
The promotional item is reportedly located in the Isle of Armor.

Those who don’t have plans to get Zarude are in luck, as it’s also being reported that the accessory will be offered in the form of a code for those that attend a screening of Coco. Although it’s currently unknown if that promotion will be rolled out in other territories.

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Sword & Shield is getting a new legendary Pokemon called Zarude.

So far the only way known to get Zarude is to purchase tickets for the film in Japan. Other regions will have to hang tight for now. Although we expect codes could be paired with the Western cinema release of the movie.

The Isle of Armor is making its debut next week on June 17th. The expansion will whisk Sword & Shield players to a new island where they will find a wealth of monsters to catch. The addition also brings new features and items to the Gen VIII game.

H/T: Serebii

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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.

 

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.