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How to hide Pokemon and bring them into the Galar region

Published: 21/Jun/2019 10:16 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 12:25

by Paul Cot


The removal of the National Pokedex from Pokemon Sword and Shield is making trainers think outside of the box when bringing in “banned” Pokemon to the Galar region.

Amid the news that a large number of Pokemon will be excluded from the Sword and Shield games, trainers have been devising methods to sneakily bring in their most beloved Pokemon.


Players have taken to forums and Twitter to share the various ways they intend to circumvent the Galar region security – let’s hope Game Freak don’t see the posts though!

PaetalNothing to see here but a Wooloo…

Wooloo proving a useful addition

One of the new Gen 8 Pokemon is Wooloo. The sheep-like Pokemon’s fur provides a great place to hide things and trainers are apparently taking full advantage of it.


There have already been several attempts to use Wooloo to smuggle Pokemon into Galar and one of these has been the diminutive Stunfisk. Others have tried hiding Cyndaquil by changing Wooloo’s face for the Johto starter.

Unfortunately, other trainers have been less subtle with one trying to use Wooloo to bring in Zygarde. Unless there’s corruption at the border, it’s unlikely Zygarde is getting in.

I swear I’m Wooloo from r/pokemon

Hiding as Grookey’s stick

Other players have been far more subtle though. In possibily the best example of sneaking a Pokemon into Galar, one trainer replaced Grookey’s stick with Sudowoodo.


To the naked eye, it’s an incredible way to get the tree-like Pokemon into Galar. It would take Sudowoodo learning ‘minimize’ though – that or the ability to have a permanent Dynamax form of Grookey.

If Sudowoodo ever learns Minimize, you betcha he’s gonna sneak into Galar. from r/pokemon

Pokemon as humans

Another way to get past Galar border patrol might be to dress your Pokemon as a human. Given the various shapes and sizes of them, this might prove difficult.

However, Mr Mime, with their human-like limbs, might be the perfect candidate. One trainer created the image of the female Pokemon trainer alongside Mr. Mime dressed up with the caption “Just me and a fellow human starting our journeys”. Who knows if that one will work, however. 

paulommtWhere is Mr. Mime?

Eldegoss another way to smuggle

It isn’t just Wooloo that’s sneaking Pokemon into Galar as Eldegoss has jumped in on the act too. The evolved form of Gossifleur can sneak Pokemon in through the ball of cotton on its back.

One such example is Cherrim with one user posting the image to Reddit with the rather hilarious caption “Nothing to see here, officer. Just me and my uhh, looks at writing on hand, Eldegoss”.

cheese-maccronicSo that’s why Eldgegoss was added to Pokemon Sword and Shield…

As of writing, only a select few fan favorite Pokemon will be added to the Galar region outside of Gen 8. Whether any of these Pokemon will be included or whether the disguises will work remains to be seen.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.