Epic Pokemon creations add more Galarian forms to Sword & Shield

Published: 26/May/2020 1:01

by Brent Koepp


A talented artist has mocked up some new Galarian forms for Pokemon Sword & Shield. The new versions look as if they could really be in the game.

Sword & Shield released in November 2019, bringing the long-running Pokemon franchise into its eighth generation. The RPG introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

Not satisfied with the whopping 400 monsters in the game, a creative fan has designed a set of new Galarian forms that would be the perfect addition to the upcoming DLC The Isle of Armor.

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Sword & Shield is getting two DLC add-ons in 2020.

Artist brings new Galarian forms to Sword & Shield

While the games already have a selection of Galarian forms, Redditor ‘EliteRobo’ designed several new versions that would fit perfectly into the 2019 RPG titles.

The first Pokemon, Petilil is a Grass type first introduced in Gen V. The adorable creature evolves into Lilligant, and the fan’s designs would be suited for the game’s Fall DLC, The Crown Tundra, as they’re Ice-type.

As if the designs weren’t creative enough, the fan even included background info on them, including abilities, and move type.

[Edit] Galarian Petilil and Lilligant (OC) from PokemonSwordAndShield

In his second set, the artist created a Galarian version for Yanmega, who evolves from Yanma. The fierce form would fit perfectly into the Isle of Armor expansion, as it is a Dragon/Water type.

[Edit] Galarian Yanmega (OC) from PokemonSwordAndShield

Finally, the last Pokemon form is for Tynamo, who evolves into Eeletrik. While it looks small, its slimy skin blocks Fire damage. For a Grass-type, that’s pretty incredible and would be a game changer.

[Edit] Galarian Tynamo & Eelektrik (OC) from pokemon

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield is already on track to becoming the third best selling title in the franchise. It moved over six million units in its opening weekend alone – proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Trainers in the Galar region also have a lot to look forward to this year. While a concrete release date hasn’t been confirmed, the first DLC, Isle of Armor, is scheduled for sometime this June. The second expansion, The Crown Tundra, will drop later this Fall.


How to get Shiny Rufflet in Pokemon Go: release date and tips

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:56

by Alex Garton


Niantic has a lot of exciting new updates for Pokemon Go players in the upcoming weeks. The release of the Secrets of the Jungle movie will finally introduce Shiny Rufflet to the game.

The promotion of the Secrets of the Jungle movie has sparked a number of celebratory updates from Niantic. These include the upcoming release of Shiny Celebi and Shiny Rufflet.

Rufflet was introduced into Pokemon Go in March of 2020 alongside GO Battle Season 1. The fly-type Pokemon evolves into Braviary when fed 50 candles by players. It’s now receiving its very own Shiny version and it’s fair to say Pokemon Go fans are excited.

Let’s check when it’s releasing and how you can get your very own Shiny Rufflet.

The Shiny Rufflet will release alongside an event for the new Pokemon movie.

When is the Shiny Rufflet’s release date?

According to the Pokemon Go blog, the ‘Meet Pokemon connected to the Pokemon the Movie’ event will begin on December 14.

The event will run until December 17 and between these times players will be able to obtain a Shiny Rufflet.

How to catch a Shiny Rufflet

Unfortunately, there’s no guaranteed method for finding a Shiny Rufflet. Players will need to complete raid battles and hatch 5km eggs.

It’s just a case of persisting and playing a lot during the event to increase your odds of getting the Pokemon. However, it’s worth noting players can guarantee to secure themselves a Shiny Pokemon in the upcoming event.

Niantic has allowed trainers to obtain a Shiny Celebi through completing a limited-time research story. Make sure you participate during the event as it’s not every day Niantic gives players a free Shiny Pokemon.

The odds of finding a Shiny Pokemon in the wild are roughly 1 in 450.

Pokemon’s Secrets of the Jungle film will release in North America at some point in 2021. Luckily for us, Niantic is providing some great movie tie-in events to get us all excited.

Get ready for December 14 and good luck finding your very own Shiny Rufflet.