Evolving Nickit in Pokemon Sword and Shield unlocks perfect move

Published: 19/Nov/2019 14:18

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s brand new Galar Region species can learn a variety of moves, but the selected move-set for Thievul might be the best of the lot. Let’s take a look at what happens when Nickit evolves.

A number of Generation 8 entrants seem to be based on real-life animals, just like we’ve seen in previous titles, with Wooloo looking like a sheep, Barraskewda looking like a Barracuda and Nickit is clearly based on a fox.

The dark-type Pokemon can be found in a number of different locations across the region and is not particularly rare by any means. It spawns in Route 1, Route 2, Dusty Bowl, Giant’s Mirror and some other spots on the map.

Pokemon / NintendoNickit is quite a common Pokemon to spot in the Galar Region.

While it might survive by stealing food from others, just like a real fox, trainers can wield those same powers once it has evolved into its superior form, Thievul.

It evolves into Thievul, which is also a dark-type Pokemon, at level 18 – meaning that it’s not too difficult to get ahold of one. The evolved form can also be found in Route 7, Route 9, Bridge Field, among other places, should you want to save some time and skip over the evolution process.

Once it has evolved from Nickit, its Pokemon trainer will be given the option to allow it to learn a move called Thief. This move, unlike any others the creature can learn, deals 60 damage but also steals any item held by the target. It’s been included in several games before this one, of course, but never before has it felt more fitting.

Pokemon / NintendoThievul will have the chance to learn Thief as soon as it evolves from Nickit.

For those who haven’t come across the move before, let’s break it down.

Using Thief means that if you were to come up against a Lucario in battle that was holding an Ice Stone, for example, you would then inflict damage to the opponent while also stealing their stone. This stone could then be used to evolve another one of your other Pokemon or be sold at a store, depending on the needs of a trainer.

While it’s not exactly the kindest move, it will give fans some sense of nostalgia to the days of Pokemon Colosseum where players were given every opportunity to snag Pokemon from others.

This might not be as effective, or discourteous, as that but it’s certainly a very useful move to have in your arsenal. Who knows what item you could get your hands on…


Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player made waves on social media after faithfully recreating a Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing’s latest outing, New Horizons, was the breakout hit of 2020. Since its debut in March, the lovable Nintendo title has taken over social media as players around the world share their unique creations.

One Pokemon fan used the the game’s new editing tools to accurately build a Pokecenter in the social simulation title. Their stunning recreation of the iconic RPG location is one of the best things you will see all week.

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New Horizons’ features let players create their wildest dreams.

Pokemon fan creates Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing

Originally releasing on the GameCube in 2001, Animal Crossing has become a juggernaut for Nintendo. Its latest release, New Horizons, has given players an unprecedented amount of freedom to shape their island to their wildest imaginations.

Using the new game mechanics, a Pokemon fan set out to recreate what is perhaps the most iconic location in the Game Freak RPG – a Pokecenter. Artist ‘acnh.pokeland‘ shared their incredible project on the r/AnimalCrossing and r/Pokemon subreddits on January 5. “Pokéland is now opened!! 1st section: The Pokémon Center!!” they wrote.

The image shows the user’s Animal Crossing avatar adorably posing in Nurse Joy’s signature medical uniform. The artist creatively used various New Horizons items to bring the location to life, such as a pink shirt behind the counter featuring a Blissey design, and round hats patterned to look like Pokeballs.

animal crossing pokemon center
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ACQueen48 created the Pokemon Center in New Horizons.

Pokemon fans praised the creator’s work, such as one user who exclaimed, “This is so cool!!! You did an amazing job on these.” Another player agreed and wrote, “Wow! I heard the music in my head as soon as I saw the pic! Great Job!”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Animal Crossing Pokemon Center.

Incredibly this isn’t the only location the talented fan has created in New Horizons. Over on their Instagram account, they showed off images of their Poke-Mart as well. Longtime players of the RPG will remember the in-game store used to be a separate building up until Gen IV.

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have gotten creative in the Switch title. In May, one Animal Crossing user recreated battle Stadiums from the RPG. Players in July also used the custom Fireworks feature to light up the sky with popular ‘mon.

Despite releasing only at the beginning of 2020, New Horizons is already the second highest-selling game in Japan of all time. The social simulation title has sparked the imaginations of millions – including many creative Pokefans.