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First look at shiny Onix, Anorith and Lileep from Pokemon Go Adventure Week event

Published: 5/Jun/2019 12:32 Updated: 5/Jun/2019 12:43

by Matt Porter


Pokemon Go’s Adventure Week is now live, and images of the three new shiny Pokemon introduced in the event are already starting to appear.

Adventure Week kicked off on June 4, and encourages Pokemon Go players to get out and explore while they hunt for rare versions of the game’s creatures.

The headline attractions of the Adventure Week event are three new shiny Pokemon in the form of Oynx, Anorith and Lileep that will appear in-game – if players are lucky enough to find them.

NianticPokemon Go’s Adventure Week is now underway.

Due to their rarity, catching them is going to be an extremely difficult challenge, but thanks to a number of Reddit users, we can take a sneak peak at them.

Oynx is the only Generation One Pokemon to get a shiny version in the event, with the rock-type Pokemon changing its dull, grey appearance for a luminous green color which is sure to catch the eye of fans of the original 151 Pokemon.

/u/Deddo97A look at shiny Oynix in Pokemon Go.

Niantic chose not delve into Generation Two for any shiny variants, instead opting for two Generation Three Pokemon in the form of Lileep and Anorith.

Lileep, which is a Rock/Grass Fossil type switches its purple body for a bright green shade, while its tentacles appear to take on a yellowish hue instead of the pink that most fans will be accustomed to.

/u/ThoBischShiny Lileep can be found in Pokemon Go.

Rock/Bug Pokemon Anorith also receives a dazzling color switch, ditching the olive green skin for a bright orange number, which appears to be a similar shade to water-type Krabby.

Anorith keeps the black detail across it’s back, giving the creature a new, intense look.

/u/PeppeneppeAnorith is bright orange in its shiny variant.

The Adventure Week event also includes other features for rabid Pokemon Go fans, including a higher frequency of rock-type Pokemon spawning in the wild, rock-type Pokemon hatching from 2 km eggs, and Field Research Tasks that will grant rewards to players who are able to complete them.

The Pokemon Go Adventure Week event lasts until June 11, with a special Community Day taking place on June 8.

This provides fans of the AR game with less than a week to get out and hunt for those rare shiny Pokemon!


Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!