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Generous Pokemon Sword and Shield player is giving away rare Pokemon

Published: 14/Apr/2020 19:41 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 21:08

by Paul Cot

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With so many people unable to see their loved ones over the Easter weekend, one trainer decided to give fellow Pokemon Sword and Shield players some joy by giving away some Pokemon.

Giving away Pokemon is one thing but giving away a Mew or shinies is another level of generosity. Pokemon Sword and Shield players will attest to this as some trainers spend most of their time shiny hunting.

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Mew on the other hand is super rare in its own right. The Mythical Gen 1 Pokemon can only be found as a gift through the Poke Ball Plus. So, anyone giving theirs away just to spread some joy should be commended.

Mew Poke Ball PlusMew can only be transferred out of the Poke Ball Plus once…

That player doing the giveaway is “Hammar_Down” and did so on Reddit. “With all of the quarantining going on right now, alot of people are spending the Easter away from home. I wanted to make someone’s day by giving away an event mew and some low level shinys.”

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Four Pokemon were shown in the video and these were presumably the ones up for grabs. It included the aforementioned Mew, shiny Grookey, shiny Rookidee and shiny Galarian Ponyta.

The winners were apparently selected randomly from those who commented showing interest. We can’t know for sure whether they were actually transferred but the Reddit comments at least indicate they were.

Pokemon Sword Shield TradeThe best way to giveaway a Pokemon in Sword and Shield is to trade…

The players on the receiving end were very grateful, sharing their gratitude. The Rookidee and Ponyta had already been given away, as per the Reddit comments, and it isn’t clear what’s happened to the Mew and Grookey.

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In the grand scheme of things giving away a few Pokemon may not seem like that big of a deal, but it may have been the best thing to happen to someone all day.

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Pokemon leak finally debunks mystery of “unfinished” Kalos region

Published: 19/Oct/2020 20:06 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 21:30

by Paul Cot

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The mystery of the unfinished story of Pokemon X and Y’s Kalos region has been discussed in the Pokemon community for years. Now a leak appears to have revealed the details, or lack thereof.

With Xerneas and Yveltal getting their own game in the form of Pokemon X and Y, it seemed strange Zygarde didn’t get the same treatment. At one point in time, it was almost a given that Pokemon Z would materialize. Of course, that never happened.

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A leak has seemingly revealed that a sequel to the Gen 6 game was planned but ultimately canceled. The reason for this remains unknown.

It was initially posted on 4chan and picked up on by Lewtwo. “There were reservations in place for a second pair of games to be based in Kalos,” the PokeYoutuber shared on Twitter.

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Interestingly, the code revealed apparent reservations for two new games. This suggests they could have been called Pokemon X2/Y2, much like Black 2 and White 2.

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Pokemon X and Y never got the finish it deserved and now we know why…

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The unfinished nature of the game had trainers speculating for years as to when the story would be finished. It seemed to be all part of the Pokemon Company’s grand plan but it looks like fans of the franchise gave the creators too much credit for their forward-thinking.

With Pokemon Sword and Shield being based on the UK, and Kalos being France, it seemed believable that the two games would intertwine. That never happened in the initial release and has yet to happen in either of the released DLCs.

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This leak doesn’t mean that the Pokemon Company doesn’t intend on finishing the story, but it does mean there’s a chance it will go down as one of Pokemon’s great mysteries. After all, just because they canceled plans for a Pokemon X and Y sequel, doesn’t mean they have no intention to use the story at some point in the future.

Given the leak though, that may be a little optimistic. It looks like the unusable Couriway Train Station and matching caves between Kalos and Galar were just a coincidence. Or were they?