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How to find (& catch) Clawitzer and Dragalge in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 13/Jul/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale

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Clawitzer and Dragalge were first introduced to Pokemon in X and Y and, after not being able to get them in Sword and Shield, the Isle of Armor expansion made them available once again.

Clawitzer and Dragalge were popular region exclusives in X and Y respectively, with Clawitzer a pure water-type and Dragalge a poison/dragon-type.

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After Sword and Shield released with a reduced Pokedex, the Isle of Armor DLC brought some old Pokemon back to help expand the National Dex, as well as new locations and features to keep the game fresh.

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Isle of Armor came to Pokemon Sword and Shield in June 2020 with new Pokemon, locations and battles.

While you were able to get Clawitzer and Dragalge before Isle of Armor, they had to be traded from another game, which isn’t ideal if you don’t have the capacity to trade with others.

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That said, if you’re playing through Isle of Armor, you can find one at a decent level to use as you wish.

Though it’s not as easy as trading, here’s what you have to do to catch Clawitzer or Dragalge in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor DLC.

How to catch Clawitzer & Dragalge in Pokemon Isle of Armor

To get one of these two Pokemon in Isle of Armor, you have to know that they’re each exclusive to a particular game once again. If you own Pokemon Sword, you’ll be able to get yourself a Clawitzer, or a Dragalge if you own Pokemon Shield.

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Clawitzer and Dragalge are exclusive to Pokemon Sword and Shield respectively.

Luckily, though, they’re both available in the same place in their respective game, so the tips below can be used for either.

Clawitzer & Dragalge locations in Pokemon Isle of Armor

You can Surf in the following locations to catch a Clawitzer or Dragalge between the levels of 40-45 – but it’s worth noting they have a 1% rarity (making them some of the rarest Pokemon in the game) so you might have to be prepared to search for a while:

  • Workout Sea
  • Stepping-Stone Sea
  • Insular Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea
  • Honeycalm Island

Alternatively, you can find them at five-star Max Raid dens at the following locations:

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  • Workout Sea
  • Stepping-Stone Sea
  • Insular Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea

Both Pokemon have a capture rate of 55, so while it’s not going to be a tough task to catch one when you finally find them, you shouldn’t take it lightly.

So that’s how you can find and catch Clawitzer and Dragalge in Pokemon Isle of Armor. Although it’s not easy, the reward is pretty substantial, with both Pokemon making for strong additions to the party when used correctly.

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Pokemon Go: Legendary Pokemon are getting even rarer

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:37

by Paul Cot

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In recent times Legendary Pokemon have been made what they should have been all along in Pokemon Go – rare.

There was a time in Pokemon Go when getting those legendary ‘mons became all too common and easy. This resulted in it becoming a mundane task – something which getting one should never be.

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Research Breakthrough rewards were introduced to the mobile game in April 2018. You can obtain these rewards by earning seven Field Research stamps.

Only one can be earned per day and you get one for completing any Field Research task. As anyone who has completed these before can attest to, they are often very easy to do.

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From April 2018 until December 2019, the majority of these months had a Legendary Pokemon waiting for you when you earned those seven stamps. This meant you could earn an encounter with the likes of Moltres, Latios, Groudon – and any other of the litany of legends that featured – for completing seven simple tasks.

If you routinely played, this meant a new Legendary Pokemon every seven days. It was no wonder Legendary Pokemon lost their allure.

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Easy to obtain Legendary Pokemon are a thing of the past in Pokemon Go…

Make Legendary Pokemon rare again

From January 2020 though, legendary species no longer featured as the Research Breakthrough encounter reward. Niantic likely realized they were too easy to get and wanted to make getting them mean something again.

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Generally, this made them only obtainable in Raid Battles. This made sense because with rare ‘mons so easy to get hold of previously, fewer trainers would spend the time to get them in the more difficult route of Raid Battles. This is in addition to them costing real money/PokeCoins if you did more than one a day.

It hasn’t stopped there, however. It looks like Niantic want to make them even rarer. Many trainers will have noticed five-star Raids are appearing far less frequently.

This hasn’t been confirmed in any official capacity but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from the Pokemon Go community. “[I] was in an area with over 25 gyms but could only find 2 Giratina during 5 [a] hour period this afternoon,” MarinaBlu shared. They did note a lot more Mega Raids were appearing during that time.

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Encouraging Mega Raids?

There could be multiple reasons for this. Firstly, it will make trainers jump on Raid Battles that feature Legendary Pokemon, stopping the often empty lobbies which single trainers have to avoid.

Then there could be an element of wanting to make Legendary Pokemon even more desirable. This is understandable but certainly puts newer players at a disadvantage. After all, experienced trainers will have a lot stocked up. They would argue this is deserved, however, due to the time they have put into the game.

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Finally, it could be Niantic are trying to encourage trainers to play more Mega Raids. The concept of Mega Evolution in Pokemon Go hasn’t been received as well as the developers would have hoped, though.

We don’t know if the reduced five-star Raid Battles will carry on, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.