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How to find rare Larvesta & Volcarona in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 18/Jun/2020 10:20 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 11:05

by David Purcell


Two of the rarest Pokemon in previous games have appeared in the Galar Region as part of the Isle of Armor Expansion, Larvesta and Volcarona, leaving players wondering how to find them in-game.

The Gen 5 Pokemon were added as part of the new DLC pack on June 17, and were previously difficult to find in the Unova region. That trend continues with the current crop of games

As many trainers will know by now, the former evolves into the latter, meaning that if you grab yourself a Larvesta you’ll almost certainly unlock its final form in your Pokedex sometime soon. So, let’s take a look at how to catch one.

Larvesta & Volcarona locations in Pokemon Isle of Armor

There’s actually a lack of information regarding the locations and ways to catch these two, as it’s still very early days for the Expansion Pass.

However, in terms of locations, we’re already aware of a few spots in the Isle of Armor where these can be found, and in what conditions, too. It can be found in the wild, wandering around either at the Forest of Focus or Loop Lagoon. 

loop lagoon in pokemon sword and shield
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Loop Lagoon is one of the places Larvesta spawns in the Isle of Armor.

Best time to find Larvesta in Pokemon Sword & Shield

There’s a chance that there are other spots where it spawns, but those are known locations as of writing, and they appear to only be available for encounters in intense sunlight. According to, as well, intense sunlight will be the locked weather option on July 1 – so maybe then will be the best time to find one!

Loop Lagoon location in Pokemon Sword & Shield

If you’re looking for Loop Lagoon on the Isle of Armor map (after all, much of this island is still new to players), the map below should point you in the right direction.

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Loop Lagoon can be accessed by travelling from Challenge Beach – surfing in the water.

The other location where Larvesta can be found, the Forest of Focus, can be found

How to evolve Larvesta to Volcarona in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Evolving your Larvesta is quite rewarding, as the level you have to train it to for it to finally reach final form is rather high – 59.

Volcarona pokemon isle of armor
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Volcarona is definitely a Pokemon many trainers will want to add to their teams in Sword & Shield!

As soon as you reach that level, you will finally have a Volcarona in the Galar Region. Another one to scratch off the Pokedex, right? That, and you will have a very powerful bug and fire-type Pokemon on your hands to give you a hand in battle.

For more location and evolution guides from the Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor Expansion Pass, feel free to follow us on Twitter @PokemonSwordNS!


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.