How to find Shedinja in Pokémon Sword & Shield with secret trick

Published: 25/Nov/2019 1:02

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Obtaining Shedinja in Pokémon Sword & Shield has some Nintendo Switch players scratching their heads, but worry no more – we’ve got everything you need to know.

Since Sword and Shield’s release on November 15, fans have been itching to complete their Galarian Pokédex in order to become a master Trainer.

Some monsters aren’t so cut and dry though, and require a different approach when it comes to evolving – much like when trying to turn Yamask into Runerigus.

Shedinja is another one that requires a certain trick in order to receive it, but we’ve made it easy for you with all the necessary details.

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakShedinja requires a certain trick to obtain.

How to get Shedinja

Shedinja is a dual-type Bug/Dark Pokémon that first appeared in Generation III’s Ruby and Sapphire for the Game Boy Advance.

In order to own one for yourself, you need to catch a Nincada first. You can find one on Route 5 at a 5% random encounter spawn chance, or in the Wild Area when there’s a sandstorm at West Lake Axewell or South Lake Miloch.

When you’ve got yourself one, you’ve then got to level it up before it’s able to evolve into Ninjask. You can do this through battles, or with XP candies obtained through Raids.

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakYou’ll need to catch a Nincada.

Once your Nincada is almost at level 20, remove a party Pokémon so you’ve got five monsters and a sixth slot free – this is crucial to getting a Shedinja.

With your open slot, go ahead and hit level 20 to initiate the evolution sequence. Your bug will turn into Ninjask, but don’t worry, this is normal as it actually divides into two monsters.

If performed correctly, check your previously-empty party slot, and you should see Shedinja sitting comfortably in there. Congratulations!

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakMake sure you’ve only got five Pokémon in your party before evolving Nincada.

Shedinja is coveted by many Pokémon Trainers, as it Wonder Guard ability prevents it from taking damage unless a super-effective move is used against it, such as Dark, Fire, or Flying.

Because of this, many players use it in Gym Battles or the Battle Tower, making it the perfect monster to combat attacks.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.