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How to get all Lycanroc forms in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 21/Jun/2020 22:48

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield got its first DLC The Isle of Armor on June 17, and the expansion added a wave of new monsters to catch. Here is everything you need to know how to get all three forms of Lycanroc.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The new release included features like Dynamaxing, and the Wild Area – an open world section of the map where monsters like Lycanroc roam freely.

The Gen VIII title got its first expansion in June titled The Isle of Armor, which added a new island for players to explore. Sun & Moon’s Rockruff was also brought to the game, and here is how you can get all three forms of its evolution.

How to get all three forms of Lycanroc

The first thing you need to do is secure the Gen VIII Pokemon Rockruff, which is located on the Isle of Armor. The adorable pup spawns in various locations, but we recommend Challenge Road during sunny weather.

The canine doesn’t evolve into Lycanroc until level 25, but we imagine most Trainers playing the DLC will be well above that level. If your ‘mon is level 60 or above, you will need to level it up by one by using a Rare Candy or through battle, but first follow the steps below.

Regular Form

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Lycanroc in his regular evolution form.

Before you evolve your level 25 or above Rockruff, access your Switch’s clock by going to System Settings, and click Date and Time. Turn Synchronize Clock off and set it between 9AM and 4PM. Once you’re back in the game, evolve your monster, and you will get the regular form.

Dusk Form

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Lycanroc’s Dusk form is trickier to achieve than the other two.

Getting its Dusk form is difficult as your Rockruff must have the ability Own Tempo. The special version of the pup was given out in a contest during Sun & Moon. If you have one with the ability, set the clock to 7PM and evolve it before 7:59PM. Rockruffs that are in Raids can have the ability and are found in Challenge Road dens, but it’s rare.

Midnight Form

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Lycanroc stands on two legs in its Midnight form.

Go to your Switch’s clock setting, and adjust to it 12:00AM. It’s important that you set it to AM and not PM, or else this won’t work. Evolving your Rockruff literally at midnight will get you the Midnight form – who would have guessed?

Those looking to secure the Dusk form should check out their Home app, as they might have the canine from a previous game. You can also trade it with Trainers on forums like Reddit. Rockruff with the ability can be bred using a Ditto.

Players that have already beaten the Isle of Armor still have a lot to be excited for, as Sword & Shield will be getting its second expansion The Crown Tundra sometime this Fall. The new DLC will bring Galarian forms of Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.