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How to get Alola Pokemon in Isle of Armor – Vulpix, Litten, Raichu, more

Published: 18/Jun/2020 21:04 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 21:15

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Some Alolan Pokemon from Sun & Moon have made their way into Sword & Shield thanks to The Isle of Armor DLC. Here’s how to get your hands on the special forms of Sandshrew, Raichu, Vulpix, and more.

Sun & Moon on the Nintendo 3DS was home to the Alola region, and introduced a new type of already-established monster to its Pokedex. The latest mainline Pokemon game, Sword & Shield, added more special designs known as ‘Galarian’ forms.

On June 17, the Nintendo Switch game got part one of its Expansion Pass – The Isle of Armor. Not only has it given players a new land to explore, it’s brought over some of the old Alolan monsters such as Marowak, Rowlet, and more. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

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Alolan forms give traditional Pokemon a new look.

How to get Alolan Pokemon

When you first arrive on The Isle of Armor, you’ll get tasked with visiting the dojo. Along the way, you’ll spot an NPC wearing a green outfit and goggles standing in front of the bridge. If you talk to him, he’ll ask you to find 150 of his Alolan Digletts buried across the island.

While this might seem like a chore at first, don’t be so quick to wave it off – he rewards you with some rather special Pokemon for collecting a certain amount. You’ll be able to spot the monsters hiding underground by their telltale hair strands that stick up above the earth.

Game Freak / The Pokemon Company (via Twitter: @triforcemeg)
Talk to the NPC by the bridge in the Fields of Honor to begin your Diglett-hunting quest.

After collecting a certain amount of Digletts, return to the man for your prize – an Alola region Pokemon with a Hidden Ability. All are in the special form, except two. The rewards are as follows:

  • Five returned: Alolan Meowth
  • 10 returned: Kanto Slowpoke
  • 20 returned: Alolan Vulpix
  • 30 returned: Alolan Sandshrew
  • 40 returned: Alolan Raichu
  • 50 returned: Alolan Marowak
  • 75 returned: Alolan Exeggutor
  • 100 returned: Either Rowlet (Grookey), Litten (Scorbunny), or Popplio (Sobble) depending on the Sword & Shield starter picked
  • 150 returned: Alolan Diglett
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company (via Twitter: @triforcemeg)
You can get one of the Alola starters depending on who you picked in the beginning of Sword & Shield.

The second part of the Expansion Pass, The Crown Tundra, is set to drop in the Fall, giving players plenty of time to search for all the underground Pokemon to reap the rewards.

If you haven’t purchased the DLC yet, it’s not too late. Check out our guide to find out how to get it for the best price in the UK and US.


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.
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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.