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How to get Druddigon in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 4/Sep/2020 12:47

by James Busby

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This 5th Gen dragon type was missing in Sword and Shield’s base game, but the Isle of Armor expansion has brought Druddigon back into the mix. Here’s where to find the Cave Pokemon.

Druddigon proved to be a popular pick back in 2010 when Pokemon Black and White launched. This menacing dragon is capable of some incredibe power tearing through even the tankiest Pokemon thanks to its high attack stat. Meanwhile, its Hidden Ability, Mold Breaker allows Druddigon to hit all previously ignorable Abilities.

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It may not be the fastest dragon type Pokemon in the game, but it is definitely worth catching and adding to your collection. Finding Druddigon in the Isle of Armor can be a little tricky, so if you’re struggling to find this bipedal beast, then follow our guide.

Where to find Druddigon in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Druddigon map location
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Druddigon appears in both Brawlers’ Cave and Courageous Cavern.

To catch Druddigon, you’ll need to head over to one of the following: Brawlers’ Cave or Courageous Cavern. These two locations are the only places that Druddigon can be found wandering around. Unlike most Pokemon, Druddigon does not favor any particular weather conditions. 

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Simply head down to either location and cycle around until you see the dragon type stomping around. We found Druddigon in the circular clearing near the back of Brawlers’ Cave. If you don’t find Druddigon in this area, then simply head on over to the Courageous Cavern and begin searching there. 

Raid Den locations

  • Loop Lagoon
  • Workout Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea

Catching Druddigon

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Druddigon hits extremely hard thanks to its high base attack.

Unlike other Pokemon we’ve covered, Druddigon takes real-world time to spawn back. If you fail to catch him or choose to flee from battle, then you’ll need to wait a fair amount of time. Even changing the Switch’s date and time settings proved ineffective at getting this Pokemon to spawn, so be extremely careful when catching Druddigon. 

To alleviate any frustrations, it is recommended that you use a Pokemon with False Swipe and Sleep/paralyze moves. Not only will this keep your Pokemon healthy during the battle, it will also stop you from knocking Druddigon out during the battle. 

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Druddigon’s dragon typing makes it 2x weak to ice, dragon and fairy type moves, so be sure to avoid these attacks. This Pokemon has a rather high base attack stat (120), which allows Druddigon to hit extremely hard. As a result, it’s best to try and catch Druddigon quickly to avoid losing any members of your party. 


If you’re looking for more Pokemon Isle of Armor guides, head over to @PokemonSwordNS for all the latest news and information.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.