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How to get Galarica Twigs in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 26/Jun/2020 19:25

by James Busby


Pokemon Sword & Shield fans have been eager to add Galarian Slowbro to their team ever since the Isle of Armor expansion was announced. However, if you wish to add this new variant to your team, you’ll need to get your hands on some Galarica Twigs first. 

Trainers embarking on their new Isle of Armor adventure won’t just need to collect plenty of Watts and Armorite Ore, they’ll also need to look out for Galarica Twigs. This new item is a key component in Galarian Slowpoke’s evolution – in fact, without them, you won’t be able to add this new form to your party. 

Finding these game-altering branches can be a little tricky though, particularly when you don’t know where to begin looking for them. Fortunately, our handy guide below outlines where you can find Galarica Twigs and how you can use them to evolve Galarian Slowpoke. 

Where to find Galarica Twigs

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Galarica Twigs can be found under Isle of Armor’s trees.

As you might expect, the twigs can be found under Isle of Armor’s trees. Just like in Pokemon Sword & Shield’s base game, item drops appear as shinies that the player must interact with in order to add them to their item pouch. 

Simply head over to the Forest of Focus and run a lap around the route, taking extra care to spot any sparkling items that appear. You’ll invariably find Galarica Twigs under the forest’s trees and near the path itself. To speed up this farming process, use your bike to quickly cycle through route.

Consider changing your Switch’s date and time settings as this will help to refresh the game’s item respawn rate, allowing you to quickly collect the eight Galarica Twigs you need to evolve Galarian Slowpoke. 

What to do with Galarica Twigs

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This helpful NPC will give you the item needed to evolve Galarian Slowpoke.

Once you have all eight Galarica Twigs, it’s time to venture on over to the Workout Sea. The island you’re looking for is directly South of the Dojo and is distinguished by its two rocky arches. Make your way to the female NPC and hand her the eight Galarica Twigs.

She will then weave the twigs into a Galarica Cuff, which you can then use on your Galarian Slowpoke to evolve it into a special Slowbro. Not only does Galarian Slowbro look incredibly cool, it’s also extremely strong thanks to its unique Psychic/Poison typing. 

So there you have it, a quick easy way to farm Galrica Twigs in Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Isle of Armor expansion.

Make sure you check out the rest of our Pokemon Sword & Shield guides if you’re struggling to find a specific Pokemon or wish to gain a competitive edge in ranked battles.


How to beat Kyogre in Pokemon Go: strategy & best counters

Published: 20/Jan/2021 0:59

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Go is kicking off the new year by celebrating the Hoenn region in January. This month players will revisit Ruby & Sapphire to take on Kyogre. Here is how to beat the Gen III Legendary in no time.

Niantic is dedicating the start of 2021 to all previous Generations, leading up to Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. In January, Go players will be able to face off against Ruby & Sapphire’s Legendary Kyogre.

The Legendary whale offers up a serious challenge, but can be taken down fairly easily with the right counters. We will go over the best way to take down the mighty beast.

Pokemon Kyogre, and Groudon in Go Hoenn Celebration.
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Gen III Legendaries will be featured in Raids during the Hoenn celebration.

How to defeat Kyogre in Pokemon Go

First introduced in Gen III’s Ruby & Sapphire, Kyogre has been a fan-favorite of Water-type Trainers for over the last decade. The primordial whale is both epic in size, and powerful in its attacks.

While intimidating for sure, the weather trio beast also has some major weaknesses that players can exploit rather easily with the right team of Pokemon.

Players will want to heavily focus on both Electric and Grass types to bring the ‘mon down. Below we will go over the best team and counters to achieve victory.

Screenshot of Legendary Zekrom in Pokemon anime.
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The Gen V Legendary is one of the best counters to Kyogre.

Best counters for Kyogre in Pokemon Go

  • Zekrom: The Black & White Legendary is a perfect counter to the Kyogre as its strong Electric moves will melt away the beast’s health. We recommend using Charge Beam and Wild Charge attacks.
  • Tangrowth: The Gen IV evolution is a perfect choice to leverage the Hoenn ‘mon’s Grass weakness. Vine Whip and Power Whip will quickly chip away the monster’s health.
  • Electivire: A favorite from Diamond & Pearl, the Electabuzz evolution packs a mean punch with Thundershock and Wild Charge attack combo.
  • Zapdos: A part of the Gen I bird trio, Zapdos is another great choice to take down Kyogre. Both Thundershock and Thunderbolt.

While there are a wide variety of Grass and Electric monsters we can use, not everyone has a powerful elite team of ‘mon, especially newcomers to the game. Below we will go over some lower-entry picks that can still pack a punch.

Screenshot of Gen 3 starter evolution Sceptile in Pokemon anime.
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Sceptile and other budget Grass and Electric Pokemon can also bring the whale down.
  • Roserade: Introduced in Diamond & Pearl, the Grass type is a solid budget level counter for the whale. We recommend using Razor Leaf and Solar Beam.
  • Jolteon: One of the most popular Eeveelutions of all time, the Electric type is easy to obtain in Go and powerful. Both Thundershock Thunderbolt will hit the Water Legendary hard.
  • Sceptile: The Gen III starter evolution has strong Grass moves that take advantage of Kyogre’s second stat weakness. Both Bullet Seed and Leaf Blade make for a deadly combination.
  • Luxray: The adorable Electric Lion is another entry level encounter that help you bring down the beast. Use Spark and Wild Charge.

For veteran players, Shadow versions of Raikou and Electivire are technically the absolute best and quickest way to defeat Kyogre. However, these rare ‘mon had to have been acquired in the past.

Ultimately, teaming up with a group of players who have Electric and Grass type Pokemon will bring down the weather trio Legendary. Use moves suggested above and feel free to mix and match with other characters.