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How to get special Gigantamax capable Pikachu & Eevee for free

Published: 15/Jan/2020 16:24 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 16:25

by Paul Cot


Trainers are making the most of Gigantamax Pokemon in Sword and Shield but even months after its release some still haven’t managed to obtain a Pikachu or Eevee capable of Gigantamaxing.

As many who have already played Pokemon Sword and Shield know, it isn’t as simple as just getting a species capable of Gigantamaxing to take advantage of the mechanic. Only Pokemon caught in a particular way will be able to Gigantamax.

If you find a Machop, for example, in the wild and evolve it to Machamp, despite it being capable of Gigantamaxing, it won’t be able to do so. This is because any Pokemon with the capability must be caught in Max Raid Battles.

Pikachu and Eevee are two of the most iconic Pokemon...

Why can’t I find Pikachu or Eevee?

Despite being some of the more famous Pokemon, their appearance in Max Raid Battles is rare. Of course, finding either Pikachu or Eevee in their wild spawn locations won’t help either.

They might be fairly easy to find in the wild but it looks Game Freak are keeping their Gigantamax availability to a minimum.

Let’s Go will give you them for free

Fortunately, there is a way to get them and you can do so with ease – as long as you have played Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu! or Let’s Go Eevee! More specifically, you will need save data from either game.

If you do, travel to the Wild Area train station, the first station you’ll encounter during your journey through the Galar region. Talk to the NPC standing inside and they’ll give you a special Pikachu or Eevee.

Which of these you’ll get will depend on your version of Let’s Go – Pikachu will give you Pikachu, and surprise surprise, the Eevee version will give you Eevee. You can also get the both of them should you have save data on both games.

Gigantamax Pokemon are clearly a big part of Sword and Shield and it has been confirmed there are plenty more species to come. Among those are Gigantamax versions of Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon – all of which will be available in The Isle of Armor expansion pack when it releases in June.


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.