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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.


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.