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How to get Kommo-o in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 31/Aug/2020 19:32 Updated: 1/Sep/2020 3:36

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Trainers trying to complete their Sword & Shield Pokedex may still be looking for the rare dragon Kommo-O. However, the popular creature is easier to find than you think. Here is how you can catch the scale-covered mon’ quick.

Pokemon players were first introduced to the Galar region in the 2019 release, Sword & Shield. The Nintendo Switch title brought the franchise into its eighth generation.

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While many have already beaten the game, some Trainers may still be trying to find Kommo-O to complete their Pokedex. The majestic creature can actually be found really fast – if you know where to look, that is.

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Kommo-o is a Dragon/Fighting-type.

How to catch Kommo-o in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Kommo-o made its debut in the seventh generation titles Sun & Moon in 2016. According to its ‘Dex entry, the creature grinds its scales together to make an ear-deafening noise. In ancient times, its been said that warriors would wear “armor made of [its] scales.”

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The wildly popular dragon is considered rare, yet in Pokemon Sword & Shield it’s actually really easy to find and catch. Unlike other similar ‘mons such as Hydreigon and Turtonator, the Gen VIII creature spawns in the overworld.

Unfortunately for Shield players, the beloved monster is exclusive to Sword. Those looking to add the scale-covered beast to their Dex can follow the simple steps below to capture Kommo-o in no time at all.

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The Dragon can be found in Dusty Bowl.

Kommo-o in Sword

  • Step 1: Boot up your game and fast travel to Hammerlock Hills. Then travel south and to the middle of the map to a location called Dusty Bowl.
  • Step 2: Once you are in the center of the area, go to the very back and you will see the Dragon/Fighting-type standing in the overworld. Make sure you are prepared, and then walk into the creature to trigger a battle.
  • Step 3: It is recommended you use a Pokemon with False Swipe, Paralyze, or Sleep moves to increase your catch chance.
  • Step 4: And that’s it. Simple, right? Kommo-o spawns in that spot every 24 hours. So if you accidentally knock it out or run away, you have to let a full day pass before it shows up again. The character also spawns in all weather except rain and thunderstorms.
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Unlike other rare Pokemon, Kommo-o actually spawns in the overworld.

For those interested in the Lake of Outrage method, the Alolan monster’s second evolution Hakamo-o spawns there during thunderstorms. However the easiest route by far is to just find Kommo-o itself in the overworld at the Dusty Bowl.

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According to Serebii, the ‘mon can also be found in five 5-star Max Raid battles if you have the Isle of Armor DLC. The expansion added three more locations for a total of five dens – just another option for Trainers.

Raid Den locations

  • Axew’s Eye
  • Rolling Fields

Isle of Armor Dens

  • Loop Lagoon
  • Workout Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea
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You can also get Kommo-o in Max Raids.

As mentioned earlier, Kommo-o is only available in Sword. However, Shield players got the adorable Dragon Goodra – for how to capture the slimy creature, check out our guide here. So a great way to get each monster is to have two Trainers who need each one to swap.

Despite releasing in November 2019, the Gen VIII RPG has been a smash hit and has already become the third highest-selling title in the Pokemon franchise.

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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.

Snivy

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.