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How to get legendary Eternatus in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 20/Nov/2019 15:53

by Jacob Hale

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One of the greatest challenges for Pokemon Sword and Shield players to complete will be to catch all of the legendary Pokemon in the Galar Region, and we know exactly how you can scratch a big one off your list – Eternatus.  

Much to players’ dismay, the Pokemon Company decided to ditch the National Dex in this iteration of the franchise and instead opted for a more limited version, The Galarian Pokedex still features 400 Pokemon though, which can all be caught, traded and trained throughout the game.

Eternatus is number 400 on the Galar Dex, the (metaphorical) final frontier for any trainer looking to catch ‘em all. It is the quintessential legendary Pokemon in the newest generation of games, perhaps more prevalent than even cover stars Zacian and Zamazenta.

So, how do you catch one?

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Pokemon Sword and Shield are set in Galar, a brand new region in the Pokemon universe.

How to catch Eternatus in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Luckily, Eternatus is actually really easy to catch in Pokemon Sword and Shield. In fact, it’s impossible to not catch, as it has a guaranteed capture rate when you finally reach it towards the end of the game.

To get to Eternatus, you have to reach the Hammerlocke Energy Plant just before you face Leon in the Champions Cup finals. This means you have to have taken down all eight gyms and defeat Chairman Rose to reach the poison/dragon-type Pokemon.

You’re forced to fight Eternatus in a Max Raid Battle, in which you have to defeat it. Once you’ve made it faint, you’ll be able to throw a Poke Ball of any level and catch it without fail.

Pokemon CompanyEternatus is found at the Energy Plant towards the end of the game.

Eternatus will be level 60 when you face it and will be in its Eternamax form. This is the only time Eternatus will be in Eternamax form, as it is not playable as such, though we don’t know if this is likely to change over time.

When you eventually add the elusive character to your team, it will have the moves Cross Poison, Flamethrower, Dragon Pulse and Max Flare. However, by leveling it up you can teach it other powerful moves such as Recover, Hyper Beam and Eternabeam.

Despite being a legendary Pokemon, Eternatus is clearly very easy to catch. All you need to do is progress to that part of the story and have a Pokemon capable of taking it out, then it’s as good as yours.

Eternatus’ ease of capture doesn’t make it any less desirable, though. With a very strong attack and ability to take some serious damage, it is definitely one to add to the party.

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First Gen 6 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed: Greninja, more

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:42

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed that Gen 6 species are coming to Pokemon Go on December 2. Now, thanks to a datamine from the PokeMiners, we have a list of Pokemon originating from the Kalos region found in the game’s code.

Those Gen 6 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught
  • Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox
  • Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja
  • Bunnelby, Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame
  • Scatterbug
  • Litleo, Pyroar (both forms)
  • Espurr, Meowstic
  • Klefki
  • Noibat, Noivern
Gen 6 Pokemon DatamineGen 6 assets found in the Pokemon Go code…

That’s already 21 of the 72 new species the Kalos region introduces. However, just because the assets of these Pokemon have been found in the Pokemon Go game files, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be available on December 2.

According to the Pokemon Go blog we can expect to see all of the above minus Scatterbug, Espurr, Meowstic, Noibat and Noivern. Meanwhile, Klefki will only be appearing for trainers in France.

That means the other five will be coming at a later date. Given they are already in the code though, this shouldn’t be too far away. Alternatively, they could be appearing on December 2 but Niantic didn’t announce them to leave a surprise.

It was also announced there will be a mysterious Pokemon appearing in one-star Raid Battles. This could very well be Scatterbug, Espurr or Noibat.

What we know about these new Kalos Pokemon

The Kalos starter Pokemon – Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie – are definitely available from the outset. They follow the usual grass, fire and water typings but their final evolutions introduce some interesting combinations.

Chesnaught is a grass/fighting type, Delphox fire and psychic and the ever popular Greninja is water and dark. In terms of weaknesses to resistances, these typings favor Delphox and Greninja.

Elsewhere, Noibat will require a massive 400 Candies, the same as Magikarp. It will be interesting to see if consequently Noivern plays any type of role in the game’s meta.

The Gen 5 rollout is still yet to be complete and has been going on for well over a year. The Gen 6 Pokedex is a lot smaller though, which means its entire rollout should take less than a year.