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How to get Lickitung in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 3/Sep/2020 15:53 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:56

by James Busby


The Isle of Armor expansion has brought plenty of returning Pokemon to Sword and Shield, giving fans the chance to catch their favorites. If you wish to add Lickitung to your team, then make sure you follow our handy guide. 

Lickitung has been around since Gen 1 and while this bipedal creature may not be the most popular Pokemon, it can certainly be a stalwart addition to your party. Unfortunately, Lickitung was one of the many Pokemon missing from Sword & Shield’s base game. Instead, trainers had to transfer it from one of the previous games via Pokemon HOME.


However, the Isle of Armor expansion pass has given Lickitung fans the opportunity to finally add this pink Pokemon to their team. Locating this elusive creature can be a little tricky, so if you’re struggling to find Lickitung in the Isle of Armor expansion, look no further.

Where to find Lickitung in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Isle of Armor map
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Lickitung is known to appear in the Soothing Wetlands.

Lickitung can be found roaming around the overworld in either the Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, and Brawlers’ Cave. However, it only has a 5% spawn rate. Unlike most Pokemon, Lickitung does not favor any particular weather conditions. In fact, you can find the normal type in even the most severe weather. 


We found it easier to find Lickitung in the Soothing Wetlands. Simply cycle round the area and be on the lookout for any giant pink Pokemon. If you don’t find Lickitung on your first lap of the wild area, then simply hit the HOME button and change the data/time settings. 

Once you’ve moved the day forward, you should see a change in the game’s weather. If done correctly, new Pokemon should appear in the overworld. Simply rinse and repeat this method until Lickitung eventually spawns. 

Raid Den locations

  • Soothing Wetlands
  • Courageous Cavern
  • Training Lowlands

Catching Lickitung

Lickitung battle
Game Freak / Pokemon Company
Capturing Lickitung should be a pretty simple feat.

If you want to increase your chances of catching Lickitung, it is recommended that you use a Pokemon with False Swipe and Sleep/paralyze moves. Not only will this keep your Pokemon healthy during the battle, it will also stop you from wasting multiple Poke Balls in the process. 


Lickitung’s normal typing makes it 2x weak to fighting type Pokemon, so it’s best to avoid using any of these moves. This particular Pokemon is also completely immune to ghost type moves, making it particularly useful against the game’s most powerful ghost Pokemon. 

Lickilicky, Lickitungs final evolution can also be found in the Soothing wetlands. However, if you’re struggling to find this fully-evolved Pokemon, then simply teach Lickitung Rollout and level it up.  

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


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.


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!


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.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


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.


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.

Snivy Pokemon Go
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.


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.