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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
Game Freak / Pokemon Company
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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YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp


A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.