How to get Low Key or Amped Toxtricity from Toxel in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 19/Nov/2019 10:21

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield players who catch Toxel in the Galar Region should know that the species can evolve into two different Toxtricity forms – Low Key and Amped– but which one is the stronger of the two?

There have been a number of new additions to the Pokedex added with the arrival of Gen 8, meaning that fans are still getting used to their strengths, weaknesses, and how they evolve.

Unlike many other Pokemon in its generation, though, Toxel has two different evolution options and which one it takes it decided on its personality traits. This sets it apart from many others, which simply have a set evolution chain.

So, let’s take a look at both of the forms it can evolve into, how you know which your Toxel is going to be in the future, as well as their key differences.

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Toxel can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Wild Area.

How to evolve Toxel into Low Key Toxtricity

Toxel, regardless of which evolved form you want, will always evolve at level 30 in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

If you haven’t already got yourself one of these Pokemon, it can be found most commonly in either Route 7, Hammerlocke Hills, or Stony Wilderness in the long grass. Once it’s been caught, you’re going to want to check its summary, which will reveal its nature.

Right after you beat the first gym on Route 5, you also will be gifted a level 1 Toxel from the nursery.

To get ahold of a Low Key Toxtricity, which can be seen below, your Toxel will have to be either: Adamant, Brave, Docile, Hardy, Hasty, Impish, Jolly, Lax, Naive, Naughty, Quirky, Rash, or Sassy.

Pokemon / NintendoHere’s what Toxtricity’s Low Key form will look like.

How to evolve Toxel into Amped Toxtricity

If it’s not any of those we have just mentioned… Well, this section will show you what to expect when your Toxel evolves, because you’re going to end up with an Amped version.

In order to evolve into the Amped form, Toxel will have one of these natures: Bashful, Bold, Calm, Careful, Gentle, Lonely, Mild, Modest, Quiet, Relaxed, Serious, or Timid.

Pokemon / NintendoHere’s what Toxtricity’s Amped form looks like.

Differences between Low Key and Amped Toxtricity forms

There is no difference in the type of Pokemon you end up with at the end of the evolution process, regardless, as both forms are both electric and poison.

One clear thing to mention about the two is their appearance, which counts for a lot. The Low Key form has smaller ears and much of its body is light blue in color, whereas the Amped form is actually a bright yellow, doesn’t have a large horn and has one large spiky mane.

In terms of the moves they learn, there is a difference as well. At level 52 they are both going to learn a final attack, one of which is Magnetic Flux (Low Key) and the other is Shift Gear (Amped).


These two moves are both super-powerful, but are two different types. Magnetic Flux is an electric-type attack, whereas Shift Gear is actually a steel-type move.

Some trainers will have a preference of the two, whether it be because of how they look or the moves they learn. At least now you know not only how Toxel evolves into each, but the differences between the two evolution options as well. Which will you choose?


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.