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How to get more Max Mushrooms in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 19/Jun/2020 14:48

by James Busby


Pokemon Isle of Armor expansion may have brought a lot of classic Pokemon to Sword & Shield, but it also has a few new mechanics trainers can use in their quest to be the very best. One of these new features is Max Soup, but how do you get more Max Mushrooms? 

The Isle of Armor’s Dojo isn’t just home to some incredibly strong trainers, it also houses a unique mechanic that allows Pokemon to unleash their full potential. Max Soup can be fed to certain Pokemon in order to Gigantamax them. 

Gigantamax is a special form of Dynamax that drastically alters a Pokémon’s size, overall looks, health pool, and move set. As a result, Gigantamax is the ultimate goal for those looking to dominate their foes with incredibly powerful Pokemon. However, trainers will need to locate Max Mushrooms if they wish to feed their companions this game-changing soup. 

Where to find Max Mushrooms

Pokemon/NintendoMax Mushrooms can be found in the Isle of Armor’s caves and forests.

In order to brew up some invigorating Max Soup, you’ll first need to locate the key ingredient – Max Mushrooms. Fortunately, these gigantic mushrooms are rather easy to find. They grow in the forests and caves of Isle of Armor, so either head on over to the Forest of Focus, Courageous Cavern, and Brawler’s Cave. 

Not only are Max Mushrooms incredibly big, but they also glimmer and have a pink tinge to them. They are often found on the paths of the forest or cave habitats, so simply ride through each forest until you come across one. 

How to get more Max Mushrooms

Pokemon NintendoThe size of Max Mushrooms make them rather hard to miss.

To make Max Soup for your chosen Pokemon, you’ll need a total of three Max Mushrooms. This may seem like a relatively low number, but this can quickly add up when you want to feed this body-altering soup to all your legible Pokemon. 

If you want to acquire more Max Mushrooms, then be sure to take part in any Max Raid Battles that are currently available in the Isle of Armor’s Wild Area. If you have a Max Raid Battle, Dynamax particles will spread throughout the island and help grow Max Mushrooms. 

With the new Zeraora Max Raid Battle going on now, you’ll be able to grow plenty Max Mushrooms and even be in with a chance to net yourself a shiny Mythical Pokemon. 

Pokemon that can Gigantamax

Pokemon/NintendoGigantamax Pokemon not only look awesome, they’re also incredibly powerful.

Before you go wasting your precious time trekking around the Isle of Armor in search of Max Mushrooms, make sure you check the list below to see which Pokemon can currently Gigantamax.

  • Venosaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Rillaboom
  • Cinderace
  • Inteleon
  • Butterfree
  • Pikachu
  • Meowth
  • Machamp
  • Gengar
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
  • Garbodor
  • Drednaw
  • Corviknight
  • Toxtricity
  • Alcremie
  • Duraludon
  • Orbeetle
  • Coalossal
  • Sandaconda
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Flapple
  • Appletun
  • Hatterene
  • Copperajah
  • Kingler
  • Centiskorch
  • Urshifu

Make sure you check back here for more guides from the Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor Expansion Pass. 


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.