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How to get Stonjourner in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 24/Sep/2020 10:00

by James Busby


Stonjourner is one of the latest rock Pokemon to join Gamefreak’s ever-growing roster. If you’re struggling to find this Stonehenge inspired ‘mon, then check out our location guide for all the info. 

Rock Pokemon often boast impressive defensive and offensive stats, giving players the best of both worlds when it comes to battling. While Stonjourner may not have any evolutionary paths, it does have access to Dynamax and can learn some incredibly strong moves. Despite its overall size, Stonjourner is known to use its gigantic legs to deliver a speedy combination of devastating kicks.


While it may not be the most popular Pokemon in the series, it’s still a required catch for those that want to complete the Pokedex. Fortunately, our handy guide will outline exactly you can claim your own Stonjourner in Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

Where to find Stonjourner in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Stonjourner location Pokemon Sword
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Stonjounrer is rather elusive in Pokemon Sword.

Unfortunately, owners of Pokemon Shield will have to trade for Stonjourner if they wish to complete the Pokedex. Those of you with Pokemon Sword can find Stonjourner in Route 10 and Lake of Outrage. Route 10 has a 2% chance of spawning a Stonjouner no matter the weather, while Intense Sun and Sandstorm weather is needed to catch it at Lake Outrage.


We recommend heading over to Lake Outrage during a Sandstorm as you’ll have a 5% chance of encountering this rock-type in the grassy areas. Due to its low spawn rate, it’s often best to reset the weather conditions until you get a Sandstorm. 

To do this, hit the HOME button and navigate over to the Switch system menu. From here, you’ll be able to access the date and time settings. Once you’ve selected this option, simply advance the date by one day and then head back over to the game. The weather should instantly change and new Pokemon will appear.

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Catching Stonjourner

Stonjourner Pokemon Sword battle
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Take extra care when fighting Stonjourner as it could be a while before you encounter another one.

Stonjouner’s low spawn rates can make finding this Pokemon rather tricky, so you’ll want to take extra care when battling this particular ‘mon. Just like with our other Pokemon location guides, we recommend using a party member that has False Swipe. 


While this particular move’s effectiveness may be halved due to Stonjourner’s rock typing, it will stop you from defeating it in battle. After all, there’s nothing worse than having to spend even more time searching for a low spawn rate Pokemon, particularly when you’ve spent hours trying to find it. 

If you don’t have a False Swipe Pokemon in your party, then simply use a weaker ‘mon and avoid utilizing water, grass, ground, and steel-type moves. This will stop you from landing any super-effective moves that would otherwise lead to an incredibly quick KO.

Stonjourner may have a relatively low spawn rate for a common Pokemon, but its 60% capture rate does make it one of the easier critters to catch. Standard Poke balls should do the trick, so don’t bother wasting any of the game’s more coveted balls unless you want to speed up the process. 


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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.