When and how Shiny Mew should release in Pokemon Go

Published: 7/Nov/2020 20:18

by Paul Cot


We always knew Shiny Mew would be elusive but didn’t realize it would take this long to come to Pokemon Go. While we do know it will eventually come, the question is how should Niantic release it considering its rarity.

There are an array of Mythical species that can be caught in the world of Pokemon Go. The first of those was Mew through the “A Mythical Discovery” Special Research quest and since then we’ve seen Celebi, Jirachi and various forms of Deoxys – just to name a few.

Understandably Mythical Pokemon are very rare in the mobile game. Interestingly, only two Mythical species have had their Shiny forms released – Darkrai and Meltan. We expect Mew to be next.

Raid Battles

There are a few ways Niantic could introduce Shiny Mew to the mobile game. The most obvious of those is through Raid Battles. After all, that’s how all the Shiny Legendary ‘mons have been added.

That seems a little underwhelming for Shiny Mew, however. There is reportedly just under a 1 in 20 chance of finding a Shiny Legendary when battling in a Raid.

Shiny Mew Pokemon EmeraldShiny Mew in Gen 4’s Pokemon Emerald…

If they did decide to do it this way, then not only would Shiny Mew become too common, but trainers would also have multiple Mews. This seems a bit silly considering it’s supposed to be rare! The Raid Battles method has been done multiple times and Shiny Mew undoubtedly deserves something more exciting.

Special Research

Mew, Celebi and Jirachi have already been added to Pokemon Go via this method. Again though, simply completing various tasks doesn’t seem a worthy way to earn a Shiny Mew – especially if they’re as easy as the tasks from the various Throwback Challenge quests back in April.

It would also mean that any trainer with the patience to complete the tasks would get hold of one. This takes away from its supposed rarity. Where’s the fun in having it, if every other trainer has one too.

Something different

Some trainers may not like the idea of having one chance to get Shiny Mew, especially if there’s only a 10% chance of doing so, but this could happen. It should be bestowed upon the trainers that are most willing to get it.

Maybe Niantic could try something a little different to keep everyone happy. Shiny Mew could be hidden behind some particularly difficult Special Research tasks (obviously not so difficult that it’s infuriating or repetitive).

To be granted access to it though, they could make it only accessible if you get, say, 14 or 28 Field Research stamps in a row. That way they could differentiate between the Pokemon Go players that really want, and are willing to put the effort in, to get Shiny Mew.

We don’t know when it will finally come around but it will be interesting to see how Niantic handles its release. It’s certainly overdue with Mew first coming to Pokemon Go in March of 2018.


How to complete John Stones Moments SBC in FIFA 21: cheapest solutions & cost

Published: 5/Jan/2021 22:27

by Albert Petrosyan


Manchester City and England defender John Stones has himself a new Player Moments SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and we’ve got the requirements, solutions, total cost, in-game stats, and everything else you need to unlock him quickly and cheaply.

Unlike Flashback SBCs, which honor a full season from a player’s career, Player Moments cards are meant to highlight a specific instance in which the footballer scored a crazy goal or made a huge play that ended up impacting the outcome of an important result.

For John Stones, his FUT 21 Moments SBC takes us back to the 2018-19 Premier League season, as his goal-line clearance vs Liverpool helped the Blues stay afloat in a crucial match that they ended up winning to take control of the title race.

John Stones Moments SBC in-game stats

John Stones FIFA 21 Player Moments SBC
In-game stats for John Stones’ Moments SBC card in FIFA 21.

Stones’ Moments card is six overall ratings higher than his 80-rated base gold version. The boosted item features nine more Pace, six more Shooting, six more Passing, seven more Dribbling, six more Defending, and seven more Physicality stats.

Overall, the card looks like a really nice central defender without any major gaping holes on the defensive end, and his boosted dribbling and passing stats should help you be able to control the ball and pass it out of the back quite easily.

John Stones Moments SBC requirements & cost

There is only one squad building component for this but it’s a beefy one, estimated to set you back around 150,000 to 165,000 coins, depending on your platform

Here are the requirements:

  • Players from Premier League: Min 1
  • In-Form TOTW players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Players in Squad: 11

Here are a couple of the cheapest solutions for this SBC, neither requiring any loyalty or position-change cards.

John Stones FIFA 21 Player Moments SBC
One of the cheapest solutions for John Stones’ Moments SBC in FIFA 21.
John Stones FIFA 21 Player Moments SBC
Another cheap solution for John Stones’ Moments SBC in FIFA 21.

If you’re in the market for a Premier League centerback, especially one that’s English and/or from Manchester City, John Stones’ Player Moments card might be for you.

Of course, dedicating this many coins for an untradeable defender might be a bit too much, but in either case, you do have until Tuesday, January 12 to decide whether or not you want to complete it.

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @UltimateTeamUK, for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.