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How to reset Pokemon EVs in the Isle of Armor

Published: 22/Jun/2020 13:18

by James Busby

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Pokemon Sword & Shield’s expansion not only reintroduced plenty of classic creatures from past games, it also features some new mechanics that aim to make the end-game grind less of a chore. One of these new features is the EV clear NPC, but where is she and how much does it cost? 

If you’re serious about wanting to be the very best and truly wish to crush your opponents, then you’ll want to have a perfect party. Every Pokemon has six Effort Values (EVs) which are broken down into HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, Sp. Def, and Sp.Atk. As a Pokemon battles and levels up, they will gain experience and certain values will naturally increase. 

Of course, some of these stats will fluctuate much higher than others and while this may not be a problem for those that just want to indulge in the game’s campaign, it can prove troublesome for trainers that wish to compete in online ranked battles. Fortunately, the Isle of Armor expansion allows players to easily reset Pokemon EVs in mere seconds. 

Where is Lady Clear?

Pokemon / NintendoLady Clear is hidden away on one of the Isle of Armor’s islands.

The NPC you’re looking for is named Lady Clear. This helpful character is tucked away on one of the many small islands that are dotted around the Isle of Armor. She’s incredibly easy to miss and you may have sailed past her many times already on your hunt for new Pokemon. 

To reset EVs, you’ll need to head on over to the Work Out Sea (South of the Dojo) and begin surfing through the Sharpedo infested waters. The island is incredibly small and easy to miss, so if you’re struggling to find it or just want to get there as quickly as possible, then use the map below. 

How to reset Pokemon EVs?

Pokemon / NintendoResetting Pokemon EVs is incredibly important if you wish to gain a competitive edge.

Once you’ve located the small sandy island, you’ll need to interact with the NPC. The trainer will state that she can clear away all of a Pokemon’s base points and start them with a clean slate. While this process may be incredibly helpful, it does come at a cost of 10 Armorite Ore. 

This robust ore is one of the main currencies in the Isle of Armor and it can be used to teach Pokemon new tutor moves, earn items through Digging Pa, and clear existing EVs. Trainers will need to acquire 10 Armorite Ore for each Pokemon they wish to reset.

As you can imagine, this process can get rather costly especially if you wish to reset the EVs of multiple Pokemon, so make sure you take part in plenty of Max Raid battles to farm this all-important ore. 

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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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.