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Interactive Sword & Shield map makes finding Wild Area Pokemon a breeze

Published: 2/Feb/2020 21:19

by Brent Koepp


A creative Sword & Shield player has made an interactive map for the Wild Area, and the incredibly helpful creation will make finding Pokemon easier than it’s ever been.

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its debut in November 2019, ushering the popular Nintendo property into its eighth generation. The RPG introduced players to new mechanics from Max-Raids to the Wild Area.


The open area section allows trainers to explore the Galar region and capture new Pokemon around every corner. Now a talented player has made navigating it much easier with an interactive map.

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The Gen VIII title introduced players to the Wild Area.

Pokemon player creates interactive Wild Area map

Reddit user ‘preethamrn‘ shared his helpful tool with the r/Pokemon forum on February 1st. The creative fan showed how they outlined the Wild Area into various sections with a list of each Pokemon that inhabits each point when hovering your cursor over it.


Using a gif, they demonstrated how the interactive layout also includes a search bar. By putting in a specific monster’s name, the maps hides the rest of the points and only shows the sections where they reside.

You can even highlight multiple characters at the same time for those with a list of remaining things needed to finish their Pokedex.

Preethamrm opened up about creating the map on Reddit, and explained their motivation for making the helpful tool. “Before I made this, finding Pokemon was a pain since most websites didn’t have a map or made it hard to search for Pokemon. This puts all of that in one place,” they said.


The user also opened up about how they’re going to improve it, as well as future plans with the DLC releasing in 2020. “A few things improvements that I plan on making are adding searching for the berries in each tree and eventually adding the new wild areas from the DLC when those are out. Have fun raiding!”

Reddit: preethamrn
The map creator outlined their plans for future improvements.

For those that want to check it out for themselves, the creator posted a link to the site which you can check out here. While it’s still a work in progress, it’s sure to make finding Pokemon in the Wild Area infinitely easier.

Upon its November 2019 release, Sword & Shield became the fastest selling Switch game to date. The popular RPG moved an astonishing six million units in its opening weekend alone, and has continued to crush in sales.


Players will continue to explore the Galar region as the latest Pokemon title was announced to be getting a DLC expansion pass starting in June with the The Isle of Armor.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.