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Is there a third Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC being kept under wraps?

Published: 29/Aug/2020 15:13

by Paul Cot

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The Crown Tundra DLC is the next big release for the Pokemon Company. We don’t know what’s coming after that, but it is rumored there could still yet to be a third expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

The January 9 Pokemon Direct revealed the brand new Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Since then the Isle of Armor has been released and we’re now waiting for the second announced DLC: The Crown Tundra.

There has been no official word on its release date yet. However, a leak has surfaced revealing when we can expect it to drop among other fascinating details about what’s in store.

Fans of the franchise are already looking beyond this, though. There are rumors, even whispers, of more content coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield in late 2020 or beyond.

Kalos Region Map
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Kalos is curiously based on France and therefore situated to the south of the UK.

All aboard the train to Kalos

One of these is in the form of a third DLC. It will be interesting to see what direction the powers that be head in with a third instalment but there are a lot of loose ends surrounding the Kalos region.

After all, the stars seemed to align for a return to the Pokemon X and Y region in the build up to Sword and Shield. Could Game Freak be keeping this in their back pockets?

In a now deleted tweet, @Pualitics shared the following:

A return to Kalos would be huge – both in terms of fan reaction and the size of the region. This is one reason why it may not come in a DLC.

Instead, a return to Kalos could warrant a brand new game entirely. Sequels to Pokemon Black/White and Pokemon Sun/Moon came immediately after each of these releases.

Then again, when the initial Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass was announced, we were told purchasing would include the first two DLCs. Was this because only two were planned or there was always something bigger waiting – a la Kalos?

We likely won’t hear anything until after the release of the Crown Tundra but in the meantime it is fun to speculate.

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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.