Isle of Armor trick lets you get Pokemon with Hidden Ability every time

Isle of Armor trick lets you get Pokemon with Hidden Ability every time

Published: 10/Jul/2020 17:32

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield players now have a way to guarantee themselves a Pokemon with Hidden Ability every single time they wish, with a new trick in the Isle of Armor. 

The game’s developers, Game Freak, finally opened the borders of the Galar Region DLC extension in June, allowing trainers to access parts of the world they have never seen before. As a part of that Expansion Pass, a number of old faces have returned, as well as the addition of some new species.


That being said, some things always stay the same and that can be said for trainers’ urge for Hidden Abilities. These are, for those who aren’t familiar, just extra abilities that a Pokemon sometimes has when you catch them.

How to get guaranteed Hidden Abilities in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Thankfully, following the Isle of Armor release, we now have a way to make sure we get a Hidden Ability Pokemon every single time we’re looking for one.


How? Well, let’s run through it step-by-step.

Pokemon Dens
Heading over to purple Pokemon Dens in the Isle of Armor is the way to go.
  1. Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield on your Nintendo Switch console.
  2. Head over to the Isle of Armor.
  3. Here, walk around in search for Pokemon dens. Just like on the main island, these are signposted with beams of light.
  4. Unlike the primary island, however, you’re going to need to look for a purple beam rather than red.
  5. Once you’ve arrived at one, interact with the den and catch the Pokemon inside, which will have a Hidden Ability every time you follow this process.

Now that you know what you have to do, you should be able to catch as many species as you want and have additional abilities for each of them, all thanks to this simple trick.

Typically, only four or five star Max Raid Battles would have a chance of producing a Pokemon with a Hidden Ability. Why spend ages doing that when one trip to the Isle of Armor can sort you out instead? If you know, you know.


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.