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Leafeon and Glaceon’s introduction to Pokemon Go could be imminent

Published: 8/May/2019 22:21 Updated: 9/May/2019 1:03

by Paul Cot

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When are Leafeon and Glaceon coming to Pokemon Go? That has been the question Pokemon trainers have been asking ever since Gen 4 was introduced.

Gen 4 Pokemon

Generation 4 Pokemon were first added to Pokemon Go in November 2018. As with other generations the rollout for all the Pokemon has been a gradual process.

Six months after the first Gen 4 batch and, Leafeon and Glaceon, are still yet to be found. However, renowned dataminer Chrales has provided some information which suggests their arrival is imminent.

@ChralesNew Lure Modules coming to Pokemon Go…

Datamine

Chrales has revealed plenty of Pokemon Go information ahead of time due to their datamines.

Recent examples of this include the lucky friends feature and the team change medallion. These both come to fruition less than a month after they were found.

Chrales’ most recent datamine sheds light on three new lure modules. They are as follows:

  • Glacial Lure Module: A frosty Lure Module that attracts Pokemon for 30 minutes – especially ones that love the cold
  • Magentic Lure Module: An electronic Lure Module that attracts Pokemon for 30 minutes – especially ones that possess a magnetic field
  • Mossy Lure Module: A natural Lure Module that attracts Pokemon for 30 minutes – especially ones that love mossy scents

Most tellingly, each of these is also captioned with “It can also cause some Pokemon to evolve.”

Leafeon and Glaceon to come to Pokemon Go soon?

Finally, Leafeon and Glaceon

These new items could pave the way for Leafeon and Glaceon to be added. Of course these are the two Eevee evolutions, from the available generations, that have so far eluded Pokemon Go.

It sounds like the Glacial Lure Module will evolve Eevee into the ice-type Glaceon whereas the Mossy Lure Module into its grass-type evolved form Leafeon.

Whether these will be added to the game in the next couple days or beyond that is still unknown. Our guess is May 22 could be the date. This is after the conclusion of the Detective Pikachu event and the subsequent Torchic community day.

Elsewhere, the Magnetic Lure Module could bring the introduction of Probopass and Magnezone.

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Pokemon Grookey Sword & Shield guide: evolutions, moves, strengths & weaknesses

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:15

by Daniel Megarry

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Looking to master Grookey in Pokemon Sword and Shield? We’ve got all the information you need including evolutions, best moves, strengths, and weaknesses.

Grookey made its debut alongside Sobble and Scorbunny as part of the Gen 8 starter trio in Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch. Like most starter Pokemon, it’s become incredibly popular and has gained a big following of loyal trainers.

Known as the ‘Chimp Pokemon’, Grookey is a cute grass-type creature that originates in the Galar region. Its design appears to be based on a spider monkey, and its name is a hybrid of the words ‘groove’ and ‘monkey’.

Grookey’s Pokedex entry in Sword is as follows: “When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area.”

Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield
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Grookey is one of the starter trio in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

What is Grookey weak and strong against?

Being a grass-type Pokemon, Grookey and its evolutions will take more damage from fire, flying, poison, bug, and ice-type moves. They will take less damage from ground, water, grass, and electric-type moves.

When using grass-type moves, Grookey will have an advantage against ground, rock, and water-type Pokemon. It won’t necessarily have an advantage when using non-grass-type moves against these types.

What moves can Grookey learn by leveling up?

Grookey starts out with just Scratch and Growl, but it can learn a further nine moves by leveling up.

The final move it can learn is Endeavor at level 36. After this, you’ll need to evolve Grookey to Thwackey and then Rillaboom if you want to keep learning moves through leveling up.

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100
1 Growl Normal Status 100
6 Branch Poke Grass Physical 40 100
8 Taunt Dark Status 100
12 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95
17 Screech Normal Status 85
20 Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100
24 Slam Normal Physical 80 75
28 Uproar Normal Special 90 100
32 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120 100
36 Endeavor Normal Physical 100

What does Grookey evolve into?

Grookey evolves into Thwackey at Level 16. Like the form before it, Thwackey is a pure grass-type Pokemon, meaning it shares the same strengths and weaknesses.

It then evolves into its final evolution Rillaboom at Level 35. Rillaboom is also a pure grass-type, so it also shares the same strengths and weaknesses as Grookey and Thwackey.

All three forms have the Overgrow ability, which boosts the power of grass-type moves by 50% when at less than or equal to 1/3 HP.

Grookey Thwackey and Rillaboom evolutions
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Grookey evolves into Thwackey and Rillaboom.

Where to find Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Grookey is one of three starter Pokemon in Sword and Shield, meaning players will have the opportunity to acquire one at the very beginning of the game. If you’re set on getting one, you should probably do this, as Grookey, Sobble, and Scorbunny don’t appear in the wild.

If you didn’t choose Grookey as your starter Pokemon, you’ll need to set up a trade with another trainer who has one. You can do this with friends, turn to the internet for help, or try your luck with the unpredictable Surprise Trades feature.

How to get Shiny Grookey

As you can’t find Grookey in the wild, you won’t be able to hunt for a Shiny version like you would with most other Pokemon.

What you can do, though, is breed Grookey with another Pokemon in the same egg group, which will give you a small chance of hatching a Shiny. It will take you a while, but if you’re determined, it’s the only way.

Shiny Grookey Pokemon
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Shiny Grookey is very difficult to get in Sword & Shield.

A more refined way to do this and guarantee you’ll hatch the Pokemon you’re after is to breed Grookey with Ditto. Anytime Ditto is bred with another Pokemon, the egg will hatch the species that isn’t Ditto.

You can find Ditto at the Lake of Outrage, so you’ll want to head there and catch yourself one. If you’re confused as to how breeding works in general then you can check out our nursery and breeding guide.