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Has a trademark confirmed a leak that armored evolutions will be in Pokemon Sword & Shield?

Published: 4/Mar/2019 13:17 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 1:38

by Paul Cot

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Let the Pokemon Sword and Shield rumors begin! A leak that correctly predicted the name of the new Pokemon games and the region has also stated a concept called armored evolutions will be included.

Armored Mewtwo Trademark

Update: The armored evolution leak for Pokemon Sword and Shield has been given further credence as “Armored Mewtwo” has been trademarked. It has been trademarked by Nintendo and Gamefreak, the respective publishers and developers of the Gen 8 Pokemon game.

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Armored evolutions

In a now deleted 4chan post, the title of the new Pokemon games was correctly predicted on February 21. The post also said the region would be Great Britain. Based on early indications of the Galar region this also appears to be true.

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Posts on the picture-board website, 4chan, are deleted after a varying amount of time. They are also anonymous so there is no way to see what else the user has posted or look for further details.

The Pokemon Sword Shield leak from 4chan…

This post also stated some other features from Pokemon Sword and Shield, which have yet to be proven true or false. They are as follows:

  • Legendary Pokemon are metal snake and wooden horse
  • Armored Evolutions
  • Armored Charizard, Armored Mewtwo, Armored Flygon, Armored Zeraora…
  • Meltan ties into Armored Evolution and Legendary lore

The concept of armored evolution isn’t elaborated on but it is believed it will work in a similar way to mega evolutions. More specifically, it will be the ability for certain Pokemon to utilize a temporary evolution, probably exclusive to battle.

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Furthermore, the leaker also confirmed some Pokemon that will have this evolution ability. These include Charizard, Mewtwo, Flygon and Zeraora.

Johto starters mega evolution

This news made one Reddit user highlight the lack of love for the Johto region starters. They argue the likes of Cyndaquil, Chikorita and Totodile are due some additions.

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Soo about these supposed “Armored Evolution leaks” from r/pokemon

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It isn’t hard to find leaks for Pokemon games, and other games also for that matter. Most will be either misinformed or simply posting fake information for attention.

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Armored evolution is expected to work similarly to mega evolution from previous Pokemon games…

However, this leak is worth taking note of because it has already correctly predicted two of the six points the poster made.

The validity of these leaks will be proven either way in the coming months as Nintendo release more information about Pokemon Sword and Shield.

An exact release date has yet to be announced for the new Pokemon game but it will come this year in, late 2019, and be exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Snivy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.