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LEAK: Special raid event featuring Alakazam shiny coming to Pokemon Go

Published: 15/Mar/2019 21:36 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 21:39

by Paul Cot

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Another leak has surfaced stating a special raid event, Alakazam Day, will be coming to Pokemon Go in April.

Special raid event

A special raid battle day has been leaked by Gaming Intel which will be called Alakazam Day. The special raid event will take place on Sunday, April 7.

Naturally Alakazam will feature in which will be a three hour raid window. The start time has yet to be confirmed but events such as these usually start between 11am and 1pm local time.

Alakazam in Pokemon Go raid battles…

Alakazam shiny

The leak has also stated that the Alakazam shiny variant will be available. While the odds of a shiny encounter aren’t specified, it is believed Niantic will increase the chances of a shiny to anywhere between 1.3% to 5.6% depending on the event.

In addition to this, the leak also states that there will be five raid passes given for free. This means a minimum of five attempts should you be active throughout the three hour window. More raid passes can be purchased.

The best Alakazam counters are Mewtwo and Tyranitar, followed by Scizor, Houndoom, Gyarados and Dragonite.

The leak

The leak comes from the same source that has been correct on previous leaks. These include the Valentine’s Day event, Rayquaza, Deoxys and Dialga.

Plenty of leaks have been proven false but in this case the source is as reliable as it comes.

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Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot

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Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
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Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!