Massive Pokemon Sword & Shield leak reveals 21 new moves

Published: 24/May/2020 0:55

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Home datamine has revealed a whopping 21 new moves that are coming to Sword & Shield with the next DLC update.

Pokemon Sword & Shield smashed sales records when they released onto the Nintendo Switch in November 2019, quickly becoming the fastest-selling title on the console at the time. Players fell in love with the new Galar region, and it left them wanting more.

Fans had their prayers answered when it was revealed that the RPG is getting two new expansions. Titled the ‘Isle of Armor’ and ‘The Crown Tundra,’ the DLC adds new monsters, characters, and more – and, according to a datamine, several new moves too.

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The two expansions are expected to release in 2020.

21 new Pokemon moves leaked

According to NintendoEverything, some crafty fans dug through the 1.1.0 Pokemon Home update, and unearthed a ton of new moves that they claim are coming to Sword & Shield in the near future.

Sadly, only the names of the moves have been revealed, and it is currently unclear what type they are, what they’ll do, and who can use them. All except Jungle Healing, that is, as some fans will no doubt recognize it as the mythical monster Zarude’s exclusive Grass-type action.

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Zarude is the new mythical Pokemon headed to Sword & Shield.

The full list of leaked moves can be found below:

  • Expanding Force
  • Steel Roller
  • Scale Shot
  • Meteor Beam
  • Shell Side Arm
  • Misty Explosion
  • Grassy Glide
  • Rising Voltage
  • Terrain Pulse
  • Skitter Smack
  • Burning Jealousy
  • Lash Out
  • Poltergeist
  • Corrosive Gas
  • Coaching
  • Flip Turn
  • Triple Axel
  • Dual Wingbeat
  • Scorching Sands
  • Jungle Healing
  • Wicked Blow
  • Surging Strikes

The first DLC, Isle of Armor, is set to release by the end of June, with The Crown Tundra slated to come out some time in the Fall – but neither have concrete release dates just yet. 

With a release expected so soon, it wouldn’t be so far-fetched to assume a Nintendo Direct could happen in the next few weeks to detail the latest add on for Sword & Shield.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


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.