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Meet Pokemon Sword & Shield’s new legendaries – Kubfu, Urshifu & Calyrex

Published: 9/Jan/2020 15:01 Updated: 9/Jan/2020 18:12

by David Purcell


Game Freak have produced one of the most excitement announcements for Pokemon Sword and Shield during the first Pokemon Direct of the year. New legendary Pokemon are coming. 

The game’s developers shocked the world with the reveal during a press conference on January 9, where they unpacked their downloadable content roadmap for 2020 – and it looks stacked.

There’s a brand new Expansion Pass for players to pick up in both Sword and Shield, both of which will take you on different paths to new locations.

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Pokemon / Nintendo
New locations will be unlocked in two sets of DLC, with the first coming in June.

At these new spots you will find Pokemon you’ve never seen before, unseen in the Galar Region or those that have came before it. The first DLC pack is called the Isle of Armor and the second is The Crown Tundra.

Along with fresh places to explore, as is usually the case, there’s a legendary Pokemon waiting there to be caught and the first one you’re going to have the pleasure of meeting is called Kubfu.

Kubfu, along with its evolved form, will be included in the Isle of Armor expansion that arrives in June. Check them out below.

Isle of Armor legendary Pokemon


Pokemon / NintendoHere’s our first-look at Kubfu in Pokemon.

Kubfu is a fighting-type Pokemon that will eventually evolve into Urshifu, a multi-form Pokemon that has many different qualities.

The type of its evolved version will depend on which style it adopts after it evolves. These include Single Strike Style, which will mean the Pokemon is a dark/fighting-type, or Rapid Strike Style, which will mean it’s fighting/water-type. Check it out.


Pokemon / NintendoHere’s what Kubfu will soon become, once it’s strong enough.

The Crown Tundra’s legendary Pokemon


That’s not all in terms of legendaries, though, as a brand new Pokemon will also emerge as part of the second batch of downloadable content this Fall – and its name is Calyrex.

Pokemon / NintendoCalyrex will be added when the second expansion pack launches this Fall.

Calyrex is a psychic/grass-type legendary Pokemon. According to its official lore, the Pokemon can “see every past, present, and future event” which should be pretty handy in battle. It sounds like it can predict everybody’s next move, but we’ll soon find out if that’s the case.

So, there you have it! Those are the three upcoming legendary Pokemon for Sword and Shield. The first two aren’t too far away, either.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.