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More details revealed about Pokemon Sword Shield expansion pass

Published: 26/Mar/2020 15:29 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 15:37

by Paul Cot


Nintendo have been relatively quiet about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs since they were revealed on January 9. However, after a couple of months of silence new details have been shared.

Gigantamax starters

We already knew that Gigantamax forms of Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon were coming. Now though, their G-Max Moves have also been revealed.

Pokemon Height G-Max Move
Gigantamax Rillaboom 91’10″+ G-Max Drum Solo
Gigantamax Cinderace 88’7″+ G-Max Fireball
Gigantamax Inteleon 131’3″+ G-Max Hydrosnipe

Rillaboom’s Drum Solo is a move that as far as we can remember is unique to the Pokemon world. The beat behind hitting its drums allows it to control tree roots under the ground which in turn causes devastating damage.

Cinderace’s G-Max Move, Fireball, is a little more as expected. The fire-starter looks like quite the soccer player and it is this skillset its G-Max Move plays on. Cinderace uses it’s super strong legs to a massive fireball at its opponent – unsurprisingly this causes a lot of damage.


Inteleon’s G-Max move is also fitting. The Secret Agent Pokemon is subtle in its attacks and, therefore, Hydrosnipe is a perfect match here. It shoots a high power – Hydro Pump if you will – out of its finger. It is so ferocious that it actually causes a huge explosion.

All three of these moves are described as “extremely powerful”. What’s more is that they are more powerful than other G-Max Moves and, as the official Pokemon Sword and Shield website revealed, they can also ignore any effects of the target’s Ability.

A new look at Kubfu

Kubfu is a legendary Pokemon and will accompany you in your journey on The Isle of Armor – the setting of Pokemon Sword and Shield’s first DLC.


Your Isle of Armor companion can evolve into two different forms, too. These include Single Strike Style, which will turn it into a dual dark and fighting-type, or Rapid Strike Style, which will mean it’s a fighting and water-type.

Few explicit details were shared about the fighting-type but we did get some new video footage of it interacting. We know its fast and likely pretty strong, too.

Kubfu Hiding
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Kubfu hiding?

However, at one stage it was seen hiding behind the Dojo master. Does this mean it has a softer, less confident side – or was there something we couldn’t see in this scene it was genuinely cautious of?


We’ll get to find out soon as the Isle of Armor has been confirmed to release by the end of June.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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.