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New Pokemon Sword & Shield raid allows players to get all Alcremie forms

Published: 1/Feb/2020 1:13

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Trainers can now get their hands on all 63 Alcremie Gigantamax forms in Sword & Shield with ease, after an update was made to G-Max raids. The change also brings two special forms of the sweet Fairy-type. 

Pokemon saw its eighth generation release with Pokemon Sword & Shield, which introduced fans to new features such as the Wild Area, and Dynamaxing. The new title takes place in the Galar region, where players can discover new monsters such as Alcremie.

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The delectable looking cream Fairy-type has an astonishing 63 styles, and now a change introduced into the game allows players to get all of them with Gigamax. Here is everything you need to know.

Starting on January 30, the developers have added special Milcery who can show up in Max Raid battles. The cute Pokemon is able to evolve into Alcremie based on the sweet they are holding, which gives trainer an incredible 63 variations of the monster.

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The Milcery will have the potential to Gigamax, so players who want to collect all the different flavors in the special form, this is now your chance as the even only runs until February 6th.

Evolving the character into its various forms depends on multiple factors. The sweet that it holds is the most important step, but then the time of day as well as the length and direction the player spins also plays a part.

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The dessert looking character, has various flavors.

How to get all of Alcremie’s flavors

The ability to get your favorite cream Pokemon in all its glorious flavors in Gigamax form isn’t the only addition to the event. Game Freak have also now released two new sweets, giving Alcremie two more flavors.

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Tweeting about the update, Serebii.net’s Twitter account revealed to followers, “The Max Raid Battle events have shifted, higher level Milcery, some of which can evolve into any Gigantamax Alcremie. Ribbon & Star Sweets now also available.”

With every raid battle, Milcery has the chance of holding one these sweets – ribbon or star. Evolving the monster while holding either of these previously unreleased candies will give players another pair of amazing styles you won’t want to miss out on.

Pokemon Sword & Shield continues to crush it in sales, even breaking records on its release. The popular RPG moved an incredible six million units just in its first weekend after hitting stores.

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As trainers continue to fill out their Pokedex in the Galar region, Game Freak continues to update the title with new things for players to collect.

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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.

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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.