Pokemon Sword and Shield was announced on February 27, but fans have been eagerly waiting for more details about the new Switch game for months. Now, the date of the next news drop has been confirmed.
Japanese magazine to reveal Pokemon news
So far, Nintendo have revealed Sword and Shield’s Starter Pokemon, unveiled the region and showed off snippets of gameplay footage, but fans can expect to learn more when the next edition of CoroCoro Ichiban is released.
The Japanese manga magazine is known for its Pokemon scoops, and they have confirmed that there will be more Pokemon Sword and Shield details in next month’s issue, which will be released on June 22. However, it is possible that we will learn more info before then…
Nintendo will be broadcasting a special E3 Nintendo Direct on June 11 to show off their upcoming Switch games. Given that there aren’t many bigger than Pokemon Sword and Shield, it would be a surprise if Nintendo didn’t show it off during the show.
May 10 seemed a fitting date for Pokemon Sword and Shield news as it coincided with the launch of the movie Detective Pikachu, but there was no new info on the day or on May 15.
Now, all eyes will be on Nintendo Direct, but at least we now know that we will definitely receive more news in CoroCoro next month. Will it be more more new Pokemon, maybe some of the legendaries? Or new gameplay details. All will be revealed soon…
The Swords of Justice – Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion – can be found in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unbeknown to some trainers, the Mythical Pokemon Keldeo can also be encountered.
Once they do appear and you click on them it will trigger a cutscene with Sonia, who hints that mysterious Pokemon will be showing up in the Crown Tundra – a la the Swords of Justice.
From there you’ll need to find 50 of Virizion’s footprints, as each of them count for 2% of the data required to track it. Once you find all 50 of them go to Sonia’s house in Freezington, talk to her and she’ll tell you exactly where to find Virizion.
That location is in Giant’s Bed and will always be in the exact spot as the picture shows below. While it is fairly difficult to catch you don’t need to worry about failing to do so because even if you knock it out, you can go to a different town and it will spawn again.
The exact location you’ll find Virizion in Giant’s Bed in the Crown Tundra…
Terrakion is found in same way whereby you must acquire 50 of its footprints. The first of them is found just inside Lakeside Cave and the rest are close and easy to find.
Once you have all of them, you’ll need to go back to Sonia’s house where she’ll kindly let you know the Cavern Pokemon’s whereabouts. Those footprints where indicative of where Terrakion is because it can be found inside Lakeside Cave. Feel like we didn’t need Sonia for that one but you must go to her regardless.
Terrakion’s exact location in Lakeside Cave…
There aren’t any surprises for finding Cobalion, you’ll once again need to find 50 of its footprints and take them back to Sonia. The first of them are found in Three-Point Pass by the Frigid Sea with the last of them in the Roaring-Sea Caves.
Sonia will tell you Cobalion is residing in the Frigid Sea – surprise surprise. Specifically, there’s an island as you come to the sea. Head over to that, go to the peak of it and Cobalion can be found in the location shown below.
Cobalion’s location in the Crown Tundra…
How to catch Keldeo
Many trainers don’t know that Keldeo is actually the fourth member of the Swords of Justice. As a result it can be encountered in the Crown Tundra but Sonia, unlike the other three, doesn’t make this clear.
When you catch Cobalion you’ll need to head back to Sonia for a third time as Keldeo won’t spawn without doing so. Once you have done that, make your way to Dyna Tree Hill. This is the location where you will have found the Galarian Kanto birds before they decide to scatter away. Make sure each of Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion are in your party (at least that’s what we did).
From there ride your aquatic bike into Ballimere Lake and head to the small island. Behind one of the trees you’ll find a cooking pot. Literally cook anything (no special recipes needed here), finishing eating it and Keldeo should be awaiting you in the middle of the island.
Keldeo can be found on an island inside Ballimere Lake…
It’s simple once you know how to do it but without instructions Keldeo would have been incredibly difficult to find. And that’s if you even knew it could be found!
It’s also worth noting that Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion can all be shiny hunted. However, Keldeo cannot because it is Shiny locked.