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Pokemon Company threaten Pokemon Sword and Shield cheaters

Published: 12/Apr/2020 19:40

by Paul Cot


Trainers have been exploiting a bug in Pokemon Sword and Shield to prevent them from getting legitimate losses in Ranked Battles. Now though, the Pokemon Company seems to have had enough, threatening to ban players who do it.

The exploit occurs at the end of a battle that you lost. Without divulging too many specifics in an effort to not amplify the problem, you can turn off your Nintendo Switch at a certain point to prevent the loss.

This may prevent losses for the player in question but more worryingly it actually stops the other player from getting the win. This means the exploit will in effect mean the battle never happened.

Pokemon Sword Shield Battle
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Trainers have been cheating to prevent losses in Pokemon Sword and Shield battles…

The issue has become so prevalent that the Pokemon Company decided to address it directly. This isn’t really typical as other exploits aren’t addressed in the same manner.

“It has been confirmed that some players in [trainer] battles and [online] competitions have been deliberately interrupting their internet communications, resulting in improper manipulation of their match results,” the post read after being translated from Japanese.

They went on to threaten players that partake in the cheat: “If it is confirmed that such illegal operations and annoying acts have been performed repeatedly, [the cheater] will be excluded from [participating in] ranked battles and Internet competitions, and the right to participate in live competitions etc.”

Removing a trainer’s use of all internet related activities while playing Pokemon Sword and Shield was also threatened. They also promised to continually monitor any other “malicious operations” so players can enjoy the game as it was intended.

It’s disappointing some trainers decided to do this which is certainly not keeping with the spirit of Pokemon. Unfortunately with so many players traveling through the Galar region, there will always be some that are willing to do something like this.

Hopefully, those cheaters will decide to heed the Pokemon Company’s warning and learn to accept a loss.


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.