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Pokemon Crown Tundra leak reveals list of new items coming soon

Published: 20/Jul/2020 12:34

by David Purcell

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The Crown Tundra DLC hype for Pokemon Sword and Shield just ramped up another notch as a data miner has revealed a whole host of new items that will be included in the add-on.

Game Freak’s next major update for their latest games will come as part of the Expansion Pass this Fall, with another area of the Galar Region set to open its shores to players for the first time.

The Isle of Armor has been an interesting experience for members of the community, allowing them to finally get their hands on some Alolan forms and even check out a new Galarian form of Slowbro – not to mention everything else included.

Well, in The Crown Tundra, there’s going to be plenty more to talk about.

Calyrex Evolution
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Clues in the game’s code has previously suggested the Mythical Calyrex could have an evolution – and a new item for the Pokemon has been discovered.

Following on from their previous discovery of a new item that gives Pokemon Hidden Abilities, Twitter user mattyoukhana_ appears to have found another bunch of items in the Pokemon Sword and Shield internal files.

Many of the files are encrypted (17 in total) and their names haven’t been unveiled just yet, but the ones this user has discovered include the following:

  • 1590: Calyrex fusion related (fuse)
  • 1591: Calyrex fusion related (separate)
  • 1592: Galarian Slowking evo item
  • 1604: Armorite Ore equivalent
  • 1606: Hidden Ability Capsule
  • 1589: Mark Charm

Previous data mines have reported that the game’s next legendary, Calyrex, may well evolve in the Expansion Pass. Now, it looks like two items specific to the species will be included as well.

That’s mentioned, as well as final confirmation that Galarian Slowpoke will need an item only found in this new territory to turn into Galarian Slowking. We haven’t yet been given a look at the final form that can be seen in The Crown Tundra just yet, though.

As the days count down towards the final reveal of the next DLC pack, we’ll keep you updated on more leaks and official announcements before its release this Fall. Hopefully, more details will emerge regarding these items shortly.
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How to beat Kyogre in Pokemon Go: strategy & best counters

Published: 20/Jan/2021 0:59

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Go is kicking off the new year by celebrating the Hoenn region in January. This month players will revisit Ruby & Sapphire to take on Kyogre. Here is how to beat the Gen III Legendary in no time.

Niantic is dedicating the start of 2021 to all previous Generations, leading up to Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. In January, Go players will be able to face off against Ruby & Sapphire’s Legendary Kyogre.

The Legendary whale offers up a serious challenge, but can be taken down fairly easily with the right counters. We will go over the best way to take down the mighty beast.

Pokemon Kyogre, and Groudon in Go Hoenn Celebration.
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Gen III Legendaries will be featured in Raids during the Hoenn celebration.

How to defeat Kyogre in Pokemon Go

First introduced in Gen III’s Ruby & Sapphire, Kyogre has been a fan-favorite of Water-type Trainers for over the last decade. The primordial whale is both epic in size, and powerful in its attacks.

While intimidating for sure, the weather trio beast also has some major weaknesses that players can exploit rather easily with the right team of Pokemon.

Players will want to heavily focus on both Electric and Grass types to bring the ‘mon down. Below we will go over the best team and counters to achieve victory.

Screenshot of Legendary Zekrom in Pokemon anime.
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The Gen V Legendary is one of the best counters to Kyogre.

Best counters for Kyogre in Pokemon Go

  • Zekrom: The Black & White Legendary is a perfect counter to the Kyogre as its strong Electric moves will melt away the beast’s health. We recommend using Charge Beam and Wild Charge attacks.
  • Tangrowth: The Gen IV evolution is a perfect choice to leverage the Hoenn ‘mon’s Grass weakness. Vine Whip and Power Whip will quickly chip away the monster’s health.
  • Electivire: A favorite from Diamond & Pearl, the Electabuzz evolution packs a mean punch with Thundershock and Wild Charge attack combo.
  • Zapdos: A part of the Gen I bird trio, Zapdos is another great choice to take down Kyogre. Both Thundershock and Thunderbolt.

While there are a wide variety of Grass and Electric monsters we can use, not everyone has a powerful elite team of ‘mon, especially newcomers to the game. Below we will go over some lower-entry picks that can still pack a punch.

Screenshot of Gen 3 starter evolution Sceptile in Pokemon anime.
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Sceptile and other budget Grass and Electric Pokemon can also bring the whale down.
  • Roserade: Introduced in Diamond & Pearl, the Grass type is a solid budget level counter for the whale. We recommend using Razor Leaf and Solar Beam.
  • Jolteon: One of the most popular Eeveelutions of all time, the Electric type is easy to obtain in Go and powerful. Both Thundershock Thunderbolt will hit the Water Legendary hard.
  • Sceptile: The Gen III starter evolution has strong Grass moves that take advantage of Kyogre’s second stat weakness. Both Bullet Seed and Leaf Blade make for a deadly combination.
  • Luxray: The adorable Electric Lion is another entry level encounter that help you bring down the beast. Use Spark and Wild Charge.

For veteran players, Shadow versions of Raikou and Electivire are technically the absolute best and quickest way to defeat Kyogre. However, these rare ‘mon had to have been acquired in the past.

Ultimately, teaming up with a group of players who have Electric and Grass type Pokemon will bring down the weather trio Legendary. Use moves suggested above and feel free to mix and match with other characters.