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Pokemon Global Link shutting down for Sun & Moon

Published: 27/Nov/2019 5:32

by Eli Becht


For those who are still going strong on Pokemon Sun and Moon, we have some bad news – the Global Link is shutting down in 2020 which means anything that requires an online connection will be disabled.

Sword and Shield may have released but that doesn’t mean everyone has moved on to the newest generation. The last main entry from the Pokemon series on the Nintendo 3DS came in the form of Sun and Moon, and their sequels Ultra Sun and Moon.

Nintendo announced on November 25 that the Global Link for those four games will be shutting down on February 24, 2020. Of course, having a system like that in place became redundant thanks to the launch of Nintendo Switch Online.

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For the most part, Sun and Moon will play the same way it always has except online competitions will come to an end. If you still want to battle and trade with friends, you’ll need to do it locally.

The Pokemon Global Link first debuted back in 2010 with Black and White and remained prominent throughout the rest of the 3DS’s lifespan.

But, before the Global Link shuts down for good, players are able to get their hands on a Munna.

From now until the shutdown, players will have to log into the Global Link website to generate a code. From there, they will have to load up Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon and then go into the Mystery Gift section of the game, enter the code, and then claim their reward.

Claim your Munna before it’s gone!

It’s a fitting sendoff as this Munna is designed after one that first appeared in Black and White.

The features that will be lost in Sun and Moon as a result of the shutdown will be found in Sword and Shield, with the first tournament taking place on December 6.

Of course, that means you’ll need to upgrade from your 3DS to a Switch, but you would need to do that anyway if you wanted to continue your Pokemon adventures.

We’re still a couple of months out from the official shutdown, so make sure you’re able to grab your Munna before that happens.


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.