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Pokemon Go Fest Puzzle: Code has been redeemed but there’s a second one

Published: 24/Jul/2020 21:40

by Paul Cot


In the build up to GO Fest 2020, Niantic have been asking Pokemon Go trainers to channel their inner Detective Pikachu. Over the last week trainers have been asked to decipher a code which would be a redeemable Pokemon Go promo code.

The official Twitter account has been sharing these clues on a regular basis. In total there are 13 to work out with each of them corresponding to a letter within the promo code.

Clues and answers

The 13 clues and respective answers are as follows:

  1. This league of GO Battle League was introduced on March 27, 2020 – Ultra
  2. This Pokémon was the first to be able to learn the move Hydro Cannon by evolving on Community Day. – Blastoise
  3. This water and electric type Pokémon was featured on the Safari Zone Liverpool art. – Chichou
  4. This mythical Pokémon made the wishes of many trainers come true at Pokémon GO Fest 2019! – Jirachi
  5. You place one of these in Pokémon GO to attract Pokémon to a Pokéstop. – Lure
  6. You need a battle rating of 2100 or higher to reach this rank in GO Battle League. – 9
  7. This Unown form is similar to the 24th letter of the English Alphabet. – X
  8. You can bring this many Pokémon in your party to a Raid in Pokémon GO. – 6
  9. This team recently invaded Pokémon GO via balloon! – Rocket
  10. This Pokémon was featured in Limited Research in February of 2019. – Clamperl
  11. Pokémon GO is this many years old! –  4
  12. If you complete research tasks for this many days in a row, you unlock a Research Breakthrough! – 7
  13. This Pokémon was featured for Community Day in April 2020 – Abra

Code not working

This makes the final code: UBCJL9X6RC47A. However, don’t bother trying it because it won’t work.

The code only worked for the select few trainers that were quick enough to enter it. The reward for the lucky players that did get it was reportedly as follows:

  • Premium Battle Pass x2
  • Super Incubator x2
  • Incense x2
  • Star Piece x2
  • Poke Ball x30
  • Hyper Potion x10
  • Lucky Egg x2

Consolation code – can be reedemed

Fortunately there is a consolation code, a runners-up prize if you will, that can be redeemed. This is: 5PTHMZ3AZM5QC

This will give you the following:

  • Sinnoh Stone x1
  • Max Potion x10
  • Ultra Ball x10

If you’re using an iPhone it can be redeemed through the official Niantic page. Android users will be able to enter the promo code within the Pokemon Go app.

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 is a two-day event taking place across July 25th and July 26th. It is the first GO Fest event that won’t take place in a physical location.


Trainers fascinated by mysterious Victini encounter in Crown Tundra

Published: 28/Oct/2020 2:22 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 2:48

by Paul Cot


Legendary ‘mons from past games have returned in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC but there are still plenty of missing Mythical species, including Victini.

However, interestingly, an encounter for Victini has been found in the Crown Tundra expansion’s code. This information originated from Centro Leaks which claimed Victini is a static encounter found at Level 70.

Naturally, ambitious Pokemon trainers have jumped on this but haven’t been able to find the Victory Pokemon. Just because it has been found in the code, doesn’t mean it can be found, though. Equally, just because it hasn’t been found, doesn’t mean it isn’t lurking out in the Crown Tundra somewhere.

The mystery of Victini has also fascinated Joe Merrick, webmaster of the Serebii website. He sought to clarify the mystery: “It has an in-game encounter. This is a fact. It wouldn’t be in Raid Battles with this encounter or an event. There’s also no text to support it.”

He went on to say that they have tried everything to find it but have obviously been unsuccessful. As such they are considering it leftover code and therefore currently unavailable. “I’m calling it before I lose my mind. I hope I’m wrong here, but I’m all out of ideas.”

Victini Crown Tundra
The mystery of Victini in the Crown Tundra DLC has got the whole Pokemon community talking…

Victini bounty

Nevertheless, it is very strange that a static encounter exists for the Gen 5 Mythical Pokemon. So, maybe there is some crazy to unlock it.

The unknown has also intrigued Austin John Plays, so much so that he is offering a bounty for anyone that figures out the potential puzzle.

Bragging rights are on the line for the first trainer/creator to be able to find out how to catch Victini.

How to get Victini in Pokemon Sword Shield

This all refers to an encounter within the Pokemon Sword and Shield game, however. There is another, simple way to get the dual fighting/water type Mythical ‘mon.

That is through Pokemon HOME. Simply catch it another game (or use one you already have) and transfer it over. You’ll be able to do the same with Pokemon Go soon, when connectivity is enabled some time in 2020.

Whether the actual encounter is a mistake, something that was included in the Crown Tundra and subsequently removed, or something else entirely, hopefully we’ll find out in time.