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Pokemon Go July Community Day rumors

Published: 11/Jun/2019 10:35 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 11:58

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go July Community Day is up next and we look at the contenders to headline the event – although at this point the pattern seems set.

We’re back to odd months which has so far meant meant starter Pokemon. After Torchic headlined in May, and Treecko in March, Mudkip is widely expected to be the July headliner.

With that said we’ll take a look at what a Mudkip community day brings to the table and then look at a potential shock option for the seventh community day of 2019.

Pokemon FandomSwampert is the final evolution of Mudkip…

Is Mudkip worth looking forward to?

That depends on whether you enjoy hunting for the starter Pokemon and whether you have already caught enough to have Marshtomp or Swampert.

Unfortunately for a Pokemon with two evolved forms, Mudkip has relatively poor stats which also translate badly for the Pokemon Go meta. Its attack and defense don’t even get in the top 100 among the 516 available Pokemon. Meanwhile, its stamina only just breaks into the top 50.

Its moves are more encouraging, however, with Surf combining well with either Water Gun or Mud Shot. The potential combination of moves means Swampert can perform well against rock, steel, electric and poison types.

Stats and moves aside, the Pokemon Go July Community Day will give you the opportunity to catch a shiny Mudkip.

Pokemon FandomRalts, and its evolved form Gardevoir, are expected to feature in a Pokemon Go community day soon…

Could another Pokemon headline?

Of course another Pokemon could headline but as this pattern continues this seems increasingly unlikely. Doing so would break the trend that started since Pokemon Go community days were introduced.

However, in the event Niantic do opt to have another headliner, Ralts may be the Pokemon that gets the nod.

Despite Slakoth providing a powerful option for the June Community Day, some trainers were disappointed that Ralts was once again overlooked. The emotion Pokemon is a fan favorite and was first introduced in Gen 3 as a psychic-type. It then changed to dual psychic and fairy-type in Gen 6.

In addition to Mudkip looking a certain headliner, one of the bonuses also seems very likely. Three-hour lures have been ever present in community days with the only time it failed to make an appearance being November 2018.

Elsewhere, 3x catch XP seems the most likely bonus to compliment the three-hour lures.

The Pokemon Go July Community Day is scheduled for July 21 and will run between 3pm and 6pm local time.


Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!