Niantic announce legendary lunch hour returning to Pokemon Go - Dexerto

Niantic announce legendary lunch hour returning to Pokemon Go

Published: 8/Mar/2019 10:47 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 12:12

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go legendary lunch hour is returning for a second time on April 10. The first legendary lunch hour took place on March 13.

More raids in Pokemon Go

Raid battles were first introduced in Pokemon Go back in June 2017. Since then Niantic have been adjusting them to make them as player friendly as possible.

While raids are far from infrequent, they don’t suit Pokemon Go trainers who have to play around a strict work or school schedule. Many trainers have a fixed lunch hour and it isn’t uncommon for a particular gym to go several hours without hosting a raid.

Pokemon Go raid battles are the best way to get legendary Pokemon…

This problem is compounded by the fact that many trainers might only have access to one or two Pokemon Go gyms. Fortunately this may be resolved as soon as next week.

Niantic learn from community days

Some Pokemon Go players are wondering whether this will be a regular event from March 13 onward. However, the official Pokemon Go post discussing the Legendary Lunch Hour suggests it won’t be.

Up until now the legendary lunch hour had only occurred once. After the second one on April 10, it will be interesting to see how frequently it features.

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The Legendary Lunch Hour appears to be in response to those who weren’t happy about the Pokemon Go community day schedule. Many have complained the current notice isn’t sufficient to book off work. Niantic’s latest announcement shows they are listening to feedback and are sympathetic to those who may be unable to get around work.

Second legendary lunch hour

The positive feedback garnered from the initial legendary lunch hour has resulted in Niantic confirming a second one for April 10.

Consequently, it appears as if legendary lunch hours could be a monthly feature.

Niantic previously stated: “we hope to make this an event you can enjoy every week.” Presumably this means if the first Legendary Lunch Hours prove to be a success it will become a weekly fixture going forward.

Last updated April 8, 2019


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.