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Turtwig and other details confirmed for Pokemon Go September Community Day

Published: 5/Aug/2019 3:24 Updated: 26/Aug/2019 19:22

by Paul Cot


Turtwig has been confirmed as the headliner for the Pokemon Go September Community Day. The grass-type starter is the first Gen 4 Pokemon to headline a community day.

Niantic have also confirmed that three-hour lures will be active and 3x catch stardust will be the other bonus. As usual, the exclusive move has yet to be revealed.

When is the September Community Day?

It will take place on Sunday, September 15, at 11am local time. This is a continuation of recent community days which have received favorable feedback from trainers.

Back in April, Niantic took the unprecedented step of announcing the dates of four community days in advance. These were for May, June, July and August.

@PokemonGoAppRalts was the headliner of the last Pokemon Go Community Day…

A long-term complaint from Pokemon Go trainers had been the lack of notice to prepare for the monthly events, with Niantic letting fans know less than a month in advance.

Trainers appreciated the longer-term planning and it appears they have once again listened to fans. Niantic have revealed the remaining Pokemon Go community days for 2019, so you will be able to book time off work, plan a day out or do whatever you need to do to participate.

Who will headline?

At this point, most know the Pokemon Go pattern for determining headliners – they alternate between starter and non-starter Pokemon. This is a trend that has been present ever since community days were introduced in January 2018.

Ralts is a non-starter Pokemon, of course. This means if the pattern continues then we’ll have a starter-Pokemon headlining August. Mudkip headlined in July which is the last of the Gen 3 starters.

Pokemon FandomTurtwig is the grass-type starter from Gen 4…

Presumably this means we move on to Gen 4 and as previous community days have indicated it is the grass-type that goes first, that or it is done by Pokedex number. In all generations to date, the Pokedex entry order has gone grass, fire and then water – so it is unknown which Niantic use to determine the order.

The Gen 4 grass-type starter is Turtwig and it will be the firm favorite to headline in September. Update: As suspected, this has now been confirmed.

Turtwig to Torterra

Turtwig eventually evolves into Torterra but the dual grass and ground-type isn’t particularly strong. This will likely see a powerful exclusive move introduced to give it some relevance in the Pokemon Go meta.

What bonuses can we expect?

At this point three-hour lures as are certain as can be – they have featured in the last 9 community days and have only been absent once.

The other bonus deviates between 3x catch stardust, 3x catch XP and 1/4 egg hatching distance. As the latter featured most recently in August and 3x catch XP before that, 3x catch stardust looks most likely for the September event. Update: The three-hour lure and 3x catch stardust will be the bonuses for the September community day.

This article was last updated on Sunday, August 25 at 18:10pm ET


How to get Calyrex and Glastrier/Spectrier in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 23/Oct/2020 9:35

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s the Crown Tundra DLC is finally available which means trainers can get their hands on the region’s featured Legendary Pokemon, Calyrex.

Calyrex ruled all of Galar throughout ancient times, so it’s safe to say the King Pokemon will be a fantastic addition to your Pokedex. It may not appear strong at just 1.1 meters tall and 7.7kg in weight but it is highly intelligent.

In fact, it is so clever that it’s said to see every past, present, and future event. Let’s break down how to encounter Calyrex in the Crown Tundra.

Calyrex Shiny Lock
Pokemon Company
Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

Calyrex location

Finding The King Pokemon is a several step process. Firstly, you’ll need to get to the point of the Crown Tundra story where you obtain the Legendary Clues in Peony’s house. This is located in Freezington.

From there pick up the Wooden Crown which can be found in his living room. By sheer coincidence (or not), there is a statue just outside where the aforementioned Crown fits like a glove. This is a statue of Calyrex (without its crown) sitting on what is either Glastrier or Spectrier. Put the crown on this statue.

This will cause Calyrex to appear which will result in a battle. The dual grass and psychic-type is relatively easy to defeat.

Following this, it will want you to interact with various NPCs in Freezington to find out whether members of the community remember it for its plentiful harvest.

Calyrex will share more about its history telling you about its loyal steed – Glastrier or Spectrier (more on that below). As part of the story, you’re required to buy some Carrot Seeds.

Again, coincidentally, a NPC is selling them right by the previous NPCs. This will cost 8 Dynite Ore.

To have this amount you will have needed to have successfully won your first Dynamax Adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll need to go back and do so.

Calyrex will then want you to choose between two locations to grow the carrots. One of them is a plot of land by gravestones and the other is in a field of “pristine snow”.

Glastrier and Spectrier

This is where the other Legendary Pokemon from the Crown Tundra come into play. Spectrier and Glastrier are Horse Pokemon with different typings.

The former is a ghost-type while the latter is ice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise Calyrex summons Spectrier when you plant the Carrot Seeds by the gravestones and Glastrier when planted by the pristine snow.

Whichever one you choose will result in you battling it back in Freezington. When you defeat it, you will obtain a tuft of Mane Hair.

This will then be used to construct the Reins of Unity. To do that you’ll need to talk to Calyrex (again) – at this point, you’re getting to know each other well – and it will give you the Radiant Petal. Take both of these to the Mayor’s House and Peony will give you the Reins of Unity.

Now you can make your way to the Crown Shrine which is located at the top of the Crown Tundra. Calyrex will be waiting for you.

Place the Carrot in the Shrine and either Spectrier or Glastrier will come for it. Calyrex will take this opportunity to jump on it. After seemingly taming it, the two fuse together to create the Shadow Rider or Ice Rider fusion forms.

Calyrex Glastrier
Calyrex fuses with Glastrier/Spectrier when it jumps on it and tames it…

Reins of Unity

Now Calyrex’s fusion form is waiting for you to battle it (and capture). Although you can battle it as many times as you want, it’s probably wise to save it beforehand to avoid having to get all the way back up to the Crown Shrine.

It can be difficult to capture, so make sure you have a relatively strong team and a lot of PokeBalls. Unfortunately, Calyrex is one of the few Pokemon that are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra, so don’t waste your time soft resetting, a Shiny isn’t going to happen!

When you do capture Calyrex’s in its Shadow or Ice Rider form, you can actually use the Reins of Unity to separate the two Pokemon. This results in two Pokedex entries!

For those asking whether you can catch both Glastrier and Spectrier, no you can’t, at least not on the same save file. The process of capturing Calyrex sounds long-winded, but it’s actually pretty simple and is naturally achieved by going through the story.