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Pokemon Go: Terrakion raid guide

Published: 26/Nov/2019 12:43

by Paul Cot


Terrakion has finally made its way to Pokemon Go coming to five star Raid Battles. We look at what this legendary Pokemon brings to the table and how to defeat it.

As part of a trio of November events in Pokemon Go, Terrakion will be introduced to Raid Battles on Tuesday, November 26, 1pm PST (4pm EST and 9pm GMT). Terrakion is one quarter of the Swords of Justice from the Unova region and follows Cobalion’s addition to Pokemon Go from earlier in November.

Terrakion stats

As far as legendary Pokemon go, Terrakion isn’t all that strong. Its relatively poor stats back this up which are as follows:

  • Attack 260 – 38 of 685
  • Defence 192 – 102 of 685
  • Stamina 209 – 101 of 685
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It is also vulnerable to an array of types: fairy, fighting, grass, ground, psychic, steel and water. The good news is this makes it fairly easy to defeat in Raid Battles, the bad news, however, is that when you do add it to your team it will be poorly matched against a number of Pokemon.

Best counters

The best counter to combat the Cavern Pokemon with is Mewtwo, specifically one with a psychic charge attack. We all know how powerful the special Psystrike Mewtwo is and this remains your best option as a counter. Three players with appropriate counters can comfortably defeat Terrakion but it is estimated that just two using Mewtwo will get the job done.

The second best counter is Metagross. The powerful dual steel and psychic-type has excellent attack and defence stats, which combined with its effective steel and psychic moves (especially Meteor Mash) makes it an excellent option.

Given the number of weakness the Gen 5 legend has, there are a number of other effective species that can be used as counters. They are as follows:

  • Alakazam
  • Dialga
  • Espeon
  • Jirachi
  • Kyogre
  • Latios
  • Machamp

Terrakion’s one relative strength is its attack, so we’d recommend focusing on Pokemon with a good defence, unless of course you can field a number of the above.

What’s next?

As Cobalion debuted just three weeks ago, we can expect the third of the Sword of Justice to be featured around December 17. The initial post described its introduction as the first of a legendary trio, which might suggest the fourth member — Keldeo — will be added to the game in some other way. After all, unlike the other three, it is a Mythical Pokemon.


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.