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Pokemon Go Valentine’s Event 2019 Leaked?

Published: 11/Feb/2019 1:56 Updated: 15/Feb/2019 2:20

by Paul Cot


A special Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day event is coming soon. This has been confirmed in the most recent Pokemon Go newsletter. Leaks may have revealed the event’s full details, however.

UPDATE: These leaks were proven correct. The Pokemon Go Valentine’s event has now been officially announced. For full details, as well as additional bonuses that weren’t leaked, click the link below.

Valentine’s 2019 Event – What’s Confirmed?

Details for the 2019 Pokemon Go Valentine’s event remain sparse. Other than its existence, the Pokemon Go newsletter confirmed that the event will feature several various pink Pokemon.

Pokemon Go events usually feature several bonuses. These range from XP boosts, increases lures, Stardust bonus, increased Pokemon spawns and more.

While the bonuses for the Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day Event 2019 have yet to be confirmed, a leak may have revealed what to expect.

Pokemon Go Valentine’s Leak

Firstly, the event is slated to start February 13. This would make sense as the current Pokemon Go Lunar New Year event finishes on that day. The leak states the event will finish on February 21.

The Valentine’s 2019 event bonuses are supposedly the following:

  • Lures will last for six hours
  • Double candy
  • Clefairy, Hoppip and Luvdisc will spawn more frequently

The increased Pokemon spawns also coincide with the official announcement whereby they are all pink.

In 2019 supposed leaks are plentiful. With that said this doesn’t mean it’s correct. Official confirmation of what the event entails will no doubt be coming very soon.

Valentine’s Day Gen 4

In addition to the above details, it is entirely possible new gen 4 monsters will be released to Pokemon Go.

Two Pokemon that would fit the criteria of being pink and loosely link in with Valentine’s day are Mime Jr and Happiny. These Pokemon are the respective baby evolutions of Mr Mime and Chansey.


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!