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Pokemon Go Weedle Community Day – Time, bonus, Exclusive Move, more

Published: 20/Jun/2020 2:45

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go June Community Day will be headlined by Weedle. It should be a welcomed decision because we voted for it!

The Weedle Community Day will take place on June 20 between 11am and 5pm in your local time. This means the monthly event will continue to last for six hours as opposed to the traditional three.

As is the case with most Community Days, we will see the introduction of its Shiny form which until tomorrow has yet to be seen in the Pokemon Go world. Of course, Shiny Weedle will be rare but no so rare that you can’t find quite a few over the duration of the event.

There will be two bonuses for the June Community Day. They are 3x Catch Stardust and increased Incense duration. Incenses will last for three hours, so you can use one for the entirety of the event with only using two of them.

Drill Run Beedrill

Exclusive Moves remain a part of the much changed Community Days with, as usual, if you evolve the CD headliner into its final form within two hours after the event ends, you will get an Exclusive Move. For Beedrill it will be Drill Run.

This is an interesting addition as it is a ground-type move. It deals 80 damage for 45 energy making it an immediately appealing move.

Beedrill Pokemon Go
Beedrill’s stats may not be that impressive but they’re actually not too bad for Great League due to its low max CP…

Competing moves include Sludge Bomb (80 damage, 50 energy) and X-Scissor (45 damage, 35 energy). As Drill Run doesn’t benefit from STAB this puts it in a strange position.

It is somewhat in between the two. However, presuming you are using Poison Jab as the Fast Move (which you should), Drill Run arguably gets the nod ahead of Sludge Bomb.

This gives you more diversity when it comes to attack types, even at the expense of STAB. Poison Jab with X-Scissor and Drill Run is the way to go we believe.

Beedrill’s maximum CP is a relatively low 1,846 CP. This immediately rules it out of Ultra and Master League in GO Battle League. Unfortunately, despite a good attack stat, and even with Drill Run, it remains fairly average even at the Great League level.

Elsewhere, there will be a one-time purchase called the June Community Day bundle. This will feature an Elite Charged TM, 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Star Pieces, and 3 Incense.

Enjoy the Pokemon Go Community Day you voted for, trainers!


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.