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Pokemon Isle of Armor: Towers of Darkness & Waters – which one to pick

Published: 18/Jun/2020 14:59

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re struggling to figure out whether to pick the Tower of Darkness or Waters when evolving Kubfu in the Pokemon Sword & Shield The Isle of Armor DLC, we’ve got everything you need to know about both to help you make up your mind.

The first part of the Sword & Shield Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor, released onto the Nintendo Switch on June 17. Transporting players to a new island in the Galar region, it sees them joining a dojo in order to hone their battling skills, while also catching new critters and befriending the Legendary ‘mon, Kubfu.

The Fighting-type monster can only evolve into Urshifu when it bests one of two Towers – Darkness or Waters – and both give the Pokemon a different result depending on which one you pick. You can only choose one, with the other disappearing forever so making a decision isn’t something to be taken lightly. Here’s what you need to know about each to help you make up your mind.

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The bear-esque Legendary quickly becomes your best friend.

Towers of Darkness & Waters

It is highly recommended that you level up Kubfu to at least 70 before taking on a Tower so you’re not easily defeated. Each structure has five Pokemon he must best in order to reach the top to evolve into Urshifu, and what you pick decides what type it will be – either Fighting/Dark or Fighting/Water.

The challenge is specifically for the Legendary monster, so you won’t be able to have anyone else in your Party, so make sure you store the rest of your team in boxes before you attempt otherwise you won’t be let in. We won’t spoil, but regardless of which one you choose, we’d advise making it learn Aerial Ace at level 12 in order to make the fight on the top floor much easier.

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The Pokemon evolves into Urshifu.

If you pick Darkness, Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu’s ‘Single Strike Style’ – AKA a Fighting/Dark type. If Waters is chosen, it’ll change into its ‘Rapid Strike Style’ – a Fighting/Water type.

It will also learn a specific move depending on what evolution. If the former is picked, it gets Wicked Blow, a strike that always ends with a critical hit. The latter gives it Surging Strikes, a powerful attack that hits three times in a row and will also always land a powerful crit.


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.