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Pokemon Journeys finally returns with new episodes after anime hiatus

Published: 27/Jul/2020 6:50 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:43

by Isaac McIntyre


The adventures of Pokemon anime heroes Ash Ketchum and Goh are finally set to continue after confirmation Pokémon Journeys: The Series will end its shock four-month hiatus with the resumption of the twenty-third season.

The Pokemon anime series was originally put on the backburner due to the global pandemic, and its time slot was filled with reruns. Now, nearly four months after it was first hooked, the juggernaut show is making a triumphant return.

Pokemon’s long-awaited return officially restarted in Japan last month, but the first new-look episodes post-hiatus have only just been leaked. Poke-fan Playerking95 was kind enough to translate the new episode listings on Twitter.

Season 23’s thirty-third episode is titled “Pokemon Exchange?”. It is expected to air on August 16. From the sounds of it, fans will likely see Ash trade away one of his Pokemon, or at least consider the swap. The two other leaked episodes will be called “The Solitary Fighter, Bea!” and “Get Pikachu”.

The second seems pretty straightforward; long-running villains Team Rocket will likely try to steal Pikachu again. The second confirms Pokemon Sword gym leader Bea’s Pokemon series debut. She has already appeared in multiple episodes of Pokemon’s YouTube web series Twilight Wings, but never the mainline anime.

Pokemon Sword gym leader Bea is set to make her Journeys debut next month.
The Pokemon Company
Pokemon gym leader Bea already appeared in three Twilight Wings episodes ahead of her main series Pokemon Journeys debut.

Bea, who leads Stow-on-Side’s Fighting Gym in Sword, will make her debut on August 23. Her spooky Shield counterpart Ghost gym leader Allister may also be set to appear in Episode 34 too, but that has not yet been confirmed.

When will Pokemon Journeys return for westerns fans?

Unfortunately for Pokemon fans who watch the westernized version of the show, there may still be a bit of a wait ahead of you. Season 23’s English run is still nineteen episodes behind its Japanese counterpart, for the time being.

The most recent Pokemon Journeys episode to air for English audiences was ‘Flash of the Titans! (Daimax Battle! Dande, The Greatest of Them All!!,’ which premiered on Netflix on June 12 as part of a 12-episode release.

The Pokémon Company has not yet confirmed when the next batch of Pokemon Journeys episodes will be released on the global streaming platform. If the show sticks to its original schedule, however, it will drop on Friday, September 11.

Pokemon Journeys return date brings three new Season 23 episodes.
The Pokemon Company
Pokemon Journeys has finally ended its four-month hiatus, with three new episodes on the way for Japanese fans.

Pokemon’s spinoff YouTube series “Twilight Wings” was also temporarily delayed due to, in part, the ongoing global events. The final episode has now been handed an August 6 release date, after being delayed all the way back in May.

Twilight Wings made its YouTube debut in January. The limited web series was animated by Studio Colorado, and followed the lives of important characters from Sword & Shield as part of the promotional run for the game series.


Where to find Keldeo, Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion in Crown Tundra

Published: 28/Oct/2020 12:05

by Paul Cot


The Swords of Justice – Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion – can be found in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unbeknown to some trainers, the Mythical Pokemon Keldeo can also be encountered.

The Crown Tundra expansion finally brought back Legendary ‘mons from previous Pokemon games but Mythical Pokemon remain missing. That’s other than Keldeo, though!

To catch the Colt Pokemon you’ll need to get hold of Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion beforehand. So, firstly let’s take a look at how to make them spawn and their respective locations.

How to catch the Swords of Justice

The snowy lands of the Crown Tundra are filled with an array of legends. The Swords of Justice are among them but they won’t spawn straight away.

Virizion Footprints Crown Tundra
Virizion’s first footprints can be found just outside of Freezington by the tree in the picture…


The first of them you’re going to find is Virizion. To begin the process of making the Grassland Pokemon spawn you’ll need to find each of its footprints.

The first of these are located just outside of Freezington, right outside of Peony’s house. If they aren’t there however, you’ll need to continue further through the story before they do.

Once they do appear and you click on them it will trigger a cutscene with Sonia, who hints that mysterious Pokemon will be showing up in the Crown Tundra – a la the Swords of Justice.

From there you’ll need to find 50 of Virizion’s footprints, as each of them count for 2% of the data required to track it. Once you find all 50 of them go to Sonia’s house in Freezington, talk to her and she’ll tell you exactly where to find Virizion.

That location is in Giant’s Bed and will always be in the exact spot as the picture shows below. While it is fairly difficult to catch you don’t need to worry about failing to do so because even if you knock it out, you can go to a different town and it will spawn again.

Virizion Location
The exact location you’ll find Virizion in Giant’s Bed in the Crown Tundra…


Terrakion is found in same way whereby you must acquire 50 of its footprints. The first of them is found just inside Lakeside Cave and the rest are close and easy to find.

Once you have all of them, you’ll need to go back to Sonia’s house where she’ll kindly let you know the Cavern Pokemon’s whereabouts. Those footprints where indicative of where Terrakion is because it can be found inside Lakeside Cave. Feel like we didn’t need Sonia for that one but you must go to her regardless.

Terrakion Location Crown Tundra
Terrakion’s exact location in Lakeside Cave…


There aren’t any surprises for finding Cobalion, you’ll once again need to find 50 of its footprints and take them back to Sonia. The first of them are found in Three-Point Pass by the Frigid Sea with the last of them in the Roaring-Sea Caves.

Sonia will tell you Cobalion is residing in the Frigid Sea – surprise surprise. Specifically, there’s an island as you come to the sea. Head over to that, go to the peak of it and Cobalion can be found in the location shown below.

Cobalion Location Crown Tundra
Cobalion’s location in the Crown Tundra…

How to catch Keldeo

Many trainers don’t know that Keldeo is actually the fourth member of the Swords of Justice. As a result it can be encountered in the Crown Tundra but Sonia, unlike the other three, doesn’t make this clear.

When you catch Cobalion you’ll need to head back to Sonia for a third time as Keldeo won’t spawn without doing so. Once you have done that, make your way to Dyna Tree Hill. This is the location where you will have found the Galarian Kanto birds before they decide to scatter away. Make sure each of Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion are in your party (at least that’s what we did).

From there ride your aquatic bike into Ballimere Lake and head to the small island. Behind one of the trees you’ll find a cooking pot. Literally cook anything (no special recipes needed here), finishing eating it and Keldeo should be awaiting you in the middle of the island.

Keldeo Location Crown Tunra
Keldeo can be found on an island inside Ballimere Lake…

It’s simple once you know how to do it but without instructions Keldeo would have been incredibly difficult to find. And that’s if you even knew it could be found!

It’s also worth noting that Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion can all be shiny hunted. However, Keldeo cannot because it is Shiny locked.