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Pokemon player finds adorable easter egg hidden in The Isle of Armor

Published: 25/Jun/2020 20:21 Updated: 25/Jun/2020 20:29

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield’s first expansion, The Isle of Armor, released on June 17. It brought monsters, new features, and apparently, an adorable easter egg that will have players saying ‘aww!’

The first DLC in the Expansion Pass transports players to a brand new island, and sees them joining a battle dojo. The master of the building, Mustard, puts fans through a set of trials that eventually leads them to befriend the cuddly-looking kung-fu Pokemon, Kubfu.

An eagle-eyed Trainer has discovered an easter egg with the Dojo Master, and it’s really quite wholesome. It shows that even though you might be the boss, everyone has their own way of cooling off and relaxing.

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The Isle of Armor introduced players to Dojo Master Mustard.

Pokemon Isle of Armor easter egg

Reddit user ‘huntingbear357’ spotted the cameo on June 25. After joining the dojo and dealing with several cutscenes, Mustard retreats to the room on the right behind the Cram-o-Matic.

If you follow him, you’ll notice he’s retreated to the couch and has a pair of familiar controllers in each hand – yes, you guessed it… Joy-Con!

The character is engrossed in a game of Pokemon Quest, which – if you didn’t know – is an actual game in real life. It is a free-to-play action-adventure for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and has players building up their base, defeating wild monsters, and more.

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If you click on the screen, a dialogue box reads “It’s a game in which a lot of square Pokemon appear.” There’s also a Switch console to the side of the TV as well.

You can even sit on the couch opposite Mustard and ‘watch’ his gameplay if you’d like. Though it’s probably not as fun as actually playing yourself.

If you’ve yet to play The Isle of Armor, you can buy the Sword & Shield Expansion Pass for $29.99 / £26.99 on the eShop. The second half of the DLC, The Crown Tundra, is set to release in the Fall.


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.