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Trainers keep finding Shiny Pokemon by accident while Diglett hunting

Published: 28/Jun/2020 22:27 Updated: 28/Jun/2020 22:31

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield got its latest DLC, The Isle of Armor, on June 17, and players tackling the expansion’s pesky 150 Diglett challenge are accidentally running into Shiny monsters.

Pokemon originally made its debut in 1996, and decades later the long-running franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The latest title introduced players to the Galar region.

The popular RPG’s first add-on, The Isle of Armor, dropped in June, and brought new content such as the Diglett Challenge with it. However, players trying to find all 150 of the Ground-type are discovering a new benefit to the tedious quest.

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Sword & Shield’s DLC introduced the 150 Diglett quest.

Trainers find Shiny Pokemon while doing Diglett quest

As any player that has tackled the 150 Diglett quest in Isle of Armor can attest to, it can be quite the test of patience. The Alolan form of the Ground-type can only be seen by their three strands of hair, and they tend to blend into the ground. That means if you want to find them all, you really have to explore every inch of the island.

However, players are reporting that the meticulous search has resulted in them accidentally running into Shiny Pokemon. Trainers like ‘Kobobble‘ uploaded examples of the lucky accident. While looking for Digletts, the user ran into a shiny Lopunny.

The player admitted that they had the camera zoomed in to get a closer look at the ground, which made the Shiny find all the more surprising. “I had it zoomed in to help me see those damn Diglett lol,” they said.

Another Reddit user, ‘ac_tune‘, went viral on June 22, when they documented their frustrating attempt to find the last monster they needed for one section of the map. “Getting real mad searching for the last diglett in Training Lowlands…” they wrote.

However just like other players, their search led them to accidentally running into a rare Pokemon. In the video, they showed off the highly sought after Shiny Shinx.

While finding all 150 Digletts on the Isle of Armor may seem like a chore, the careful exercise in patience could lead you to running into a Shiny. If you still need help locating the Ground-types, check out our guide here.

Despite only releasing in November 2019, Sword & Shield is already on track to becoming the third fastest selling release in the entire franchise. If nothing else, it’s proof that children and adults still can’t get enough of the game’s addicting Catch ‘Em All gameplay.

While most players will have probably beaten The Isle of Armor by now, fans of the Gen VIII title still have a lot to look forward to this year. This Fall, the second DLC, The Crown Tundra, drops and will expand the Galar region even further.


How to beat Kyogre in Pokemon Go: strategy & best counters

Published: 20/Jan/2021 0:59

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Go is kicking off the new year by celebrating the Hoenn region in January. This month players will revisit Ruby & Sapphire to take on Kyogre. Here is how to beat the Gen III Legendary in no time.

Niantic is dedicating the start of 2021 to all previous Generations, leading up to Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. In January, Go players will be able to face off against Ruby & Sapphire’s Legendary Kyogre.

The Legendary whale offers up a serious challenge, but can be taken down fairly easily with the right counters. We will go over the best way to take down the mighty beast.

Pokemon Kyogre, and Groudon in Go Hoenn Celebration.
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Gen III Legendaries will be featured in Raids during the Hoenn celebration.

How to defeat Kyogre in Pokemon Go

First introduced in Gen III’s Ruby & Sapphire, Kyogre has been a fan-favorite of Water-type Trainers for over the last decade. The primordial whale is both epic in size, and powerful in its attacks.

While intimidating for sure, the weather trio beast also has some major weaknesses that players can exploit rather easily with the right team of Pokemon.

Players will want to heavily focus on both Electric and Grass types to bring the ‘mon down. Below we will go over the best team and counters to achieve victory.

Screenshot of Legendary Zekrom in Pokemon anime.
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The Gen V Legendary is one of the best counters to Kyogre.

Best counters for Kyogre in Pokemon Go

  • Zekrom: The Black & White Legendary is a perfect counter to the Kyogre as its strong Electric moves will melt away the beast’s health. We recommend using Charge Beam and Wild Charge attacks.
  • Tangrowth: The Gen IV evolution is a perfect choice to leverage the Hoenn ‘mon’s Grass weakness. Vine Whip and Power Whip will quickly chip away the monster’s health.
  • Electivire: A favorite from Diamond & Pearl, the Electabuzz evolution packs a mean punch with Thundershock and Wild Charge attack combo.
  • Zapdos: A part of the Gen I bird trio, Zapdos is another great choice to take down Kyogre. Both Thundershock and Thunderbolt.

While there are a wide variety of Grass and Electric monsters we can use, not everyone has a powerful elite team of ‘mon, especially newcomers to the game. Below we will go over some lower-entry picks that can still pack a punch.

Screenshot of Gen 3 starter evolution Sceptile in Pokemon anime.
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Sceptile and other budget Grass and Electric Pokemon can also bring the whale down.
  • Roserade: Introduced in Diamond & Pearl, the Grass type is a solid budget level counter for the whale. We recommend using Razor Leaf and Solar Beam.
  • Jolteon: One of the most popular Eeveelutions of all time, the Electric type is easy to obtain in Go and powerful. Both Thundershock Thunderbolt will hit the Water Legendary hard.
  • Sceptile: The Gen III starter evolution has strong Grass moves that take advantage of Kyogre’s second stat weakness. Both Bullet Seed and Leaf Blade make for a deadly combination.
  • Luxray: The adorable Electric Lion is another entry level encounter that help you bring down the beast. Use Spark and Wild Charge.

For veteran players, Shadow versions of Raikou and Electivire are technically the absolute best and quickest way to defeat Kyogre. However, these rare ‘mon had to have been acquired in the past.

Ultimately, teaming up with a group of players who have Electric and Grass type Pokemon will bring down the weather trio Legendary. Use moves suggested above and feel free to mix and match with other characters.