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Pokemon streamer left in disbelief after 100 hour shiny Mewtwo fail

Published: 29/Oct/2019 16:09 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 16:53

by Paul Cot


One Pokemon streamer was left speechless after doing more than 5,000 resets to try and find shiny Mewtwo.

Pokemon Let’s Go has already provided many hilarious shiny fails and this has been no more true than with the iconic Mewtwo.

Some trainers have failed after 500 attempts with others reaching nearly 2,000. However, one Twitch streamer, TheSMonroeShow, has far surpassed that after failing with more than 5,000 resets – 5,365 to be precise – across the space of 100 hours. 

Everyone wants a shiny Mewtwo in Pokemon Let’s Go…

With a shiny charm intact, it is estimated there is a 1 in 1,365 chance of coming across its shiny variant – so in comparison to other species, failing on Mewtwo is extra sickening. It also means this particular streamer had been unlucky in their attempts to find one.

Unknown to a lot of Pokemon Let’s Go players there is actually a five minute time limit when battling the Kanto legends. That means if you don’t defeat the Pokemon within the five minute time period it will disappear.

We’ve seen trainers simply not seeing shiny Pokemon in the overworld and running out of Pokeballs but this is one of the more rookies mistakes. Surely if you’re shiny hunting, especially for a species such as Mewtwo, you will make sure you have a strong enough team to defeat it and not waste time doing so.

Fortunately the streamer seemed to take the fail well. “I can’t [expletive] believe this,” TheSMonroeShow first said upon the realization he didn’t have enough time to win the battle. “I can’t believe this, does he just go?!” His tone can be seen in the clip above which, despite the quotes, is actually said in a jokey and laughing manner.

Shiny fails have become an increasingly big part of Pokemon games with viewers feeling a mixture of sorrow and amusement when seeing one. As evidenced above streamers, and trainers in general, will spend hundreds of hours trying to find them.

It’s clear there are people still shiny hunting on Pokemon Let’s Go but many will move their search over to Pokemon Sword and Shield when it releases on November 15.


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.