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Pokemon Sword and Shield: Eternatus leak becoming more credible

Published: 19/Sep/2019 10:14 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 11:05

by Paul Cot

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Those of you who have been following the various leaks surrounding Pokemon Sword and Shield will have heard the rumblings about the evil legendary Pokemon, Eternatus.

Two legendary Pokemon from the Galar region have already been revealed – Zacian and Zamazenta. They appear to be designed with the game’s title in mind – Sword and Shield – with Zacian holding a sword in its mouth and Zamazenta having a shield attached to its head.

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These two were revealed back in June and since then no other legendary Pokemon have been announced. However, a leak originating from May has stated that another wolf legend will be called Eternatus.

Zacian (left) and Zamazenta (right) but we still don’t know what Eternatus looks like…

This isn’t just any leak though, as other information posted has now been proven correct. That includes Zacian and Zamazenta themselves, Team Yell being a gang in the game and the Gigantamax phenomenon.

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After being correct on that specific information we can certainly rule out coincidence and that this leaker did have credible information. That’s not to say the Eternatus leak is definitely true, as the leaker can be mistaken or something could have changed within the game behind the scenes.

This particular leak states Eternatus is an evil Pokemon which in hindsight may be alluded to in the trailer Zacian and Zamazenta are initially revealed. In the scene you can see the two of them fighting one another before something else grabs their attention, causing their fight to stop and put their focus elsewhere. At this point the trailer finishes but just maybe this was Eternatus preparing an attack.

Another separate leak reveals further details about Zamazenta. The Team Rocket of the Galar, a la the regions bad guys are called the Codex Organization. The leak goes on to say: “They secretly work with Oleana to reawaken Eternatus. However, after that happens, their leader has a change of heart, and he decides to help you, telling you that the legendary Pokemon of your version [Zacian or Zamazents] is the only Pokemon capable of handling Eternatus.”

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This is an interesting plot but we must stress that this is an entirely different leak without the proven track record of the previous one – so take this one with extra caution.

Pokemon Sword and Shield releases on November 15 so more information about the game’s lore could be just around the corner.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.