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Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Research update coming soon

Published: 17/Sep/2019 10:15 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 13:08

by David Purcell


A brand new Galar Region research update is coming soon for Pokemon Sword and Shield, with the developers continuing their game’s cryptic teases by suggesting it’s been delayed. 

These research updates have been announced on several occasions during the run-up to the game’s November 15 release date, with new additions to the Pokedex unveiled each time. 


However, for those who were expecting a list of new species to drop soon, an announcement from the game’s developers might at first glance seem like a delay, but is actually a huge clue – following on from the Mysterious Missingno teasers we’ve already seen. 

Pokemon, YouTubePokemon fans will be looking forward to exploring the new Galar Region in Sword and Shield.

The official Pokemon Twitter account revealed the ‘delay’ on September 17. 


“We’ve uncovered a technical issue with the announcement of our latest Pokémon discovery,” the tweet states. “We’ve got our hardest working Pokémon Trainers on the case and hope to have the issue resolved shortly.”

While no timeframe was given on when the research update will successfully drop, a usually reliable source – serebii.net – claims the update will drop on September 18 at 14:00 BST (09:00 EST, 06:00 PT). 

Trainers have already been given some indication of what to expect from Gen 8, though, with a huge list of confirmed Pokemon having been showcased progressively – including those from the new region and old ones as well. 


Nevertheless, it’s common knowledge for any Pokemon fan that the next game will be the first to abandon the usual National Pokedex system, meaning that you can’t really catch ’em all this time around. 

Those who don’t agree with that move decided to use this opportunity to reignite the debate once more, with some fans claiming that the real technical issue at play here is that not every Pokemon will be included in the titles.

“How about uncovering the technical issue that’s keeping hundreds of Pokemon out of Galar?” one said, while another commented: “Hopefully they uncover the National Dex.” 


It’s highly unlikely that Game Freak are going to wait until the final hour to announce something of a u-turn on the National Pokedex, but some fans will remain hopeful – no doubt. 

Pokemon, YouTubeWe already know about Cramorant and other Galar Region Pokemon, but what’s the next update going to include?

The last Galar Region research update, as of the time of writing, included both Cramorant and Polteageist. The contents of the next Pokedex reveal remains to be seen. 


While this announcement doesn’t exactly tell us anything about the new game, it will put trainers on red alert for the next drop of Sword and Shield information. 


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.