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Pokemon Sword Shield: Evolutions chains accidentally leaked

Published: 22/Sep/2019 20:07 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 20:27

by Paul Cot


A new Japanese Pokemon website has launched potentially leaking new details about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield game.

The new website will add a Dynamaxed Pokemon to any image you upload at random. This has revealed some Pokemon that were previously unconfirmed to appear the Galar region.

As reported on PokeCommunity the likes of Aegislash, Ribombee, and Sableye have been seen in images that the website has produced – and for those who need it confirming, yes, the website is official.

Pokemon CompanyThe website takes an image and adds a random Dynamaxed Pokemon…

This wasn’t all we learned about the new Pokemon game though, which releases on November 15. One Pokemon fan on Twitter, abcboy101, had a look at some of the code behind the website.

The code the curious fan found relates to the code names that the website uses to identify Pokemon. It is very telling for two reasons – firstly the code used is very descriptive, as you can see below, and secondly, the number used at the end of each description appears to relate to its evolutionary stage.

For example, Grookey’s code is “Gorilla1” suggesting it is a Gorilla looking – and maybe even reveal what can be expected from its evolutions – and that unsurprisingly it is indeed the first evolution.

More of a surprise comes when you look at Corviknight’s code which is “Gcommondori3” suggesting the flying-typed Pokemon has two evolutions before it.

A full list of the discovered codes are as follows:

  • Scorbunny: Usagi1
  • Sobble: Chameleon1
  • Grookey: Gorilla1
  • Yamper: Inu1
  • Rolycoly: Sekitan1
  • Wooloo: Wool1
  • Corviknight: Gcommondori3
  • Alcremie: Gcream2
  • Morpeko: Pospika
  • Polteageist: Teacup2
  • Gigantamax Drednaw: Gkame2
  • Duraludon: Haganedoragon
  • Gossifleur: Touwata1

We can also see Alcremie, Polteageist and Drednaw may also have earlier evolutions, too.

This isn’t confirmation though, as it is simply codenames used which officially don’t have any meaning behind. We’ll have to wait for more Pokemon Sword and Shield information to be revealed before we can be certain but it is very interesting nonetheless.


Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

Calyrex Shadow Rider
Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!