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Pokemon Sword & Shield player finds sneaky Isle of Armor trial exploit

Published: 10/Aug/2020 20:55

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield player discovered an exploit that will help make Isle of Armor’s Towers of Darkness and Water trials a breeze. The sneaky workaround allows you to use a monster other than Kubfu.

Pokemon was ushered into its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The popular Nintendo Switch title got its first major DLC, The Isle of Armor, in June which expanded the game in a big way.

During the new story, players are tasked with training the new ‘mon called Kubfu in a trial. However a fan has discovered a way to use another character in the Towers instead of the Legendary.

pokemon isle of armor tower
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company (via Twitter: @triforcemeg)
The Isle of Armor’s Tower trial has an exploit that will make it easy to beat.

Sneaky Pokemon Isle of Armor trials exploit

Once Trainers prove their worth to Dojo Master Mustard, they are given the new Legendary Kubfu. A part of training the adorable Fighting-type is evolving it into Urshifu by completing either the Tower of Darkness or Water.

Because the trial is specifically about Kubfu, the game requires players to empty their entire party before entering the trial. However, a fan has discovered an exploit that allows you to bring another monster into the fighting towers for backup.

Redditor ‘mismatched7‘ made the discovery on August 10. According to the user, receiving a Pokemon by redeeming a Mystery Gift while in the tower will then let you use that monster the entire time alongside Kubfu.

User ‘mismatched7’ shared the Isle of Armor exploit on Reddit.

Mistmatched7 made the discovery after redeeming the recent free shiny Amoonguss Mystery Gift which launched on August 7, while in one of the Towers in Isle of Armor.

While the exploit requires you to have a gift that can be redeemed, it’s still a quick way to beat the trials. Some users even pointed out that this might be usable in future speedruns of the game, depending on the rules.

Despite only releasing in November 2019, Sword & Shield has now become the third best-selling title in the entire Nintendo franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.


Every Legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:58 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:59

by Paul Cot


Legendary Pokemon from past generations have finally been added to Pokemon Sword and Shield in the Crown Tundra DLC.

There was uproar when Pokemon Sword and Shield first released and trainers realized that not only was half the National Pokedex missing but that there were zero Legendary Pokemon from the older generations.

It looks like that was all part of a plan however, with their returns coming in the second Sword Shield expansion. It seems to have worked too, as Crown Tundra expansion has been well received from virtually all quarters.

Over the years, and generations, there have been a lot of Legendary Pokemon added to the franchise. So, it should come as little surprise that the list of returning legends is quite long – not that trainers will be complaining.

This is in addition to latest new Legendary species – Calyrex, Glastrier, Regieleki, Regidrago, and Spectrier. Furthermore, the Crown Tundra also brought Galarian forms of the iconic Kanto bird Pokemon.

Legendary Crown Tundra
Pokemon Company
The Crown Tundra plays host to all previously missing Legendary Pokemon…

List of Legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra

Here is a list of every returning Legendary Pokemon that can be found in the Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC, broken down by where.

Max Lair Dens

The following Legendary ‘mons can be obtained by completing a Max Lair run. It’s important to note, that each species can only be caught once.

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Mewtwo
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu FIni
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Necrozma
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Meanwhile, the Regi-Pokemon are part of the Crown Tundra’s story. They feature in The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.

  • Regice
  • Regirock
  • Registeel

Each of these is obtained in order to progress through the chapter and the expansion as a whole. They are required to encounter Regieleki or Regidrago.

Interestingly there aren’t any missing legends but a lot of Mythical Pokemon haven’t been added. Surely they are in Game Freak and the Pokemon Company’s plans, though. Time will tell.