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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.


When is CodeMiko back on Twitch? Virtual streamer plans custom Pokemon game after ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:56 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:34

by Connor Bennett


Twitch sensation CodeMiko has revealed when she will return after being banned for the third time, and she’s got plans for a custom streamer-baed version of Pokemon. 

Twitch streamers are always looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, so, some go above and beyond when it comes to production value – giving themselves a set to work with as they play games or chat with viewers.

In the case of CodeMiko, she’s taken things up a notch with her virtual streamer character – gaining over 300,000 followers in less than a month. 

She was banned from Twitch for the third time, however, on January 19 – with viewers being left to speculate as to the reason why and just how long she’d be suspended from streaming. 

CodeMiko smiling at the camera during Twitch stream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with ‘The Technican’ being behind everything.

When is CodeMiko returning back to Twitch?

On January 23, the streamer explained that she wasn’t banned for using the word simp or being drunk on stream as some viewers had speculated. Instead, she was banned for leaking private information.

“Guys, I didn’t get a suspension because I was discussing harassment, but for accidentally leaking someone’s email that contained a first and last name. It was an overlook on my part. Although it was an accident, it was still my mistake,” she tweeted, alongside a Twitlonger about the ban.

On top of that, though, CodeMiko did reveal that she’ll be returning to streaming on Friday, February 5 at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT/9 pm CET. 

CodeMiko teases Twitch streamer-themed Pokemon game

While she will likely return to continue her interview streams – bringing on different content creators for a chat about a whole range of things – the streamer also has other plans too.

“Hey guys, currently creating a streamer Pokemon game,” she tweeted, asking if any streamers wanted to get involved and be used as Pokemon so she could catch ‘em all. 

It wouldn’t be the first time Twitch has seen such a custom game, mind. Disgraced streamer Fedmyster played a similar game back in June of 2020 using streamers like Myth, Sodapoppin, and xQc as trainers. 

There’s no telling if her Pokemon plans will be in place for her return, though, plenty of streamers have registered their interest.

We’ll just have to wait and see what Miko brings out when she returns in early February. It’s sure to be interesting, regardless.