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Pokemon Sword & Shield player goes to insane lengths to impress girl

Published: 20/Nov/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon fan went viral online after spending hours Shiny hunting in Sword & Shield to impress a girl. The dedicated player’s actions will win the community’s hearts as well.

The Pokemon franchise introduced players to the Galar region for its eighth generation release, Sword & Shield. The 2019 RPG was largely influenced by popular locations in the UK.

One fan used the game’s Shiny hunting methods to secretly impress their fiancee. The dedicated Trainer caught specific monsters in their incredibly rare alternate colors to surprise his partner – and impressed the internet by doing so.

Pokemon anime screenshot of Pikachu with heart eyes.
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A Pokemon fan found the perfect way to impress his fiancee.

Pokemon player uses Shiny Pokemon to surprise a girl

The player went viral on the r/Pokemonswordandshield subreddit on November 18 when they shared what their fiancee had done for them in the Gen 8 Pokemon title. 

According to the post, the user’s partner spent hours hunting down a Shiny Alolan Meowth and a Yamper to match their real life pets that they own together. The fan also included a picture which showed a side-by-side shot of the ‘mons next to their beloved animals.

“Fiancé borrowed my switch and just handed it back… he shiny hunted me a kitty & doggo to match our actual kitty & doggo- both lvl 100 holding everstones and boys just like our actual boys,” the post read.

Fiancé borrowed my switch and just handed it back… he shiny hunted me a kitty & doggo to match our actual kitty & doggo- both lvl 100 holding everstones and boys just like our actual boys 🥺 from PokemonSwordAndShield

In a comment deeper down, the fiance revealed how they were able to pull off the incredible feat. “The Yamper took 228 encounters on Route 2 and the Meowth took about 300 eggs with Masada method. After getting both, I gave them both an everstone and then cranked up their levels to 100 with some of the hundreds of XL candies.”

While there are many gifts you can give a Pokemon lover, any real fan knows the way to a Trainer’s heart is to actually catch their favorite monsters in the game itself.

Despite only having released at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield is already the third-highest grossing titles in the entire franchise – proof that the series has never been more popular. 

World of Warcraft

How to unlock Torghast in WoW: Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 17:01 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 17:03

by Lauren Bergin


Blizzard’s newest expansion for World of Warcraft, Shadowlands, has been an instant hit. There’s one area of the game that has fans going wild though; Torghast, the Tower of the Damned. We’re going to help you unlock it. 

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has breathed new life into the iconic franchise. With an epic trailer featuring Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner against Azeroth, it’s safe to say that the expansion has been hyped from the beginning.

Pre-sales for Shadowlands were rated as the highest of any other expansion in the title’s history and the release has seen fans old and new come together to explore WoW’s spooky new realm.

One of the newest and coolest aspects of the expansion though is the new rogue-like dungeon; Torghast, the Tower of the Damned.

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Torghast is a rogue-like experience of no other in WoW’s history.

Why Torghast Tower is special

Torghast is of particular interest to WoW: Shadowlands players because it is an infinite dungeon that changes every time a player attempts a new run.

As players progress through the dungeon they’ll come across stronger enemies, as well as picking up stat boosts and even different abilities, a currency greater than gold in the WoW universe.

Be careful, though! As you level up, your enemies do too, so you best be prepared to enter this tower of terror. Otherwise, you might just be losing the very items you covet.

How to unlock the Torghast Tower dungeon

What’s the point of all this cool stuff if you don’t know how to unlock it though? Well, here’s a detailed list of how to do so. Bear in mind that you must be level 60 and have reached the expansion’s end. Not quite at 60 yet? Here’s a levelling guide to help you out. 

Here are the steps to unlock Torghast:

  • Choose a Covenant to pledge yourself to.
  • You will receive a quest that takes you back to The Maw, completing this gives you access to Torghast.
  • The Tower’s entrance is found in the Western Zone of the Ve’nari Refuge area of The Maw.
  • Take the portal to the Tower.
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Torghast is hidden deep within The Maw.

Currently, only the first three layers are available

Note that, at the moment, only the first three layers of the tower are accessible. Each layer has six floors though, so don’t be too disappointed!

The remaining layers will roll out in North America on these dates:

  • November 24 – Layers 1 – 3
  • December 8 – Layers 4 – 6
  • December 15 – Layers 7 – 8

Until then, you can still battle your way to glory. Be careful, because Torghast may quickly become a tower of terror.