Pokemon

Pokemon Sword & Shield player goes viral for luckiest Shiny ever

Published: 12/Jan/2021 21:08 Updated: 12/Jan/2021 21:12

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield player went viral after getting the “luckiest” Shiny ever in Crown Tundra’s Dynamax Adventures. The odds of getting such a rare ‘mon are literally astronomical. 

Shiny Pokemon were first introduced in Gen II’s Gold & Silver in 1999. Ever since its debut, Trainers have been obsessed with catching the rare variants.

A Sword & Shield player went viral online after catching what many are calling the luckiest Shiny of all time from a Dynamax Adventures Raid in The Crown Tundra.

Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield Dynamax Adventures.
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One player got the luckiest Shiny from Dynamax Adventures ever.

Pokemon Sword & Shield player’s lucky Shiny

In October 2019, Sword & Shield got its second expansion, The Crown Tundra. The DLC includes the new Dynamax Adventures mode which allows Trainers to catch all past Gen Legendaries.

A player using the mode went viral when they showed off the “perfect” Pokemon they had caught. “I found a Shiny AND Perfect Oranguru during a Dynamax Adventure! (1 in 96100 odds!),” the fan exclaimed.

Not only was the Gen VII monster a Shiny, it also had perfectly maxed out IVs. While catching the variant in the mode has a 1 out of 100 chance with a Shiny Charm, the combination of having perfect stats is insanely rare.

I found a Shiny AND Perfect Oranguru during a Dynamax Adventure! (1 in 96100 odds!) from PokemonSwordAndShield

Putting just how crazy the odds are into perspective, the lucky player explained, “There’s actually 32 possible IVs since 0 is also a possible draw. This brings the chances of this to 1/32 for each random IV, meaning the odds of this magnificent beast is 1/102400, or a 0.00098%! Unreal!”

Screenshot of Pokemon player explaining the insane odds of their Shiny catch.

This isn’t the first time a Sword & Shield Trainer has found themselves insanely lucky in the Gen 8 RPG. In December, a player managed to hatch two Shiny Koffing back to back from eggs – which has odds of 1 out of 512!

While The Crown Tundra’s Dynamax Adventures mode has made Shiny hunting the easiest that it’s ever been, the fan’s luck of also getting perfect IV stats with 0.00098% odds is incredibly impressive, to say the least.

Overwatch

Sailor Moon x Disney crossover Overwatch skin is the perfect fit for Mercy

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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One dedicated Overwatch fan and Mercy stan has come up with an awesomely creative skin design for the hero that mixes Sailor Moon and the Disney classic Snow White all into one.

Concepts for fairytale skins have been a favorite of Overwatch players almost since the game was introduced. While there are even a few oficial ones in Overwatch now (like Red Riding Hood Ashe and Dragon Mercy), there’s no way Blizzard would be able to keep up with all the ideas floating around out there.

That hasn’t stopped the artistically talented fans among us from adding on to that pile though, and one of the best we’ve seen lately is from artist u/aerisycloud. Their creation combines not not only Disney’s Snow White, but also everyone’s favorite Guardian of Earth, Sailor Moon, into a Mercy skin that fits the hero just perfectly.

Mercy Snow White skin concept
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A skin that might even give Mercy’s pink skin a run for its money in popularity.

This skin would be one of the few that recasts Mercy as a brunette, obviously a nod to Snow White. The colors and materials are also reminiscent of the fairy tale, but the cut and boots are practically common-issue for the Sailor Scouts.

Her Cadecus Pistol and Staff, along with her wings, are now solid gold (whether this is with or without 3000 CP is unknown), which would also pass in an instant for accessories that Sailor Moon would rock.

We love seeing these kinds of skin concepts, especially ones as cool as this, but it can be easy to forget how much time and effort goes into each one. To show us how much work it took, along with the finished product, aerisycloud also posted a time-lapse of their creation – which is worth watching in its own right.

My Mercy skin idea: Snow White x Sailor Moon from Overwatch

If this skin were to be made, it’d also be neat to see a Torbjorn skin featuring him as one of the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, preferably), and a voice clip along the lines of “Moon healing… escalation!” as a nod towards the anime.

As far as actual in-game skins go, you can currently unlock the new Kyogisha Hanzo skin until January 25, and the 2021 Lunar New Year event — which brings a ton of new skins with it — should get going shortly after that wraps up.