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Pokemon Sword & Shield player reveals Digging Duo item odds

Published: 4/Apr/2020 1:26

by Brent Koepp

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A dedicated Pokemon player spent an insane amount of Watts in Sword & Shield to figure out the item odds of the Digging Duo brothers. The helpful breakdown will give you a better idea of what your chances are at obtaining their goods.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The latest title had players exploring the Galar region where they were introduced to new features like Max Raids and the Wild Area.

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However a curious trainer wanted to know what the exact odds were for Digging Duo items and decided to spend a jaw-dropping amount of currency to find out for the rest of us.

Digging Duo item odds

One of the highlight features of SW&SH is the Wild Area – an open section of the map where players can freely explore nature and encounter Pokemon and join Raids. While trainers are traveling across the land, they can also run into NPCs like the Digging Duo brothers.

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The siblings are located next to the Pokemon nursery, and will dig up the local hillside to obtain items. The cost, however, is 500 Watts – a currency which you get from investigating the Dens in the Wild Area and participating in Raids. The two characters are called the “Skill” and “Stamina” brothers.

Dedicated Reddit user ‘zomglookup‘ spent over 581,500 Watts on the Skill brother and charted their item drop rate to give us an idea of how rare items really are.

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Reddit user ‘zomglookup’ made a useful chart for Digging Duo item odds.

The Redditor used an absurd amount of money to get a good spread for the percentage of the drops. In their post on r/PokemonSwordAndShield, they gave a further break down of their process.

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“Watts Spent: 581,500, Total Runs: 1,163. Total Items: 3,136. Average 2.70 Items/Run,” they revealed.

To get to the Digging Duo, use an air taxi to Bridge Field. Once landed, head directly to Pokemon Nursery and the siblings will be near the mountain next to it.

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The Digging Duo is located in the Bridge Field location in the Wild Area.

The helpful guide will give players a better idea of how much money they have to spend to get the item they are looking for. While not everyone has over 500k Watts to spend, at least one trainer was willing to find out for the rest of the community.

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Despite releasing last year, Sword & Shield continues to be a hit with Pokemon fans. The successful title is getting its first expansion pass The Isle of Armor in June.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.