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Pokemon Sword & Shield player shows what Galarian Lugia could look like

Published: 19/Jul/2020 0:59 Updated: 20/Jul/2020 12:36

by Brent Koepp


A talented artist has brought popular Gen II Pokemon Lugia to Sword & Shield. The fan’s incredible creation has given the Legendary monster an incredible Galarian form.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The latest mainline title in the long-running RPG franchise had fans exploring the Galar region for the first time, and introduced new mechanics such as Dynamaxing and Raids.

This Fall, the Gen VIII release will also get its second DLC ‘The Crown Tundra’, which will add 119 new and returning monsters to the game – reportedly including Lugia through the co-op mode. One player has shared a glimpse into what the Legendary character could look like in Galarian form.

lugia pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Lugia first appeared in Gen II.

Pokemon fan imagines Galarian Lugia

The Legendary bird first made its debut in Generation II’s Gold & Silver, and has been a fan favorite for years. The Psychic/Flying-type even starred in the theatrical release Pokemon The Movie 2000.

Unfortunately, the monster was left out of Sword & Shield. While the character is reportedly being added to the Gen VIII title this Fall, skilled fan ‘EliteRobo‘ has brought it to the Galar region early.

The artist posted their incredible concept on July 18. Not only could the creation pass off for being official, it does a really good job imagining what a Galarian version of Lugia could look like.

[Pokemon Edit] Galarian Lugia (OC) from PokemonSwordAndShield

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, EliteRobo also provided their epic Shiny take on the character, which fans pointed out looks like Shadow Lugia from the GameCube release XD: Gale of Darkness.

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The artist also created a Shiny version of Galarian Lugia.

Despite only releasing in November, Sword & Shield is already on track to become the third fastest-selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that the series’ addicting ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All’ design has never been more popular.

While the Gold & Silver character has been rumored to be included in The Crown Tundra, only time will tell if the beloved Legendary will fly again on the Nintendo Switch.


How to get Calyrex and Glastrier/Spectrier in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 23/Oct/2020 9:35

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s the Crown Tundra DLC is finally available which means trainers can get their hands on the region’s featured Legendary Pokemon, Calyrex.

Calyrex ruled all of Galar throughout ancient times, so it’s safe to say the King Pokemon will be a fantastic addition to your Pokedex. It may not appear strong at just 1.1 meters tall and 7.7kg in weight but it is highly intelligent.

In fact, it is so clever that it’s said to see every past, present, and future event. Let’s break down how to encounter Calyrex in the Crown Tundra.

Calyrex Shiny Lock
Pokemon Company
Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

Calyrex location

Finding The King Pokemon is a several step process. Firstly, you’ll need to get to the point of the Crown Tundra story where you obtain the Legendary Clues in Peony’s house. This is located in Freezington.

From there pick up the Wooden Crown which can be found in his living room. By sheer coincidence (or not), there is a statue just outside where the aforementioned Crown fits like a glove. This is a statue of Calyrex (without its crown) sitting on what is either Glastrier or Spectrier. Put the crown on this statue.

This will cause Calyrex to appear which will result in a battle. The dual grass and psychic-type is relatively easy to defeat.

Following this, it will want you to interact with various NPCs in Freezington to find out whether members of the community remember it for its plentiful harvest.

Calyrex will share more about its history telling you about its loyal steed – Glastrier or Spectrier (more on that below). As part of the story, you’re required to buy some Carrot Seeds.

Again, coincidentally, a NPC is selling them right by the previous NPCs. This will cost 8 Dynite Ore.

To have this amount you will have needed to have successfully won your first Dynamax Adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll need to go back and do so.

Calyrex will then want you to choose between two locations to grow the carrots. One of them is a plot of land by gravestones and the other is in a field of “pristine snow”.

Glastrier and Spectrier

This is where the other Legendary Pokemon from the Crown Tundra come into play. Spectrier and Glastrier are Horse Pokemon with different typings.

The former is a ghost-type while the latter is ice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise Calyrex summons Spectrier when you plant the Carrot Seeds by the gravestones and Glastrier when planted by the pristine snow.

Whichever one you choose will result in you battling it back in Freezington. When you defeat it, you will obtain a tuft of Mane Hair.

This will then be used to construct the Reins of Unity. To do that you’ll need to talk to Calyrex (again) – at this point, you’re getting to know each other well – and it will give you the Radiant Petal. Take both of these to the Mayor’s House and Peony will give you the Reins of Unity.

Now you can make your way to the Crown Shrine which is located at the top of the Crown Tundra. Calyrex will be waiting for you.

Place the Carrot in the Shrine and either Spectrier or Glastrier will come for it. Calyrex will take this opportunity to jump on it. After seemingly taming it, the two fuse together to create the Shadow Rider or Ice Rider fusion forms.

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Calyrex fuses with Glastrier/Spectrier when it jumps on it and tames it…

Reins of Unity

Now Calyrex’s fusion form is waiting for you to battle it (and capture). Although you can battle it as many times as you want, it’s probably wise to save it beforehand to avoid having to get all the way back up to the Crown Shrine.

It can be difficult to capture, so make sure you have a relatively strong team and a lot of PokeBalls. Unfortunately, Calyrex is one of the few Pokemon that are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra, so don’t waste your time soft resetting, a Shiny isn’t going to happen!

When you do capture Calyrex’s in its Shadow or Ice Rider form, you can actually use the Reins of Unity to separate the two Pokemon. This results in two Pokedex entries!

For those asking whether you can catch both Glastrier and Spectrier, no you can’t, at least not on the same save file. The process of capturing Calyrex sounds long-winded, but it’s actually pretty simple and is naturally achieved by going through the story.