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Pokémon Sword and Shield players aren't happy about new transfer requirements

Published: 11/Jun/2019 17:54

by Meg Bethany Koepp


More Pokémon Sword and Shield details were released during the Nintendo Treehouse at E3 2019, and fans aren’t too happy with the new transfer system.

Nintendo officially unveiled Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch back in February, sending the internet into complete mayhem.

A dedicated Direct and a press conference were later shown on June 5, giving fans a lot of new information on the upcoming games, as well as new titles such as the Pokémon HOME app – a new way to bring various titles together using a cloud-based service.

During the Nintendo Treehouse event at E3 2019, developers went into more detail about what the service will include for Sword and Shield, and fans aren’t happy about it.

Nintendo / Game Freak / The Pokémon CompanySword and Shield is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 15.

The transfer rules

If you wanted to be able to move any Pokémon into Sword and Shield using the HOME app, you’re in for a disappointment, since it was confirmed that only monsters in the Galar region Pokédex would be able to be transferred.

“Players will be able to transfer their Pokémon from Pokemon HOME, only if they are in the Galar region Pokédex,” Game Freak developers said during the presentation.

The full Pokédex hasn’t been released yet, meaning that the monsters that can be transferred are currently unknown. 

This isn’t completely bad news though, since older generation Pokémon should be available to transfer if they’re in the Dex.

Fans were not pleased with this recent development, and took to social media to air their concerns.

“WTF, the national dex being axed from Gen 7 was a warning sign. I knew it…” one user tweeted. “This has utterly killed my hype for this game,” another disheartened fan replied.

Even infamous fan Shofu was disappointed, simply stating, “Bro why.”

Many players wanted to use the new transfer service for competitive matches, so this news comes as a huge blow, especially since competitive fans going to be limited as to what Pokémon they can use to fight with.

Pokémon Sword and Shield – What we know

Every game in the series has a rival that’s pitted up against the main character in the bid to become Pokémon Champion. In the Galar region, players will be up against a boy named Hop, and the current Champion is his brother.

Zacian and Zamazenta are the games’ majestic legendary wolf monsters – one holds a sword in its mouth, and the other has a shield for a mane.

The new battle mechanic Dynamax lets you fight giant, more powerful versions of Pokémon, and can only be used once per battle.

The games also have a new open-world zone called The Wild Area, where monsters appear on screen in front of you, and can be battled and caught.


Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event – all research tasks & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:50 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 16:53

by Daniel Megarry


Gen 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December, and there’s a special Kalos Celebration Event to mark the occasion. Here’s how to complete the tasks and get those rewards.

Since its debut in 2016, Pokemon Go has gradually introduced species from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar regions.

Now, it’s the turn of Kalos, the region that first appeared in Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS.

To celebrate their arrival, Niantic have launched a special event that runs for a limited time and will see the likes of Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat appear more frequently in the wild to increase your chances of catching them.

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Players can now find Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie in Pokemon Go

The celebration also includes an event-exclusive timed research quest that rewards players with XP and a variety of items including Venasaur Mega Energy, Blastoise Mega Energy, and Charizard Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Kalos Event dates and times

Like all special events in Pokemon Go, the Kalos Celebration Event will only be around for a limited time. It begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10 AM local time, and runs until Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 PM local time.

This means that you’ll need to complete the timed research quest tasks before the event ends, or you’ll risk missing out on any rewards you haven’t managed to grab yet.

Kalos Event timed research tasks and rewards

The research quest consists of six steps, with rewards offered for each individual task as well as an overall reward for completing each step.

Below you’ll find the tasks and rewards for the Kalos Celebration Event timed research quest:

Kalos Celebration Event Step 1

  • Transfer five Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fletchling – 600 XP
  • Give your buddy three treats – 600 Stardust

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 2

  • Power up a Pokemon five times – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Litleo – 5 Hyper Potions
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokemon – 5 Revive

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Chespin – 30 Venasaur Mega Energy
  • Make five Nice Throws – 10 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 100 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 4

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fennekin – 30 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Make seven Nice Throws – 10 Razz Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 5

  • Catch 20 Pokemon – 15 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Froakie – 30 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Make seven Great Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 6

  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP

Rewards: 2000 XP, 1000 Stardust, and 1 Lucky Egg

Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event
Generation 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December

Kalos Event field research tasks and rewards

There are also exclusive field research tasks for players to complete. These can be accessed from spinning PokeStops. Below you’ll find the three field research tasks and their rewards.

  • Catch three Normal-type Pokemon – Bunnelby reward
  • Catch five Flying-type Pokemon – Fletchling reward
  • Catch seven Fire-type Pokemon – Litleo reward

Remember, you’ll need to complete all of these tasks by 10 PM local time on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, if you want to bag all of those rewards. Good luck, trainers!

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go Kalos event leaks, updates, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.