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Pokemon Sword & Shield players horrified over “sick” curry ingredient

Published: 23/Sep/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield player was mortified after discovering a disturbing ingredient that can be used to make curry. The hilarious discovery will make fans think differently about Galar region cuisine.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title had Trainers exploring the Galar region, and included new mechanics such as Dynamaxing and Raids.


The RPG also introduced a new camping feature that allows players to cook curry for their ‘mons. However, one fan was left disgusted when they discovered one of the ingredients that can be used in the food is from a less-than-savory place.

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Yep, humans sometimes eat Pokemon.

Pokemon community grossed out by curry ingredient

While it’s been known since 2019 that the game’s list of curry ingredients also included a Slowpoke’s Tail, some are only now learning this fact in 2020.


Yes, you read that right – you can roast and eat a piece of Slowpoke in Sword & Shield. Reddit user ‘Cringing_Regrets’ made the discovery on September 22, and shared a screenshot of their in-game Trainer eating the food.

“I’m just gonna leave this here…” the user wrote, as they showed the Slowpoke Tail roasted and covered in curry sauce. Even more disturbing, was that their own Galarian Slowpoke was also chowing down on the body part.

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Pokemon players reacted to the post, and were shocked after learning about the curry ingredient for the first time. Those that already knew about it were disturbed that he fed the tail to his pet Slowpoke, such as user ‘justausername0985’ who exclaimed, “You are cursed.” Another fan agreed and said, “You are a sick individual but I appreciate that.”


This revelation isn’t exactly new, as the idea was originally introduced in Gen II’s Gold & Silver in 1999. Slowpoke’s tail being a delicacy has also been mentioned numerous times over the years in the manga, and was even a plot line in the anime.

Sword & Shield is the first title that actually allows the player to eat it themselves, which is kind of odd considering it was portrayed as being morally questionable in past storylines. All that said, the Gen VIII RPG states that the tails used in curry have “naturally” fallen off the creature, so it isn’t THAT bad – although still kind of creepy.


How to find & beat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact: best strategy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:56

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re not prepared, Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact can mess your day up. They’re enormous, intimidating, and shoot homing missiles at you to boot. So, how do you defeat them? We’ve got everything you need to know so you can get the upper hand on these ruthless giants.

Genshin Impact is the latest craze to sweep 2020 by storm. First, we had Fall Guys, then Among Us, and now it’s miHoYo’s free-to-play action role-playing title. Fans are transported to the realm of Teyvat where they meet a whole host of characters who they can recruit to their team via gacha mechanics using real money.


The game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its design, with players exploring its vast open-world to discover new locations, defeat enemies, find treasure, and more. One such foe you’ll encounter is the Ruin Guard – a scary-looking mechanical monster who can cause devastation if you don’t know what you’re doing. But that’s where we come in to help.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

Where to find Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

If you haven’t come across one on your travels yet, you’re lucky – they’re terrifying. It’s self-explanatory, but they can be found guarding ruins and treasure. This means if you want to get your hands on the goods, you’ve got to go through them first! Their loot can be pretty good though, so if you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth seeking them out.


The first Guard you’ll probably find yourself up against is the one at the Thousand Winds Temple in Mondstadt. The RPG’s story takes you there in the first couple of hours, so you don’t need to go out of your way to find it.

Once you’ve conquered that one, there’s another at Brightcrown Canyon – which is on the northeast coast of Cider Lake – and also one in the Stombearer Mountains. There are likely more in other regions of the world, but they’ve not been discovered yet at the time of writing.

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Amber is one of the characters you should use to defeat Ruin Guards.

How to defeat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

So, you’ve found yourself in a Guard’s path, whether that’s deliberately or not. It locks eyes with you, and starts to chase you down, sending homing missiles your way as you try and dodge the carnage… What do you do?! There’s actually a specific method to the madness, but we suggest you’re at least level 18 before taking it on.


If you look at the giant’s head, you’ll see a glowing orange eye – that’s where you want to strike. There’s also a similar area on its back as well, which is revealed when it stops to ready the explosives it sends your way. In this case, you’ll want to play as an archer character to make hitting those critical spots a lot easier.

Amber is great for this, and you get her early on in the main story campaign so there’s no worries about not having someone on hand who can wield a bow and arrow. Fischl and Venti can also be used if you’ve been lucky enough to recruit them via the Wish mechanic.

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Ruin Guards put up a fight, so make sure you’re stocked up with healing items.

Once you’ve struck the monster at its weak points enough times, it’ll fall to the ground and this is when you’ll want to switch to a melee fighter and hack away at it with your sword or claymore. It’s also a good opportunity to unleash special attacks for maximum damage.


Do this enough times, and you’ll eventually win the battle. A nearby treasure chest will unlock too, handing you some sweet items as a reward. The mechanical beast might seem intimidating, but with some patience and a good battle strategy, you’ll soon reign victorious.