Pokemon Sword & Shield players make horrifying G-Max Garbodor discovery

Published: 17/Apr/2020 20:35 Updated: 18/Apr/2020 2:19

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon community was reeling after they made a terrifying discovery about Sword & Shield’s Gigantamax Garbodor. The hilariously disturbing truth about the garbage monster will leave your stomach churning.

Sword & Shield made its debut in November 2019, and brought the long-running Pokemon franchise into its eighth generation. The latest release introduced players to new additions such as the Wild Area and Raids.

However, players discovered that the game’s Gigantamax feature – which turns creatures into super-sized forms – had a disturbingly creepy detail for the poison type Garbodor. The fifth gen monster will truly consume anything.

G-Max Garbodor’s terrifying detail

Garbodor was first introduced in the 2010 release Black & White. The Poison-type literally looks like a pile of garbage, as various objects are stuck in its mushy body.

As you can imagine then, its appearance is a sight to be seen in Sword & Shield when it’s in Gigantamax form. However, a player made a much more sinister discovery.

Redditor ‘that_nasty_dumptruck’ made the post on April 16 and observed, “Umm there’s a dead Magikarp in G-max Garbodor?” and included a screenshot of a fish tail sticking out of its body.

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The user appears to be right, as it is indeed Magikarp’s tail. Although even more disturbing is the fact that the rest of the body is just bones – you can use your imagination to figure out what happened.  The post blew up on Reddit, and at the time of writing has over 5.1k upvotes.

The image sparked a discussion among trainers such as ‘EzequielGI’ who exclaimed, “Damn, that G-Max form went from weird to dark.” As if the discovery wasn’t horrifying enough, another user pointed out, “Do you ever think what the curry ingredients are made of?”

Reddit users were creeped out by the poster’s horrific discovery.

The implications are nightmare fuel seeing as the monster’s diet consists of the garbage. Do humans in the franchise eat Pokemon? The Poison-type has a whole host of objects it’s picked up along the way – and even has a Master Ball lodged into the side of its back.

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The G-Max version of Garbodor even has a Master Ball stuck to it.

Ever since players were introduced to the Galar region in Sword & Shield, the community has been making interesting discoveries about the game’s lore – such as a potential solution to the Turffield glyph mystery.

However, while this latest discovery is creepy to say the least, consider that Garbodor eats the trash that people throw out. Which means it’s totally possible that beloved fish was the leftover ingredients for the game’s curry dishes. Now that is truly disturbing…


How to beat Kyogre in Pokemon Go: strategy & best counters

Published: 20/Jan/2021 0:59

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Go is kicking off the new year by celebrating the Hoenn region in January. This month players will revisit Ruby & Sapphire to take on Kyogre. Here is how to beat the Gen III Legendary in no time.

Niantic is dedicating the start of 2021 to all previous Generations, leading up to Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. In January, Go players will be able to face off against Ruby & Sapphire’s Legendary Kyogre.

The Legendary whale offers up a serious challenge, but can be taken down fairly easily with the right counters. We will go over the best way to take down the mighty beast.

Pokemon Kyogre, and Groudon in Go Hoenn Celebration.
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Gen III Legendaries will be featured in Raids during the Hoenn celebration.

How to defeat Kyogre in Pokemon Go

First introduced in Gen III’s Ruby & Sapphire, Kyogre has been a fan-favorite of Water-type Trainers for over the last decade. The primordial whale is both epic in size, and powerful in its attacks.

While intimidating for sure, the weather trio beast also has some major weaknesses that players can exploit rather easily with the right team of Pokemon.

Players will want to heavily focus on both Electric and Grass types to bring the ‘mon down. Below we will go over the best team and counters to achieve victory.

Screenshot of Legendary Zekrom in Pokemon anime.
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The Gen V Legendary is one of the best counters to Kyogre.

Best counters for Kyogre in Pokemon Go

  • Zekrom: The Black & White Legendary is a perfect counter to the Kyogre as its strong Electric moves will melt away the beast’s health. We recommend using Charge Beam and Wild Charge attacks.
  • Tangrowth: The Gen IV evolution is a perfect choice to leverage the Hoenn ‘mon’s Grass weakness. Vine Whip and Power Whip will quickly chip away the monster’s health.
  • Electivire: A favorite from Diamond & Pearl, the Electabuzz evolution packs a mean punch with Thundershock and Wild Charge attack combo.
  • Zapdos: A part of the Gen I bird trio, Zapdos is another great choice to take down Kyogre. Both Thundershock and Thunderbolt.

While there are a wide variety of Grass and Electric monsters we can use, not everyone has a powerful elite team of ‘mon, especially newcomers to the game. Below we will go over some lower-entry picks that can still pack a punch.

Screenshot of Gen 3 starter evolution Sceptile in Pokemon anime.
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Sceptile and other budget Grass and Electric Pokemon can also bring the whale down.
  • Roserade: Introduced in Diamond & Pearl, the Grass type is a solid budget level counter for the whale. We recommend using Razor Leaf and Solar Beam.
  • Jolteon: One of the most popular Eeveelutions of all time, the Electric type is easy to obtain in Go and powerful. Both Thundershock Thunderbolt will hit the Water Legendary hard.
  • Sceptile: The Gen III starter evolution has strong Grass moves that take advantage of Kyogre’s second stat weakness. Both Bullet Seed and Leaf Blade make for a deadly combination.
  • Luxray: The adorable Electric Lion is another entry level encounter that help you bring down the beast. Use Spark and Wild Charge.

For veteran players, Shadow versions of Raikou and Electivire are technically the absolute best and quickest way to defeat Kyogre. However, these rare ‘mon had to have been acquired in the past.

Ultimately, teaming up with a group of players who have Electric and Grass type Pokemon will bring down the weather trio Legendary. Use moves suggested above and feel free to mix and match with other characters.