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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 find and catch Regigigas in the Crown Tundra

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:20

by Nate Searl


Regigigas makes its return to the Pokemon franchise in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion, The Crown Tundra. Here’s how you can find and capture the Legendary Pokemon. 

Regigigas has made an appearance in every Pokemon generation since its release in gen 4. It returns once again in generation eight in The Crown Tundra expansion in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Getting him isn’t easy though, and you will need a way to get both Regieleki and Regidrago. Here’s how to do it.

Get all five Regi-Pokemon and find Regigigas’ den

Before you can encounter Regigigas, you need to get all of the Regi-Pokemon. You can find all of them regardless of whether you own Sword or Shield, but you can’t get both Regieleki and Regidrago in one game. You have to choose between them, so you will need to trade for the one you don’t get. Here’s where to find all of Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Regieleki and Regidrago.

Once you have all the Regi-Pokemon, you need to put them in your party and find a specific max raid den in the Giant’s Bed. The best way to get there is to take the flying taxi to the Watt Trader at the bottom of the Snowslide Slope and then head south into the Giant’s Bed.

Regigigas Pokemon The Crown Tundra
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Regigigas Raid Den

The max raid den will have four rocks surrounding it and it will be on a grassless spot. When you interact with the den with the five Regi-Pokemon in your party, it will light up. Make sure to save here in case something goes wrong and then interact with the den to face Regigigas.

Beating and catching Regigigas

Regigigas will be Dynamaxed but don’t worry, it’s not that strong. It’s a Normal-type Pokemon, so Fighting-type moves are your best bet for taking it down quickly. Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus are also great picks to take it down quickly with their special moves that deal double damage to Dynamax Pokemon.

When you defeat it, you will get a chance to throw a Pokeball at it. Don’t worry, whichever ball you throw will catch it, so don’t waste a Masterball on it. It can also be shiny, so if you want the shiny version, be sure to keep resetting your game until you get it.