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Pokemon Sword & Shield trick gives Isle of Armor players infinite money

Published: 29/Aug/2020 21:48 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 23:44

by Brent Koepp


A trick has been found in Pokemon Sword & Shield that lets players earn money insanely quick. Trainers short on funds will no longer have to worry about finances in the Galar region with this Isle of Armor method. 

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch release introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

While the RPG has already been out for months, some Trainers may still be struggling to afford their favorite attire or items. Here is how you can make infinite cash quick in the Gen VIII title.

pokemon isle of armor dojo
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Pokemon Sword & Shield players can make infinite money quick in Isle of Armor.

Quickest way to get infinite money in Pokemon Sword & Shield

There is many things to buy in the Gen VIII title, from a wide range of clothing items, to vitamins for competitive training. Galar has quite few ways to spend money.

Fans still making their way through the main game may find their wallets a little light. Owners of the Isle of Armor DLC now have a new way to earn cash fast.

In the June expansion, players are whisked away to a dojo run by Master Mustard. There’s a feature in the gym that can make you rich quick. Note: You must complete the second dojo trial to unlock the Cram-O-Matic device first. Here are the easy steps to making infinite money:

Step 1: Buy Cheri Berries at the Isle of Armor dojo

pokemon isle of armor cherry seller

Fly to the Isle of Armor Dojo spawn point. There you will find the Berry Grocer outside. Talk to her and buy the max amount of Cheri Berries. We recommend you have at least 80k to buy 999 of the item to get the most out of this method.

Step 2: Use the Cram-O-Matic in the dojo

pokemon inventory

Enter the Dojo, and immediately go to the far right room where Master Mustard is located. You’ll see the Cram-O-Matic device that is shaped like a blue bird. Go up to it and click “Combine,” give it four Cheri Berries, and hit “Yes.”

Step 3: Collect the Heat Crash TM, and repeat the process

pokemon cram-o-matic

The machine will spit out the TR Heat Crash after combining the four berries. The move sells for $3,000 a pop. Repeat the same process by spamming the A button. It should default back to the Cheri Berry, so all you have to do is stand in front of the device and keep tapping A without even looking. Put on your favorite Netflix show, and press A for 30 minutes. You will then have an insane amount of Heat Crash TMs to cash in.

Step 4: Sell your TMs at the train station shop

pokemon TM screen

Sell your TMs. We recommend going to the train station on the Isle of Armor,as it is the nearest seller. We were able to make $120k in just under eight minutes using this method. Remember to stock back up on Cherri Berries after you run out.

There are many tricks for getting cash in Sword & Shield – previously the G-Max Meowth method was the most popular. However after several tests with the Cram-O-Matic, we have found this to be the quickest and most efficient way. As mentioned earlier, you can literally watch a movie or TV show while tapping the A button.

While many players have already beaten the Gen VIII title, it never hurts to build up your finances. After all, The Crown Tundra expansion drops this Fall and will bring a flurry of new items and clothes. Competitive trainers can also use the currency to buy vitamins to boost their monsters EVs, which can become quite expensive.


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
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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.

Calyrex Glastrier
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.