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Pokemon trainer gets ultimate egg hatch as square shiny appears

Published: 27/Jan/2020 16:33

by David Purcell

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Hunting for shiny Pokemon in Sword and Shield can be difficult enough, with the chances of finding one extremely slim, although one trainer was absolutely delighted to see a square shiny appear right from a hatched egg. 

The popular video game series has included shiny Pokemon for years. They look similar to their standard forms but with color tweaks to set them apart, and they’re particularly hard to encounter in the wild.

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Players could be searching around areas of the Galar Region for hours on end without even a sniff of a shiny, which makes things all the more special when one surprisingly pops up out of nowhere.

Shiny Ponyta
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Here’s just one example of a shiny Pokemon. Ponyta, in normal form, wouldn’t feature any blue.

Fans of Pokemon can often be seen sharing some of their gameplay footage on the Sword and Shield subreddit, including discoveries, issues and tips to learn from, but on January 26 it was all about congratulating one player on their latest egg hatch.

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Reddit user Pulse_Of_Me showed other members of the community something that they certainly won’t see every day in their games, as they had a square shiny Pokemon emerge from one of their eggs on Pokemon Sword.

What makes square shinies so special, though, is that when they appear you see a flurry of squares appear on the screen. Along with the video of the super rare hatch, which turned out to be Duskull, they posted: “A square shiny egg, we did it!”

A Square Shiny egg, we did it! from PokemonSwordShield


Not everybody will catch one of these super rare Pokemon easily, but there are some particular shiny hunting methods that can increase your chances of encountering one in the wild.

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As for the probability of having one come right from an egg, it’s difficult to calculate the chances of getting one down that route. Players, though, will know that it doesn’t happen all that often.

Good luck in your search for shinies, trainers! Let us know if you find one by tweeting us @PokemonSwordNS.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.