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Pokemon Twilight Wings final episode release date revealed

Published: 25/Jul/2020 0:59

by Brent Koepp


On July 24, The Pokemon Company announced the end of Sword & Shield anime Twilight Wings. The YouTube spin-off series’ final episode is airing later than originally anticipated due to global events.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The latest title in the long-running Nintendo series introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

To coincide with the RPG, the Twilight Wings anime was launched to give fans a deeper look at the Gen VIII title’s new lore. However, the YouTube series is coming to an end in August.

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The Pokemon Sword & Shield limited series is finally coming to an end.

Pokemon Twilight Wings final episode release date

Twilight Wings made its debut in January on The Pokemon Company YouTube channel. The limited series was animated by Studio Colorido, and followed the lives of important characters from Sword & Shield.

However on July 24, the official Twitter account revealed the final release date for the series. “It’s all come down to this. Dreams, realities, and challenges collide in Pokemon Twilight Wings, a seven-episode limited anime series,” it tweeted.

The final episode and conclusion to the story will release on August 6. The series was originally supposed to come to an end months ago, but production was delayed in May due to world events.

Those wanting to catch up in time can watch episodes one through six on the Pokemon YouTube channel which we have embedded below. While each story is rather short, the animation gives fans a more in depth look at the Galar region and its inhabitants.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield is already on track to becoming the third best-selling title in the entire Nintendo franchise. Proof that people can’t get enough of the addicting ‘Catch ‘Em’ All’ mechanics.

Players in love with the game are in luck as it’s getting expanded in a big way with the second DLC The Crown Tundra dropping sometime this Fall. The addon will bring new legendary monsters to the region.


How to catch Dragonite easily in Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:56

by Brent Koepp


One of the most popular Pokemon of all time, Dragonite, can now be caught in Sword & Shield. The lovable orange dragon was added to the RPG in its second DLC, The Crown Tundra. Here is how you can catch the majestic beast fast. 

In a first for the franchise, Game Freak opted out of a third game for its eighth generation release, Sword & Shield, in favor of an Expansion Pass. And on October 22, the Nintendo Switch title got its second DLC, The Crown Tundra.

The massive update brought a host of past gen favorites to Galar, including the beloved ‘mon Dragonite. The majestic beast has an incredibly low spawn rate, however a new method will have you catching it in literally no time at all.

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Dragonite can now be caught in Sword & Shield.

How to catch Dragonite quickly in Pokemon Crown Tundra

Introduced in 1996, Dragonite has been one of the most beloved Pokemon for decades. According to its Pokedex entry, the creature is “kindhearted, and if it spots a drowning person or Pokémon, Dragonite simply must help them.”

While not a Legendary, the character is a fan favorite. Unfortunately for Sword & Shield owners, it also has one of the lowest spawn rates in the Crown Tundra DLC, with its lower evolutions having a 5% chance of showing up.

Thankfully, a method has been discovered that forces the monster to spawn. We will cover the steps below on how to find the Dragon-type, and it’ll have you adding it to your team in the quickest way possible.

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Dragonite can easily be found at Ballimere Lake near the Dyna Tree.

Steps to quickly catching Dragonite

  • Step 1: Hit the Home button on your Switch, and go to System Settings. Next, scroll down to the very bottom and click System. Go to Date and Time and set Synchronize Clock via Internet to OFF. Lastly, set your date to September 3, 2020.
  • Step 2: Fast travel to the Dyna Tree location. If step 1 was performed correctly, it should be thunderstorm weather. After spawning in front of the tree, immediately take a right, then a second right looping backwards. Cut across the grass and take the ramp down to the lower level.
  • Step 3: Due to the thunder, Dragonite will spawn in this location. You will see the lovable orange dragon walking around the overworld. Save your game first, then run into it and engage in a battle.
  • Step 4: We recommend using a Pokemon with False Swipe, or a sleep move. Using an Ultra Ball or higher will increase your odds. Should you accidentally knock it out or run out of items, reload your save and the monster will be in the exact same spot.
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Dragonite walks around the overworld only during thunderstorms.

Dragonite in Pokemon Max Raid dens

Another method to securing Dragonite is through Max Raid dens. According to popular Pokemon outlet Serebii, there are five raid dens that the monster shows up in.

Based on tests we ran though, the weather method at Ballimere Lake is infinitely faster. However, those that want to catch the character this way can do so at the locations below.

  • Giant’s Bed
  • Path to the Peak
  • Frigid Sea
  • Three-Point Pass
  • Ballimere Lake
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The Dragon can also be found in Raid dens.

There are two other methods to get the orange Dragon, and that is either capturing its lower evolution Dratini in Dynamax Adventures, or finding it at Ballimere Lake at a 5% spawn rate. However the thunderstorm method is almost instant.

The Crown Tundra has given Sword & Shield players hours of new gameplay with the host of Legendaries and new monsters they can catch. Thankfully, Dragonite is fairly easy to secure.