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Poll reveals trainers’ most wanted feature in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 24/Sep/2019 19:57 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 20:07

by Paul Cot

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A poll has revealed what trainers want to see in Pokemon Sword and Shield the most.

The Twitter poll from @PokemonSwordNS on September 12 asked the question, “What feature do you most want to see in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

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The four answers were Kalos region post-game, difficulty settings, open ended storyline and other (which allowed respondents to suggest something additional).

The poll, from the 1,455 who voted, revealed trainers would like to see the Kalos region included for the much anticipated post-game content, which garnered 48% of the vote. The results are hardly surprising considering the hype a potential return to Kalos is generating in the Pokemon community.

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While there has certainly been no official confirmation about what the post-game will entail, nor any mention of Kalos itself, there are several clues that are indicating Kalos could be linked to the Galar region. You can read why it looks like the region from Pokemon X and Y will be returning in our Pokemon Sword and Shield Kalos article.

Second in the poll was an open ended storyline with 27%. This shows that beyond more content itself, with perhaps an element of nostalgia, that trainers want variation in their journey.

Mainline Pokemon games, until now at least, have had a linear storyline. Fans have been clamoring for a Pokemon adventure where their decisions affect the storyline – whether Sword and Shield will provide this remains to be seen, but at this point it doesn’t seem likely.

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Difficulty settings, whereby players can choose how hard the game is to complete, finished third with 19%. It’s a little surprising that difficulty settings have yet to be added as Game Freak need to cater for the hardcore, long-term Pokemon players through to those who are playing it for the first time.

Other answers predictably included a National Pokedex – it seems trainers are harboring resentment for its removal – and Eevee evolutions, which seem a real possibility.

Exactly what features Pokemon Sword and Shield will include, will be revealed when the game releases on November 15.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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