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Ridiculous Pokemon Sword & Shield glitch makes Snorlax fly across Galar

Published: 29/Dec/2020 21:28 Updated: 29/Dec/2020 21:31

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon community was left in tears of laughter after a randomized run mod for Sword & Shield turned Snorlax into a Flying-type monster instead.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. While many have beaten the game since its debut last year, some players have turned towards mods to spice up the RPG.

However, one Trainer’s “randomize” run of the Nintendo Switch title was brought to a halt when a giant Snorlax came barreling through the sky at them as a Flying-type ‘mon. The viral clip has left many fans in stitches.

Screenshot from Pokemon Sword & Shield with flying Snorlax.
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A viral clip shows the giant Pokemon flying through the air in Sword & Shield.

Pokemon player encounters flying Snorlax in Sword & Shield

For years, players have used mods to help make Pokemon games a little more interesting. “Randomize” runs, for instance, will literally randomize every single monster or Trainer encounter in the game.

For one Gen 8 fan, their playthrough took a bizarre turn when their mod interrupted a Sword & Shield scene by swapping out a flying Eldegoss with a Snorlax.

First posted on December 27 by Twitter user ‘octozeppelin’, the viral clip shows the large monster flying through the sky across the bridge leading into the seaside town of Hulbury.

Players familiar with the iconic moment in the RPG were left in tears of laughter. The user made a follow-up video after one fan asked what the fate was of the flying Snorlax. “I have bad news for you : (” the user replied before attaching a second clip.

Octozeppelin went on to reveal the program they used which led to the moment. “It’s because of a randomizer hack called Rainbow Shield! Every Pokémon in the world is randomized, so I’ve seen a lot of really funny things in the sky that don’t usually belong there,” they said.

While the randomization of the mod could have replaced the flying Eldegoss with any of the 400 Pokemon in the Switch title, the notoriously sleepy giant ‘mon somehow makes the moment all the more hilarious.

Call of Duty

NICKMERCS creates powerful FFAR Warzone loadout after Cold War nerfs

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:29

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has got an interesting FFAR loadout for Call of Duty Warzone following the recent nerfs to the DMR and other weapons. 

The meta in Warzone is constantly evolving as Call of Duty fans try and get a leg up on their opposition in any way shape or form. 

Since the launch of Black Ops Cold War, it’s been all about the DMR, Diamatti’s, and MAC-10, but recent nerfs have got players searching for different choices. Some have gone back to the Modern Warfare weapons – the M4, AMAX, and Kilo-141, for example – while others have tried to find answers in Cold War.

The FFAR, which resembles the FAMAS from years past, has been the answer for some. It’s even got NICKMERCS trying it out and dropping a pretty nice loadout.

Black Ops Cold War FFAR 1
Activision / Treyarch
The FFAR has become of the best guns in Warzone.

The FaZe Clan member unveiled the loadout he’s been using in his January 16 video, noting that, even though its an assault rifle, it might make some of the SMGs obsolete. 

“However, I do think this FFAR could replace a lot of the SMGs,” Nick said. “I think the overall kit is a pretty good kit, and if you want to have some fun, this is a great class to do that.”

The accuracy does take a slight knock in Nick’s setup, however, the FFAR does get a nice little boost to both the range and mobility. It’s not exactly going to be a sniper or a KAR, but for what it is, it’s certainly nice and up there with some of the best weapons around right now. 

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.2” Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammo: Salvo 50 round fast mag
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The YouTuber does note, though, that it’s probably not going to be a class you see streamers running in tournaments. But, for a bit of fun and racking up kills, it’s certainly a nice change of pace. 

Plus, when the time comes and Raven rolls out a few more nerfs, everyone will be searching for the next best thing, and the FFAR should be up there. So, you may as well get used to it, if you’re not already.