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Shadow Mewtwo is coming to Pokemon Go for ALL trainers

Published: 9/Oct/2020 13:41 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 14:54

by Paul Cot


Shadow Mewtwo is returning to Pokemon Go but this time it will be for all trainers!

It was previously available back in July as part the special Pokemon GO Fest 2020 event. This was only for players who purchased a ticket, though.

While this news has yet to be confirmed by Niantic officially, it does come via Pokeminers in the form of a datamine. They have an excellent reputation so it’s safe to say that unless Niantic decide to change their plans, Shadow Mewtwo is definitely in the works.

Shadow Mewtwo Anime
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Trainers will be undoubtedly excited to get their hands on Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go. Even if it’s for a second time…

It will reportedly be available in Special Research called “An Inter-egg-sting Development”. It is a six-stage Special Research where it looks like you’ll be rewarded with a Shadow Mewtwo encounter at the end.

Some rare Pokemon like Victini are only available for trainers to capture once. In the case of the Victini Special Research, trainers who already caught it previously were rewarded with 20 Victini Candy instead.

Fortunately, while not confirmed, it does look like trainers will be able to get a second Shadow Mewtwo. This is because it appears to be a Rocket battle. Also, the Candy replacement precedent has so far only been seen with Mythical Pokemon.

Why is Shadow Mewtwo so good?

As many of you will know, Shadow Pokemon have buffed attack stats, although this does come at the expense of their defense stat. Nevertheless, due to the mechanics of Pokemon Go, this makes Shadow Pokemon impervious attackers.

When you consider Mewtwo is already considered the best attacker of non-Shadow Pokemon, it’s no surprise Shadow Mewtwo is held in such high regard. This makes it fantastic for taking down Raid Battles, but not so good in the PvP format of GO Battle League.

Some trainers may be more focused on player to player competition and will therefore consider purifying. Here’s why you should reconsider purifying Shadow Mewtwo, though.

Adding +2 on each stat is certainly tempting. You should only do this if you know you won’t need it in Raid Battles. Even then, you sacrifice the rarity of a Shadow Mewtwo.

We don’t know the date the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research is coming to Pokemon Go. It probably isn’t too far away, as it has been found in the code though.


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.