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Shiny Slowpoke & Meltan coming to Pokemon Go in HOME event

Published: 16/Nov/2020 19:43

by Paul Cot


It may have taken longer than expected but you can finally transfer ‘mons from Pokemon Go to Pokemon HOME. Now, Niantic are throwing a special event to celebrate.

The event begins on Tuesday, November 17, 8am and concludes Monday, November 23, 10pm, all in your local time. There is plenty to look forward to, so let’s delve right in.

Wild spawns

As is the case with many Pokemon Go events certain species will appear more frequently in the wild and this one is no different. The following will spawning more often

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Zubat
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Slowpoke
  • Magnemite
  • Ditto
  • Porygon
  • Hoothoot
  • Remoraid
  • Whismur
  • Lileep
  • Anorith
  • Cottonee
  • Foongus
Pokemon Go HOME Event
Pokemon Company
Pokemon HOME’s compatibility with Pokemon Go finally came at the beginning of November…

Egg hatches and Raids

The same can be said for the Pokemon Go egg hatch pool. This will also change for the Pokemon HOME event and the following will be hatching from 5km eggs:

  • Nidoran F
  • Nidoran M
  • Slowpoke
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Lileep
  • Anorith

Additionally, the Raid pool will be switched up too. We’ll have to wait and see what the entirety of the Raid pool looks like but the following species have been confirmed:

  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Slowpoke
  • Magnemite
  • Shinx
  • Timburr
  • Klink
  • Cobalion
  • Terrakion
  • Virizion

The Swords of Justice will be appearing in five-star raids throughout the event concurrently. There is no mention of their Shiny forms but given they have been available previously there is no reason why they won’t be for the Pokemon HOME event.

Slowpoke will be appearing in the wild, in eggs and Raid Battles, and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to find it in its Shiny form as well. The Pokemon Go blog doesn’t state whether it’s limited to any particular method of capture but presumably its Shiny will be available in all of the above.

That’s in addition to event-exclusive Field Research tasks where Slowpoke can be encountered. Those tasks will also contain Pidgeot Mega Energy, Poke Balls, Berries, and Gible encounters.

Slowpoke Shiny Pokemon Go
This is the first time Shiny Slowpoke has been seen in Pokemon Go…

Shiny Meltan

A lot of you will be interested in how to get Shiny Meltan and it doesn’t look like Niantic is going to make it easy. To have a chance of finding Shiny Meltan you’ll need to activate the Mystery Box during the event.

This is how you encounter Meltan already, so Niantic have simply enabled a chance of finding its Shiny through the existing capture method. It has been confirmed they won’t be available following the event – at least until its Shiny is featured again.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies crafting table: everything you can make

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:39 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 19:18

by Tanner Pierce


Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode includes a number of different additions and changes but one of the biggest is the upgrades that have been made to the crafting system, which is now more refined than previous titles. Here’s what you need to know.

With Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch has overhauled the Zombies experience to include a slew of new features, as well as a seemingly brand new storyline. The mode is very different when it comes to its previous entries, while still keeping the same spirit and concepts that fans have loved for years now.

One of the bigger changes to the mode, beyond the exfil function, is the game’s new crafting table feature, which allows players to make everything from grenades and equipment to scorestreaks. Here’s how it works.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Crafting Table

The crafting table allows players to get equipment and scorestreaks using salvage.

While crafting tables have appeared in previous Zombies entries in one way, shape, or form, this overhaul in Black Ops Cold War completely changes up how it’s used.

Instead of players having to roam around the map, searching for specific parts, and then returning to the table to build the item, players now collect salvage and random parts from Zombies when they’re killed. The more salvage you have, the better items you’ll be able to build.

For example, 50 pieces of salvage will get you allow you to build a bow, while 250 will get you in control of a Chopper Gunner.

What items are available in the Crafting Table?

Better items, like the Chopper Gunner, will cost more salvage.

Right now, there seem to be four Tactical items, five Lethal items, and five support items (scorestreaks). Each item can help you in a different way in-game and most are based on items featured in the base Multiplayer mode.

The only exception to that rule is the Monkey Bomb, which obviously returns from previous Treyarch Zombies titles.

  • Tactical
    • Stim shot
    • Stun grenade
    • Decoy grenade
    • Cymbal Monkey (Monkey Bomb)
  • Lethal
    • Tomahawk
    • Frag grenade
    • Semtex grenade
    • Molotov
    • C4
  • Support
    • Combat Bow
    • Sentry Gun
    • War Machine
    • Self-Revive
    • Chopper Gunner

Crafting Table locations in Die Maschine

While Crafting Tables don’t require anything to unlock, they seem to be few and far between on Die Maschine. There’s one in the main spawn room, allowing players quick access to a table in the early game, another table is right outside the underground facility’s automated doors, while a third is located in the particle accelerator room itself.

This means that if players want to build some equipment, they’ll have to make their way to those three stations. There could be more around the map but right now, those seem to be the only options for players.

Here’s hoping that subsequent maps have more tables and that more items get added to each crafting station.