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The fastest ways to level up Kubfu in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 18/Jun/2020 12:19

by James Busby


The Isle of Armor expansion is absolutely brimming with Pokemon for trainers to battle and catch, with Kubfu being the latest addition to Game Freak’s ever-growing roster. You’ll need to level up this new critter in order to beat the game, so let’s take a look at how to do just that.

In order to take on Isle of Armor’s tower trial, you’ll need to spend some time honing your skills. Kubfu is the latest legendary Pokemon to join the fight and while it may look deceptively cute, this brawl-loving bear packs an almighty punch. 

Trainers will need to work together with their new Pokemon if they wish to beat expansion’s main story and evolve Kubfu into its final form, Urshifu. Taking down the five opponents that await you in either the Tower of Waters or Tower of Darkness is anything but easy, so you’ll need to level up the ‘mon to at least level 70 before you begin your ascent. Here are some of the fastest ways you can do it!

Take part in Max Raid Battles

Pokemon/NintendoMax Raid Battles drop lots of EXP items you can use.

Not only do Max Raid Battles allow you to net yourself some neat Pokemon, they also allow you to soak up a lot of experience. To enter a Max Raid Battle, simply head over to a Den (glowing red rock) in the Wild Area, click A and take on the monster inside. 

Upon completing a Max Raid Battle, you’ll be given a bunch of EXP Candies and Rare Candies that you can use to instantly level up Kubfu. The size of EXP Candies range from extra small (XS) to extra large (XL), so be sure to give all of these sweet treats to your newly acquired companion. 

Poke Job exploit

Pokemon/NintendoThis exploit will get your Kubfu to level 70 in no time.

This method may not be for everyone, but it is arguably the most efficient way to level up your Pokemon. You can spend Watts at the Isle of Armor Dojo to unlock the Rotomi Information Service, but if you don’t have enough, then simply locate another PC and select any 10-star Poke Job.

The 10-star Poke Jobs will net you the most experience and can even allow up to 30 Pokemon to join. Once you’ve sent Kubfu and any other party members off on their job, you’ll need to find a Max Raid Den. 

The Fields of Honor will invariably have an active raid, so simply head over to it and begin searching for participants. While the game is searching for players to join the raid, press the Switch’s Home button and make your way over to the System Settings menu (bottom right). 

Scroll all the way down and hit the System option to display the Date and Time menu. From here, you’ll want to advance the current day by one. Hit the Home Menu once again to head back into the game and quickly cancel the Max Raid search. 

Head back over to the Dojo or nearest PC and boot up the Poke Jobs menu. If done correctly, you should notice that your Pokemon have successfully finished their job. Not only does this trick take very little time, it also allows you to net huge amounts of experience for a wide variety of Pokemon. If you follow the steps above, Kubfu will reach level 70 in no time. 

Fight Pokemon in the Wild Area

Pokemon/NintendoIt might not be the quickest way, but it’s the most relaxing.

If neither of the above options appeal to you or you just wish to take your time with Kubfu’s training, then consider battling any Pokemon you encounter in the Wild Area. This method may be slower, but it does allow you to fill out your Poke Dex and add to your Pokemon collection. 

The expansion’s story is incredibly short (3-4 hours), so there really is no point rushing to the end if you don’t want to. After all, the series has always been about exploration and adding new companions to your roster. 

So, there you have it! Now you know some of the fastest ways to level up Kubfu, so get out there and begin training. 


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.