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Trainer uncovers huge Wailmer mystery in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 25/Mar/2020 2:54

by David Purcell

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Galar Region is vast, with numerous stretches of different terrain and water, but there’s one thing in particular that’s got people talking. There’s something not quite right about Wailmer. 

Mysteries will always emerge in games, there’s no doubt about that, and somebody out there should probably have the answers curious players are looking for when they discover things and ask questions. However, many things do go unanswered, allowing the rumor mill to keep turning.

In the Pokemon world, Galar included, there are different ways of encountering different species. In terms of water, some of those ways include fishing, surfing, and even overworld encounters where they can be seen while walking around.

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There’s a big whale mystery in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but we don’t really have any answers.

With that being said, one of these encounter types have sparked debate in the Pokemon Sword and Shield subreddit, with many Redditors left wondering how one species ended up to be in the spawn positions in which they can be found – following a post from Aeyen_the_lobster.

Players can see fish swimming around in the water, birds floating around in the sky – that’s all fine, something you would expect to see in Pokemon. Yet, it’s difficult to explain how whales like Wailmer could possibly have found themselves confined to a small pond of water.

They posted: “Anyone else wondering how a whale ended up in a small pond that isn’t even connected to a river,” not even an ocean! The screenshot, seen below, shows one of the Pokemon appear in front of a trainer at the Wild Area, looking trapped.

anyone else wondering how a whale ended up in a small pond that isn’t even connected to a river from PokemonSwordAndShield

The striking thing about this, though, is that the same can be said for the entire Wild Area. There are several patches of water where Wailmer can be found at the point of interest, but no word on how they got there in the first place.

One trainer did come up with a theory, though, stating in the thread: “Some shiny hunter probably released a box full of Wailmers into the pond to make room,” while another joked: “They used dive in Emerald and popped out here.” Others suggested there there might be an underwater passage players don’t know about, or perhaps they bounce over to the ponds.

Whatever the real answer is, though, it’s probably not as funny as some suggestions in the community.

Even its evolved form, Wailord, has been shrouded in mystery since Sword and Shield launched last November, after one player claimed to have seen it flying high above the map. Either that, or a blimp, but they are known for their floating abilities.

The Wild Area truly is in the dead center of the Galar Region map, too, with no possible links to offshore waters. How this Wailmer, and many others of its kind, found themselves stuck in a small pool of water really is quite the mystery.

Until we know for sure, the rumor mill will keep on turning. You can send us your theories on Twitter @PokemonSwordNS. Hopefully somebody will get to the bottom of it.

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Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event – all research tasks & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:50 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 16:53

by Daniel Megarry

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Gen 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December, and there’s a special Kalos Celebration Event to mark the occasion. Here’s how to complete the tasks and get those rewards.

Since its debut in 2016, Pokemon Go has gradually introduced species from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar regions.

Now, it’s the turn of Kalos, the region that first appeared in Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS.

To celebrate their arrival, Niantic have launched a special event that runs for a limited time and will see the likes of Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat appear more frequently in the wild to increase your chances of catching them.

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Players can now find Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie in Pokemon Go

The celebration also includes an event-exclusive timed research quest that rewards players with XP and a variety of items including Venasaur Mega Energy, Blastoise Mega Energy, and Charizard Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Kalos Event dates and times

Like all special events in Pokemon Go, the Kalos Celebration Event will only be around for a limited time. It begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10 AM local time, and runs until Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 PM local time.

This means that you’ll need to complete the timed research quest tasks before the event ends, or you’ll risk missing out on any rewards you haven’t managed to grab yet.

Kalos Event timed research tasks and rewards

The research quest consists of six steps, with rewards offered for each individual task as well as an overall reward for completing each step.

Below you’ll find the tasks and rewards for the Kalos Celebration Event timed research quest:

Kalos Celebration Event Step 1

  • Transfer five Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fletchling – 600 XP
  • Give your buddy three treats – 600 Stardust

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 2

  • Power up a Pokemon five times – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Litleo – 5 Hyper Potions
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokemon – 5 Revive

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Chespin – 30 Venasaur Mega Energy
  • Make five Nice Throws – 10 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 100 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 4

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fennekin – 30 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Make seven Nice Throws – 10 Razz Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 5

  • Catch 20 Pokemon – 15 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Froakie – 30 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Make seven Great Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 6

  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP

Rewards: 2000 XP, 1000 Stardust, and 1 Lucky Egg

Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event
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Generation 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December

Kalos Event field research tasks and rewards

There are also exclusive field research tasks for players to complete. These can be accessed from spinning PokeStops. Below you’ll find the three field research tasks and their rewards.

  • Catch three Normal-type Pokemon – Bunnelby reward
  • Catch five Flying-type Pokemon – Fletchling reward
  • Catch seven Fire-type Pokemon – Litleo reward

Remember, you’ll need to complete all of these tasks by 10 PM local time on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, if you want to bag all of those rewards. Good luck, trainers!

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go Kalos event leaks, updates, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.