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Trainer uncovers huge Wailmer mystery in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 25/Mar/2020 2:54

by David Purcell


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.

Wailmer Pokemon Sword Shield
Pokemon / Nintendo
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.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.