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Trainers reporting increased shiny rates for Pokemon Go Buddy Up event

Published: 23/Apr/2020 21:30

by Paul Cot


Trainers are currently in the middle of enjoying the bonuses that the Pokemon Go Buddy Up event has to offer. In addition to these though, increased shiny rates are also being reported.

In particular Feebas shiny encounters seem to have increased. The Magikarp Gen 3 like Pokemon is one of the species that is appearing more frequently as part of the Buddy Up event.

“Is there a higher chance for shiny Feebas now? I got 2 in a day and I don’t know if I’m just really lucky or if there is a higher chance for them,” juicyvino shared on Reddit.

Feebas Pokemon Go
Feebas until the Buddy Up event was a rare spawn…

Increased shiny rate?

According to the Shiny Rates website, Feebas is indeed one of the most commonly seen shiny species. While the data they use is only listed as third party, it does use quite a sample size so it’s at least likely to be somewhat accurate.

Feebas’ shiny form is spawning 1 in 63 spawns. When you combine this a major boost in its spawns in general (previously it was a rare spawn) then it’s no wonder trainers feel like the shiny rate is as likely as it is.

Feebas isn’t the only shiny form that’s spawning nearly 2% of the time, however. Chansey, Meowth, Skarmory and Sneasel’s shinies can also be found at a similar rate. Eevee on the other hand, despite its increased spawns, is only spawning its shiny form 1 in 536 times.

Buddy Up event

The Buddy Up event is live now and finishes on Monday, April 27. Alolan Meowth, Chansey, Eevee, Feebas, Lillipup, and Joltik are all spawning in the wild more often during the period.

Meanwhile, for the first time following its appearance as a Research Breakthrough encounter, Woobat can also be found in the wild. Elsewhere, a lot of trainers will have noticed they could only catch one of Illumise or Volbeat. This is because they are region exclusives. During the event, however, both will be available to catch and in regularity – shiny forms and all!

The bonuses unsurprisingly focus on Buddy Pokemon and are as follows:

  • Buddy Pokemon will be bringing you more surprises more often! Look out for more items and Souvenirs. Your buddy might even bring you a new kind of gift!
  • The distance to earn Buddy Candy and hearts with your buddy will be halved.
  • It’ll be easier for your buddy to get excited!
  • Feed your buddy Berries and Poffins, and it’ll join you on the map for twice as long.
  • Earn twice the XP for evolving Pokemon, your buddy or otherwise!

Hopefully you weren’t one of the few trainers that managed to find a shiny Feebas before its shiny became so common!


How to find and catch Regigigas in the Crown Tundra

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:20

by Nate Searl


Regigigas makes its return to the Pokemon franchise in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion, The Crown Tundra. Here’s how you can find and capture the Legendary Pokemon. 

Regigigas has made an appearance in every Pokemon generation since its release in gen 4. It returns once again in generation eight in The Crown Tundra expansion in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Getting him isn’t easy though, and you will need a way to get both Regieleki and Regidrago. Here’s how to do it.

Get all five Regi-Pokemon and find Regigigas’ den

Before you can encounter Regigigas, you need to get all of the Regi-Pokemon. You can find all of them regardless of whether you own Sword or Shield, but you can’t get both Regieleki and Regidrago in one game. You have to choose between them, so you will need to trade for the one you don’t get. Here’s where to find all of Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Regieleki and Regidrago.

Once you have all the Regi-Pokemon, you need to put them in your party and find a specific max raid den in the Giant’s Bed. The best way to get there is to take the flying taxi to the Watt Trader at the bottom of the Snowslide Slope and then head south into the Giant’s Bed.

Regigigas Pokemon The Crown Tundra
Game Freak
Regigigas Raid Den

The max raid den will have four rocks surrounding it and it will be on a grassless spot. When you interact with the den with the five Regi-Pokemon in your party, it will light up. Make sure to save here in case something goes wrong and then interact with the den to face Regigigas.

Beating and catching Regigigas

Regigigas will be Dynamaxed but don’t worry, it’s not that strong. It’s a Normal-type Pokemon, so Fighting-type moves are your best bet for taking it down quickly. Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus are also great picks to take it down quickly with their special moves that deal double damage to Dynamax Pokemon.

When you defeat it, you will get a chance to throw a Pokeball at it. Don’t worry, whichever ball you throw will catch it, so don’t waste a Masterball on it. It can also be shiny, so if you want the shiny version, be sure to keep resetting your game until you get it.