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UFC fighter wants to complete the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex

Published: 12/Oct/2020 14:49 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 14:51

by Paul Cot


Pokemon trainers come in all shapes, sizes, races, and nationalities. Those who play the popular Pokemon games come from all walks of life and that even includes UFC fighters.

You would think people who fight in a cage for a living wouldn’t be the type to want to complete the ever-growing Pokedex, but KB Bhullar is the exception. In a scrum during the build-up to his October 10th fight on the UFC Fight Island 5 card, he couldn’t help but talk about his Pokemon hobby.

“I just finished sitting on a unicorn floaty playing my Nintendo Switch in the pool,” the MMA fighter shared. Later in the scrum, a reporter asked “The Bengal” what game he was playing. “I was playing Pokemon Shield. I’m trying to complete the Pokedex right now, it’s a big thing. It’s a big goal of mine. If there’s a goal of mine this trip, it’s that.”

Another reporter queried whether his goal should be winning the fight, to which Bhullar clarified: “Win at all costs, that is the primary goal. Then secondarily we’ve got to complete that Pokedex, man.”

Pokemon trainer or fighter?

Usually, during fight week, the fighters are asked fighting related topics but in this instance, a couple of the reports seemed intrigued about Bhullar’s other eye-opening hobby. One asked how much he had completed.

“I had the Isle of Armor open up (the Pokemon Sword and Shield first DLC). I paid an extra 40 bucks to download that, so now I’ve opened up a whole new avenue of Pokemon over there. But I’d say I’m at like 65%, I think. I’ve been hammering away in the morning, it’s been going good.”

The questions about Pokemon didn’t stop there, though. He was then asked if he has completed the Pokedex in any other games. “I haven’t, no. Because my parents always took away my Gameboy away as a kid because I got too into it.”

Unfortunately, Bhullar lost his fight but this was against Tom Breese who is a UFC veteran. That was Bhullar’s first loss in an MMA fight which now takes his professional record to 8-1.

Hopefully, the Canadian will get another chance in the UFC and he’ll get to complete that Pokedex soon. After all, Pokemon Sword and Shield’s second DLC, The Crown Tundra, is coming out on October 22.


Every Legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:58 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:59

by Paul Cot


Legendary Pokemon from past generations have finally been added to Pokemon Sword and Shield in the Crown Tundra DLC.

There was uproar when Pokemon Sword and Shield first released and trainers realized that not only was half the National Pokedex missing but that there were zero Legendary Pokemon from the older generations.

It looks like that was all part of a plan however, with their returns coming in the second Sword Shield expansion. It seems to have worked too, as Crown Tundra expansion has been well received from virtually all quarters.

Over the years, and generations, there have been a lot of Legendary Pokemon added to the franchise. So, it should come as little surprise that the list of returning legends is quite long – not that trainers will be complaining.

This is in addition to latest new Legendary species – Calyrex, Glastrier, Regieleki, Regidrago, and Spectrier. Furthermore, the Crown Tundra also brought Galarian forms of the iconic Kanto bird Pokemon.

Legendary Crown Tundra
Pokemon Company
The Crown Tundra plays host to all previously missing Legendary Pokemon…

List of Legendary Pokemon in the Crown Tundra

Here is a list of every returning Legendary Pokemon that can be found in the Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC, broken down by where.

Max Lair Dens

The following Legendary ‘mons can be obtained by completing a Max Lair run. It’s important to note, that each species can only be caught once.

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Mewtwo
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu FIni
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Nihilego
  • Buzzwole
  • Pheromosa
  • Xurkitree
  • Celesteela
  • Kartana
  • Guzzlord
  • Necrozma
  • Stakataka
  • Blacephalon

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Meanwhile, the Regi-Pokemon are part of the Crown Tundra’s story. They feature in The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.

  • Regice
  • Regirock
  • Registeel

Each of these is obtained in order to progress through the chapter and the expansion as a whole. They are required to encounter Regieleki or Regidrago.

Interestingly there aren’t any missing legends but a lot of Mythical Pokemon haven’t been added. Surely they are in Game Freak and the Pokemon Company’s plans, though. Time will tell.