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Weird Pokemon Sword & Shield bug turns Gyarados into a Beyblade

Published: 2/Apr/2020 23:36

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield players have been noticing some very strange movements in the Wild Area, with a bug seemingly causing Gyarados to spin around in circles like you’ve never seen before. 

There are a number of different places to explore in the Galar Region, with water found not just on the coasts but in land as well, filled with Pokemon to find, battle, and catch.


Now, one of the flying and water-type Pokemon’s moves might be Twister, but this glitch makes it like a Beyblade more than anything, and it’s shocking players as they walk past it in overworld encounters.

Gyarados in Pokemon
Gyarados usually powers through the water majestically, but there’s nothing majestic about how it looks with this new bug.

The hilarious bug has been flagged by quite a few trainers now, with Reddit users AMilkBox and JonesSodaRs having posted about it on the Sword and Shield subreddit.


AMilkBox posted: “This Gyarados made me laugh so I wanted to share it,” along with the clip.

While in other games like Call of Duty, FIFA, or something like Apex Legends, where bugs can become quite irritating, the general consensus around this one is actually one of laughter. People have been just standing there, admiring the character as it spins around over and over again. After all, you don’t see stuff like this often in Pokemon games.

This Gyarados made me laugh so I wanted to share it. Enjoy! ✨ from PokemonSwordAndShield

It’s unclear as to how long Gyarados does this before the effect wears off, but it seems to be triggered by encounters – when approaching a trainer. Whether or not this impacts them to catch the Pokemon is also unknown.


One Reddit user responded: “He’s just practicing his Twister give em some time,” with another said: “It’s just practicing Whirlpool!”

Now, we have to presume that this is a bug that’s forcing Gyarados to act in this way, but it would be quite funny if it was a change in behavior. The next time you throw Gyarados into battle you may see it flop around in circles – making the evolved form of Magikarp just as useless as its predecessor. Never going to happen, but it would be a funny transformation.

There’s no way of telling if Game Freak are looking into the problem, but hopefully it will get back to normal soon.


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.