Where to find Galarian Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 7:37 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 15:42

by Paul Cot


The Legendary Kanto birds – Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres – were among the most notable omissions from Pokemon Sword and Shield. They have now returned in the Crown Tundra DLC in exciting new Galarian forms.

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s second DLC but long-term fans of the franchise will be very keen to get their hands on these Kantonian legends. Over time their appeal and status among Legendary Pokemon has diminished, largely due to the addition of various other Legendaries.

These new Galarian forms though, should make Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres among the most sought after again. Galarian Articuno is a dual flying and psychic-type, Zapdos a dual fighting and flying-type, and finally, Moltres a dual dark and flying-type.

That means respectively they have lost their traditional ice, electric, and fire-types. This of course drastically changes which Pokemon they can be effective against. We’ll need to worry about that when it comes to battles but first, you’ll have to catch them first. Here’s where to find each of the Galarian Kanto birds.

Firstly, head over to Ballimere Lake with the Crown Tundra. Once there you’ll find a giant tree that you’ll need to approach.

Once you do a cutscene with each of the Galarian Kanto birds will begin. They will start to fight each other before running away once they become aware of your presence.

The chapter of  “A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three” will then start. This means the three can now be caught but first, you must find them again.

Galarian Articuno

The Cruel Pokemon doesn’t go too far, staying within the Crown Tundra. It can be found in various places within the snowy mountains.

Youtuber MonkeyKingHero has confirmed it can at least be found in Snowslide Slope or Giant’s Bed. When you do find it, Galarian Articuno can be tricky to encounter.

You will come across three of them, with only one being real. They will form a circle-of-sorts before spiraling at a fast pace to try and deceive you as to which one is real.

The one you need to keep your eye on is the Articuno that raises its wing before spiraling. If you select the wrong one it will fly away and you’ll need to track it down again to have a second chance (or you can just save it beforehand). However, should you choose correctly it will attack you resulting in an encounter.

Galarian Zapdos

The Strong Legs Pokemon (not our nickname) has traveled all the way back to the Galar region. More specifically, you’ll find it in the Wild Area.

Head over there and you should see it loitering fairly quickly. Once you approach it, it will run away.

Don’t worry though, follow it around the Wild Area and eventually it will stop allowing you to force an encounter. Don’t be deterred if it takes a while, it looks Galarian Zapdos is happy to keep you chasing it for a while but will give up soon enough.

Galarian Moltres

Given the locations of the other two, it will come as no surprise that Galarian Moltres has made its way to the Isle of Armor. While Articuno requires eagle-eyed vision and Zapdos perseverance, Moltres is a little more simple.

You’ll first see the Malevolent Pokemon flying over the sea in the Isle of Armor starting area (Fields of Honor). You’ll need to cut it off and when you do, as the video shows, it will stop temporarily.

When it does make sure you in its line of sight, several meters away. This will cause it to attack you, starting the encounter.

You can catch each Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres (Galarian forms only of course) fairly early on in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Each encounter will be at Level 70 and they cannot be Shiny.

Call of Duty

New Warzone map reportedly coming in April following leaked Verdansk nuke event

Published: 26/Feb/2021 1:07

by Brad Norton


Warzone could be moving away from Verdansk rather soon as a new report suggests a major update is set for April, bringing with it a Black Ops Cold War overhaul along with an entirely new map.

Since the release of Warzone on March 10, 2020, players have grown accustomed to there being just one map. While Rebirth Island was introduced in December, Verdansk has served as the only map for regular-sized competition since launch.

After months of teasers throughout Warzone’s ongoing narrative, it appears we’re finally set to break new ground. An in-game nuke event will allegedly be the catalyst for one of the biggest updates yet.

At the end of Season 2, nukes around Verdansk will finally be set in motion and serve as the transition to a new 1980’s themed map, according to a report from VideoGamesChronicle.

While the brand new Season has only just begun, at its climax, Verdansk appears to be in store for total destruction. We’ve known for quite some time that a major nuclear event has been building under the surface.

Now, VGC states that this event is coming sooner than later with the end of Season 2 kicking off a major revamp. With the new Battle Pass now available, we know that April 22 is the targeted date for Season 3.

This is reportedly when the new map will come into focus. Nuclear silos now open across Verdansk could be advancing through launch stages as the current season progresses. Once it all kicks off, Verdansk will reportedly be no more.

Players will allegedly be sent to a 1980’s themed battleground, with familiar Black Ops locations scattered throughout. While a number of key areas were featured throughout the earlier Blackout mode in Black Ops 4, this could pave the way for yet another nostalgia hit.

Warzone gameplay
Silos across Verdansk appear to be opening for a nuclear event to round out Season 2.

Zombies have just arrived in Verdansk thanks to the new Ship POI. A leading theory suggests that a zombie outbreak could leave no choice but to nuke the area.

As Season 2 unfolds, perhaps it’s only a matter of time until more locations are overrun by the undead. Be on the lookout for any subtle changes across Verdansk as we enter what could be our final weeks on the map.