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Where to find Galarian Ponyta in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Published: 20/Nov/2019 12:18

by Paul Cot


Galarian Ponyta generated a lot of buzz when it was first announced, giving trainers a good reason to opt for Pokemon Shield as it is exclusive to this version. Where can you find the special regional exclusive version of Ponyta in the Galar region, though?

Trainers were made to wait for the initial reveal of Galarian Ponyta in the literal sense. The psychic-type Pokemon (yes that’s psychic, not fairy, other trainers were equally confused) had been teased throughout the Pokemon Sword and Shield 24 hour livestream before it eventually appeared.

Its Pokemon Shield Pokedex entry reads: “This Pokemon will look into your eyes and read the contents of your heart. If it finds evil there, it promptly hides away.”

Galarian Ponyta spawn location

The stream came from Glimwood Tangle and that’s exactly where you can find Galarian Ponyta. It is situated between Stow-on-Side and Ballonlea, meaning you can get one about half way through the Pokemon Sword and Shield story.

Glimwood Tangle can be found just south of Ballonlea…

This is the only place you’ll find the Shield exclusive and with its endearing aura it’s no surprise trainers want to make their way to the deep forest area as quickly as they can to find one. The Kanto pony isn’t easy to find but it’s certainly not rare either.

An earlier datamine revealed that there is a 10% chance of finding it. The 1 in 10 seems to be consistent with our own experience, too. Unlike a lot of other species, the current weather won’t change those odds either.

Make your way to some tall grass and when an exclamation mark appears walk cautiously to avoid scaring it away. Keep doing this until you eventually find one!

How to evolve into Rapidash?

Galarian Rapidash can’t be found in the wild, so you’ll have to level up Galarian Ponyta to get its evolved form. This shouldn’t take too long however, as you’ll find it between the level of 34 and 36. It evolves into Galarian Rapidash at level 40, so with the magic EXP Share (or not) you’ll have yourself its final form in no time.

Who knows if you keep at it, you may even find the coveted Galarian Ponyta shiny!


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.