Where to find Raikou, Entei and Suicune in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:14

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought a whole host of Legendary ‘mons back to the game. Among them is the Legendary Johto dogs – Raikou, Entei and Suicune – and here’s how you can get them.

First introduced in the Pokemon Gold and Silver games, the Johto legends are among the most iconic in the franchise. Their initial absence, along with plenty of other Pokemon, was a big talking point.

Trainers may have had to wait a year following the Pokemon Sword and Shield release but thankfully they are now available. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

Max Lair Den location

Fortunately catching any of Raikou, Entei or Suicune is a relatively easy task. The only problem is that it can be quite time consuming and whether you actually encounter the one you want is down to luck.

Each of the Johto Beasts – as they are sometimes referred to in the Pokemon community – appear as a Max Lair Raid Boss. The video above shows you where to find the Max Lair Den but if that’s not clear it’s available shortly after you begin your Crown Tundra adventure.

On the outset you’ll encounter Peony and his daughter, Peonia. The first thing you’ll do is have a battle with Peony which shouldn’t be too strenuous. Following that he’ll realize his daughter has vanished with Peony assuming she has gone to the Max Lair Den.

Find him in the first area of the Crown Tundra and he’ll invite you to go to the Max Lair as well. It is here where you can participate in a Max Lair run, culminating in a Legendary Pokemon encounter.

Raikou Entei Suicune Pokemon Sword Shield
Pokemon Company
Raikou, Entei and Suicune are finally available in Pokemon Sword and Shield…

How to catch Raikou, Entei and Suicune

You’ll have to go through several Dynamax encounters to get there, with rental Pokemon to boot. If you can get through them though, that Legendary ‘mon, which has a chance of being Raikou, Entei or Suicune, will be waiting for you at the end.

There’s a couple of important things to note before you go into battle with the Max Lair boss:

  • You can only capture one Pokemon from each Max Lair run
  • Each Legendary Pokemon can only be caught once
  • You won’t know if they’re a Shiny until after you decide to take it

So, unlike Calyrex and the Galarian Kanto birds, the Johto legends aren’t shiny locked. However, the odds are very much stacked against you, as they are reported to be 1 in 300 without a Shiny Charm and 1 in 100 with one.

Naturally the Dynamax forms of Raikou, Entei and Suicune aren’t pushovers so you’ll want to go into that battle with one of you having a type advantage. Often the Scientist along the way will offer you a trade that will hold a type advantage over the eventual Max Lair boss.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.