Which Pokemon are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra? - Dexerto

Which Pokemon are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra?

Published: 23/Oct/2020 5:30 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 5:38

by Paul Cot


A lot of trainers are so excited about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC because of the array of returning (and new) Legendary Pokemon. The question is though, which of these Legendary species are Shiny locked?

The missing Legendary Pokemon from Sword and Shield has been well documented. It has left a gap in the Galar region which trainers never really came to terms with.

Fortunately, it appears that the Pokemon Company’s plan all along was to add them via DLC. They may have made us wait nearly a year from the game’s initial release but thankfully all those classic legends can now be added to your Galar Pokedex.

In addition to catching those Legendary ‘mons, their new availability in Pokemon Sword and Shield presents trainers to find their Shiny forms. However, that’s only if they aren’t Shiny locked.

What is ‘Shiny lock’?

The term Shiny lock means a Pokemon cannot be found in its Shiny form unless it’s from a special event. Simply put, no matter how many times you encounter that Pokemon it will not be a Shiny.

Naturally, the majority of trainers don’t like the fact that there are Shiny locked Pokemon. There are a few reasons as to why Shiny locks exist but the main one is to keep the Shiny form of a particular species extra rare. After all, the rarer it is, the more exciting and meaningful it is to finally get it.

Crown Tundra Shiny locks

That begs the question, which of the long list of Legendary Pokemon available in the Crown Tundra DLC are Shiny locked? Fortunately, it’s only a few of them, most can be found in their Shiny form.

According to @mattyoukhana_, a respected figure in the Pokemon community who often shares such interesting details, the following cannot be obtained as a Shiny:

  • Articuno (Galarian)
  • Zapdos (Galarian)
  • Moltres (Galarian)
  • Victini
  • Keldeo
  • Cosmog
  • Poipole
  • Glastrier
  • Spectrier
  • Calyrex
Calyrex Shiny Lock
Pokemon Company
Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

That means the likes of Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, Regidrago (the two new Regimons), Raikou, Entei, Suicune, and many more can be.

It isn’t exactly surprising the new Legendaries – the Galarian birds, Glastrier, Spectrier, and Calyrex are Shiny locked. They will likely be saved for a future date.

To build some excitement for when they are released, here’s what the new form of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres looks like as a Shiny. In the meantime, there are plenty of Legendaries you can start Shiny hunting, though. The amount of them should keep you busy in the Crown Tundra for a while!

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell


Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077
The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.