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Why every Pokemon Go trainer suddenly wants a Bronzor

Published: 12/Nov/2020 11:42 Updated: 12/Nov/2020 11:45

by Paul Cot


From mediocrity to Pokemon Go’s current most must-have Pokemon. Bronzor has quickly become essential for GO Battle League’s Little Cup.

GO Battle League Season 5 is underway and it begins with the new and exciting Little Cup. This unique competition only allows Pokemon at 500 CP or less, in addition to excluding species that cannot evolve or already have.

It is very different from the leagues we are used to, resulting in a completely new set of Pokemon being used. The meta is continuing to evolve but of the best Pokemon to use in the Little Cup Bronzor has quickly rose to the very top.

If you have come up against one it will quickly dawn on you that you need one in your team. For those of you that are already using Bronzor, you’ll probably find you’re winning more battles than not.

Shieldon Bronzor
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Due to a much lower max CP, Bronzor is more effective in Little Cup than Shieldon…

Bronzor has everything for the Little Cup

Let’s take a look at what makes Bronzor so overwhelming in the Little Cup.

Incredible defensive stats

The first thing to look at are Bronzor’s stats.

Experienced GO Battle League players will know that defensively strong, bulky Pokemon fair best in the PvP format. Its defense and stamina stat is gigantic for at around the 500 CP mark.

It is so impressive that it even surpasses that of Shieldon, a Pokemon known for its defensive prowess. This is because Bronzor can get closer to its max stats at 500 CP as its max CP is 603 whereas Shieldon’s is much higher at 890. Bronzor can reach Level 29 whereas Shieldon only reaches Level 19.5 before hitting 500 CP.

Naturally its attack is dismal but that isn’t something to worry about.

Plenty of resistances

Its stats get a big fat green tick, so let’s look at Bronzor’s typing.

It’s a dual psychic and steel-type which gives it four weaknesses compared to 10 resistances. It’s vulnerabilities are against dark, fire, ghost and ground attacks.

However, if you can avoid those then Bronzor will almost certainly be the favorite in the Little Cup format. It is resistant to all of: dragon, fairy, flying, grass, ice, normal, poison, psychic, rock and steel attacks.

Of those it is doubly resistant to poison and psychic. So, if you can match it up against either of those attacks you’re in for an easy battle.

Strong moves

Bronzor’s Fast Move is a choice between Confusion and Tackle. Confusion surpasses Tackle both in terms of damage and energy so utilizing that is an easy decision. The four damage per turn Confusion deals goes some way making up for its weak attack.

For its Charge Moves it has Gyro Ball, Heavy Slam and Psyshock available. Of these Psyshock has the best damage per energy as well as the lowest energy requirement making it tough to not use.

Meanwhile, Gyro Ball and Heavy Slam are both steel-type moves giving you welcomed diversity from its psychic heavy attack. Gyro Ball hits harder but also requires more energy. As a result, it is down to preference which you use. Luckily a second Charge Move for Bronzor costs a reasonable 50,000 Stardust and 50 Candy.

Where to find Bronzor in Pokemon Go

Unfortunately Bronzor is a difficult Pokemon to find, so if you haven’t got one already you could be waiting a while. It is a rare spawn in the wild but can be found in eggs and Raid Battles too, although as of writing it isn’t featuring in either.

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
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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.