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Why now is the perfect time to get Togekiss in Pokemon Go

Published: 8/Nov/2020 20:50

by Paul Cot

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If you’re a competitive Pokemon Go player then you’ll know Togekiss is a must-have Pokemon. Here’s why now is the best time to add the Jubilee ‘mon to your team.

Togetic is currently featuring as the November Research Breakthrough reward in Pokemon Go. While Togepi, and Togetic, are certainly not impossible to get hold of, they definitely aren’t found regularly.

So, Togetic featuring as this month’s Research Breakthrough encounter is an opportunity that trainers shouldn’t want to miss. If you play your cards right, you’ll be able to get five of them across the month.

Even if you weren’t aware of this until now, you should still be able to get four of them. Although that depends on how many stamps you are away from the seven stamps needed to encounter it.

Frankly, many of the Research Breakthrough rewards in 2020 have been underwhelming. Few of them had any real place in the Pokemon Go meta but Togetic, well Togekiss, certainly does. In fact, it is arguably essential.

Togetic Research Breakthrough
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With Togetic trainers have an excellent reason to get those Field Research stamps in November!

Togekiss must-have

There’s aren’t too many trainers that would argue with the fact that Togekiss is one of the toughest species to defeat in Pokemon Go. As the fairy-type Pokemon with the current highest max CP in the mobile game, it is the perfect foil for many popular choices.

We’ve previously discussed just how strong Giratina is in Pokemon Go but it quickly becomes useless when up against Togekiss. That’s because of the dragon part of its typing which is doubly weak (and ineffective) against fairy.

With dragon-types featuring so prominently across the Legendary ‘mons, Togekiss is an excellent Pokemon to have in your back pocket to cover them. The same can be said for dark-types such as Darkrai, Hydreigon and Tyranitar whereby fairy types comfortably defeat them.

Togekiss also has the immensely strong Charm Fast Move at its disposal. It does an incredible 5.33 DPT, making it the second most powerful Fast Move in Pokemon Go.

Naturally, this does come at the expense of energy generation but if you’re up against either dark or dragon-types then Charm will decimate your opponent before you even need one. The only time Charm can be a hindrance is when up against a strong neutral opposition or against fire, poison, or steel Pokemon.

Togekiss does have a remedy for steel-types, although you’ll need to manage it carefully. Both its Ancient Power and Flamethrower Charge Moves hold a type advantage over it. This is a last resort though, as you definitely don’t want to be in a battle with steel ‘mons.

Unfortunately, you are basically restricted to a lack of energy generation with Togekiss because its alternative Fast Moves – Air Slash and Hidden Power – are poor. Regardless, any player wanting success in GO Battle League needs to have Togekiss as an option!

League of Legends

Amumu nerfed again in League patch 10.24 after jungler’s win rate soars

Published: 26/Nov/2020 1:17

by Andrew Amos

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Amumu has risen up as the dominant jungler after the League of Legends Season 11 item rework. He was targeted in League patch 10.24, but the changes didn’t go far enough, with Riot shipping out a big hotfix on November 26.

Amumu was the big winner of the League of Legends Season 11 changes. While his winrate shot up on the Patch 10.22 thanks to a change to his ultimate, the new items on Patch 10.23 only cemented his place at the top of the jungler power rankings.

In the space of a month, he jumped from 48.88% win rate to 57.08%, according to stats site op.gg. His pick rate also went up tenfold, from 1.12% to 17.98%.

Sad Robot Amumu splash art for League of Legends
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Amumu has run away as the top jungler in League Season 11, but Riot are reining him in.

Given his outdated kit, it’s a small miracle the Sad Mummy has found his way back into the meta after years of being obsolete. Between Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Abyssal Mask though, it’s given Amumu a new lease on life.

However, Riot believes they’ve given him a bit too much of a leash to work with. After a small set of nerfs to begin with on League patch 10.24, they’ve gone one step further with an even bigger set of changes in a November 26 hotfix.

The hotfix includes a nerf to Amumu’s mana per level, the base damage on his E, as well as his ultimate stun duration. The three changes in tandem are designed to make Amumu less of a kill threat, having to conserve his resources for when the time is right.

“Amumu is still looking like a big outlier after the patch, overperforming other tanks and everyone else,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter said on Twitter.

Riot are hoping the changes bring Amumu in line with other tanks, who were nerfed hard via Sunfire Aegis, Frostfire Gauntlet, and Turbo Chemtank.

They’ll be keeping their eyes on the Sad Mummy until the next update, League patch 10.25, which is expected to drop on December 9.

The final update of the Season 10 cycle is currently set to include a bunch of new cosmetics, overhauls to Pantheon and Anivia, and more.