Why you should stock up on Reshiram and Zekrom in Pokemon Go - Dexerto

Why you should stock up on Reshiram and Zekrom in Pokemon Go

Published: 30/May/2020 15:46

by Paul Cot


Reshiram is now available within five-star Raid Battles in Pokemon Go, with both Zekrom and Kyurem following shortly. Aside from their obvious power, there’s another reason you may want to stock-up on them.

The ‘Tao trio’ were first introduced in Pokemon Black and White — with each of them featuring as the box art for the Gen 5 games. Kyurem, while not featuring on the box, is able to fuse with either of Reshiram or Zekrom to become White Kyurem or Black Kyurem, respectively.

Interestingly the fused forms of Kyurem share the same Pokedex entry. This could mean you will need a Kyurem and Reshiram/Zekrom to get either of them.

White Black Kyurem Pokemon Go
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White and Black Kyurem are created by fusing Kyurem with Reshiram and Zekrom, respectively.

How will White and Black Kyurem work?

Reshiram and Zekrom fusion material

We’re yet to see this in Pokemon Go, but this could mark the first time two Pokemon are required to create another — this is why it is worth doing those extra Raid Battles just in case!

Besides, the worst case is they aren’t needed and you end up with some extra super powerful legends… There really is little downside! In Pokemon Black and White 2, the fusion was reversible, but given the mechanics of Pokemon Go it’s unlikely the mobile game will follow suit.

The Pokemon Go community also see this as a possibility, with one trainer saying: “It strikes me as entirely possible that PoGo may require you to use Reshiram/Zekrom as a ‘fusion material’ to make Black/White Kyurem.”

Similar to Giratina

White Kyurem and Black Kyurem may work similarly to Altered and Origin Forme Giratina, where they are entirely separate Pokemon. They share the same Pokedex entry, but in terms of Pokemon Go, they have their own unique stats and moves.

If the same principle is used, White and Black Kyurem will fall under the Kyurem Pokedex entry. That would also mean you don’t need to get rid of Reshiram or Zekrom to get one.

With the Therian forms of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus yet to be released in the mobile game, there are still a lot of questions about how they will be handled. How Niantic tackle this issue may reveal how Tao trio will be treated, too.

Reshiram will be available in five-star Raids until June 16 and will then be replaced by Zekrom until a yet-to-be announced date. Presumably it will be until July 7.


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.