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YouTuber takes down Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Leon using only Magikarp

Published: 4/Dec/2019 1:25

by Eli Becht


Often considered one of the worst Pokemon, Magikarp is best known for his ability to use Splash and evolve into Gyarados, but it can also defeat the final boss of Sword and Shield.

There is plenty of new and desirable Pokemon in Sword and Shield for players to capture, but that doesn’t mean players are particularly interested in them.

One YouTuber decided to take things up a notch and challenge Leon, the final boss of the main story, to a battle using only a Magikarp. However, this Magikarp was no joke as it was level 100, and had a vast assortment of moves that could help out in any situation.

Pokemon CompanyMagikarp can fight this no problem.

Leon has plenty of powerful Pokemon you’d think a Magikarp would be no match for such as Charizard and Mr. Rime, but this lowly fish was more than up to the task.

YouTuber PokeTips could have just told us he defeated Leon with the Magikarp, but instead he gave us a 15 minute video that goes through the entire battle, and revealed just what it took to pull it off.

It came down to a lot of luck, like opposing Pokemon missing their attacks, the use of some items, and most importantly: a level 100 Magikarp with Hydro Pump.

Somehow, someway, this all-powerful Magikarp was able to come away with the victory all by itself, and the icing on the cake was seeing a picture of the player character and the fish with the trophy.

That will always serve as a reminder to what can be done if you put enough in enough work, even if all that work is towards a Magikarp.

Beginning with Sword and Shield, that Magikarp can actually still evolve into a Gyarados through the use of a method that wasn’t previously available.

Gyarados is fearsome if you get one.

This method we’re referring to is using a Rare Candy, which can now be used on level 100 Pokemon. No, your Pokemon won’t level up past 100 but it will still evolve, meaning you won’t be locked out from that anymore.

We’re not entirely sure this Magikarp should even evolve considering its accomplishments, but the option to do so will always be there.


Pokemon Go teaser trailer reveals new raid boss is coming soon

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Niantic posted a series of teaser trailers on social media, which strongly hinted a new Pokémon Go raid boss is coming soon, and players have more or less figured out what it might be.

Pokemon Go is still jam-packed with things to do after all these years. However, Pokemon Go players love teaming up and taking on raid bosses. It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in the game.

A limited number of Pokemon can be raid bosses at any given time, and the roster is always changing. It helps keep the battles fresh and gives Pokemon Go players something to look forward to.

In their typical playful fashion, Niantic has been dropping a series of hints for an upcoming raid boss on social media, and it’s generated a lot of hype. Here’s everything we know so far, including a dead giveaway.

Pokemon Go Raid Boss Leak
Pokemon Go raids allow players to test their mettle against some extremely powerful Pokemon.

Niantic released the first teaser trailer on November 29. “Ah, what’s this? We’ve just received a message,” they wrote. “Stay tuned as we investigate.”

The 20-second clip shows a raid boss icon sitting on top of a platform. It also started a six-hour countdown timer.

No less than six hours later, they posted a second clip. This one had a pink egg in place of the raid boss icon, which is the color that hatches into a Tier 1 raid boss. It also started a new 44-hour countdown timer.

“Another incoming message!” they wrote. “Trainers, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon some mysterious Raid Eggs. Can you help us make sense of all this?” It didn’t take the Pokemon Go community long to figure something out.

Pokemon Go players believe the clip is alluding to a one-star raid boss hatching from an egg mentioned in a previous blog post. They also guessed it could hatch into Kecleon, Scatterbug, or Rotoms.

However, Niantic released a third teaser several hours later. It contained the biggest hint yet and more or less confirmed what the raid boss will be. “Just in—a new message. What do you think it means?” they wrote.

The third clip looks similar to the second one. However, it now includes a small airplane flying around in the background with a flag attached.

The flag has the number 677 written on it, which also happens to be the Pokédex number for Espurr, a Psychic Pokemon from Generation 6.

It’s a strong indication Espurr will be the next raid boss. Still, Pokemon Go fans are eagerly awaiting the next hint, which will probably confirm it once and for all.