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Is Smash Ultimate’s 7th DLC a Pokemon? Pokken trial sparks speculation

Published: 24/Jul/2020 18:07

by Michael Gwilliam


With the fighting game Pokken Tournament having a free trial on Nintendo Switch, some new theories have popped up suggesting that this could be a sign that the next Smash Ultimate DLC is Pokemon-related.

On July 22, Nintendo revealed that the Tekken-inspired Pokemon fighter Pokken Tournament DX would be free to play from July 29 to August 4. In the past, the company has made certain games free when they would have a Smash character introduced.


For instance, prior to Fire Emblem’s Byleth being available, they made Fire Emblem Warriors free-to-play for a limited time.

Then, when they announced that an ARMS fighter would be joining the Smash roster as DLC 6, they made ARMS free to play for anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.


With this knowledge in mind, fans on Twitter have begun to theorize what this could mean for Smash.

“Remember how we got ARMS full game trial? Wouldn’t it be funny if we got another Pokemon in Smash after this Pokken trial?” Phantom_Akizen remarked.

Others appeared to draw the same conclusions, writing about how this Pokken free trial could lead to a future Pokemon DLC reveal.


The speculation also spread to GameFaqs forums where user OfficialPotato explained how the recent first-party DLC fighters have had free trials of their franchises before they were added to Smash.

It should be noted that while this doesn’t confirm that a Pokemon will be the seventh DLC fighter, it has been long speculated that one will be coming in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

This also doesn’t mean that the Pokemon has to necessarily be from Pokken. As it stands, Charizard, Lucario, Pikachu, and Mewtwo are all featured in both titles. Even Pikachu Libre makes an appearance as an alternate costume in Smash.


Regardless, there are still five more DLC spots to come as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2. The final, eleventh spot is set to be released by December 31, 2021, so there’s still a lot of time left for Nintendo to crank out the content.

Only time will tell if this theory with Pokken and Smash ends up panning out or falling flat.


How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 2:44

by Paul Cot


Shadow Mewtwo has come to Pokemon Go for the second time and this time all trainers can get hold of it.

Team Rocket have returned to Pokemon Go, again, and this time they brought some strange eggs with them. Unsurprisingly Professor Willow has asked for your help investigating them – he always does.


You’ll notice his image flashing in the bottom right-hand corner of your Pokemon Go app. Click it and the new “An Inter-egg-sting Development” Special Research will open up.

Complete all these tasks and it will culminate in a Shadow Mewtwo encounter. This is far from easy Special Research though, and may take a while to complete.


An Inter-egg-sting Development – All tasks and rewards

All tasks and rewards for the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon – Meowth encounter
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokeballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2/6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Balls, Larvitar encounter

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket 3 times – 1,000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1,000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy – 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Hyper Potions, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Stage 5/6

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 2,500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 3 Silver Pinap Berries (Rescue Shadow Mewtwo)
  • Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP (x3)
  • Rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM

To purify or keep as a Shadow Pokemon?

As Shadow Mewtwo is a standard Shadow encounter it won’t have IV floors of 10. You can increase each of its stats by +2 by purifying but this is a decision you should take with extreme caution.


We discuss whether you should Shadow Mewtwo and why to help you make that decision – after all, there is no reversing it. In short, there won’t be many opportunities to capture Shadow Mewtwo, if anymore at all, so it may be your only chance at keeping it.

In addition to this Shadow Mewtwo is an incredible attacking Pokemon whereas it purified form while powerful, isn’t as noteworthy when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

There is also an Elite Charged TM to claim in the final stage of An Inter-egg-sting Development. These Elite TMs are super rare so use it wisely!

This particular Special Research is certainly time consuming but with Shadow Mewtwo awaiting at the end, and that Elite TM, it’s definitely worth completing.