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Pokemon Sword and Shield Spirits coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate

Published: 21/Nov/2019 15:23 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 2:08

by Kamil Malinowski

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Nintendo is holding a special Pokemon-themed event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, allowing players to get all new Sword and Shield Pokemon on their Spirit Board. 

The Spirit Board is a custom game mode in Smash Bros. Ultimate which lets players compete against the AI for a chance to earn all-new exclusive characters.

Generally, this mode consists of a group of famous characters from the Nintendo universe and allows players to fight them in special challenge modes to unlock them. Some characters are staples on the board, while others rotate on a weekly basis with new events.

Nintendo have announced the latest event, which features all-new Sword and Shield Pokemon.

NintendoSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the most popular fighting games in the world.

When is the Pokemon Sword and Shield event in Smash Bros. Ultimate?

The Pokemon Sword and Shield event is set to kick off on November 21 and will last for five days, until November 26.

When the event has started you’ll be able to simply enter your Spirit Board and choose to challenge the various species that will be added to the game. 

NintendoPokemon Sword and Shield is the latest iteration of the hit series.

Which Pokemon are on the Spirit Board?

There are four sets of Pokemon on the Spirit Board, all of which are brand new in the Galar Region, making up seven different characters in total. The legendary duo Zacian and Zamazenta, the starters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, as well as two standalone Pokemon, Corviknight and Morpeko.

Once you find these Pokemon you will be able to take them on and add them to your collection by defeating them. You’ll also earn more Spirit Points while doing this.

Nintendo Pokemon Sword and Shield starters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are entering Ultimate’s Spirit Board.

This is one of many Spirit Board events in Ultimate and just like the others it only lasts for a few days. The battles can be fairly tough, so set some time aside to make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to add some new characters to your collection.

No other events have been announced for the mode, but it is likely that Nintendo will continue their tradition and fans will see many more events with plenty of unique characters going forward.

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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

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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.