Pokemon Eggs Are My New, Ideal Gacha Game

I have a complicated relationship with gacha games, which means I have a complicated relationship with gambling. I’ve loved my share; one glance at the list of games tied to my Google Play library provides more proof of that than you’d ever need. But a necessary asterisk marks that love…

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I Am Once Again Asking Game Freak to Put Respect on Raichu’s Name

I’ve been writing a fair bit about how I’m on a Pokemon kick, and that includes going back to play some old games I never finished. First up is Pokemon Ultra Moon, which I’m now playing since my fashionably late self finally has a 3DS of my own. I’m not…

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Pokemon Fans Love Getting Pummeled by the New Legendary Battles

The new Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC, The Crown Tundra, is out now, and reviews have been… admittedly mixed. While many praise its new characters, others have pointed out that the primary selling point of the game, the legendary Pokémon itself, makes legendary Pokémon less fun. Frequent readers of Fanbyte…

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Pokemon Crown Tundra Footprints & Keldeo Guide: Iron Will, Grassland, and Cavern Footsteps

Three Legendary Pokemon (and one Mythical) are locked behind a Sonia sidequest in Pokemon Sword & Shield: Crown Tundra, which has you tracking down the footstep locations of creatures that like a spot of solitude. We’re, of course, talking about the Grassland Pokemon, the Iron Will Pokemon, and the Cavern…

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How (Not) to Get Victini in Pokemon Sword & Shield

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC brings back virtually every Legendary Pokemon imaginable. It’s like Super Smash Bros Ultimate in Pokemon form. Over the 20+ years the franchise has existed, we’ve gone from four legendary Pokemon all the way and beyond 70, making the method of catching the…

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Legendary Pokemon Feel Less Special Than Ever in The Crown Tundra

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s “The Crown Tundra” DLC is good. Really good, honestly. It’s got some interesting new Legendary Pokemon, memorable characters who have rapidly ascended to the top of my list of supporting heroes in the Pokemon world, and I’m excited to jump into the Galarian Star Tournament to…

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Pokemon Ice & Shadow Rider Calyrex Guide: Shaderoot Carrot or Iceroot Carrot?

The main leg of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC questline involves helping out (and eventually capturing) the legendary Pokemon Calyrex. But the type of Calyrex you catch ultimately depends on which of two choices you make along the way. The legend of Calyrex mentions the Pokemon’s loyal…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Ability Patch Guide: Where to Get the Ability Patch

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra expansion doesn’t just add a sprawling new zone to explore. On top of the 100 or so returning Pokemon from past generations, it also includes a brand-new item for competitive players to foam over – the Ability Patch. It won’t mean much to…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Legendary Clue 3 Guide: Catching Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

When you partner up with Peony at his Freezington lodge during the Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra storyline he’ll hand you a stack of papers. The TV-loving adventurer has been devouring Discovery Channel documentaries on Legendary Pokemon, and he wants you to go and catch them. One of these…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Legendary Clue 2 Guide: How to Catch Regieleki and Regidrago

When you first make your way to the Crown Tundra’s main town of Freezington and get acquainted with Peony and his lodge, he’ll hand you three stacks of paper. The TV-loving adventurer has watched a few too many shows on Legendary Pokemon, and he wants you to go and catch…

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I Would Die For Peony, Pokemon’s New Himbo Dad and Gay Icon

The Pokemon series has always been great at endearing you to a character in a very brief amount of time. This is true of gym leaders you see for mere minutes of screentime, professors who only check in on you periodically throughout an entire game, and even people who are mostly…

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s DLC is Coming Soon, But This Sick Music Video is Here Now

This morning, The Pokemon Company announced that Pokemon Sword & Shield’s second DLC Pack “The Crown Tundra” will be launching on Switch on October 22. The announcement came as part of a new Pokemon-centric Nintendo Direct, which gave the rundown of the content in “The Crown Tundra,” including new story content, raids, and…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Cram-o-Matic Guide – Most Useful Recipes

The new Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion area, the Isle of Armor, introduces a bold new feature: the Cram-o-Matic. This funny like contraption spells the end of finite in-game items by allowing us to recycle almost anything into something usable. The Cram-o-Matic can craft anything from Gold Bottle Caps to…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Kubfu Evolution Guide: Tower of Waters or Darkness?

When you first reach the Isle of Armor in the new Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion, two towers stand above all else in the region. They become accessible toward the middle of the Isle of Armor storyline when your new Kubfu has taken a few steps outdoors and has grown…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Restricted Sparring Guide – New Isle of Armor Feature

Alongside a bunch of Pokemon returning through the new Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor DLC comes a new post-game feature designed to test the mettle of battle-hardened competitive trainers, Restricted Sparring. It’s not something the average Pokemon player will get too invested in, but it does offer up…

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How to Get Gigantamax Urshifu – Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor Guide

The main allure of Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s new expansion, the Isle of Armor, is the brand-new Pokemon Kubfu and its evolution, Urshifu. Its legendary status and unique skillset might just make it a new competitive favorite, but its power lies in its ability to Gigantamax. The big bear can…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor Diglett Guide – All Diglett Rewards and Location Tips

When you take your first steps onto the Isle of Armor, the new Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass area, it isn’t long until you’re stopped by a guy with a problem. A Diglett problem. The poor chap has had 150 of his Alolan Diglett quite literally take a hike,…

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Max Soup Guide – Where to Find Max Mushrooms

One new addition to Pokemon Sword and Shield through the Isle of Armor DLC is Max Soup and its main ingredient,  Max Mushrooms. Though they both sound like the kind of grub you’d whip up in the Pokemon Camp like a nice plate of curry, Max Soup is an item…

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New Pokemon Snap Steals the Show During Today’s Pokemon Presents

Today, Game Freak and Nintendo held a Pokemon Presents presentation to talk about new projects in the franchise alongside the launch of the Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC “Isle of Armor,” and it went in a few surprising directions, including the announcement of a long-requested sequel to an old favorite from the…

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This New Vacuum Bird Looking Ass Pokemon: A Review

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