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Pokemon Sword & Shield - RECENT HAPPENINGS Thread

Rahus

Bring The Ruckus!
Just started the Legendary birds quest and caught Zapdos. Named it 'Meep, Meep'. Working on catching the others next.

I HATE Moltres. It's such a pain to go after. It's that much worse than the old wandering Pokemon, since it can go over water too. Just missed it in an area, due to me not paying attention for a second or so.
The easiest way to get Moltres is to fast travel to the gate of the Isle, walk to the place where the bike lady is, and wait.

Moltres comes to you.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
The easiest way to get Moltres is to fast travel to the gate of the Isle, walk to the place where the bike lady is, and wait.

Moltres comes to you.
Yea found that one out. It showed up when I wasn't hunting for it.
 

janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
Just started the Legendary birds quest and caught Zapdos. Named it 'Meep, Meep'. Working on catching the others next.

I HATE Moltres. It's such a pain to go after. It's that much worse than the old wandering Pokemon, since it can go over water too. Just missed it in an area, due to me not paying attention for a second or so.
Just wait for it near the dojo
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
Caught Articuno last night and earlier in the day, caught some shiny Pokemon via raids. Got Calyrex reunited with Glastier, can't battle it until I beat the Elite 4 though... womp, womp. So for now, back to shiny Sandygast hunting.
 

Rahus

Bring The Ruckus!
Caught a shiny Cartoal or whatever the damn it's called, then proceeded to waste a lure ball on a Liepard because I'm as bright as the bottom of the ocean.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
I caught a Galarian Zapdos with a mark on the first try. It ended up being a mark I didn’t want, but I decided to keep it because of how rare & lucky of an opportunity this was. I managed to take it down with my Clobbopus & Pyukumuku and caught it in an Quick Ball.

I also made good progress on the Swords of Justice quest since I got 100% on the Virizion footprints & I’m at 86% on the Terrakion footprints. Now I’m debating on whether or not I want to catch & keep any of them
 

Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
Spent the last few days catching a bunch of legendary Pokémon. Was able to catch Keldeo after my very first attempt at making curry (honestly not that great of a concept to me). Will be beefing it up to level 100 and getting it EV trained and ready to battle here in the next couple weeks.

Also been mass trading trying to finish the Tundra Dex. Have two Calyrex, Spectrier and of the legendary birds now and still on the hunt for another Regidrago. But yesterday morning was able to finish the Pokédex after a trade for Glastrier. And so this morning I talked to the scientist to have the crown added to my league card where I went and updated the pose to celebrate.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be breeding, training, minting and getting all I can ready for battles.
 

Reinhardt

Well-Known Member
Out of the three Galarian birds, Articuno was the most annoying to catch up with an initiate the battle. The first time it spawned just outside of Freezington, but while it was doing the spinning double team thing I lost concentration because there was an Obamasnow nearby that aggroed and started chasing me. I then had to follow Articuno all he way across the Giant's Bed and up the mountain to the little grove it stops at near Regice's temple. I saved just before Articuno started spinning, it took a few goes to get it right, but by the time I did run into the real Articuno I was so annoyed that I wasted no time and threw my last Master Ball at it.

I've decided to call it a day on my Shield Expansion Pass playthrough, because I've done everything I wanted to do and registered every Shield exclusive Pokemon into my Home Dex. At the start of December I plan on starting one more Sword playthrough before I say goodbye to the Galar Region, primarily to catch Spectrier, Regidrago, and any Sword Expansion Pass exclusive Pokemon I don't have yet. I'm thinking of running a team that combines some Pokemon I've used in my past playthroughs (like Corviknight and Sandaconda from my first Sword run, Boltund from my first Shield run, and Blastoise from my most recent Shield run), effectively an "All Stars" team, but I may also add some Pokemon I've never used before like Centiskorch and Galarian Slowbro to keep things fresh.
 

Rahus

Bring The Ruckus!
Caught a Shiny Speed Boost Blaziken in Dynamax Adventures. Feels good.

Edit: Also caught a Shiny G-Stunfisk shortly after.
 
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Kataphrut

Well-Known Member
I've been trying to use GTS to trade out my dupe legendaries for others I haven't got (basically to minimise the amount of time spent doing Dynamax Adventures) and man thanks to Crown Tundra you cannot give Regirock, Registeel and Regice away any more. I've had them up to exchange for some Tapus for three days now, nobody's biting. Naturally everyone's after Regieleki and Regidrago. I really lucked out getting that Shiny Magmar to trade for one early, the market is flooded now.
 

Reinhardt

Well-Known Member
I've been trying to use GTS to trade out my dupe legendaries for others I haven't got (basically to minimise the amount of time spent doing Dynamax Adventures) and man thanks to Crown Tundra you cannot give Regirock, Registeel and Regice away any more. I've had them up to exchange for some Tapus for three days now, nobody's biting. Naturally everyone's after Regieleki and Regidrago. I really lucked out getting that Shiny Magmar to trade for one early, the market is flooded now.
The GTS has become a bit tedious lately, I've had a Magmortar up to trade for Electivire for a couple of days now, and it hasn't been touched. I've also been seeing if I can get the other sizes of Gourgeist through trade, and I swear everyone wants either Regidrago or one of the two Calyrex Steeds. For a Gourgeist.
Out of curiosity I searched for Regieleki and Regidrago on the GTS, there's like two of each on the entire app, and with Regieleki both of the trades were asking for......other Regieleki.
 

Kataphrut

Well-Known Member
The GTS has become a bit tedious lately, I've had a Magmortar up to trade for Electivire for a couple of days now, and it hasn't been touched. I've also been seeing if I can get the other sizes of Gourgeist through trade, and I swear everyone wants either Regidrago or one of the two Calyrex Steeds. For a Gourgeist.
Out of curiosity I searched for Regieleki and Regidrago on the GTS, there's like two of each on the entire app, and with Regieleki both of the trades were asking for......other Regieleki.
That's what happens when they're the only Pokemon you have to get by trading now.

I wish there was a way to search for what people are offering. Say if I want to get rid of my duplicate Regirock, I can search what Pokemon other people currently have up that they're willing to trade for one.
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
That's what happens when they're the only Pokemon you have to get by trading now.

I wish there was a way to search for what people are offering. Say if I want to get rid of my duplicate Regirock, I can search what Pokemon other people currently have up that they're willing to trade for one.
Tick the box that excludes mythicals and legendaries. Might stand more of a chance of finding a decent trade
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
I actually had a great day with battling yesterday. I won a full WiFi battle using my current in-game team and all of my pokemon did a great job though the MVP was definitely my Pyukumuku. First it was able to scare away a Haunter's Perish Song trap using Soak & Toxic, and then it was able to take down a Scizor and win the match thanks to Recover and its Unaware ability. A few of my pokemon still need some training, but it was still good practice for what I need to focus on!

I also did two ranked battles yesterday. I lost the first one but I was so close to taking down two Ultra Beasts using my regular pokemon. I beat a Xurkitree using Rapidash's Hypnosis and Darmanitan's Earthquake & I almost took out a Pheremosa with Rapidash's Max Flare. Pheremosa hung on using a Focus Sash and ended destroying the rest of my team, but as someone who was scared of battling the Ultra Beasts I'm just excited since this proves that they are beatable!
 

Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
The GTS has become a bit tedious lately, I've had a Magmortar up to trade for Electivire for a couple of days now, and it hasn't been touched. I've also been seeing if I can get the other sizes of Gourgeist through trade, and I swear everyone wants either Regidrago or one of the two Calyrex Steeds. For a Gourgeist.
Out of curiosity I searched for Regieleki and Regidrago on the GTS, there's like two of each on the entire app, and with Regieleki both of the trades were asking for......other Regieleki.
That’s the most frustrating thing right now with the GTS. I do have a Ho-oh up for a Regidrago on the off chance but my Tapu Lele for Tapu Bulu has been there for a couple weeks. I’ve also noticed a lot of hacked Regidrago and Regieleki on the GTS and that to me is the worst part of the GTS right now when looking since there will be people who get them, not realize they are hacked and then possibly be banned from online play for using them.

I agree with what someone has posted already with saying that if I have a Mewtwo to offer that I can search for trades where they request a Mewtwo and I can scroll through those offerings to see if it worth the price of it.

But GTS trading isn’t the only thing being bogged down. I have been having a heck of time even finding people to trade with here. In the last 3 months I have traded with only one person (although multiple times) here on the forums.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
I've been trying to use GTS to trade out my dupe legendaries for others I haven't got (basically to minimise the amount of time spent doing Dynamax Adventures) and man thanks to Crown Tundra you cannot give Regirock, Registeel and Regice away any more. I've had them up to exchange for some Tapus for three days now, nobody's biting. Naturally everyone's after Regieleki and Regidrago. I really lucked out getting that Shiny Magmar to trade for one early, the market is flooded now.
Wow. That sucks. Especially for anyone who needs anything that might be version exclusive.
 
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