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Pokémon New Year’s Raid Event Increases Shiny Magikarp Odds

[quads id=10] Pokémon Sword and Shield will be running a Shiny Magikarp New Year’s event beginning December 31 through January 3. The event will allow players to have a much greater chance of encountering a Shiny Magikarp when entering Max Raid Battles in the Wild Area. The Pokémon website states:  Kick off the new year with more Magikarp appearing in Pokémon Dens in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for a limited time. The Magikarp you’ll encounter in Max Raid Battles will also have a much higher chance than normal of being Shiny, so don’t miss your…

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How to Hunt for Shiny Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Pokemon are abundant all over the Galar region and in the Wild Areas. It’s hard to go a few steps without hearing a rustle of grass or seeing a pokemon walking around. Even after catching all of the Pokemon available to you in Pokemon Sword and Shield, there’s the next level of rare encounter and that is finding Shiny Pokemon. First introduced in the second generation of pokemon games, Shiny Pokemon are those that have a different color palette. Your Espion might now be green, or you could end up with a…

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Xbox XO19 Could be Where All of Microsoft’s Shiny New Studios Start to Bear Fruit

Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios are hosting a reveal event tomorrow in London, dubbed XO19. Right now, it sounds like both Obsidian and Rare are set to show off new properties, alongside updates from other studios under the Xbox umbrella. Industry insider and analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted today that XO19 will have “solid 2020 release dates” for upcoming Xbox Game Studios games like Bleeding Edge, Minecraft Dungeons, and Wasteland 3. Obsidian and Rare will…

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Pokemon’s Level Limits Won’t Stop You From Collecting Shiny Pokemon

Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. Information surrounding Pokemon Sword and Shield leaked ahead of its official November 15 release date, and social media is currently aflame with opinions and confusion over what’s changed, and what hasn’t. There’s been some particularly heavy controversy about “catch limits” that disallow you from catching extremely high-level Pokemon in the Wild Area until you have a certain number of Gym badges. The inclusion of these limits have some fans convinced they might stumble on…

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