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January 31, 2020

A new Mythical Pokémon for Sword and Shield to be revealed in February

A new Mythical Pokémon for Sword and Shield to be revealed in February

Ahead of Pokémon Day 2020, held on Feb. 27, The Pokémon Company announced a new Mythical Pokémon is coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Details on the new Pokémon will be revealed on Feb. 27. The new Pokémon is also expected to star in the upcoming Pokémon animated film, Coco. (Not that Coco.)

The announcement was posted in Japanese on the official website and translated by Pokémon website Serebii. Alongside the reveal, Sword and Shield will also get a “special Max Raid Battle” and a new event in Pokémon Go, Serebii reported. There’s no further information on what to expect from the new Mythical creature.

Three Legendary Pokémon already exist in Sword and Shield: Zacian and Zamazenta, the two dog-like Pokémon, and a mysterious Legendary called Eternatus. A few new Legendary Pokémon are expected with Sword and Shield’s upcoming expansions, too — Cubfu, Urshifu, and Calyrex.

Feb. 27 — Pokémon Day — is the anniversary of Pokémon Red and Green’s Japanese release date. This year, Pokémon Day 2020 is the 24th anniversary of the two games’ debut in Japan. (Pokémon Red and Green was released in the United States on Sept. 28, 1998.) Pokémon Day is recognized by the Japanese Anniversary Association, a non-governmental entity that tracks commemorative holidays in Japan. Eevee’s got one of its own, too.

Published at Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:25:00 +0000

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Jan. 31-Feb. 3

If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly Exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he now appears all over the map. This week, you can find Xur on Io, to the east of the Giant’s Scar landing zone. He’s taking shelter in a small cave.

Destiny 2 Xur Io

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Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:

  • Fighting Lion, grenade launcher: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Lucky Pants, Hunter legs: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Peregrine Greaves, Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Starfire Protocol, Warlock chest: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Exotic Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
  • Invitation quest: 9 Legendary Shards

Xur’s inventory caps out at 941 if you’re 960.

Fighting Lion

The Fighting Lion is an Exotic tube-fed grande launcher. Its primary perk, Delayed Gratification, causes its projectiles to bounce and only explode after you release the trigger. Its secondary perk is Thin the Herd, which increases damage done to the enemy shield. This grenade launcher also uses primary ammo.

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The Fighting Lion is a gimmick weapon, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless. If you’re working on any quest that requires grenade launcher kills, the Fighting Lion is perfect — since it rarely runs out of ammo. It takes a lot of time to get used to the Fighting Lion, but it’s a powerful tool in rare situations.

Lucky Pants

Lucky Pants are fairly worthless in most situations. They’re also one of the exotics that Sloane offers you during the campaign. Their exotic perk, Illegally Modded Holster, allows you to ready hand cannons very quickly as well as increase accuracy for your first shot. Additionally, precision hits partially reload any stowed hand cannons. If you absolutely must use hand cannons in both your energy and kinetic slot, these pants are for you. Otherwise, skip Lucky Pants.

Xur’s roll this week is Void, and comes with 48 total stats.

Peregrine Greaves

Peregrine Greaves is a great Exotic for Titans who love to smash their knees into enemies at full speed. Its Exotic perk is Peregrine Strike, which causes all shoulder charge abilities to deal bonus damage if activated mid-air. The bonus damage from Peregrine Strike is no joke, and can take down Major enemies pretty easily. This is a great Titan Exotic that’s also really fun to use. If you ever play Titan, pick this up.

Xur’s roll this week is Arc, and comes with 52 total stats.

Starfire Protocol

Starfire Protocol will rarely be a worthwhile exotic. Its perk is Fusion Harness, which grants you an extra charge of fusion grenades and causes fusion grenade kills to grant you Rift energy. The fusion grenades are fairly sub par in Destiny 2, which makes this perk mostly useless. It also requires you to use Dawnblade, which is the least useful of the Warlock specs. If you already love being a Dawnblade and using fusion grenades, then you should absolutely pick this up. If you don’t often use either, skip it.

Xur’s roll this week is Void, and comes with 49 total stats.

Invitation

If you haven’t completed the Invitation quest yet, Xur is still offering it for nine Legendary Shards.

Published at Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:20:42 +0000

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