Street Fighter V Coming to Nintendo Switch, EB Games Twitter Leaks

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch, according to a tweet by the official EB Games Canada Twitter account.

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Nintendo nor Capcom has mentioned any plans for a Street Fighter V port to the Nintendo Switch as of yet, so if this post from EB Games Canada proves true, it’ll mark the first time the game has landed on the console in any form.

According to EB Games Canada, the game should also be available for pre-order now in stores. Last we heard, when Capcom announced Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, it said the game would release on February 14, 2020, and will bring Gill back as a playable fighter.

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Capcom confirmed that Champion Edition will feature 40 characters, 34 stages, more than 200 costumes, and pretty much everything Street Fighter V has released, minus the Fighting Chance and brand collaboration outfits, and Capcom Pro Tour DLC. Anything released between January 10 and February 14 also won’t be in Champion Edition.

It wouldn’t be the first time that a Canadian retailer was responsible for a significant leak. Back in 2018, Walmart Canada was responsible for accidentally leaking the existence of a whole slew of highly anticipated games before E3 2018. You can also read about the most infamous game leaks ever.

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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be out on February 14, so happy Valentine’s Day. Watch out for that netcode, though, which has been a sore point of contention for Street Fighter V fans, and something that an independent modder appeared to fix on his own recently.

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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.

The New Mutants: Check Out the Creepy New Poster

After having been pushed back from its original release date of April 2018, Josh Boone’s The New Mutants will finally hit theaters on April 3, 2020. And also, after years of delay, the film has gotten its first new poster since 2017.

In this awesome new art you’ll see New Mutants characters (originally intended to be part of the now-defunct Fox X-Men universe) Magik (Glass’ Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane (GoT’s Maisie Williams), Cannonball (Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton), Sunspot (The Stand’s Henry Zaga), and Mirage (The Originals’ Blu Hunt).

The New Mutants not only represents the last gasp of Fox’s X-Men shared universe, but it also tonally stands apart from the rest of the franchise as a horror movie, with no costumes or real supervillains. The poster itself gives off a darker, edgier vibe as well, with the heroes’ skulls being revealed inside the title font.

If you’d like a deeper dive into this mutant team, the Soulsword, and antagonist the Demon Bear, then check out our exploration of this darker, grimmer X-Men film.

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A few weeks back, the Disney website incorrectly called The New Mutants a “seriously electrifying new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe” – which, of course, it is not. It’s not part of the MCU, though it is a new Fox Marvel movie to be released since Disney’s acquisition of the studio.

While promoting the new trailer’s release, director Josh Boone confirmed that this was the original version of the movie that he shot for Fox, despite the Disney acquisition.

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at

Remembering 2010: The Biggest Games Turning 10 This Year

2010 was a great year for peripheral-based rhythm games. It was also effectively the last year for peripheral-based rhythm games. Rock Band, the multiplayer co-op band game that Harmonix created after separating from Guitar Hero and leaving it to its publisher Activision, was always considered by genre connoisseurs (i.e. me) to be the better, more refined game. The game whose presentation and mechanics worked in harmony to actually make you feel like you were truly in a band with your friends, and that you were actually playing the song. Rock Band defined almost a decade of my life, and Rock Band 3 represented the series at its biggest, best, and most ambitious.

If you remember the era you’ll be familiar with the Rock Band concept–two guitar controllers, one drumset, and a microphone to belt out timeless rock and pop songs in time to a steady flow of colour-coded gems. While Rock Band 2 introduced dramatically improved controllers, a more robust campaign, and comprehensive online multiplayer modes, Rock Band 3 introduced an incredible amount of quality-of-life fixes, like being able to change instruments, difficulties, options, and band members anytime on the fly, as well as a robust character customisation creator that fed into the more intricate career and challenge modes.

But the biggest new additions? Three-part vocal harmonies. Keyboards. And real guitars. Rock Band 3 was the series’ big push into teaching players to transfer their skills over to playing real instruments with a new “Pro” difficulty modifier. Drums were already there, with the inclusion of discrete cymbal inputs in Rock Band 2, and the new two-octave keyboard controller allowed for some pretty accurate note charts that used 26 black-and-white piano keys in addition to the standard five-button ones. But Harmonix (in partnership with Mad Catz) also released a 102-button guitar controller with strings to pick and strum at, while also partnering with Fender to release an actual electric guitar with controller inputs integrated into it. It was bonkers, and it all worked really well even if all of that stuff did cost me an arm and a leg.

And of course, the most important thing is that all of these new features ended up being backwards compatible with Rock Band’s rolling library consisting of literally thousands of songs, a feat that no other rhythm game from this era managed to do. That library has continued to grow to a number that’s closing in on 3000 with the release of the more focussed Rock Band 4 in 2015, and DLC songs continue to release even as I write this in 2020.

For me, nothing will ever beat the hundreds and hundreds of hours I spent playing Rock Band 3 with eager friends at parties, with colleagues in the office until the late hours at night, and by myself, all day every day, climbing the instrument leaderboards. | Edmond Tran

Uncharted Movie Release Date Pushed Back

The drama behind the upcoming Uncharted movie continues as Sony has announced that the film has been delayed by three months, likely a result of losing its sixth director last month.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch, the Uncharted movie has been delayed until March 5, 2021 — almost three months later than its initial December 2020 release date.

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Further, the film will be taking over the March 2021 release date that was originally being held for He-Man’s Masters of the Universe movie, which has now been taken off the calendar, according to Couch’s report.

While this news is likely disappointing to fans, the news shouldn’t be too surprising given the long, strange history of the Uncharted movie, which has experienced a handful of director changes and casting rollercoasters.

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The film will star Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and potentially Mark Wahlberg as Drake’s mentor, Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan. Further, Sony is reportedly in talks with Venom’s Ruben Fleischer, which would make him the film’s seventh director.

In 2019, Sony announced PlayStation Productions, a production studio that aims to take Sony’s catalog of video game titles and franchises and adapt them for film and television.

While no new projects have been announced yet, Sony owns tons of different franchises that it could turn into movies, such as The Last of Us, God of War, and Spyro the Dragon, just to name a few. In fact, images from a canceled animated short film adaptation of The Last of Us were leaked online just recently, which was meant to be a bridge between the first game and the upcoming The Last of Us Part 2.

Do you think there will be any more drama with the Uncharted movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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Is John Cena Teasing a Royal Rumble Appearance?

Not only does WWE’s annual Royal Rumble PPV officially kick off “The Road to Wrestlemania,” and all the speculation that accompanies that mega card, but it also comes with its own rumors and – er – rumblings about which Superstars are going to be a part of the Rumble match itself.

On top of the already circulating whispers regarding a possible return for Edge, who retired from the ring back in 2011, an injured Nia Jax, and fully-costumed Kane, John Cena, who didn’t wrestle on any WWE PPV in all of 2019, posted the following to his Instagram


No message included. Just a shot of a previous Royal Rumble event with the countdown clock about to buzz in the match’s next participant.

Does this mean John Cena will be an official entrant in the Men’s Royal Rumble match this Sunday? After all, it’s the perfect spot for someone who doesn’t want to wrestle full time (or any time, really) and just wants to make a fun splash for a few minutes.

On the other hand, Cena could just be trolling. Or he could just be helping WWE promote the PPV as a dedicated company man. All the signals here however seem to sounding the Rumble alarm.

We’ll be covering the Royal Rumble PPV here at IGN this Sunday, starting at 7pm ET/4pm PT so watch for the live blog on the front page.

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Marvel’s The Eternals is the “Most Sci-Fi” Movie of the Entire MCU

Marvel’s The Eternals, which hits theaters November 6, will sit fans down for a story that spans 7,000 years, introducing the the comic book beings known, respectively, as Eternals and Deviants.

Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani, who recently debuted his ripped physique, for his role as Kingo Sunen, spoke about the upcoming film with Entertainment Weekly, and how it’s likely to stand apart from the rest of the MCU.

“It’s really, really an epic,” Nanjiani said. “And it’s really such a science-fiction story. It’s a superhero story, but in some ways, it’s the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies and it’s the most epic of all the Marvel movies.”

“And the story spans thousands of years. So it’s really not like any of the other Marvel movies.”

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“And I don’t mean epic in the internet way,” Nanjiani added. “I mean epic in the old-school way…It doesn’t look like any of the other Marvel movies.”

Recently, Marvel’s own synopsis for The Eternals revealed how it connects to Avengers: Endgame, describing the movie’s heroes as “ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years.” Then, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, “an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.”

For more on Marvel’s The Eternals, you can read our breakdown of the private footage that was screened at Brazil Comic-Con, read our huge explainer of the Deviants, AKA the villains in The Eternals, and read about how the film will feature an openly gay hero.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake: Every Safe Combination and Unlock Code

Resident Evil 2 Remake faithfully restores many of RE2’s classic puzzles and locks, while introducing even more confusing conundrums to deal with. While not everything hiding behind a lock is mandatory, there are plenty of puzzles that you’re required to solve to progress in the story, not to mention the worthwhile rewards you can unlock along the way. We’ve compiled a cheat sheet below to help you solve every lock combination, and unlock every safe in Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Altered Codes and Combinations for RE2 Remake’s Second Run are listed in bold!

Police Station Safe Codes and Lock Combinations


  • Main Hall Lion Statue Lock Code: Lion, Branch, Bird (Contains Lion Emblem)
  • Main Hall Lion Statue Second Run Lock Code: Crown, Torch, Bird
  • West Office Leon’s Desk Dial Lock Codes: NED (Left Lock), MRG (Right Lock) (Contains High Capacity Pistol Magazine for Leon, and Speed Loader for Claire)
  • West Office Safe Code: Left 9, Right 15, Left 7 (Contains Hip Pouch)
  • Safety Deposit Room Codes: 106 (Roll Film: Commemorative), 109 (Handgun Ammo), 102 (Gunpowder), 103 (Combat Knife), 203 (Hip Pouch), 208 (Shotgun Shells/Flame Rounds)
  • Third Floor Stairs Dial Lock Code: DCM (Contains Magnum Ammo for Leon, Submachine Gun Ammo for Claire)
  • Lounge Unicorn Statue Lock Code: Fish, Scorpion, Vase (Contains Unicorn Emblem)
  • Lounge Unicorn Statue Second Run Lock Code: Two People, Scales, Uncoiled Snake
  • Waiting Room Safe Code: Left 6, Right 2, Left 11 (Contains Pistol Muzzle Break for Leon, High Capacity JMB Magazine for Claire)
  • Men’s Locker Room Dial Lock Code: CAP (Contains Shotgun Shells for Leon, Flame Rounds for Claire)
  • West Storage Room Maiden Statue Lock Code: Woman, Bow, Snake (Contains Maiden Emblem)
  • West Storage Room Maiden Statue Second Run Lock Code: Ram, Harp, Bird

Sewer Safe Codes and Lock Combinations



  • Monitor Room Chess Plug Solution: See Image Above
  • Control Room Dial Lock Code: SZF (Contains MAG Ammo for Leon, Submachine Gun Ammo for Claire)
  • Treatment Pool Safe Combination: Left 2, Right 12, Left 8 (Contains Shotgun Stock for Leon, Reinforced SLS Frame for Claire)

Laboratory Codes and Combinations


Use the corresponding image above for the number equivalent codes for the symbols found in the Laboratory puzzles.


  • Greenhouse Control Room Ladder Code: 3, 1, 2, 3
  • Greenhouse Control Room Second Run Ladder Code: 5, 8, 3, 1
  • Greenhouse Control Room Drug Testing Lab Code: 2, 10, 6, 7
  • Greenhouse Control Room Second Run Drug Testing Lab Code: 2, 10, 4, 8


If some areas still have you stumped, be sure to check out all the Key Item Locations, Puzzle Solutions, and Maps with every item location in Resident Evil 2 Remake.

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For more on Resident Evil 2, check out our full walkthrough and wiki guide.

The Era of the Fan-Influenced Movie Has Arrived (And It’s Not Good)

Movies have always been a collaborative medium. Writers, directors, actors, set designers, and hundreds, sometimes thousands more (you’ve seen credits) come together to create a visual work of art meant to entertain, inspire and connect us as humans. Making a film is a monumental effort, which sometimes turns into something magical, and at other times fails to create anything cohesive. But we’re beginning to see the signs of a new ingredient added to the moviemaking soup that has started to sour the taste, regardless of the creators’ intent: fan feedback.

Twitter, Reddit, and the internet in general are places where people can voice their opinions, laugh at memes, and discuss their favorite entertainment properties. But as we all know, social media has become a pretty toxic environment, fueled by having the hottest take or the sickest burn. It can be cathartic, certainly, but when it gets out of hand, it’s unrelenting. And when that Sonic the Hedgehog trailer dropped, boy, was Twitter unrelenting.

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I’ll admit that I think the new Sonic movie design is a thousand times better than the original. The character looks more friendly, and in the Sonic movie’s case, has a chance to make for better ticket sales. But the artists who designed the original version and the filmmakers who spent months creating the initial version of the character were scrutinized on social media for a week straight before director Jeff Fowler announced a redesign effort. A few weeks later, the movie’s release was delayed to give the animators more time to revamp the character. And while I’ll say again that, in this case, I think it will ultimately work out in Paramount’s favor, this has set a dangerous precedent for artists working in the film industry. Now, storytellers are at the behest of the audience, telling them what to do and how to do it before they’ve seen the final film, rather than letting the artists create their art as they see it and then responding to their efforts.

And fans have begun to notice their newly inherited power. The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign has been raging ever since the film’s release in 2017, with Zack Snyder even getting in on it, posting concept art and photos of deleted scenes to his Vero account. So far, Warner Bros. execs have held out on giving into these fan demands — and indeed, this version of the movie is likely nonexistent. Recent rumors of an HBO Max release of the Snyder Cut and a few more Justice League stars jumping on the hashtag bandwagon might have inched it closer to existence, but if some type of Synder cut ever does come out, it will be the most important and egregious example of fan-influence. For a studio to release a completely different version of a movie set in an MCU-like connected universe, changing canon, would be unprecedented. Admittedly, it would also be interesting to see whether it’s better or worse than the original, and which continuity the DCEU would move forward with. But for now, it’s still just a hashtag.

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And then there’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This time it wasn’t ugly CG or any sort of aesthetic issue that needed “fixing.” Instead, two years of outrage over Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi seemingly convinced Disney that they needed to focus on making fans happy and nostalgic, to appease those who hated The Last Jedi, while also wrapping up the Skywalker Saga in a way that would satisfy both. So writers J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Chris Terrio (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) tried to do just that. But when you try to please everybody, you end up pleasing nobody.

Whether you enjoyed The Rise of Skywalker or not, and whether you enjoyed The Last Jedi or not, there are moments in The Rise of Skywalker that feel like they are meant as an apology for The Last Jedi (vague spoiler alert): the big Rey reveal, the complete sidelining of Rose Tico from the plot, and that Luke moment. Rather than continuing on from what The Last Jedi offered them, Disney apparently felt they had to course-correct per what they thought a vocal segment of upset fans wanted.

But now, some fans are calling for their own version of the Snyder Cut with what they call the “J.J. Cut.” An unconfirmed post on Reddit told fans that Disney had made several changes to the script that Abrams didn’t agree with, and that the original cut of the film had 40 extra minutes of footage. What’s ironic, though, is that the same outrage that fuels the J.J. Cut campaign is reminiscent of the reaction to The Last Jedi… which might’ve been what convinced Disney to make the decisions they made on The Rise of Skywalker in the first place. The odds of the J.J. Cut being released are probably even less than that of the Snyder Cut, but only C-3PO would be able to tell us for sure.

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Looking forward, Ghostbusters: Afterlife seems to be the next movie to attempt a franchise course-correction based on fan backlash. The trailer for the upcoming sequel gives off a much more serious tone than the 2016 movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Afterlife tells the story of the grandchildren of one of the original Ghostbusters and will see prominent cameos from the original cast. Don’t get me wrong, the trailer for Afterlife does look great, but it feels like another instance where fans get to dictate the path of a popular franchise because the studio is afraid to do something that will anger them.

The Sonic redesign was an aesthetic choice that took time and money, but (probably) didn’t affect the story and ultimately better reflected the iconic character’s look, and the Snyder Cut is still an unknown. But with Star Wars, and potentially Ghostbusters, it seems a vocal minority on Twitter and Reddit were able to influence the creatives behind the art to change their course, and that is a big deal.

The best movies are made by people with a singular vision, and a plan for where the story is going to go. The former is the reason why Marvel movies are often criticized for adhering to a similar formula, as the timeline of what is going to happen in the MCU is determined by committee (albeit one ultimately led by Kevin Feige). But Marvel also has an endgame in mind (literally), with a proven track record of what works for fans, and a willingness to experiment within some set parameters to offer something new that fans might not even realize they want. The best example of this would be Taika Waititi’s incredible Thor: Ragnarok from 2017, which redefined Thor’s character and brought the franchise out of the boring, melodramatic rut it was stuck in.

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Marvel, specifically, seems to have realized (semi-recently) that there are times when listening to fans is exactly what’s needed, and times when it’s definitely not. It was Marvel fans who campaigned for the studio to make their first female-led superhero movie in Captain Marvel, and their first movie led by a person of color in Black Panther, both of which made over $1 billion at the box office. And when the toxic side of the Marvel fandom cried out against them, they didn’t falter, giving us Avengers: Endgame’s amazing A-Force moment, as well as having already slated Captain Marvel and Black Panther sequels.

If the future is to be determined by the fans, the film industry will only make more sequels, reboots, and unoriginal, play-it-safe movies. 2019’s best films came from writers and directors who were able to tell their stories uninhibited by the online echo chamber. Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, or Rian Johnson’s Knives Out were some of last year’s strongest films, all of which were original screenplays with incredible visions from their directors. And the biggest blockbusters (such as the Marvel movies) are at their best when they can have that same freedom.

Studio execs need to realize that Twitter and Reddit are where outrage is easy, where people conjure up the worst adjectives they can think of to get as many likes and retweets as possible, and where measured critique is rare. The biggest blockbusters would often be better movies if the studios behind them would trust the artists they’ve hired to make the best movie possible, and stick to their storytelling guns.

Vote: What Are the Best Pokemon That Aren’t In Sword & Shield?

Last week, we launched a FaceOff pitting every Pokemon not in Sword and Shield which haven’t been confirmed for the expansion pass coming later this year, against each other. We asked you, “Which Pokemon do you want most in Sword and Shield?” After many, many one-on-one, randomized matches between 392 Pokemon, we have your most (and least) wanted Pokemon for Sword and Shield ranked below.

In short, everyone loves Dragon-type Pokemon, Starters from all generations, and a few strong, iconic Pokemon primarily from Gen 1.

Conversely, people wouldn’t care to see many fish, bugs, and rodent Pokemon every again. Who woulda’ thought?

See the top 10 most wanted Pokemon (and 10 least wanted Pokemon) below! At the very bottom of this article, check out the full list of 392 ranked by you.

Are the results surprising to you? Let us know in the comments below.

The 10 Most Wanted Pokemon

While the FaceOff pitted individual Pokemon against Pokemon, we decided to group the Top 10 by evolutionary lines to give you a broader look at the favorites, because many of the same evolutionary lines made it so high up the ladder. For an unadulterated Top 25 Most Wanted Pokemon list, click through the slide show.

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10. Blaziken (and Torchic and Combusken)
From adorable bird to firey badass, it’s no surprise to see this starter evolutionary line from Gen 3 kicks off this top 10 list.

9. Salamence (and Bagon and Shelgon)
There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing this rock-headed creature finally grow wings. Salamence is an incredibly powerful Dragon-type Pokemon that saw a lot of favoritism in competitive Pokemon during its prime.

8. Sceptile (and Treecko and Grovyle)
Treecko will glare at any foe that dares to glare at it, according to its Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby Pokedex entry. So it makes sense that it didn’t back down during these FaceOffs.

7. Swampert (and Mudkip and Marshtomp)
This line of spikey-cheeked mudfish was voted the favorite starter evolutionary line of Gen 3. It seems people still like Mudkips.

6. Feraligatr (and Totodile and Croconaw)
Feraligatr is the final evolution of a beloved Gen 2 starter. It doesn’t deviate much when it comes to design, but what you get makes sense, looks great, and maintains that signature huge jaw.

5. Aerodactyl
One of two Gen 1 Fossil Pokemon in the top 25, Aerodactyl boasts an 85% win rate.

4. Scyther (and Scizor)
Undeniably the most popular Bug-type Pokemon, Scyther and its evolution, Scizor, were both ranked in the top ten.

3. Typhlosion (and Cyndaquil and Quilava)
This evolutionary line basically just gets bigger and more fiery, what’s not to love? It’s also the most liked second generation starter, while Meganium got completely, dare I say, burned – only reaching number 37 in the ranking.

2. Alakazam (and Abra and Kadabra)
Some would say these Pokemon just get more spoons and they’d be correct.

1. Dragonite (and Dragonair and Dratini)
Dragons are the best. Is there really anything more to say here?

The 10 Least-Wanted Pokemon

You love to hate them. Below are the 10 least wanted Pokemon not currently in Sword and Shield. For the full Least 25 Most Wanted Pokemon list, click through the slide show.

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10. Gulpin
While there may be something charming about the simplicity of its design (green little blob), the fact that it’s entire body is basically its stomach just doesn’t sit right.

9. Volbeat (and Illumise)
Introduced in Gen 3, Volbeat and Illumise are weird humanoid looking Bug-type Pokemon that can light up, and performed equally poorly.

8. Kricketot
Kricketot looks kind of like Volbeat, but less fashionable, thus its lower win-rate.

7. Patrat (and Watchog)
These Gen 5 equivalents to Rattata are just as useless, but also less popular. Just imagine how disturbing it would be to have one as a partner because it would always be watching.

6. Comfey
It’s a Lei. It’s more creepy than comfey and it’s categorized as a posy picker because, according to its Ultra Moon Dex entry, it picks flowers and sticks them to its body with fluids it produces. Gross and not very welcoming.

5. Foongus
It’s head has a Poke Ball pattern which makes it look like it broke out in a fandom based infection or, worse, like a Poke Ball became its own form.

4. Wormadam (and Burmy)
Take one look at a naked Burmy and you’ll see why this Bug-type Pokemon is so unpopular. Mothim, Burmy’s male evolution, didn’t fare too well either, but its 49% win rate is downright impressive when compared to its pre-evolution and female counterpart, Wormadam.

3. Alomomola
Though inspired by the ridiculous yet beloved Mola Mola fish, Alomomola is just not ridiculous enough to raise its popularity.

2. Bruxish
Though its Dazzling ability made it seem useful, it turns out not all that glitters is viable. This is a just another dumb fish, but this one has creepy teeth.

1. Luvdisc
No love for Luvdisc. It’s a fish, it’s a heart, it just wants to be loved. But apparently that was too much to ask.

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For more information on how we (or you, rather) chose the winners and losers above, check out an explanation on FaceOffs.

What Is a FaceOff?

As the name suggests, in a FaceOff we’ll have one pokemon face off against another and it will be up to you to choose the winner. In this case, you’re looking at two Pokemon and picking which one you’d prefer to be in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion.

It’s possible to see the same Pokemon multiple times, especially if you keep clicking through the FaceOff. There are over 390 Pokemon here that get randomly paired up each time you pick a winner.

How do I know when I’ve clicked through everything?

There isn’t a surefire way to know that you’ve seen all the Pokemon included because they are matched up randomly. And, because there are so many combinations. Maybe you want to play until you get to choose Cyndaquil or maybe you just want Sandygast and Palossand to lose every time you see them. Keep clicking through pairs until you feel like you’ve adequately fought for your favorite Mons. We’ll let math take care of the rest.

Which Pokemon have you included?

The Pokemon you see in this FaceOff are based on a process of elimination.

We’ve included all the Pokemon that are not included in the Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield base games or already confirmed/hinted at for the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Please note that in instances where we’ve already seen a Pokemon that has an evolutionary line we’ve excluded the other Pokemon in said line. This means that Bulbasaur and Ivysaur are not in this FaceOff because we’ve already seen images of Gigantamax Venasaur.

How is this tracked?

Every time you select a winner from a pair we get that information as a “point” in favor of that Pokemon. When we’re done tracking this information the Pokemon with the most points will be ranked from most to least, leaving us with a tidy list of Most Wanted Pokemon.

This means you can keep clicking through for as long as you want, giving your favorite Pokemon a better chance of winning. And you can return to this FaceOff as many times as you want, while it remains live.

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For more on Pokemon Sword and Shield, be sure to check out our wiki guide. There, you can find everything you need to know about both Expansions including a working list of the Pokemon being added to Sword and Shield, all the legendaries, how to get Galarian Slowpoke, and much more.

New Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie Images

With the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie expected to rake in over $40 million in its upcoming Presidents’ Day Weekend debut, we’ve got a couple dozen images to share with you from the film.

Here you’ll see Sonic racing to save the world while Dr. Robotnik schemes to steal his speed powers. You’ll also see Sonic team with James Marsden’s Sheriff, Tom, and Tom’s wife, Maddie while, separately, Robotnik berates Neal McDonough’s Major Bennington. Check it out!

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Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie stars James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik.

Ben Schwartz voices the CGI Sonic, which was redesigned by the filmmakers last year after fans reacted negatively to the way the character looked in the initial teaser trailer. The film was then delayed from its original November 8 release date, to February 14, 2020.

Meanwhile, in the Japanese trailer for the film, fans caught a glimpse of Baby Sonic sprinting through the Green Hill Zone! While adorable though, Baby Sonic didn’t catch fire like Baby Yoda did. Maybe once the movie comes out…

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at