Pokemon Sword and Shield have both been available for a while now, but Trainers have only been able to research Galar’s Crown Tundra since before this Fall. The second part of the match’s two-fold Expansion Pass introduced not just an entirely new business of Galar but also several new Legendary Pokemon, one of that communicates the Tundra’s figurative crown.
Carex, the High King Pokemon, is a Psychic/Grass-type Legendary Pokemon. It can change into two alternate forms by mixing with one of two other Crown Tundra Legendaries, Glastrier or even Spectrier, and has the capability to Dynamax. That having been said, if Calyrex Dynamaxes at Pokemon Sword and Shield, it occupies a trait shared with no other Pokemon and easily raises more questions than it answers.
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Once The Crown Tundra DLC became accessible, and players began to meet and befriend the evasive Calyrex, fans of the series quickly started to point out a peculiar feature. When Dynamaxing, Calyrex appears to use blue-colored energy. Even the tiny clouds circling Dynamax Calyrex are gloomy, instead of the typical red. The only two other Pokemon in the match that now owns this gloomy Dynamax energy are Ice Rider Calyrex and Ghost Rider Calyrex. That is to say: Calyrex is the only Pokemon that uses blue energy to Dynamax.
Why Is This Important?
To understand why fans are bewildered by the idea of”blue Dynamax energy,” one should understand the basic underlying fundamentals of Dynamaxing. Much like how Z-Power, and Sun and Moon’s Totem Pokemon’s auras, ultimately emanate from the Prism Pokemon, Necrozma, Dynamax Energy originates in the alien Poison/Dragon-type Generation VIII Legendary Pokemon, Eternity. This heightened form of evolution happens when Pokemon comes into contact with Eternatus’s energy and is thusly notorious for being rather unstable and erratic.
When Pokemon Dynamax, they frequently expand in size; a few Pokemon gain completely new forms, but no matter, all Dynamaxed Pokemon share two traits: a glowing red aura and a ring of red clouds. These two visual traits are usually known to be residual Dynamax Energy. Given that Dynamax Energy is rather literally Eternatus’ energy, it’s also generally accepted lore, which Dynamaxing is a consequence of Pokemon drawing upon Eternatus’ energy. That is to say, with no Eternatus’ unique red energy, Pokemon can’t Dynamax.
These details tie nicely into the lore behind Galar’s Zacian and Zamazenta too. Neither of Sword and Shield’s”cover” Legendaries are capable of Dynamaxing, or in other words, both Zacian and Zamazenta are immune to the untoward effects of Eternatus’ energy.
Dacian and Zamazenta are also both known to have locked out Eternatus with the help of two champions: a Fairy King along with a Struggling Pro. Maintain these details in your mind moving ahead, as they become increasingly suspicious and relevant; regardless, however, the noteworthiness of Calyrex’s gloomy aura ought to be clear by now. While the Warrior Pokemon, Zacian and Zamazenta, can shirk the repercussions of Eternatus’s energy, Calyrex appears to have the ability to mimic or replicate them, using mysterious blue energy.