As players complete The Sacred Bonds Of Sovereign And Steed Story within the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokemon Sword & Shield, they will ultimately need to decide with Legendary Steed Pokemon Calyrex use to tame long ago. By planting the carrot seeds in the Old Cemetery Garden Patch, players will summon Spectrier. By planting them in the Snowslide Slope Garden Patch, players will summon Glactrier. By the end of this story, Calyrex will tame the Horse Pokemon you summoned and will change forms accordingly. While on Spectrier, Calyrex will be in its Ghost Rider Form. While on Glastrier, Clayrex will be in its Ice Rider Form. Most players will look to get the form that is better overall, which begs to question which form that happens to be.
One of the positives for Calyrex Ice Rider is that it's one of the few Ice/Psychic Type Pokemon in existence, and it has a nice coverage of moves. Another thing it has going for it is that Calyrex Ice Rider is that it's a bulky physical sweeper, having great defensive stats and an awesome Attack Base Stat. Unfortunately, Calyrex Ice Rider is extremely slow, meaning it will usually attack second in battle. Another negative for Calyrex Ice Rider is that it has six different weaknesses, which is quite a bit to account for.
Calyrex Ghost Rider, on the other hand, is basically the exact opposite of Clayrex Ghost Rider. The best thing it has going for it is that it only has two weaknesses since it's a Psychic/Ghost Type Pokemon, which is far better than six weaknesses. Plus, Calyrex Ghost Rider is extremely fast, allowing it to be a true sweeper in battle with help of its ability and high Special Attack Stat. However, Calyrex Ghost Rider does have a few negatives, the first being it's pretty darn frail in terms of its defensive stats. Calyrex Ghost Rider won't be able to take many hits, making it sweeper status all the more crucial. On top of that, even though Calyrex Ghost Rider only has two weaknesses, it's x4 Weak to both of those types of moves.
So which Calyrex Form is best? Honestly, both are about the same in terms of both pros versus cons. Calyrex Ice Rider might be slow, but it packs a punch and can take plenty of hits. That said, Calyrex Ghost Rider has Speed to kill, but it can't that all that many punches due to it's frailness. Ultimately, it's up to the player to decide which they prefer, as both are incredibly Strong Pokemon.
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