Which Horse is better to choose in Crown Tundra, Pokemon Sword & Shield's expansion? Find out here in this Calyrex steed guide, should you choose Glastrier or Spectrier, and more!
Which Horse Should You Pick?
We Recommend Glastrier
Both horse Pokemon have the potential to be competitively viable and rather strong in their own ways, but in this case we actually recommend Glastrier.Check Out Glastrier Here
Learns Useful Moves For Double Battles
Glastrier learns moves that are effective in the Double Battle. For example, Throat Chop which prevents the target from using moves that emit sound and High Horsepower which won't be effected by Grassy Terrain.
Good Base Stat Distribution
Glastrier's really low 30 speed allows it to put way more base stats into Defense, Sp. Def, and HP. With 4 stats over 100, this Pokemon is not only physically extremely powerful, but is also extremely bulky. The general shape of this stat distribution carries over when it fuses with Calyrex as well (although they do go up).
Abilities Boost Up Its Strengths
When the Pokémon knocks out a target, it utters a terrifying neigh, which boosts its Sp. Atk stat.
When the Pokémon knocks out a target, it utters a chilling neigh, which boosts its Attack stat.
Spectrier Has A Lot Of Competition
Spectrier's base stats are effectively the opposite of Glastrier's. This makes it somewhat of a glass cannon, which although fast, is really lacking in defenses. Unfortunately, it has a lot more competition, especially considering that its stat makeup is rather similar to that of Eternatus. Additionally, its move pool isn't ideal.Check Out Spectrier Here
Dragapult Has Higher Speed Stat
Same ghost-type competitive Pokemon Dragapult has higher speed which makes Spectrier less attractive. Spectrier can't use Max Airstream to raise its speed as well.
Can Only Choose One
You will only be able to choose one of these two steeds in your story - as soon as you make the decision the story will branch off, so make sure you're certain before you decide!
Which Steed Did You Choose?
Fuse Horse With Calyrex
Type Changes When Fused
When fusing with one of his two steeds, Calyrex will lose the Grass type and gain the type of the horse it chooses. Shadow Rider will only have 2 weaknesses (Ghost and Dark), but they are both 4x. In combination with Shadow Rider's rather low defenses, if it gets hit with one of these moves, it is almost sure to faint immediately. This is contrasted with Ice Rider having a very defensive constitution ready to handle its total 6 weaknesses, especially given that none are 4x.
Powerful Move For Double Battles
Both horses have a powerful move that deals damage to all enemy Pokemon. Additionally, both horses have Abilities that boost their Atk or Sp. Atk when they defeat an enemy Pokemon, making them quite lethal sweepers. The Ice Rider special ability, however, is technically slightly stronger than the Shadow Rider one.
The user attacks by sending a frightful amount of small ghosts at opposing Pokemon.
|Glastrier|| Glacial Lance|
The user attacks by hurling a blizzard-cloaked icicle lance at opposing Pokemon.
When Do You Choose A Horse?
When You Plant The Carrot Seeds
The branching point for these two horses occurs in the part of the story where you are asked to decide where you want to plant carrot seeds. Planting them in the Cemetery will give you Spectrier, while planting them in the icy field will give you Glastrier.Check Out Details In OUr Crown Tundra Walkthrough Here