All new Pokemon forms!
The Pokemon Sword and Shield release are rapidly approaching, and we can't help but wonder what unique Galarian Pokemon we may encounter. Nintendo has given just a few little hints toward these interesting new forms, and here's what they've shown so far.
Now introducing, the very dapper and gentlemanly-looking Galarian Weezing. This British-inspired Pokemon sports a top hat that acts as a chimney that produces very clean air, while its beard is made of poison gas. This is a poison/fairy type Pokemon which, like a regular Weezing, can use the levitate ability and one other random ability. It reminds me of the Alolan Exeggutor whose head is often obscured on-screen simply due to its length. Though the Weezing Galarian form has been confirmed, there's no news on a Koffing form just yet.
The other two Pokemon confirmed to have Galarian forms are Zigzagoon and its evolved form Linoone. Both forms have changed from their usual brown fur to black and white fur. This new look for both would be perfect for the mascots of a heavy metal band. Instead of being 'normal' type Pokemon, they are now 'Dark' type Pokemon and have an updated set of moves to match. I know I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of Galarian Linoone's tongue!
New evolutions specific to the Galar region
There are also new evolutions only seen in the Galar region that evolve specifically from the Galarian form. In this case, a Linoone can evolve into an Obstagoon. This is due to the harsh conditions found in the Galar region that this Pokemon species must endure. Despite the ferocity of this Pokemon, it seems that it does not attack first and instead prefers to block incoming attacks. It will then unleash devastating ripostes/counter-attacks against its opponents.
Exclusive to Pokemon Sword
Introducing the majestic SirFetch'd! This Pokemon is the evolved form of Generation 1's Farfetch'd, which I'm sure some of us thought would never get an evolved form. Known around the Galar region for being incredibly noble, SirFetch'd fights honestly using the stalk of a leek as a sword and the leaf as its shield. In addition to this, there is a new move called 'Meteor Assault' that only SirFetch'd can use. Just look at the expression on his face! Are you ready to add this Pokemon to your starting lineup? As an amusing side note, this Pokemon somehow also weighs over 250lbs!
Are there any other new Pokemon?
Morpek is an entirely new Pokemon with a split personality. This Pokemon is continuously hungry, and once it reaches a state of extreme hunger, its appearance will change. Usually an electric Pokemon, when this Pokemon gets hangry, it rages and turns into a dark type Pokemon. It becomes more aggressive, and its move-set also changes completely to reflect its current state.
Fancy a cup of tea? Then take a look at Polteageist, another new Pokemon which takes the form of black tea that has a strange aroma and taste. These Pokemon often frequent hotels and restaurants where they are considered pests due to their ability to create more of themselves from leftover tea.
Not thirsty? Food more your kind of thing? You won't want to be sitting at the same table as Cramorant. This new bird type Pokemon is utterly insatiable. If it looks like food, maybe smells like food, or simply will just fit into its mouth, then there's a high chance that this Pokemon will try and devour it; even if it happens to be a rock!
As more Pokemon Galarian forms are confirmed, we'll keep you up-to-date.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released for Nintendo Switch on 15th November 2019.
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