Pokémon Sword and Shield: Details about new mythical Pokémon coming February 27

Pokemon Sword Shield New Mythical Pokemon
Pokemon Sword Shield New Mythical Pokemon (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield launched on Nintendo Switch in November 2019.
  • The Pokémon Company has revealed that a new mythical Pokémon will be coming to the games.
  • We only know the silhouette at the moment.
  • More info about this mythical Pokemon will come on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

It's been exactly three months since Pokémon Sword and Shield released on the Nintendo Switch. At this point, many players have already gone through the game's main storyline and are familiar with the new mechanics and new Pokémon found in the Galar region. However, Game Freak still has something up their sleaves to excite Pokémon fans and bring them back to Sword and Shield.

The Pokémon Company has revealed a silhouette of a mythical Pokémon that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch games. This follows the trend that previous Pokémon games have laid; introducing a new mythical Pokémon a few months after the original games have been released. It's hard to exactly know what kind of Pokémon it's going to be from this teaser. The top half kind of looks like some kind of cat with massive claws, but then the feet seem more monkey-like.

At the moment, we don't know it's name, type, or where to find it. It's even possible that players will only be able to get it via purchasing the Expansion Pass, but we'll have to wait and find out if that's the case. The Pokémon Company will reveal more information about this mythical creature on Thursday February 27, 2020. We'll cover the reaveal when it happens so check back with us then to learn more about this fascinating Pokémon.

In the meantime, we can only speculate. What type do you think this mythical Pokémon will be? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.