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GameFreak Suddenly Drops a New Pokémon Sword and Shield Trailer
Over the past month, fans have been speculating about the Galar region. With the trailer that GameFreak reveals on July 8, 2019, the excitement from fans including myself began to rise. From all the new information GameFreak reveals, it’s no surprise that excitement for these games rose even higher. However, GameFreak hadn’t reveal any news regarding Pokémon Sword and Shield. Many fans were starting to wonder what more information could be reveal next. Without any warning at all, GameFreak posts a new Pokémon Sword and Shield video on August 8, 2019. Within this new trailer as well as the Japanese trailer, there’s so much information GameFreak reveals about the Galar region. In this review, we’re examining how the newest Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer expands the Galar region with new Pokémon, new characters, and features.
Pokémon Sword and Shield Reveals New Pokémon
One of the exciting things about this trailer is the reveal of new Pokémon. Without a doubt, this is the most exciting time for fans of Pokémon. As fans, we speculate what the new Pokémon are in a region. In fact, some fans go so far as to create designs for speculations of new Pokémon. As a result, fans become extremely attach to certain new Pokémon when they reveal. With the new trailer, fans receive surprise news. Some of the Pokémon reveal are brand new Pokémon. However, some of them are region base Pokémon name Galarian Pokémon. In this section we’re going to be discussing the Galarian Pokémon. In addition, we’re going to look at the brand-new Pokémon reveal for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
New Galarian Forms Reveal in Pokémon Sword and Shield Trailer
During the trailer, Galarian Form was the first information the trailer reveals. Essentially, Galarian Forms are the same thing as Alolan Forms. For those who aren’t aware, Alolan Forms are region variants of different Pokémon. In the same way, Galarian Forms are region variants for the Galar region. Having this element reveal is amazing. This is due to the fact that other Pokémon can have Galarian Forms. With more than eight hundred Pokémon, the amount of possibilities for Galarian Forms is huge. Additionally, this raises so many questions as to which generations of Pokémon can get Galarian Forms. In the Alolan region, the focus on Alolan Forms were Pokémon from the Kanto region. With that said, the Galarian Forms have reveal forms for Pokémon outside of the Kato region. In total, this trailer reveals tree new Galarian Forms. These Pokémon include Galarian Weezing, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Galarian Linoone.
Introducing Galarian Weezing – The Top Hat, Unique Typing Pokémon
The first Pokémon we’re going to be looking at is Galarian Weezing. In fact, this is one of the first Pokémon that the trailer reveals. From what we see in the trailer, Galarian Weezing has a mustache. Additionally, Galarian Weezing has a top hat with smoke rising from the top. Without a doubt, this design is a perfect representation of the Galar region. The reason for this is the fact that the Galar region is base on the United Kingdom. One of the interesting factors about Galarian Weezing is its typing. The typing of this Pokémon is Poison and Fairy. Up to this point, no other Pokémon has this typing. Which brings up another really good point. Does this mean that we’ll see a Galarian Koffing? Only time will tell if we will get another form. The next Galarian Form Pokémon the audience gets introduce to is Galarian Zigzagoon.
Galarian Zigzagoon – The Rockstar Pokémon
The next Pokémon the audience gets introduce to is Galarian Zigzagoon. At first glance, I do see one small problem. Galarian Zigzagoon is a Normal and Dark type. Unfortunately, Alolan Rattata as well as Alolan Raticate have this typing. Both of these Pokémon are everywhere in the Alolan region. I’m not going to lie, it’s a little disappointing that Galarian Zigzagoon is Normal and Dark. With that said, that’s really the only compliant I have about this Pokémon. The design of Galarian Zigzagoon is unique. Generally, with Zigzagoon, the design is to emulate a racoon with a dull design. Whereas Galarian Zigzagoon has striking coloration with unique star markings on its mask. Honestly, I could see this Pokémon with some trainers like Bikers as well as Rockers for instance. What’s even more interesting is that Zigzagoon’s evolution Linoone receives a Galarian Form as well in Galar region.
Galarian Linoone – The Dark, Mongoose Pokémon
Linoone receives a Galarian Form as well. The design is very similar to regular Linoone. Except, Galarian Linoone has different fur and eye color. In fact, Galarian Linoone and Zigzagoon share the same color pallet. Linoone’s fur is black and white with a star pattern on its mask. As for the eyes, Galarian Linoone’s eyes are red. One of the things that is unique about Galarian Linoone is the extra padding on its paws. Personally, I wonder what different moves Galarian Linoone is going to receive. With the introduction of Galarian Linoone, this raises a lot of excitement. GameFreak is giving other Pokemon a new form as well. Because of this reveal, fans have begun to speculate if other Pokemon will receive Galarian Forms as well. Just as the trailer reveals new Galarian Form, brand new Pokemon reveal themselves too.
New Trailer Reveals New Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield
One of the exciting things that this trailer reveals is brand new Pokémon. While having different forms of Pokémon is cool, brand new Pokémon is what excites a lot of fans. When GameFreak announces a new region, fans speculate what the new Pokémon are going to be. New Pokémon is vital for introducing fans of Pokémon what the region is like. For instance, Pokémon within the Kalos region are more elegant like Sylveon and Meowstic. Having these kinds of designs gives a perspective of what the region is like. Since the Galar region is set in the United Kingdom, there’s a ton of inspirations that GameFreak can use. From the fans grasping onto the concept of Wooloo, seeing new Pokémon in this region really excites me. The newest trailer releases two new Pokémon to the Galar region. These Pokémon include Obstagoon as well as Morpeko.
The Evolution of Galarian Linoone, Obstagoon
Surprisingly, the Galarian Zigzagoon line gains another evolution. This Pokémon’s name is Obstagoon. Obstagoon still has the slick form from Galarian Linoone. Additionally, Obstagoon retains the color pallet of black and white. With that said, this Pokémon is completely different from its previous evolutions. For one thing, Obstagoon stands on two feet. The other significant change I see is the grey fur around its arms, feet, and torso. Maybe this is a symbol of someone that looks intimidating. Regardless, this Pokémon is a huge reveal. This is due to the fact that Obstagoon is an evolution off of a form Pokémon. Previous to this reveal, this type of evolution hasn’t been done before. As a result, this makes a ton of fans wondering if more Galarian Forms are going to get their own evolution. Within this trailer, there’s one more Pokemon name Morpeko that is found within the Galar region.
The Dual Face Pokémon, Morpeko
A unique Pokémon reveals itself during the trailer. This Pokémon’s name is Morpeko. At first glance, Morpeko looks like a Pikachu clone. For those who are unaware, every generation has a mouse type Pokémon. More specifically, these mouse Pokémon are electric type. For example, in the Hoenn region, there are two electric mouse Pokémon name Minun and Plusle. However, Morpeko has a unique twist. In the new Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer that’s on The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel, the trailer explains that “a new move specifically for Morpeko gives it a special ability” (1:08). This new move gives Morpeko the opportunity to change its typing. In fact, Morpeko can change from an Electric to a Dark type Pokémon. This news brings so much excitement to fans. Another key element that this trailer reveals is more rivals in the Galar region.