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4 exciting things that have yet to be revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 29/Aug/2019 10:56 Updated: 30/Aug/2019 17:43

by Paul Cot

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As the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield edges ever closer, there are still several exciting parts of the game that have yet to be revealed.

So far, 20 new Pokemon have been confirmed for Gen 8, which vary between brand new Pokemon and Galarian forms of existing ones. Among those are two legendary Pokemon – Zamazenta and Zacian.

We have also been given a fairly extensive look at the Galar region with the latest trailer highlighting buildings such as Pokemon Centers, a research lab and even a train station to travel around the British themed map. At E3 2019, we were also shown a playable preview of the many wild areas dotted around the land. 

However, there is still plenty more to come.

Pokemon CompanyThere are still lots more Pokemon Sword and Shield details to come…

Starter evolutions

The Gen 8 starter Pokemon – Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble – were among the first details to be revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shield. This was all the way back in February and we have since heard nothing else about the traditional grass, fire and water-types.

Trainers are fascinated to learn what their evolved forms will look like and while we may have to wait until the release itself, this won’t curtail fans excitement.

Pokemon fans have had to make do with supposed leaks and fan art to see what they could look like. We don’t even know their evolved types yet, so there is a lot to ponder.

Shin ArtCould Scorbunny turn into a footballer?

Eternatus?

We know that two of the legendary Pokemon are Zamazenta and Zacian – two wolves who embody the games’ title. These two are so legendary that they are unknown to a lot of people in the Galar.

One leak, which has already been proved correct on several fronts, claims that Eternatus is another legendary Pokemon. Another leak went even further, claiming that Eternatus is being used Oleana to reawaken it using the power omitted from Dynamax Pokemon battles. More specifically she wants to control Eternatus in order to gain omniscience.

Pokemon CompanyDo you think the Eternatus leak is real?

Eevee evolutions

So far we have heard absolutely nothing about the prospect of an Eevee evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield. We could hear something soon, though.

New Eevee evolutions have been added in every even generation of Pokemon games, which means, you guessed it, Gen 8 is expected to introduce more. Whether this will be one, two or even more remains to be seen.

In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with these Eevee evolved form concept designs. If the real ones are anything like this then they will be highly sought after in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Abz-ArtAn Eevee flying-type concept…

More than the Galar region?

There’s no doubt Pokemon fans are excited to explore the Galar region. It already looks vastly different to previous Pokemon games and there will be surely some secrets to unveil along the way.

One of those secrets could lead to an entirely different region. It has been rumored that Pokemon Sword and Shield will be played not only in Galar but Kalos as well. Die hard Pokemon fans will know that this is the setting of the Pokemon X and Y games.

Kalos is based on France, which would geographically align it with Galar. There’s plenty to suggest this is true, albeit not confirmed, on top of the location of the two maps, which are highlighted in our article “Pokemon Sword and Shield to have two or more regions?

Those were our four most exciting things we hope to see in Pokemon Sword and Shield – what are you looking forward to?

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Zarude is finally in Pokemon Sword & Shield and players are “terrified”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Sword & Shield players finally getting their hands on Zarude have found the Mythical monster to be “terrifying.” The Dark/Grass-type’s animations in the Wild Area are nightmare fuel.

To celebrate the upcoming Pokemon movie The Secrets of the Jungle, new Mythical ‘mon Zarude was introduced to Sword & Shield. The Dark/Grass-type Legendary plays a major role in the feature length film.

While the character technically made its debut in the RPG months back, many players around the world are only now getting the monster in November. However, some have found one aspect of the character to be unsettling, to say the least.

Some Pokemon Trainers are freaked out by Zarude

Zarude was first revealed back in February, before officially releasing in Sword & Shield in August. Japanese fans who pre-ordered tickets for the film were given a code to redeem the Mythical creature in the Switch title.

However, now that the character has made its debut in Europe, fans have been discovering that the character’s model is kind of creepy. One player uploaded a clip to Reddit, and exclaimed, “So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night.”

The video shows the gigantic Simian lunging towards the player as they run around the snowy region of The Crown Tundra. Its wiry arms snapping towards the ground only add to how unsettling the animation is.

So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night xD from PokemonSwordAndShield

While fans found the character’s design a bit scary back in February, seeing the monkey hurdling towards you is a sight to behold. One Trainer, reacting to the post, wrote, “Oh my goodness that is terrifying!”

Pokemon players react to Zarude video posted on reddit.

Sword & Shield players shared a similar sentiment on Twitter, such as one person who uploaded a screenshot from their game, and said, “Zarude’s run animation is terrifying.”

Pokemon Sword & Shield player uploads screenshot of Zarude running.

Whether you find the ‘mon creepy or not, Zarude is heavily featured in the upcoming Pokemon movie Secrets of The Jungle. At the time of writing, the movie does not have a release date for North America – though watch this space.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest grossing title in the entire franchise. Proof that the series has never been more popular.