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7 new Pokemon revealed for Sword and Shield

Published: 7/Jun/2019 20:06 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 22:44

by Paul Cot


Among the many Pokemon Sword and Shield details that were shared at Nintendo’s June 5 presentation was the reveal of seven new Pokemon.

Starter Pokemon

Until June 5 we only know of three Pokemon that would feature in the 2019 Pokemon game: Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble. These of course are the starter Pokemon of Sword and Shield.


Grookey is a chimp-like Pokemon who uses a stick as a weapon, Scorbunny, a rabbit who leaves a burn trail wherever it moves and Sobble, an unassuming and shy water lizard. These have been known about ever since Pokemon Sword and Shield was initially announced.

PokemonWooloo has might quite an impression on the Pokemon community…


The sheep Pokemon’s fluffy fur is treasured by weavers in a town within the Galar region. They use the fur to craft popular speciality goods.


Wooloo craves stability, suggesting it is probably passive by nature. The Pokemon Company describe Wooloo as disliking conflict and when they need to escape enemies they will simply roll away.

Sobble have previously been the darling of Pokemon Sword and Shield but fans have quickly replaced that soft-spot Pokemon with Wooloo.

PokemonGossifleur moves with the wind…


The flower Pokemon favors places with clean air and water. Its pollen is said to have healing properties – which no doubt means it does have healing properties!


Gossifleur can travel long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It doesn’t look too dissimilar from Jotho’s Bellossom.

PokemonEldegoss is the only evolved form we know of in the Galar region so far…


Gossifleur’s evolution was revealed also – Eldegoss. Upon evolving its head turns into a huge ball of cotton which is used to protect itself in battle. The seeds attached to it are nutritious for both people and other Pokemon.

Eldegoss is currently the only evolved form to be revealed of the Gen 8 Pokemon.

PokemonYou don’t want to get a bite from Drednaw…


The bite Pokemon is a dual water and rock type. Its teeth are sharp enough to bite through rock and iron – don’t worry though, Pokemon do live when encountering it in battle!

Much like Charizard from season 1 of the anime, Drednaw is particularly had to tame. It takes a highly skilled Pokemon trainer to command respect from it – many trainers release it back into the wild as a result.

PokemonCarviknight seems to be Galar’s resident Pidgey but more evil looking…


The raven like Corviknight is said to make Pokemon that challenge it run away simply because of its glare and cry.

Despite being somewhat evil looking, it actually helps people of the Galar region by transporting them between cities. During your journey in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Corviknight can fly you back to cities which you have previously visited.

PokemonZacian and Zamazenta are legendary within the Galar region…

Zacian and Zamazenta

The wolf like legends are remain unknown even to those who live in the Galar region. Zacian holds a sword in its mouth while Zamazenta’s body is comprised of a shield.

Both their movements are said to be so elegant that they can captivate and overwhelm any opponent. It also appears that Zacian will be more attack-based and Zamazenta strength will be its defense.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.