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17 Galar region exclusives leaked for Pokemon Sword and Shield

by Paul Cotton

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Ahead of the Pokemon Direct on June 5, 17 regional exclusive Pokemon for the Galar region have been leaked.


List of regional exclusives

These 17 Galarian, or Galon as they're being referred to elsewhere, are as follows:

  • Noctowl: Ice/Flying (Becomes black, with bits of dark blue.)
  • Sentret: Normal/Ground (Now has steel-claws)
  • Furret: Normal/Ground (Has a drill on its tail)
  • Spinarak: Bug/Ghost (is now black, but the smiley on it's black is a bright pink)
  • Ariados: Bug/Ghost (Same as Spinerak. Now has a spooky angry-face on it's back.)
  • Jumpluff: Grass/Fairy (Body becomes white, pom-pom-things turn pink)
  • Sudowoodo: Steel (Now disguised as a pinetree)
  • Houndour: Dark/Ice ("skull" on its head is now made out of ice)
  • Houndoom: Dark/Ice (Horns and bone-parts are now Icicles)
  • Magcargo: Fire/Water (Has now a seashell as it's house)
  • Ralts: Dark/Fairy (Green "Helmet" turns dark blue and the dress-part becomes purple)
  • Kirlia: Dark/Fairy (Same as Ralts, but it's legs stay white)
  • Gardevoir: Dark/Fairy (The same as previous, looks a bit like it's Mega)
  • Zangoose: Fighting/Dark (White fur becomes black, has sharper claws)
  • Seviper: Poison/Steel (Has a giant iron spike-ball instead of it's Knife-tail)
  • Spoink: Poison (Tail is made of purple sludge and it's crystal is dark purple)
  • Grumpig: Poison/Ghost (same with spoink, but it's pink parts become dark green)

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Pokemon Sword and Shield is releasing in "late 2019"...


Is this leak trustworthy?

Another recent leak which revealed the entirety of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex has been questioned for its legitimacy. Trainers were sceptical of the random source and various names that seemed too simplistic to be true.

However, this leak certainly appears to be more trustworthy. Originally posted on May 24, the leaker finishes the list by saying "new trailer a week before E3". At this point little had been revealed about the upcoming Sword and Shield news cycle.

Since then a Pokemon Direct has been announced for June 5 (one week before E3 2019) which shows the original poster has at least got part of their leak correct.

Galarian Pokemon

The concept of regional variants was first introduced in the Sun and Moon games. Of course this was generation 7 of the popular games, the previous generation to Sword and Shield.

Many trainers had speculated regional variants would become a generational phenomenon. The Alola region brought in 17 regional Pokemon from the Kanto region.

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The Alola region caused Sandslash to turn into an ice-type Pokemon...

While this was a good way to begin the concept of regional variants - with Pokemon everyone is familiar with - some fans didn't appreciate getting nothing more than Kanto variants.

This time around it will be only Johto and Hoenn Pokemon to get the regional treatment. This means Sinnoh may have to wait until generation nine.