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17 Galar region exclusives leaked for Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 3/Jun/2019 11:20 Updated: 3/Jun/2019 12:06

by Paul Cot

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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:

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  • 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)

PokemonPokemon 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.

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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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PokemonThe 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.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Snivy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.