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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


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)

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.

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.

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.


Pokemon GO to celebrate series’ 25th anniversary with special Kanto event

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:13

by Brent Koepp


According to reports, Pokemon GO is gearing up to celebrate the series’ upcoming 25th anniversary by going back to the Kanto region. The special event will be centered around the 1996 Japanese Game Boy games Red & Green.

Pokemon initially made its debut in 1996, and quickly became a worldwide phenomena. Decades later, the beloved Nintendo property has grown into an absolute juggernaut and has even become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.

According to reports, the hit mobile title GO will honor the series upcoming 25th anniversary by going back to very first region, Kanto. The special event will have players choose between the groundbreaking Japanese RPGs Red & Green.

Photograph of Pokemon Red & Green's Game Boy box art from 1996.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon GO will celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary with a special themed event based on the 1996 RPGs.

Pokemon GO’s 25th anniversary celebration

While most of the world first played Pokemon in 1998, the series originally launched in Japan two years prior with the Game Boy titles Red and Green (instead of Blue). In 2021, the the franchise will officially reach its 25th anniversary.

So far, Nintendo has been tight-lipped about how it will celebrate the epic milestone, however reports have surfaced about how GO will honor its legacy. According to popular outlet Serebii, the mobile game will be launching a special themed event based around the Kanto region.

While there aren’t a lot of details known yet, the Pokemon site further revealed it will feature an interesting in-game mechanic. “In a single day, players pick either Pokemon Red or Green and get unique spawns  and Special Research based on on what they have picked and can interact to get all Pokemon,” they wrote.

Perhaps the most interesting part is that Trainers will reportedly be able to work with friends to catch all 151 original Pokemon in a single day – which sounds absolutely wild. According to Serebii’s Joe Merrick, there is currently no date for the Gen I celebration. “This event is likely the one Niantic teased for release in February. We don’t have the date for this one yet,” he tweeted.

Serebii's Joe Merrick tweets about Pokemon GO Kanto event.

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation as to when Trainers can expect the event to go live. However, since it’s tied to the 25th anniversary, February 2021 is probably a safe bet.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, players still can’t get enough of Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design – proof that the franchise has never been more popular.