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More Galar Region Pokemon revealed for Sword and Shield

Published: 6/Sep/2019 8:37 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 9:02

by David Purcell

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Nintendo has revealed even more Galar region Pokemon for Sword and Shield ahead of the game’s release, ramping up the hype for the highly anticipated title. 

The new Pokemon games are heading towards a November 15 release date and while many fans might have thought the selection of species that had already been announced before September’s Nintendo Direct might be the last of it, the game’s developers dropped another surprise. 

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In fact, there was more than one surprise in store for players – as two new characters arrived, as well as more information on minigames for the Nintendo Switch game. 

Pokemon, YouTubeWe’ve already been given a look at lots of Sword and Shield Pokemon – including legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta.

The trailer starts off with what looks to be a fish eating bird Pokemon, but it certainly wasn’t Pelipper from Generation 3. It was a fresh face that fans will not have seen before. 

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Cramorant

So, what did we learn about this new addition to the Pokedex? Well, it’s name is Cramorant, seemingly inspired by a cormorant bird, and it has some interesting features, to say the least. 

It’s also worth noting that it’s a flying/water type with a gulp missile ability, which means it “returns with a catch in its mouth after using surf or dive”. It’s then able to toss the fish it’s caught right in the direction of its opponent, which is something never before seen in the video game series. 

Polteageist

When you see the name of this new Pokemon, it might look like a potential misspelling of poltergeist or something along those lines. However, let’s face it, this is hardly going to be the most intimidating addition to Sword and Shield. It is a ghost type, but it’s also a teapot. 

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Polteageist has one known ability so far and that’s weak armor. We don’t yet have any details about its potential move-set, although it did look like – based on the trailer above – that it will have the capability of learning Shadow Ball. 

Pokemon, YouTubeIt looks like this teapot is much more powerful than you might think.

Camp and cook with your Pokemon!

Pokemon Sword and Shield is going to introduce a whole new way of playing, by giving players the opportunity to hang out with their catches in all-new camping areas. 

From there, you can even cook up a curry with them and try it out. While this was probably the most unexpected announcements from the September Nintendo Direct livestream, along with the reveal of Overwatch coming to the Switch, it’s also potentially one of the most exciting. 

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Nintendo, YouTubeCooking looks incredibly fun in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Having a console like the Switch at Game Freak’s disposal would have given fans encouragement that the developers have the opportunity to do things never before seen in the Pokemon video game world and hopefully these minigames are just the start of that. 

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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.