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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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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First Gen 6 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed: Greninja, more

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:42

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed that Gen 6 species are coming to Pokemon Go on December 2. Now, thanks to a datamine from the PokeMiners, we have a list of Pokemon originating from the Kalos region found in the game’s code.

Those Gen 6 Pokemon are as follows:

  • Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught
  • Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox
  • Froakie, Frogadier, Greninja
  • Bunnelby, Diggersby
  • Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame
  • Scatterbug
  • Litleo, Pyroar (both forms)
  • Espurr, Meowstic
  • Klefki
  • Noibat, Noivern
Gen 6 Pokemon DatamineGen 6 assets found in the Pokemon Go code…

That’s already 21 of the 72 new species the Kalos region introduces. However, just because the assets of these Pokemon have been found in the Pokemon Go game files, doesn’t necessarily mean they will be available on December 2.

According to the Pokemon Go blog we can expect to see all of the above minus Scatterbug, Espurr, Meowstic, Noibat and Noivern. Meanwhile, Klefki will only be appearing for trainers in France.

That means the other five will be coming at a later date. Given they are already in the code though, this shouldn’t be too far away. Alternatively, they could be appearing on December 2 but Niantic didn’t announce them to leave a surprise.

It was also announced there will be a mysterious Pokemon appearing in one-star Raid Battles. This could very well be Scatterbug, Espurr or Noibat.

What we know about these new Kalos Pokemon

The Kalos starter Pokemon – Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie – are definitely available from the outset. They follow the usual grass, fire and water typings but their final evolutions introduce some interesting combinations.

Chesnaught is a grass/fighting type, Delphox fire and psychic and the ever popular Greninja is water and dark. In terms of weaknesses to resistances, these typings favor Delphox and Greninja.

Elsewhere, Noibat will require a massive 400 Candies, the same as Magikarp. It will be interesting to see if consequently Noivern plays any type of role in the game’s meta.

The Gen 5 rollout is still yet to be complete and has been going on for well over a year. The Gen 6 Pokedex is a lot smaller though, which means its entire rollout should take less than a year.