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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.