More Galarian forms revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shield

David Purcell

Pokemon Sword and Shield is just around the corner and we’ve got a list of new Galar Region forms to look through. 

The long wait for the game is almost over as that elusive November 15 release date beckons. While much of the game’s content has already been revealed officially, including Gigantamaxing species that will grow much larger than usual, some huge leaks surfaced just days before launch. 

Included in those leaks were not only further information of the story mode, including post-game details, differences between the two new games, but also a number of new Galar Region Pokemon were revealed as well. There are a few familiar names, although they do look very different. 

Pokemon, YouTubeSome species have changed in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s new Galar Region.

There are some interesting surprises in the works for trainers, some of which have already been hidden by Nintendo – who moved to have leaked content deleted online since they first emerged on November 2. Without further ado, let’s check out the full list of newly discovered Galar Region forms. 

Note: These Pokemon were revealed in leaks, which have since been deleted.

New Galar Region forms

  • Galar Mr. Mime
  • Mr. Rime
  • Galar Farfetch’d
  • Darmuka
  • Galar Darumaka
  • Galar Darmanitan
  • Galar Meowth
  • Perserker
  • Galar Stunfisk
  • Galar Corsola
  • Cursola

What we learned from leaks

New Corsola form and evolution

Leaked information shows that inside the Galar Region even more species that have never been known to evolve are going to. Corsola will finally have its moment. 

It is, though, a different type of Pokemon in the new games, switching water-type with ghost instead. Corsola will evolve into Cursola and both of them appear to be white in color, too, instead of pink. 

The Pokemon CompanyCorsola is white and will evolve in the new games.

New Meowth form and evolution

Another eye-catching discovery is that Meowth is going to be part of the games, but will evolve into something different to what we would usually expect. Persian has been replaced by Perserker – and it’s very different to anything we’ve seen before. 

Meowth, for those who don’t already know, is one of the select few that has the ability to Gigantamax as well. 

The Pokemon CompanyYou won’t see this Meowth running around the Galar Region.

New Mr. Mime form and evolution

A Galar Region Mr. Mime is going to be included in the game, which is expected to be in both titles, and it will actually evolve as well. Behold… Mr. Rime is coming soon. 

Both of these new characters have featured in leaked images and appear to have adapted to their new surroundings with new looks. 

Pokemon, YouTubeSirfetch’d and many others have been confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

There are also another few Galar Region forms confirmed for the game as well, with a new-look Weezing, Ponyta, Zigzagoon and Sirfetch’d joining the fray. 

With just days before Pokemon fans can finally access all of the new content in-game, and clearly a raft of fresh faces to look for, how long will it take you to complete this year’s Pokedex? We’ll have to wait and see.

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