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More Galarian forms revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 8/Nov/2019 17:38 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 13:48

by 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 Persian has been replaced by Perserker – and it’s very different to anything we’ve seen before.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.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.