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Old school Pokemon confirmed in new Sword and Shield Japanese trailer

Published: 6/Sep/2019 11:44 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 13:00

by David Purcell

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The Pokemon Company have revealed a brand new Japanese trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield, confirming a number of old faces will be reappearing in the Galar Region. 

The game’s developers, Game Freak, had previously stated that a number of species from times gone by would feature in their Nintendo Switch title, before revealing two new additions to the Pokedex during their September Nintendo Direct press conference. 

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Now, though, not only have we been presented with a number of fresh faces, but also some confirmed returns from previous titles as well.

Nintendo / PokemonIt’s not just Pikachu that’s coming back in Sword and Shield.

The Pokemon Company’s Japanese YouTube channel often posts trailers that don’t get uploaded elsewhere. Sometimes these reveal new details and other times there isn’t too much to talk about. 

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Luckily for those looking to purchase Sword or Shield when the games release on November 15, while showing off some upcoming camping and cooking minigames, developers have confirmed the presence of several really popular Pokemon. 

Not every region will make your favorite ones available, so this type of information is really useful for people to know. The full trailer can be seen below. 

As seen in the trailer above, there are a number of Pokemon from the original 151 and even some from other generations too. The list below shows every character this trailer confirms will be involved in Sword and Shield. 

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  • Roselia (confirms Roserade)
  • Haunter (confirms Gengar)
  • Trapinch (confirms Vibrava)
  • Boldore (confirms Roggenrolla and Gigalith)
  • Sudowoodo
  • Vileplume (confirms Oddish and Gloom)
  • Claydol (confirms Baltoy)
  • Mawile
  • Goodra (confirms Goomy and Sliggoo)
  • Shuckle
  • Ditto
  • Cherubi (confirms Cherrim)

One of the most exciting additions is Ditto, of course, as it can transform into any other Pokemon on the Pokedex at any given time. 

There will no doubt be even more Pokemon from other gens arriving in the upcoming game, and we can expect more to be announced in the run-up to its November release. In the meantime, check out our full list of Pokemon confirmed to appear in the new Pokedex. 

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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