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Pokemon Go leak reveals Galarian forms and items potentially coming soon

Published: 23/Oct/2019 15:43 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 16:08

by David Purcell


Multiple new features could be about to land in Pokemon Go, including Galar Region forms, fresh items, moves and more – if potentially leaked information is to be believed. 

A brand new APK file has been released for the popular mobile game, 0.159.0 APK, and included in the update is a number of interesting additions to the game’s files. 

Per a report from Pokemon Go Hub, data miners have uncovered a number of findings from the update which could be of interest to players of not only this game, but those looking forward to Pokemon Sword and Shield as well.

Pokemon, YouTubeThose waiting for Pokemon Sword and Shield might not have to wait much longer to see Galar Region species in action.

It only looks like a matter of time before parts of that new Gen 8 Pokedex start being made available to catch on our mobile devices, with three new forms being discovered in the files. 

Files named WEEZING_GALARIAN, ZIGZAGOON_GALARIAN, and LINOONE_GALARIAN are reportedly included in the patch, meaning that they could arrive in due course. That’s not all, though, as data miners have apparently also found evidence to support the potential addition of the following features. 

Pokemon Go 0.159.0 leaks


  • Leader Map Fragment
  • Leader Map
  • Giovani Map 
  • Incident Ticket

Galarian Forms

  • Galarian Weezing
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Galarian Linoone

Pokemon CompanyGalarian Weezing could soon be in Pokemon Go.

The second part of the leak, in terms of notable additions to the game files, include a whole host of new Team Rocket content – including new characters for Pokemon Go, new Rocket radar, quests and even new moves for species to learn.

Team GO Rocket 

  • Giovanni
  • Executive Cliff
  • Executive Arlo
  • Executive Sierra
  • Grunt Male (x3) – includes Decoy, Ghost and Electric types
  • Grunt Female (x3) – includes Decoy, Ghost and Electric types
  • Leader
  • Potential custom arena for Rocket Battles
  • Giovanni defeated tag
  • Rocket leader combat music 
  • Rocket boss combat music 
  • Rocket stops to only be accessed at specific times during the day
  • Rocket radar


  • Find Team Rocket
  • First Grunt of the Day

New Moves

  • Aura Sphere 
  • Flying Press

Pokemon Go HubPokemon Go Hub’s report also included images of a new Team Rocket radar.

As for the accuracy of this leak, it’s difficult to say how many – if any – of these features will certainly be added to Pokemon Go in due course. 

Just like any potential leak, there’s always a chance, even if it’s solid information, that the developers will change their plans for the release of content anyway. Until the contents of this report have been confirmed by Niantic, it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt. 

Team Rocket have already invaded Pokemon Go once before, but are they planning to upgrade their operations soon? 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.