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Pokemon Sword and Shield shiny models leaked

Published: 12/Nov/2019 22:39 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 13:40

by Paul Cot


Just days before the big release of Pokemon Sword and Shield, shiny models for an array of Pokemon have been leaked.

From Pokemon Go to Sun/Moon and even Let’s Go, shiny variants are a big deal. Trainers will spend hours trying to find them just because of how rare they are.

Even though they provide no actual in-game benefit, some trainers just can’t get enough of the thrill of finally encountering one. It’s no wonder soon-to-be Pokemon Sword and Shield players are already desperate to know what the various shiny forms within the game look like.

Starter shinies

It has already been confirmed that the starter and legendary Pokemon will be shiny locked. This means it won’t be possible to reset the game over and over until you finally start with a shiny.

However, don’t worry, shiny variants of Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble are in the game.

Their respective evolved forms, which were revealed as part of the big Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex leak, have also had their shiny forms unveiled.

Naturally, Thwackey, Raboot and Drizzile all have similar colors to their pre-evolved shiny counterparts. The same can be said for all their final evolved forms — Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon —whose shinies can be seen below.

Legendary shiny

Elsewhere, we have more than one shiny form to look forward for each of two wolf legends. Another leak revealed that both Zacian and Zamazenta will have two forms, and each of them will have a shiny variant.

The name Eternatus was first uttered in what has become known as the ‘Affleck leak’ all the way back in May. Subsequent details have all but confirmed the number 400 entry into the Galar Pokedex. Its shiny form is as follows:

Galarian shinies

Much like the Alolan forms of Gen 7, Pokemon Sword and Shield introduce Galarian forms — regional variants specific to Galar. Yamask is one of the Galarian forms which evolves into a new Pokemon — Runegrigus — instead of Cofagrigus.

Alongside Galarian Yamask, an apparent Mr. Mime Galarian form was revealed also. These were shown for the first time, in an official capacity, in a Japanese Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer.

Thanks to a series of leaks however, we know there is indeed a new Mr. Mime and its evolved form is called Mr. Rime.

Perhaps the most popular Galarian form of all though, is Ponyta. The pony Pokemon was first revealed in the special 24 hour Pokemon Sword and Shield livestream but since then Galarian Rapidash has also been revealed. Their shiny forms can be seen below:

There are plenty of other shiny forms too, and a lot of them can be found on “LeakPKMN” Twitter page. While the hugely anticipated release of Pokemon Sword and Shield is just around the corner on November 15, it will take trainers a while to find all the shinies they want — especially if they are as rare as previous games.

Update: Some of the images and tweets of the leaked shiny Pokemon appear to have been deleted or removed. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.


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.