Leak reveals whether new Eevee evolutions are in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 7/Nov/2019 13:10 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 16:29

by Paul Cot


A lot of trainers are excited about the prospect of new Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Due to the Galar region Pokedex leaking, we now have a good idea whether there will be any or not.

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex has been one of the most exciting, and controversial, in perhaps all of Pokemon video game history. The hype behind the game along with the confirmed removal of the National Pokedex, has meant fans have been extra curious as to which species would make the cut. (Spoilers below)

Trainers love Eevee evolutions

Trainers have a particular soft spot for the Eevee evolution line and its ever growing list of evolutions. With new ‘Eeveelutions’ coming in every even numbered generation, there has been an expectancy that the Galar region will play host to some new ones, once again.

We started with Vaporeon, Jolten and Flareon in the first ever Pokemon game with Espeon and Umbreon added just a generation after.

Since then, Gen 4 added the ever popular Leafeon and Glaceon before the newest Eevee evolution of Sylveon in Gen 6. So, trainers were naturally excited about the prospect of a new one for the first time since 2013.

No new ‘Eeveelutions’ in Sword and Shield?

However, to the shock of many, according to the recent batch of leaks, there won’t be a new Eeveelutions in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For clarification Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Sylveon will all reportedly be in the game.

The potential of a new evolution was never even hinted at by the Pokemon Company, let alone confirmed, but given the previous trend of even numbered generations, there was a reasonable expectation at least one would be included.

This will undoubtedly be disappointing news to many. Some trainers were even designing Eevee evolution concepts in the hope that the Pokemon Company may take inspiration from their work.

These leaks don’t confirm there won’t be anymore Eevee evolutions to look forward to but if they are indeed correct it doesn’t look good.

There were rumors, although dispelled in many quarters, that suggested the 400 Pokemon strong Pokedex could increase in size during the post-game. So, all hope isn’t lost just yet…


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.