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New Pokemon Sword & Shield Eternatus, Zacian and Zamazenta forms leaked

Published: 5/Nov/2019 12:26 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 2:15

by Paul Cot

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New forms for Pokemon Sword and Shield’s legendary trio, Eternatus, Zacian and Zamazenta have been leaked – but that’s not all. There seems to be a lot more to them than first thought.

As is the case with most Pokemon game releases, leaks have materialized as its release has drawn closer. This includes the entirety of the Galar region Pokedex among others. 

Eternatus, who apparently plays an integral role in the Pokemon Sword and Shield lore, was initially leaked back in May and fans have been craving more information about it ever since. 

Now, we finally have leaked images. So, let’s take a look at what we can expect to see from these three legendaries, as well as some potential new details. 

Eternatus first-look in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Eternatus has appeared in leaked images revealing the Sword and Shield Pokedex. It comes in at number 400 with Zacian and Zamazenta listed as 398 and 399 respectively.

Its type has also been revealed — a dual poison and dragon-type. This is noteworthy as there has yet to be a poison-type legendary Pokemon in any generation.

subsequent leak shared more details about the supposedly evil legendary Pokemon: “They secretly work with Oleana to reawaken Eternatus.”

However, after that happens, their leader has a change of heart, and he decides to help you, telling you that the legendary Pokemon of your version [Zacian or Zamazenta] is the only Pokemon capable of handling Eternatus.”

More than one form for Zacian, Zamazenta and Eternatus

Interestingly there are two forms for each of Zacian, Zamazenta and Eternatus. The latter’s supposedly alternative form can be seen above but further details are currently unknown. It could work similarly to Giratina.

Elsewhere, when Zacian and Zamazenta were both revealed their prominent features were a sword and shield. However, their Pokedex entries show them without.

This could mean they also both have alternative forms. Further details about their typings can be seen with Zacian listed as a fairy-type and Zamazenta a fighting-type. Both are listed as “Warrior Pokemon” and gain the steel typing in their alternate form.

So, there you have it, it looks like the original Eternatus leak was right all along. Could this be the mysterious Pokemon that is showcased on the hill?

Cosplay

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

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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.