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New Pokemon Sword and Shield region information teased – Kalos inbound?

Published: 28/May/2019 10:05 Updated: 28/May/2019 10:58

by Paul Cot


More Pokemon Sword and Shield news is imminent with a press conference and Pokemon Direct both being held within the next couple of weeks.

Finally more Pokemon news

Whether the initial press conference will hold host to any more Pokemon Sword and Shield information remains to be seen, but The Pokemon Company tell us they have “some exciting updates to share”. The presser will take place May 28, 6pm PDT (9pm EDT and May 29, 2am BST).

While the contents of the press event aren’t clear, we do know that the Pokemon Direct will definitely reveal more Pokemon Sword and Shield news. The Pokemon Direct announcement comes with Pokemon Sword and Shield logos and even a hashtag directly referring to the game.

PokemonTrainers are intrigued as to what the May 28 Pokemon press conference will reveal…

Galar region information

Consequently, it will be interesting to see if both provide more information or whether it will just be the Pokemon Direct. Regarding the Pokemon Direct, they say: “We’ve been hard at work researching this new region,” meaning we are probably getting more information about the Galar region or potentially something more. 

That ‘more’ could be in the form of the much rumored additional region. It has been no secret that the Kalos region from Pokemon X and Y could be involved in the Pokemon 2019 game.

The Kalos (left) and Galar (right) caves do look very similar…

Kalos caves

There are several theories as to why Kalos will be part of the game. The first two are fairly obvious – geographically it makes sense. It’s pretty clear Galar is based on Great Britain and Kalos is based on France, therefore travel between the two isn’t far-fetched.

Furthermore, a cave with a train track was seen in the initial Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer. Long time Pokemon fans will have recognised the similarity with that and the cave from Pokemon X and Y.

War between the regions

Pokemon X and Y’s story is based on a war with an unknown region. It isn’t a reach to think that this war could have been against Great Britain, as this once again makes sense geographically and aligns with history.

Unavailable train station

We’re getting a little bit deeper now which perhaps only Pokemon enthusiasts will be aware of. There is a train station in Couriway Town (Kalos) which during the game is unavailable to use.

PokemonThe Pokemon X and Y story never truly finished…

Pokemon X and Y unfinished

Reddit user Qaboi, notes the following: “Pokemon X and Y was slightly unfinished. They are the only main games in the series to never get a remake/sequel. There are few areas in the game that are inaccessible and there are some items that haven’t seen any use.

The caves, the train station and geography either mean something or there are a lot of coincidences. It looks a good bet that the story behind Pokemon Sword and Shield has been planned years in advance.


Top 20 Pokemon that can learn the most TM & HM moves

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:26

by Brent Koepp


With the October release of the Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC The Crown Tundra, there are close to 900 ‘mons in existence. However, only a few of them can learn a wide variety of TM & HMs. Here are the top 20 monsters who can learn the most moves. 

When Game Freak debuted Pokemon back in 1996, the RPG only featured 151 monsters for players to catch. It’s mind blowing to think that decades later, the series has now spanned eight generations, and has close to 900 characters in 2020.

While many of the monsters hold a special place in our hearts, let’s face it – some are better than others. Here are 20 monsters who can learn the most moves – and the number one pick may surprise you.

Screenshot of Pokemon promotion featuring Mew.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
One Pokemon can learn more moves than the rest.

Which Pokemon can learn the most moves?

Considering how massive the national Pokedex has become, narrowing down this list is no easy feat. Not to mention the insane amount of TM & HMs there are, as well as their restrictions and limitations they have to specific species.

Coming up at the top is Gen I’s Mew. While the Mythical Psychic-type creature is small, it actually has the largest versatility. The adorable creature can learn an astonishing 249 moves – which is absolutely insane!

Even more impressive, is that it nearly doubles the second place runner-up ‘mon, Clefable, who is at 146. Interestingly, Normal-type ‘mon claimed six out of the 20 spots, with Psychic & Fairy making up the other largest chunk. Below is the overall ranking. (Note: Rank 9 and 17 were ties, and not listed in any particular order)

  • 1: Mew (249 moves)
  • 2: Clefable (146)
  • 3: Clefairy (142)
  • 4: Mewtwo (138)
  • 5: Gallade (135)
  • 6: Blissey (133)
  • 7: Arceus (132)
  • 8: Wigglytuff (131)
  • 9: Chansey (130)
  • 10: Nidoking (130)
  • 11: Nidoqueen (130)
  • 12: Rhyperior (130)
  • 13: Alolan Raichu (128)
  • 14: Rhydon (127)
  • 15: Jigglypuff (125)
  • 16: Slowking (124)
  • 17: Charizard (122)
  • 18: Snorlax (122)
  • 19: Togekiss (122)
  • 20: Dragonite (119)
Screenshot of Mew in Pokemon Red & Blue from 1996.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The 1996 ‘mon still reigns supreme eight generations later.

While Trainers will ultimately choose their team based on ‘mon they love, it’s still interesting to see which characters can actually learn the most given the RPG’s wide assortment of HMs & TMs.

Hardcore fans of the series might not be too surprised by Mew taking the #1 spot, as its lore has always stated that it’s made up from the DNA of all other Pokemon. Its ability to take on that many moves is actually quite fitting.