Unknown Pokemon potentially spotted in Crown Tundra trailer - Dexerto

Unknown Pokemon potentially spotted in Crown Tundra trailer

Published: 2/Jun/2020 14:49 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 14:50

by David Purcell


A Pokemon we have never seen before has seemingly been teased in a brand new Expansion Pass trailer, giving us yet another look at the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra.

Much of the latest promotional video for the DLC pack would have been recognizable for casual and veteran players at this point, with shots of the surroundings players will soon be able to experience for themselves. Each new update will take us away from the original Galar Region map, to visit two new islands.

The first part of the trailer focused on the Isle of Armor, which we now know lands on June 17 and brings back a number of familiar faces, but the second section of the Expansion Pass due for Fall of this year might well be even more exciting.

New Pokemon revealed for Crown Tundra Expansion Pass?

Nintendo revealed the latest trailer on their official YouTube channel on June 2, 2020, featuring a whole load of new information – no less than that all important release date.

Just like many other players, though, we wanted to take a closer look at each frame of the video and see if any obscure hints were dropped. Much to our surprise, we have potentially found one as well, with a never before seen Pokemon seemingly coming in the Crown Tundra pack.

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Look closely at the character’s helmet. That might be a new Pokemon!

As you can see above, there is a chance that the new logo printed onto the helmet of this character is based on an unknown Pokemon.

With months to go until we actually get our hands on the Crown Tundra, this could be the first teaser of a Pokedex expansion as well. We’ll have to wait and see on that front.

That’s not all, either, as other shots from the video showed the logo up close, and as part of outfit sets that will presumably be released alongside the update.

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At first glance, it looks like just a new clothing set, but there could be more to it.

Pokemon Expansion Pass trailer

Just in case you want to watch it for yourself, here’s the trailer below with the relevant timestamp.

Here, we see – for the very first time – clothing with a logo on their helmets, which could very well be a new Pokemon we meet in the next DLC pack.

There’s a lot more to see than just this possible new species, as well, with a closer look at other Pokemon – which will be included in the Crown Tundra – as well as a number of other interesting tidbits.

(Timestamp at 1:34 in the video below)

So, there we have it! We now know even more about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, thanks to a new trailer from Nintendo.

As soon as we find out more details about this new Pokemon, or potential group of trainers – as it could be a logo – we’ll be the first to let you know! Until then, get ready for the Isle of Armor, because there’s a lot coming up in the near future.


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.