We are getting a lot of news about Pokémon games, including Pokémon Shield and Pokémon Sword. We were introduced to a few new Pokémon, We were also introduced some new characters including two Gym Leaders, we learned about Gigantamaxing, and we even also got to know about our very first version-exclusive Pokémon.
Now lets discuss Pokémon! Four new Pokémon were presented to us in the video. The first new creature is Alcremie which is a mixed cream monster that is a Fairy-type Pokémon with the Sweet Veil ability. The most chilling new addition was the Steel/Dragon-type Duraludon which seems to be a natural enemy of Tyranitar. Duraludon’s ability will be either Light Metal or Heavy Metal. Rolycoly is going to be one of those Pokémon that people point to saying that the producers have lost all creativity in creating new Pokémon. The Rock-type Pokémon will have either the Steam Engine or Heatproof ability. Finally, Yamper got his proper debut. The internet has already been creeping over the Electric-type corgi, and this animal will bring a new ability to the game called Ball Fetch which will recover the first Pokeball that doesn’t seize a Pokémon.
Four new characters were revealed in the latest video. First, we have Chairman Rose, who is in charge of the Galar Pokémon League and the big business conglomerate. Next, we get Oleana who is Rose’s secretary. She’s calm and collected. These two characters are already the number one pick for suspected bad guys of Sword and Shield. The other characters we met were the Fighting-type Gym Leader Bea and the Ghost-type Gym Leader Allister. What makes these two awesome is that they and their gyms will be exclusive to the different games. If you pick up Pokémon Sword, you’ll be facing off against Bea while Shield players will fight Allister.
We’ve been learning about Dynamaxing in these new games, and it sounds pretty fun. Making your Pokémon grow like a Power Rangers baddie just sounds amazing to me. Now we know that there’s another level called Gigantamaxing. This new mechanic is like Dynamax, but it involves the Pokémon’s appearance changing. For instance, Alcremie becomes a 98’ 5” wedding cake. A new appearance isn’t all that these Pokémon get, though. Gigantamaxed Pokémon also get a G-Max Move that is really powerful. However, it should be noted that not all Pokémon can Gigantamax. Only certain Pokémon of certain species will be able to Gigantamax.
Finally, we have our first entries in the version exclusive lists. If you grab Pokémon Sword, you’ll get access to the Deino and Jangmo-o families. If you prefer Pokémon Shield, you’ll get Goomy and Larvitar. This list is sure to grow as we get closer to launch, and I’m glad they’re finally revealing some of these details to help people make informed decisions about which version they want.
Pokemon Shield and Pokemon Sword will be released on November 15.