New Sword/Shield trailer reveals Galarian Forms and rivals

Pokémon Sword & Shield — 07 August, 2019

A new trailer has dropped for Pokémon Sword and Shield, which reveals new Pokémon, Galarian Forms, new rivals and Team Yell.

New Pokémon:

  • Galarian Weezing is Poison/Fairy type and has industrial chimneys on its head. It has the ability Levitate and another that has not yet been revealed.
  • Galarian Zigzagoon and Galarian Linoone are Dark/Normal type and their stripes have turned black and white. They keepy their usual Pickup/Gluttony abilities.
  • Obstagoon is a new evolution for Galarian Linoone. It's Dark/Normal type and has the ability Reckless or Guts.
  • Morpeko is a Pikachu-like Pokémon that's Electric/Dark type. It has two forms - Full Belly Mode (looks happy) and Hangry Mode (looks angry). It has a new move - Aura Wheel which changes from Electric to Dark type in Hangry Mode. It has a new ability - Hunger Switch which facilitates this.

New rivals were shown: Bede, who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match; a young goth girl named Marnie, who has passionate fans; and Team Yell, a group of troublemakers who want Marnie to become Champion.

Also revealed in the press release are PokéJobs, which help Pokémon grow, and may also yield rare items. Different Pokémon are suited for different PokéJobs like construction work or help with cooking. PokéJobs are found at the Rotomi, a Rotom-inhabited PC in Pokémon Centers.

Artwork of the new Pokémon:

Galarian Weezing

Galarian Zigzagoon

Galarian Linoone


Morpeko Full Belly Mode

Morpeko Hangry Mode

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