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August 7 Sword/Shield News Drops

  1. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
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    As promised, the fine folks at TPCi dropped a new trailer full of news, and here's the main take-aways.


    The video trailer itself, for obvious reasons.
    First off, the region forme gimmick is alive and kicking, with three Galarian forms revealed - and not just for genwun critters this time!

    pokemon_weezing_2x.png
    First up is the Poison/Fairy type Galarian Weezing, a creature that feeds on poison gas and emits purified air from the top-hat-smokestacks on its head - while still being able to use the toxins it absorbs as a defensive weapon. It maintains Levitate as an ability, though apparently it gets an alternate ability that has not been revealed yet. It has also not been revealed if only Weezing gets a hilarious new form or if Koffing does too.

    pokemon_zigzagoon_2x.png pokemon_linoone_2x.png
    Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone, meanwhile, acquired a Dark type (becoming Dark/Normal) and an unholy desire to be Gene Simmons. Their abilities are Pickup and Gluttony, and believe it or not, their sudden obsession with KISS isn't the most surprising thing about them...

    pokemon_obstagoon_2x.png
    Because Galarian Linoone, unlike regular Linoone, have sprouted a brand snapping whole new evolution. Meet Obstagoon, the Blocking Pokémon. Despite its, er, fearsome appearance, this fuzzy disaster area (and I mean that in the best way possible, honestly) rarely ever makes the first move. Rather, it actively badgers its opponents into attacking first and obstructs their moves while counterattacking with its claws. The jury is still out on the questions of whether they're fond of mushrooms, are found in the general areas of snakes, or they put a contract out on DEFRA.

    But unholy mutations of existing species aren't all that's new on the Pokemon front in this trailer. For after all, what's a Pokémon region without a completely redundant Pikachu clone with a daft gimmick?

    pokemon_morpeko_2x.png
    Morpeko, the "Two-Sided Pokémon" is just that. A cylindrical, Electric/Dark hamster-beast whose Hunger Switch ability permits it to shift between its Full Belly Mode (left) and Hangry Mode (right) every turn - which flips its signature attack, Aura Wheel, from Electric to Dark type and vice versa. Honestly, I expected more from the series' first Electric/Dark type but eh, I'm sure there's a market for this sort of thing. (And the Summon Hamster Wheel attack is kind of hilarious, to be honest).

    But it's not just new Pokémon in this update - a few new humans were also introduced. The first are two more rivals, both said to be pursuing the title of champion to attain a certain goal that this burst of news obviously keeps to itself.

    people_bede_2x.png
    This smug, ominous-looking customer is named Bede (because Hop wasn't ludicrous enough a name), he was supposedly sponsored for the league by Chairman Rose himself - and aside from having a design that screams "bait and switch villain" he has a Duosion, and it's very nice to see Game Freak remembering the Reuniclus line exists from time to time.

    people_marnie_2x.png
    And this is Enoby D'arkness Dementia Raven Way, Goff Extraordinaire Marnie, whose signature Pokémon is the aforementioned gimmicky Pikaclone. Supposedly her 'sense of style and calm calculated battle strategies' have earned her many fans. Unfortunately for the rest of us, her "fans" all look like this.

    people_team_yell_m_2x.png people_team_yell_f_2x.png
    Team Yell, a gang of Foobaw Hooligans (keeping in theme with the Gym Challenge of Galar being Essentially FIFA) who would make even Team Skull cringe and mutter something about having some standards, yo. They are often seen with Galarian Zigzagoon and are bound to be seven kinds of obnoxious in an attempt to disrupt anyone that might stand in the way of their personal idol's victories - and they almost seem to show up out of no where when she's around.

    Finally, not announced in the video trailer but announced on the official Sword/Shield website, is the introduction of the Poké Jobs system - which allows you to send your boxed Pokémon to the gulag assignments made available via Pokémon Centers. Certain 'mon are better suited for certain types of unpaid internships jobs - but all of them will supposedly grow from the experience - and using the system often may lead to some rare items as prizes. So basically kinda like Pelago but with 50% more capitalism.

    And that's all she wrote for now. What complete nonsense will they think of next? stay tuned for whenever we get more news!
     

Comments

Discussion in 'Pokécharms News' started by StellarWind Elsydeon, Aug 7, 2019.

    1. Luke The Riolu
      Luke The Riolu
      Someone get Galarian Weezing a monocle
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    2. Mr.Munchlax
      Mr.Munchlax
      Holy crap! I love everything about Obstagoon, and it’s hands-down the first Galar Pokémon I’ve geeked out over since Scorbunny. I already liked Galarian Zigzagoon & Linoone’s designs, but the fact that Linonne evovlves into a Punk Badger Gene Simmons Warrior Thing is absolutely amazing. It just oozes personality & I think it’s now my new favorite Dark type!! (PS- I’m hoping that subtext comment’s a reference to Weebly’s Badger video)

      That being said, I may be even more excited about Galarian Weezing since its goofy design and Fairy typing remind me of the Alolan Koffing & Weezing I designed back in 2016. So this is the closest thing I have to one of my Pokémon designs becoming canon!!

      As for the characters, I love how it feels like they’re putting new twists on Pokémon’s various tropes by giving us rivals at various ages, & how the Team Leader this time is both a girl & someone who’s the same age as the trainer. Marnie seems like she has a lot of potential, & I can’t help but wonder if Bede’s somehow connected to either Bea or Prof. Magnolia since he looks similar to both of them.

      Also, while recent events make Team Yell an obvious reference to the Pokémon fandom, I like that they’re actually meant to embody British punks & extreme sports fans since I’ve seen enough of the latter to know they act like that (this whole thing’s going to end up being one big coincidental meme like when they compared the Yungoos line to Trump).

      The only thing I don’t really like about this trailer is that there wasn’t anything that made me decide whether to get both games or the double pack since that’s the only thing that’s keeping me from preordering.
      Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
    3. Adedayo
      Adedayo
      Have you seen Galarian Linoone and Obstagoon look like Venom?

      Morpeko has hanger issues.
      Last edited by a moderator: Aug 7, 2019
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    4. El Spazzino
      El Spazzino
      The team... THE TEAMS... I thought we were better than this...
      JayBird Joe likes this.
    5. EeviumZ
      EeviumZ
      I've got a feeling that Team Yell are not going to be the main organization here.
      Also, I love Morpeko and I need twenty.
    6. wintersolstice
      wintersolstice
      you did not just call her ebony darkness dementia raven way. im having flashbacks. dont do this to me. marnie deserves better and i love her already.
      Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
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    7. Shiny Lyni
      Shiny Lyni
      Less than a paragraph in and I immediately knew who wrote the article without checking the name XD

      Seriously though, Marnie is adorable and I love her so much already omg

      I'm super looking forward to training the new Ziggy and Linoone! I'm not too hyped for their new evolution but I'm sure it'll grow on me with time.

      Smokestack Gentlemanly Weezing is hilarious. And it's a fairy type? God I love this thing XD
    8. DreamyVictini
      DreamyVictini
      Welp, another somewhat shady character that is related to Chairman Rose. I think we all figured out "the big plot twist" by now...
      JayBird Joe likes this.
    9. iiSilvertank
      iiSilvertank
      This is fucking awesome.
      JayBird Joe and MysticalBreeze2 like this.
    10. ManyAchievables
      ManyAchievables
      I'm starting to lose interest in Pokemon in general. I dunno, it's just starting to feel less interesting and everything feels so boring to me.
    11. Red Gallade
      Red Gallade
      With these Galarian Pokemon, it's making me wonder which other old Pokemon will get new forms and evolutions like Obstagoon.

      Definitely adding said Pokemon on my team. (I feel like it's got too many Midnight Lycanroc vibes though)
    12. Psycho Monkey
      Psycho Monkey
      This trailer had me laughing so hard. Tophat wearing, facial hair/smoke Weezing is the funniest regional variant since Exeggutor. Since we didn't see Koffing in this, I think it's safe to say it doesn't get a Galar Form. Linoone getting an evolution is an interesting twist since no previous regional variant got one. It makes me wonder if in Gen IX we'll get a plain Normal-type Obstagoon to go with the line or if this creature can only be obtained in Galar. What I'd really like to know is where Game Freak's fetish with tongues hanging out in this game came from. Morpeko kept me laughing just from the fact that Hangry Form is a thing.

      As for the humans, I kinda want to punch Bede in the face. This is good. I'm glad GF listened and gave us an obnoxious dick of a rival again. Marnie is super cute and I'm really liking her. Her fans though... yeah... I'd call Team Skull my homies. Team Yell not so much. At least not right now. When the games come out they might prove to be entertaining enough. Either way, it looks like we're getting harmless punks as our evil Team again which makes the corporations that much more likely to be the real villains. Kinda like the real world I guess.
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    13. sSoul
      sSoul
      I am permantently imagining Galarian Weezing growing a pair of arms just to tip their hats.
    14. Linkachu
      Linkachu
      My favourite reveal of this news drop was 100% the fact that through the Galarian forms, Linoone received an evolution. I’m completely down with them taking further advantage of this and giving several other older Pokémon new evolutions too. (It also helps that I quite like Obstagoon’s design ^^)

      Galarian Weezing is also great and I dig the addition of the Fairy typing. Will likely end up training it at some point.
    15. Hollow Omega
      Hollow Omega
      Interesting bit of news. I hope Gamefreak won't spoil as much as they did with Sun and Moon before the game released :? These new forms look pretty cool though, Weezing's looking dabber. Also love Marnie's design, the commentary about Team Yell made me laugh because it's dead on xD
    16. Greninja-The-Ninja
      Greninja-The-Ninja
      Who knows what other amazing Galarian Forms are waiting to be discovered! :)
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    17. iiSilvertank
      iiSilvertank
      I wonder if the only thing Team Yell does is yell.

      HELLO WE ARE TEAM YELL JOIN OUR GROUP OR WE WILL DESTROY YOU WITH A POKEMAN FIGHT! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    18. SquirtleLover
      SquirtleLover
      I'll get hyped once they announce new mega evolutions. In the meantime, I'll just wait on the spot I've been waiting since Alola.... :(
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    19. StellarWind Elsydeon
      StellarWind Elsydeon
      You'll be waiting forever, then. Mega Evolutions are officially stated to not be in this game.
    20. SquirtleLover
      SquirtleLover
      Goddammit :(
    21. StellarWind Elsydeon
      StellarWind Elsydeon
      Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of Mega Evos and Z-Moves being cut and replaced with the Dynamax/Gigantamax nonsense, but there you have it, I guess. I guess those are three-turn pseudo-megas with built-in Z-Moves, although we still don't know if the Gigantamax forms are just an aesthetic change or if they throw in type/ability changes etc. too like Megas could.
    22. RenzFlintrock
      RenzFlintrock
      Sword and Shield have been both Awesome and Dissapointing. Most of the Pokémon, people, and places have been great from what I’ve seen, but the whole Dynamaxing deal... (and Zacian and Zamazenta) are... not great. I honesty think the armored evolutions that were rumored would have been very cool... definitely better than Dynamax.
    23. ManyAchievables
      ManyAchievables
      I would assume that Gigant/Dynamax keeps the ability and types the same, since it just makes them bigger, and they don't go through much more changing.
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    24. EeviumZ
      EeviumZ
      @ManyAchievables Dynamax - definitely.
      I'm not sure about Gigantamax. There could be a radically different one in the future that requires a different typing. I'm hoping for a Water/Dragon Gigantamax Gyarados.
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    25. AkagiShi
      AkagiShi
      This is what happens when your HM Slaves get tired of being a Slave, they get E D G Y .
    26. JayBird Joe
      JayBird Joe
      Watch out Memes, the Cringe fest of Pokemon is coming your way..........

      (And by that I mean team yell.)
    27. Canadian_Fish
      Canadian_Fish
      Wait. Do we know if Exploud and it's line are coming back? I know a few guys who could use a few million...
      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      Oh, and, can someone get me a snickers bar? Morpeko is a little hangry right now. (im sorry its a bad joke please don't bully me.)
      Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
    28. Hollow Omega
      Hollow Omega
      Nah it'll be hilarious since they'll represent the fanbase in anticipation for Sword and Shield xD
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    29. glaman5266
      glaman5266
      This is looking more fun yet more cringey with every new trailer. I really like Marnie and that they are creating new evos for existing lines of Pokemon. I hope we see more Galar forms and new evos. Though I honestly do not care for the new Weezing. I really don't. And Gigantamaxing just looks like a gimmick. Not a fan.

      Im on the fence with this game. I'll probably get it, but if it doesn't trip my trigger it will likely be my last one. I guess I just want something more raw. I guess that's why I constantly replay my gen 1 & 2 games.
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    30. JayBird Joe
      JayBird Joe
      The one thing that would win us all is another evolution for DUNSPARCE.

      Btw, the perfect name for a DUNSPARCE is

      Bungusboard. (Bun-Gus-Board for pronunciation)

      Try it, it actually works.
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    31. El Spazzino
      El Spazzino
      Coughs, and shuckle
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    32. JayBird Joe
      JayBird Joe
      Im happy that finally a team gets a female leader. All of them (I think) have been males, and it will be interesting to how the plot of the stories differ.
    33. SquirtleLover
      SquirtleLover
      Aether had a female one
    34. JayBird Joe
      JayBird Joe
      Oops. I was thinking of team skull.......
    35. Squrtlelover
      Squrtlelover
      Actualy Aether is not really a team. It's just an organization for pokemon not a team of bad people like team skull
      Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
    36. Squrtlelover
      Squrtlelover
      Please do. he does not lokk right without the monocle

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