As promised, the fine folks at TPCi dropped a new trailer full of news, and here's the main take-aways.
First off, the region forme gimmick is alive and kicking, with three Galarian forms revealed - and not just for genwun critters this time!
The video trailer itself, for obvious reasons.
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?
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.
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.
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!