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New Pokémon and Gym Leaders Revealed in Latest Sword/Shield Trailer

  1. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    A brand new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has been released and includes information on several new Pokémon, two new Gym Leaders and a new feature known as Gigantamax. You can check out the trailer for yourself below and then read on for more information:

    First up here's a look at the new Pokémon revealed today.

    Category: Cream Pokémon
    Type: Fairy
    Height: 1′
    Weight: 1.1 lbs.
    Ability: Sweet Veil

    Alcremie can produce whipped cream, which becomes richer the happier Alcremie is feeling. Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner. When attacked by an opponent, Alcremie will throw sweet-scented cream to distract them or temporarily blind them, giving itself time to escape.

    Category: Puppy Pokémon
    Type: Electric
    Height: 1′
    Weight: 29.8 lbs.
    Ability: Ball Fetch

    Yamper tends to be drawn to things that are moving quickly. It can chase after people, Pokémon, or even vehicles. It has an organ in its body that generates electricity, and it’s activated when Yamper runs around. Yamper can’t store the electricity it generates, so it’s often seen running around with electric sparks crackling around it. Yamper’s Ability, Ball Fetch, is a new Ability that comes into play when the Trainer throws a Poké Ball at a wild Pokémon but fails to catch it. If Yamper isn’t holding an item, it will fetch the first Poké Ball that failed to catch the Pokémon, regardless of what type of Poké Ball it is.

    Category: Coal Pokémon
    Type: Rock
    Height: 1′
    Weight: 26.5 lbs.
    Ability: Steam Engine / Heatproof

    Rolycoly’s red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It is able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain. Until about one hundred years ago, every household in the Galar region had a Rolycoly. The families would use the coal that dropped off its body for cooking and heating their homes. Rolycoly’s Ability, Steam Engine, is a new Ability that provides a Speed stat boost if it’s hit with a Fire- or Water-type move during battle.

    Category: Alloy Pokémon
    Type: Steel/Dragon
    Height: 5′11″
    Weight: 88.2 lbs.
    Ability: Light Metal / Heavy Metal

    Duraludon live in caves and mountainous areas. Their two arms have slightly different shapes, and they use them to grind down rock surfaces for food. Its body is composed of incredibly durable metal but is also surprisingly light, so Duraludon can move quite quickly despite its appearance. Its body is susceptible to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily. They share their habitat with Tyranitar, so these two Pokémon are often seen battling each other in the mountains of the Galar region.


    The trailer revealed that there is a further stage of Dynamaxing, known as Gigantamax. Only select Pokémon have the ability to Gigantamax and even among those, only those won from hard fought Max Raid Battles will be able to. When Gigantamax these Pokémon will change appearance and have access to a special G-Max Move. Three Pokémon have been revealed to Gigantamax so far, these are:

    Gigantamax Drednaw
    Type: Water/Rock
    Height: 78′9″+
    Weight: Unknown
    Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

    The power of Gigantamaxing has allowed Drednaw to stand on its hind legs and become bipedal. From its standing position, it can come crashing down on opposing Pokémon and crush them with its massive body. Drednaw normally keeps its neck retracted within its shell, but when it attacks, it can rapidly shoot its neck out. Its jaws are also incredibly strong and can easily bite through huge metal towers. The strength of its jaws combined with the force of its neck gives Drednaw the power to punch a hole through a rocky mountain in a single strike. Water-type moves used by Gigantamax Drednaw will change to G-Max Stonesurge. G-Max Stonesurge doesn’t just deal damage to an opponent—it will scatter sharp rocks around the opponent and cause Pokémon entering the battlefield to take damage.

    Gigantamax Corviknight
    Type: Flying/Steel
    Height: 45′11″+
    Weight: Unknown
    Ability: Pressure/Unnerve

    Corviknight uses its massive wings to catch updrafts created by Gigantamax energy to hover in the air while it battles. The armor on its body has been reinforced, so attacks from Pokémon on the ground barely have any effect. Gigantamax energy has caused the armor covering Corviknight’s wings to separate and become blade birds, capable of flying independently. Flying-type moves used by Gigantamax Corviknight will change to G-Max Wind Rage, which removes any effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain that the opponents may have.

    Gigantamax Alcremie
    Type: Fairy
    Height: 98′5″+
    Weight: Unknown
    Ability: Sweet Veil

    The cream pouring out of its body hardens when subjected to impacts—the stronger the impact, the harder it becomes—giving Alcremie an impressive resistance to physical attacks. Additionally, the giant “Berry” decorations on Alcremie’s body are as hard as diamonds, and it’s said that most attacks won’t even be able to leave a scratch. Alcremie will launch high-calorie cream missiles around itself to attack its opponents. Any Pokémon that touches this cream will be filled with energy and euphoria but at the same time will fall into a state of complete confusion. Fairy-type moves used by Gigantamax Alcremie will change to G-Max Finale, which will heal all Pokémon on Alcremie’s side while dealing damage to an opponent.

    New Characters
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    Alongside the new Pokémon we were also introduced to two new Gym Leaders, Bea and Allister. Bea is a Fighting-type Gym Leader while Allister is a Ghost-type Gym Leader, but each Leader is exclusive to a different game so if you only play one version you won't face both Gym Leaders. Bea is exclusive to Pokémon Sword, while players of Pokémon Shield will face Allister.


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    The trailer also introduces us to Leon, the current Champion of the Galar region as well as Chairman Rose who is in-charge of the Galar Pokémon League and his secretary, Oleana.

    Pre-order Bonus

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    Finally, it has been revealed that dans who pick up the Dual Pack SteelBook Edition of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will receive codes for the games to obtain special items known as Dynamax Crystals. By using these crystals in the Wild Area Pokémon fans will be able to face Dynamax versions of Larvitar and Jangmo-o. Normally Larvitar will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield, and Jangmo-o is exclusive to Pokémon Sword but by using these crystals you'll be able to get them in either version.

    That's all for now, but if more news happens we'll be sure to cover it so make sure to check back!
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Discussion in 'Pokécharms News' started by Demelza, Jul 8, 2019.

    1. Cryronn the Mudkip
      Cryronn the Mudkip

      It actually is a time crunch. Galar has been being worked on for that long, but it hasn’t been programmed for that long, due to planning phases and making sure the other teams know what they’re doing. For that it’s been about 2 1/2 years, and S&S look like that’s how long they’ve been in development. The reason we can’t compare it to BOTW is because that game was in development for what, like, 6-7 years?
    2. Pokemaster A K.
      Pokemaster A K.
      I actually want to see if Rolycoly has a gigantamax form.
    3. Pokemaster A K.
    4. Merciless Medic
      Merciless Medic
      I actually feel bad for the people over at GameFreak getting so much crap about how bad their games are, and then they get compared to other better looking games. Funny enough, the amount of staff in GameFreak is a staggering 150-190 people, while the staff who have been working on better looking games were made by 300+ people and have been in the programming phase for much longer.

      For Sword and Shield, they couldn't put the same models from USUM to SwSh because the models just didn't translate well, causing them to make them all from scratch to make it better for the Switch's engine. Plus, they have to make more models for the Dynamaxed Pokemon, and they have to make those from scratch as they can't just stretch the models. That's like going on PhotoShop, getting a small image, and stretching it out and expecting it to look like the original, but better.

      Sadly, their tweets seem like they are grasping at straws to explain their lack of being able to make all the Pokemon come back for the new games due to all the death threats and hate, causing their reasons to fall flat. This is just a game and despite the fact that fans are invested in this franchise, the company isn't obliged to follow what their fans want and they'll do what they want with what they have available. I get that people are mad, but complaining about the inevitability of the status of the game is not going to get anyone anywhere and there will be plenty of people buying the games anyway, making all those threats and hateful comments a moot point besides making the fanbase seem rotten to the core.

      Also, about the graphics, yes the graphics could look better but the games don't have to look good to be a selling point (although, sadly that is usually the main point there when it comes to marketing). The fact that it is Pokemon is enough for some to buy it. Also, it is highly likely that they are unable to refine the graphics when showing trailers and teasers. Maybe they'll make the game look 10x better when they release it, they are just not wanting to show what the final product will look like yet. Their graphics being compared to Breath of the Wild's graphics is kind of unfair as BotW was built by way more people with way more time than the developers and staff over at GameFreak.
      PrincessPika~chan and EeviumZ like this.
    5. EeviumZ
      ^ I agree with this wholly.

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