Pokemon Sword and Shield : New Gigantamax forms of Kanto Pokemon revealed

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Oct 17, 2019 Gaming, News

Pokemon Sword and Shield game will be released on November 15, 2019. The game will only be released on the Nintendo Switch platform. Pokemon Sword and Shield game has been set up in Galar region.

First details regarding Pokemon Sword and Shield were revealed during E3 2019. Similar to Alolan forms, some Pokemon have received Galarian forms in the upcoming game. The following Pokemon have Galarian forms in Pokemon Sword and Shield: Weezing, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Sirfetch’d and Ponyta.

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Galarian Ponyta is a psychic-type Pokemon and has a unique horn at its head. Galarian Ponyta has off-white body colour and has the ability called Pastel Veil, which allows it to prevent itself and allies from being poisoned. It also heals Ally Pokemon when they switch in.

Galarian Ponyta
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‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ game has introduced another interesting ‘Gigantamax forms’ element to the game. So far, we have seen ‘Gigantamax’ forms of a few Pokemon including Corviknight, Drednaw and Alcremie.

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But in a new teaser of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Gigantamax forms of a few new Pokemon have been revealed. The following list of Pokemon has received Gigantamax forms in the latest teaser.

  • Pikachu
  • Eevee
  • Charizard
  • Butterfree
  • Meowth

Well, it seems like that the latest teaser has especially focused on Gigantamax forms of Kanto region Pokemon, as it features all the Kanto region Pokemon. Speaking of Gigantamax forms, it only occurs if Pokemon has activated its Dynamax form and is fighting in Max Raid Battles.

For a quick refresher, Pokemon Sword and Shield game has introduced many new Pokemon to the game including Gossifleur, Wooloo, Corviknight, Drednaw, Zacian, Morpeko and Zamazenta. Speaking of Zacian and Zamazenta, they are featured as the main Pokemon for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield
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Speaking of Morpeko, it has two forms – Hangry Mode and Full Belly Mode. Morpeko in its full belly mode can launch an electric aura wheel attack on opponents whereas its attack changes to a dark aura in Hangry mode.

Pokemon Sword and Shield
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Apart from that, a data miner revealed a list of evolutions of a few Pokemon, which has been deduced from the code of the official Pokemon Japanese website. Mentioned below is the list of leaked evolutions.

Scorbunny: Usagi1
Sobble: Chameleon1
Grookey: Gorilla1
Yamper: Inu1
Rolycoly: Sekitan1
Wooloo: Wool1
Corviknight: Gcommondori3
Alcremie: Gcream2
Morpeko: Pospika
Polteageist: Teacup2

Pokemon Sword and Shield
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In the above-mentioned list, each Pokemon has a specific code name, where the number at the end represents its evolutionary state and whereas the preceding text before the number represents its evolution name.

Pokemon Sword and Shield
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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.