Galarian Pokemon, Obstagoon, Morpeko, Team Yell, and More in New ‘Sword & Shield’ Trailer!

Pokemon has released a new trailer for Sword & Shield, revealing Galarian Weezing, Galarian Zigzagoon, Gilarian Linoone, Obstagoon, and Morpeko (Full Belly & Hangry Modes). It also revealed Team Yell, Marnie, and Bede, once again confirming earlier rumors.

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Galarian Pokémon

Some Pokémon have adapted to the unique environment of one specific region and do not look or behave like Pokémon of the same species found elsewhere. Regional forms of Pokémon can be found in Galar as well, where they’re known as Galarian forms.

Galarian Weezing

Category: Poison Gas Pokémon
Type: Poison/Fairy
Height: 9’10”
Weight: 35.3 lbs.
Ability: Levitate/???

Galarian Weezing consumes polluted air and poisonous gases for sustenance. The by-product of this consumption is purified air, which is spewed out from the tops of its heads. The toxins accumulated within Weezing’s body form into concentrated poison gas clouds that leak out and drift around it. This gas is so potent that even a whiff is enough to stun and immobilize an opponent, making it Weezing’s best weapon during battles.

Galarian Zigzagoon 

Category: Tiny Raccoon Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 1’4″
Weight: 38.6 lbs.
Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

The Zigzagoon of Galar never settle down and are known to inhabit all areas of the region, including fields, forests, and towns. There is some speculation that the zigzag movements of the Zigzagoon in other regions stem from the restless nature of Galarian Zigzagoon, considered to be the oldest branch of the species. Galarian Zigzagoon enjoy battles and will charge at people and other Pokémon in an attempt to provoke a fight. This behavior usually succeeds in starting a battle with other Pokémon, but humans tend to think Galarian Zigzagoon is just playing or showing affection.

Galarian Linoone

Category: Rushing Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 1’8″
Weight: 71.7 lbs.
Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

Galarian Linoone can reach speeds of over 60 miles per hour and can deliver devastating Tackles and Headbutts. With enough destructive force to knock away a car, these attacks can also throw Linoone off-balance if they miss. Galarian Linoone are rash and fearless and will recklessly pick fights even with opponents stronger than themselves. Their boldness and their tendency to attack opponents head on make Galarian Linoone very popular among the disaffected youth of the Galar region.

Galarian Form Evolutions

Living in the unique environment of the Galar region, some regional forms of Pokémon have developed unique Evolutions unseen in any other region.

Obstagoon

Category: Blocking Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 101.4 lbs.
Ability: Reckless/Guts

The Linoone of the Galar region live in harsh conditions and engage in fierce competition with others of their species. As a result, their survival instincts have been honed, leading to their Evolution into Obstagoon. Though Obstagoon is extremely combative, it often does not launch the first attack. It will taunt an opponent, goading it into attacking. When it does, Obstagoon will cross its arms and meet the oncoming attack with its Obstruct move. Obstagoon is especially skilled at throwing its opponents off guard and counterattacking with its sharp claws.

Form-Changing Pokémon

Some Pokémon can change their form, often because of the effects of certain items or their own Ability. Some of these form changes don’t just change the Pokémon’s appearance but also affect the types of its moves or even change its Ability.

Morpeko

Category: Two-Sided Pokémon
Type: Electric/Dark
Height: 1′
Weight: 6.6 lbs.
Ability: Hunger Switch

The sacs in Morpeko’s cheeks constantly generate electricity. This consumes energy, causing Morpeko to be constantly hungry. To satisfy this hunger, Morpeko always carries around Berry seeds to snack on. When experiencing prolonged hunger, Morpeko’s hormone balance changes. This causes its fur to change colors and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type. Morpeko’s Ability, Hunger Switch, is a new Ability that causes it to change its appearance each turn. Aura Wheel is Morpeko’s signature move, and it changes type depending on Morpeko’s form. In Full Belly Mode, the move is Electric type. In Hangry Mode, the move becomes Dark type.

Rivals of the Galar Region

Many Trainers from across the region take part in the Gym Challenge, a competition in which participants face the various Gyms of Galar with the hopes of becoming the Champion. Two rivals that Trainers will compete with on their adventures are Marnie and Bede.

Marnie

Marnie is a rival who has a competitive side, and together with her partner Morpeko, she aims to become the Champion of the Galar region. She has many passionate fans due to her calm and calculated battle strategies.

Bede

Bede is a rival who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match. He has joined the Gym Challenge, having received his endorsement from Rose, the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League. While he clearly is aiming to become Champion, he seems to have other objectives as well.

Team Yell

Team Yell is a group of troublemakers who seem to appear everywhere and who attempt to get in the way at every opportunity. They want nothing more than for Marnie to become Champion, so they try to obstruct other challengers. They take over hotel lobbies, prevent challengers from accessing transportation, and even shout and distract opponents during battle. Whenever Marnie battles, these Team Yell Grunts are quick to appear,showing their support with Marnie-print towels and horns.

     

Poké Jobs Help Pokémon Grow

In the Galar region, people and Pokémon often work together. Corporations and universities request the help of Pokémon through Poké Jobs. Trainers can check for available Poké Jobs at the Rotomi in Pokémon Centers and will be able send Pokémon directly from their Boxes to any job they accept. Trainers will find that certain Pokémon types are suited for specific jobs. The experience gained while on the job will help Pokémon grow, and Trainers may even receive rare items as rewards.


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  1. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    1st? I wanna use one of those Pokémon on my team!
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    The problem on the Obstagoon line are:
    • X4 Fighting Weakness which make it straight up PU. So many Focus Blasters and Lucario all around there. Hopefully, it has great defenses.
    • Linoone can learn Belly Drum and Extremespeed. Will these learned by this new Linoone?
     
  3. Kito The Dogganator Aspiring Trainer
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    Hangry Mode has got to be the best thing in existence.

    Don't question it.
     
  4. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    'Ahem"
    Doug dimma dome owner of dimsdale dimmadome"
    Had to be said
    Also goth waifu
     
  5. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    I only really came to this to see some new Pokemon, and hey, Galar Weezing and Obstagoon are pretty great. I'm glad galar forms aren't just gen-1 exclusive like the Alolans. I hope that Galar forms don't cost us another generation of like 70 Pokemon though, I hope the cross-gen evolutions buff out the roster a bit. I don't think I like Morpeko though. Might be my least favorite Pikaclone (and the word "hangry" doesn't help it much).

    I'm glad though that there's gonna be a more (I'm assuming?) jerky kinda rival, Hop wouldn't have cut it for the only one.

    But it REALLY makes me sad, I love some of the ideas in this game, but because of the whole National Dex issue, and the general lackluster nature the whole thing has, it treads so close to being good enough, but I still don't want to play the game, and it's really bumming me out.

    I guess the leaks were even further proven though, so I'm immensely excited to see Sirfetch'd, lol.
     
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  6. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    My only problem with sword and shield was that I thought my second favorite pokemon would be cut. Not only did it make the cut, but it also has a new form, and an awesome new evolution! I am glad tpci is remembering the little guys.
     
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  7. Gwen Aspiring Trainer
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    Ok yeah RIP Zigzagoon line but what amazing designs! I'm so excited that we're getting new evolutions!!!
     
  8. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    At least that means they get cards for Gen 8.

    Glad we get an Electric/Dark Type finally, too bad it looks like a Pichu alt.
     
  9. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    I'm liking the new Galar form for Weezing. Poisom/Fairy with Levitate is a good combination. I wonder what it's secondary Ability is?

    Also, I do like the "hangry" gimmick the Galar Pikachu has going on; Electric and Dark is another really cold type combination.
     
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  10. Wechselbalg *****
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    By far the best trailer so far, loved everything about it.
     
  11. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    That are confirmed to only be in Galar, which makes the Region even more restricted.
     
  12. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    While the mainline games appear to be rushed and mediocre at best, every new trailer and announcement is great news for PTCG fans.

    Good Pokemon designs and vibrant trainers that will look great on cards. Even the lazy Dyna/Giga mechanic won't stick out much, I wouldn't be surprised if they just leave GXs as they are.
     
  13. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Said it before, but Zigzagoon line is guaranteed to have a card for next Gen, since it hasn't had one for this Gen.
     
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  14. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again
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    Looks like Mimikyu will be in the game. I like Mimiku -no one is certain if it's good or bad. Reminds me of myself [​IMG]
     
  15. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    It was confirmed a while ago in a preview poster.
     
  16. Zster Aspiring Trainer
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    I am sorry charizard, but obstagoon is probably my new favorite pokemon.
     
  17. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    I love everything about these games. Makes me forget about the whole National Dex issue.
     
  18. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    This is what kinda worries me about cross-gen evolutions being based on Galar forms. It'd have been much easier if they made them based on their original forms. I mean, I like the designs, but this could raise some issues unless they continue to support these forms in later games. (Maybe what they did in Let's go, where it's like "Hey, I'll trade you this form of whoever for its original version!" in a few different games across the series). Of course, that's most likely not happening because it's Game Freak, and they can't even support their entire Pokedex.

    But at least, like you said, Zigs and Linoone are going to get cards. (Edit: why did I originally type forms? Lol)
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  19. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Another problem, is we don't even know if Zigzagoon will be available in future Generations, this could be the last main series Pokémon game the line is in, hence why it's Galar exclusive.
     
  20. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    That as well. Unless they fix the national dex issue, every single Pokemon's standing in the series is completely unclear.

    It's really amazing how many problems this national dex thing is creating for the series. I know I sound like a broken record but it really looks like they're shooting themselves in the foot with it. Pokemon Home doesn't make up for any of this, and I know that's their intent.
     
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