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. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    LMAO loving the Stovetop hats on the Weezings and the punk rock/KISS look of the Zigzagoon line....I do hope Growlithe and Arcanine gets some new Galar love like Vulpix and Ninetails did in Alolan
     
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  2. Tytus Expanded Legend
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    We found Gen 8's Pikachu knock off bois.
    Also, why am I laughing at the name team yell.
     
  3. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Obstagoon: Kiss Army since 1973.
     
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  4. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    Obstagoon depending on it's stats has the potential to be very good! STAB Double-Edge with Reckless is a nice combo, I hope it's movepool compliments Reckless. Maybe Head Smash lol. Or a new Dark-Typed Recoil move.
     
  5. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Dear Pokemon,
    When will you stop remaking old Pokemon and giving them new super-giga-mega evolutions/transformations and actually print 150 new Pokemon for a change?
    Yours sincerely,
    @RisingRaichuu

    PS: Team Yell are secretly Gary's cheerleaders in disguise.
     
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  6. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    I really think/hope Mimikyu gets an evolution. It's been featured in like every trailer and it would be cool to see what's beneath its costume.
     
  7. ArceusTrainer Arceus Collector
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    I like it! Lets see if they can top this with the release of the game.
     
  8. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

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    Marnie is freaking awesome!

    Team Yell has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever seen.
     
  9. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Hey my old TM slave's a goth type now!
     
  10. Sharkrai Aspiring Trainer
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    Only problem is the 4x weakness to fighting type...needs a way to counter that ^^;
     
  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Just trying out for Team Yell, don’t mind me
     
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  12. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Tyranitar has that same weakness and like 6 others hes doing fine
     
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  13. Serperior 209/500
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    We get it Galarian Weezing, you vape.
     
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  14. SupStar Aspiring Trainer
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    I love the new Galar forms and it's not just gen 1 this time! Also new evolutions for old pokemon, and not a complete chump for a rival! (Hop is just Hao 2.0 >.>)


    I've been cautiously optimistic about Dexit, assuming there was some real reason for it that we'd see soon, and we still haven't seen that reason (animations and visuals are out cause those are largely identical aside, so it's got to be some kind of functional reason).

    One reason I thought of that would explain Dexit was
    Old pokemon reworks:
    Reworks would take a lot of work to apply across the board, and if they want to establish a baseline how they want to distinguish pokemon in battle, it'd be best to start with a smaller set and make sure that is really solid in design and direction before moving forward with reworking everything.

    The reason I think pokemon needs this is that the more pokemon get added, the more prevalent what I call "League Syndrome" (a nod to LoL) where if you keep adding characters and you don't do enough to distinguish them, so they slowly end up blending together more and more to the point where anything new just seems like a slight variation of something that already exists.

    To avoid this I think it's important that moving forward, all pokemon have a signature move and/or ability to distinguish them for a long time, because unique type combos don't last forever.

    Pokemon like Carnivine are a great example of something that should be unique, but instead are bland and forgotten about as it's an obvious contender for a signature ability that makes it do something interesting when exposed to bugs like heal on hit and perhaps even trap them from fleeing when hit by contact moves, but instead it just got the lazy way out by slapping on a few generic abilities that a bunch of other pokemon have.


    Other issues with pokemon so far:
    - Gen 1-3 pokemon have stats designed under and old system (before phys/spec split), and thus they need to have their stats redone. i.e. Seviper was meant to be offensive, but since it used normal and poison type moves, it needed balanced atk and sp atk, so it's bulk is unnecessarily low.

    - Obviously having every type combo in the game is a goal, but some are just inherently bad. For this reason I think type combos should function differently, such as being closer to the card game in that they hand pick a few types for them to be weak to and resist instead of just automatically pairing the types so pokemon like Abomasnow don't end up with 7 weaknesses. Just pick 1-4 weaknesses and resists depending on the pokemon.
    This change wouldn't have to be confusing in battle either if the pokedex functioned in battle, letting you display a pokemon's advantages and disadvantages and having automatic indicators on attacks (visual indicators for resist, weak, and neutral).
     
  15. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
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    Team Yell looks really, really dumb. They've got to be the least criminal team yet.
     
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  16. The new members of KISS look great!
     
  17. Ghostrickster Aspiring Trainer
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    Does it really matter when you have Guts + Extreme Speed? You don't even really fear Mach Punch too much because of that, unless it's something bulkier.
     
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  18. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    I laughed so hard upon seeing Galarian Weezing. I guess it was like seeing Alolan Exeggutor for the first time.

    I like Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone, and I find it interesting that they actually decided to allow this line another evolution. But now that it’s been confirmed that it’s not just Gen 1 Pokémon that can have a Galarian form, I’d love to see a Galarian Gardevoir, appearing more knight-like, aligning more with its Japanese name, Sirnight. Perhaps Psychic/Steel type? And with the region being based on England and the games being Sword and Shield, this would be a perfect opportunity to do that.

    And while I don’t need a “jerk” rival, I’ve been wanting more serious ones for years. Hau 2.0 doesn’t cut it for me, but these other two—or at least Marnie—seem a bit more promising.
     
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  19. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    See, you get it!
     
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  20. I see you're a man of culture as well.
     
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