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.


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.


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 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 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. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer


    Literally no one:

    Pokemon: Let's put mustaches on our classic beloved pokemon, give a pokemon a Hangry mode, make one of your rivals look like a grandma, AnD MakE THe EvIL TEam YelL!!!

    Me: (Happiness noises)

    (Yes I am referring to Alolan Golem in the second line)
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    Don't mind the second ability. Levitate Makes Weezing's only weaknesses are Psychic and Steel. Aka weak to Metagross
  3. hervul Aspiring Trainer


    Wow! The Japanese trailer is much better. There's hype and surprise in it. Especially the way they show Morpeko alongside with Marnie before its introduction and when Linoone starts evolving.
    The English version is just like a slap of new information.
  4. Yeah, Alolan Golem is literally no one.
    Dusk Form Lycanroc and Pokenerd like this.
  5. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer


    Obstagoon just shows how "busy" the current Pokémon designs are getting. Going from Linoone to Obstagoon is a really sharp design-style transition.
  6. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer


    Zigzagoon line in this region based on the band KISS?
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  7. Pokenerd Aspiring Trainer


  8. FourteenAlmonds Roasted, but not salty


    While I don't like how this information was dumped on us, I actually really liked the new Zigzagoon and Linoone forms... at least until they revealed Obstagoon. I haven't got any fundamental problems with TPCI introducing further evolutions for existing Pokémon, having them restricted to Galarian forms only is not something I appreciate.
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  9. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    I reckon Team Yell is an attack on soccer hooliganism in the UK, which is a big problem over there (as I live there).
  10. fleshrum April in Kalos...

    Advanced Member Member

    I know pixilate/aerilate/etc abilities are overused, but I lowkey hope that pixilate is g. weezing's second ability. Mostly so a dapper gentleman can murder things with pink explosions.

    EDIT: just noticed trainers with great balls, nest balls, and dusk balls... NICE!
  11. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    first thoughts:
    -The new characters are pretty interesting. It says that Bede has other objectives than becoming Champion, and Marnie wants to become Champion to achieve a goal - maybe they'll be involved in the plot with the legendaries somehow?
    -Team Yell I'm not hugely sold on them being an evil team - maybe it's another Sun/Moon situation where there's a second team with a more sinister intention
    -I really love the new Zigzagoon and Linoone forms, I'm not sold on Obstagoon yet though, although the idea of Pokemon getting regional exclusive evolutions is actually pretty interesting to me
    -I love Galarian Weezing (it's a bonus that Poison/Fairy is something I've wanted to see for a while), but what's really intriguing to me is that one of its abilities is just ??? at the moment - is there a new function or something that that ability causes that they wanna keep under wraps for the moment? I feel like if it's just a regular ability they wouldn't actively hide it
    -The new Pikaclone is kinda cute, and its gimmick is interesting
  12. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    Galarian Weezing, didn't see that coming nice "HAT"

    I was dissappointed when i saw the zigzagoon n linnone thinking this is just another alolan raticate. but Seeing it able to evolve is a pleasing news
  13. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer


    Soccer... UK... you just committed a sin.
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  14. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer


    Yeah, they at least hyped up Galarian forms for the Japanese one, instead of showing us them right away and then showing them again with Team Yell.

    BTW, anyone else think that Obstagoon looks like it should be Dark/Fighting? It gives me Pangoro vibes.
  15. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    I actually thought it was Dark/Fighting before I saw its info lmao, even though I'm not mad at it being Dark/Normal it would have been a bit nice for it to have something a bit more interesting.
    (I think it's quite interesting that Rattata and Zigzagoon, two Pokemon that fill the exact same niche, have gotten new regional forms both with the exact same typing. Even though I'm just assuming it was a big coincidence, it would be interesting to find out if it was intentional or not)
  16. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    That probably isn't a coincidence (Not that i really have any reason to suspect that other than the fact that it would just be to much of a coincidence if it was unintentional)

    I am really looking forward to these games now with the addition of Galarian form Zigzagoon and Linoone as well as Obstagoon. I don't particularly care for the Weezing; though thats just my opinion obviously. I'm not quite sure yet what i think about team yell... i was kind of hoping for an evil team that seemed a bit more.. you know... evil.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
  17. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    Same here, although i'm kind of glad that its not.. for whatever reason
  18. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    At home I say football. I deliberately said soccer because I thought Americans would think I meant American football if I said football.
  19. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!


    I'm going to name mine"Peter." That should get it good and worked up!
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  20. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    I also can't wait to see what the starter evolutions are like. Morpeko.... i don't know... i like the "Hangry Mode" thing, it could definitely prove interesting.