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. *insert controversial Brexit comment here*
     
  2. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Very Late
    • Galarian Weezing - Poison/Fairy makes it only weak to Psychic and Steel (if you choose Levitate) ala weak to Metagross. We don't know the 2nd ability but it don't matter. Weezing can learn Wisp and Flamethrower which can counter like Metagross. Hopefully it learns it.
    • Morpeko - expect a weak stats on this dude since it is a Pikachu Clone of Galar. I don't know how its ability works since it changes type evry turn.
    • Zigzagoon-Galar/Linoone-Galar/Obstagoon - Nice that we have a non-Gen 1 regional variant. About the Pokedex no. Of Obstagoon, how will it works since Linoone is #364? #8XX maybe?
    • Bede and Marnie - I love it, its interesting. Badass Bede is fine for me, I am a nice guy after all. So this will be a challenge for me. Hope to be friends soon. Marnie is alright.
    • Team Yell - this is not the only Evil team in Galar, trust me.
     
  3. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Perhaps Galar is the UK upside down, suggesting political turmoil? And Galar is Irish for disease suggesting a statement about the Irish backstop?
    Sorry, just had to.
     
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  4. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Galarian Zigzagoon line is just a better version of Alolan Rattata line.
     
  5. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc

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    Lets hope so
     
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  6. pocketmonsterrealm Fan since Crystal
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    I am not a fan of Kantoian Weezing, but really love Galarian Weezing. Very creative and whimsical. I think it just may be my new favorite poison type. I am really loving Generation 8. Morpeko is the only pokemon so far that I can say that I don't like.
    Did anyone catch the pokejobs screen shot how there is a logo that looks like it may be a Galarian klink/klang/klinklang? Team yell also wears the same logo so I wonder what kind of connection they have.
     
  7. In order to think, you sometimes have to risk being offensive.
     
  8. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
    Blob55

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    Wow, in that case, Galarian Klang will show up before the regular one. Every time there's gears shown in the anime, they always forget about this line. :/
     
  9. Chaosbeat Aspiring Trainer
    Chaosbeat

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    C'mooooon Metal Zangoose! The Seviper/Zangoose rivalry would be amazing and completely appropriate for the Galar region!
     
  10. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
    Mysticvulpix

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    Dear risingRaichuu,
    Will you please stop hunting Pokémon down for these things? It’s frustrating watching people complain about the evolutions, instead of enjoying the new things. It’s somewhat interesting to see new takes on old creations, and it’s kind of hard to not make new Pokémon that look like old ones after 1000+ Pokémon have been made
    Yours truly,
    MysticVulpix
     
  11. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    Yes!!’ Alolan gardevoir and gallade would look GREAT!
    Here’s my thoughts: make ralts and Kirlia look more like princesses, with the hats looking more crown-like and their gown design more extravagant and flowy, or you an give them more of an foresty design, with crowns of leaves and sort of an forest archer look. Then make gardevoir look more regal, like a queen, while keeping the nature look, and give gallade a Knight look. The gardevoir line could be grass - fairy, while the gallade could be fighting -steel or psychic steel
     
  12. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    I mean, that depends if it’s in the dex
     
  13. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
    Mysticvulpix

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    And big note: in Sun and Moon, team skull was sort of like team yell, just causing random havoc and working for their leader, guzma. It wasn’t till later we found the wether Corporation, which was a second evil team with a more plot-explaining story. Also, In the random 4-Chan leaks, there have been notes of a second team. I wonder if this may have to do with the chairman and the secretary that we’ve been shown.
     
  14. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    You're describing more of a woodland fairy take on the Gardevoir line. That's definitely interesting! I was thinking something along those lines while hoping for a possible Alolan form, being more tropical and floral (Grass) or perhaps something heat-related, like hot beaches or volcanoes (Fire). But no, Alolan forms were for Gen 1 only. Because.

    Personally, if a Galarian form did happen, I'd want the Psychic typing to be kept. After X&Y, there hasn't been a Psychic type Gardevoir card in 6 years, aside from the dual type Mega. It just sort of feels like its original typing has been pushed aside. (I know that's from a TCG perspective; but this is just personal opinion.) And I wasn't sure what to suggest for Gallade, at the time. I think it was already made into kind of a knight with its Mega, so that's sort of retreading water. Then again, Megas aren't a thing in SwSh due to poor planning--I mean, a really tough and totally well-thought out decision. But perhaps both could have more knight-like forms, for reasons like protecting royalty for centuries. It kind of fits with their names (in multiple languages) and personalities. Not sure if Ralts and Kirlia would need forms, though.
     
  15. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
    Mysticvulpix

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    True, true
     
  16. aaron2310 Aspiring Trainer
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    I have to agree. I absolutely love the hats. So British. lol I laughed so much, but in an endeared way.
     
  17. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    Dear Mysticvulpix:
    I don't have a problem with Pokemon making new stuff, it's just that this is old stuff. They've basically just taken a ton of old Pokemon and made them Dark, Ghost, Ice or Fairy type. Plus, Pokemon don't seem to value keeping new stuff right now, as they had plenty of cool mechanics that have just been scrapped after a generation in order to generate more hype for a new mechanic, or perhaps a new buff for Pikachu, Mewtwo or Charizard. Nowadays Pokemon is switching to supermassive Pokedexes which are almost entirely made up of old Pokemon that we've seen all before, so playing new games just feels like playing an old game with a new story, which is probably worse than the old one, and a new pointless mechanic designed for hype and renewed interest around Pokemon's marketable favourites.
    I hope this will help you to understand my point of view,
    @RisingRaichuu
     
  18. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
    Mysticvulpix

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    Ok, I can understand that. However, you have to realize the only reason that Pokémon takes away the mechanics is because many people disliked them. Players disliked Megas, In the same way they now dislike gigantamaxing. Players were fine with Z moves, so Pokémon is sorta keeping those with max moves. Also, know that it’s hard, after having over 1000 creatures, to make a Pokédex of all original Pokémon the same size as the originals. The fact that they’re doing these new redesigns is proof of that. Players now seem to critique every small aspect that make a Pokémon unoriginal. Why these massive dexes, you ask? To keep some of the old Pokémon, so players can try to use their favorites, alongside new Pokémon. And every new game should feel like an old one with new story and new mechanics. Why? Because that’s what these are! New ways to experience old favorites, new stories to follow with old partners. Pokémon is trying to balance nostalgia with fresh ideas.
    So, let me ask you this: how would YOU make Pokémon? People seem to take for granted the developers work, so I want to see how they would make it
     
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  19. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    I personally like the way they did Unova, having a completely new Pokedex in BW1 then bringing the nostalgia and old favourites in in BW2 while keeping the new mechanics that worked (eg. seasons) from BW1. This would probably not work for all Pokemon games, but perhaps having some games with new Pokedexes and some with larger Pokedexes that feature Pokemon from multiple regions.
     
  20. Mysticvulpix Just be chill
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    That’s reasonable. However, the game is too linear in timeline, with issues of the game being how it basically makes you follow storyline points with less free roaming in between. What I’m hoping Is that sword an shield does fix the linear issue, but keeps seasonnmechanics (it looks like it might work with that). As well as possibly allowing you to go to other areas and even other regions to do postgame stuff. There is an underwater train that connects France an the U.K., so it would be pretty cool to allow you to take that to kalos once you finish main game.