Galarian Ponyta Officially Revealed as a Psychic-Type!

Pokemon has officially revealed Galarian Ponyta! As posted earlier, it’s exclusive to Pokemon Shield.

Galarian Ponyta
Category: Unique Horn Pokémon
Type: Psychic
Height: 2’7″
Weight: 52.9 lbs.
Ability: Run Away / Pastel Veil

Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and therefore their appearance became unique in this region.

Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. Its mane will become more colorful, and even emit a sparkling glow, if there is an abundance of energy around.

After years of exposure to the unique forests found in the Galar region, Galarian Ponyta cannot be blighted by the effects of poison and can turn the tides of battle by curing a poisoned ally. Galarian Ponyta’s Ability, Pastel Veil, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. This Ability prevents the Pokémon and its allies from becoming poisoned. It can even cure the poisoned status condition of its allies when this Pokémon enters the battlefield.

We still don’t know why one of the Ponyta in the livestream was missing a tail.


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  1. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
    snoopy369

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    Can we just call it "Rarity" for short?
     
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  2. Wavestripe Med Student
    Wavestripe

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    I think sweetie bell is more appropriate ;b
     
  3. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
    snoopy369

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    Fair enough, she does have the pink doesn't she...
     
  4. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
    RisingRaichuu

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    So we are hunting unicorns then
     
  5. Blinkehyo Aspiring Trainer
    Blinkehyo

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    I'm going to name mine Melody
     
  6. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

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    Oh, goodness. It’s the “Unique Horn” Pokémon.
     
    Yog likes this.
  7. Pizzadone Merely a collector
    Pizzadone

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    I'm calling it Glownyta
     
    OVERGRO likes this.
  8. CaptZero Aspiring Trainer
    CaptZero

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    Very disappointed that it's not fairy type
     
    Ghostrickster and Coolpilot like this.
  9. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
    KK-Swizzle

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    100% gonna nickname mine “Bronie” lolololol
     
    Number51x likes this.
  10. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

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    I called it. I CALLED IT! AT 4 AM THIS MORNING I TWEETED TO WPM about this. I even got the rings of energy part right. I GOD DAMN called it.

    That being said, Psychic does not fit a unicorn at all....
     
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  11. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    That means all Ponytas will be categorized as Unique Horn Pokemon?
     
  12. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    GameFreak - Does 24 hour live stream for Sword and Shield
    :)
    It's mostly nothing
    :(
    They reveal only one Pokemon
    o_O
    it's a version exclusive
    :mad:
     
  13. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar

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    Meaning as a whole, they're Not-So-Unique Horns, if they're all categorized the same?
     
    ZABOKI . likes this.
  14. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Why are they still making version exclusives? Why are they still making two versions?
     
  15. Wechselbalg *****
    Wechselbalg

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    Uhhh how is this not a fairy type.

    I was planning to get shield anyway and based on the info we have so far galarian ponyta/rapidash seems to be better on a meta level than sirfetch'd so good call on my part I guess.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  16. Zierant Murcielago
    Zierant

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    It’s a female on that screenshot! The livestream had two running around. One with the fluffy tail and another without the tail. Gender difference maybe?

    Edit: oh pointed it out lol money is on gender difference!
     
  17. ZABOKI . Aspiring Trainer
    ZABOKI .

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    money
     
  18. McKendra9123 Trio Master: Dark, Poison & Fire Trainer
    McKendra9123

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    I heard this Ponyta would be a Psychic type. What wasn't clear is if she would be a pure Psychic or dual type. My money is on her being a Fire-Psychic type. But my hope is she is a Fire-Fairy.
     
  19. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    No other developer or publisher would get away with this. Could you imagine the fecal storm Activision or Ubisoft would get if they released two versions of Call of Duty Modern Warefare or Far Cry.
     
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  20. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    Fire-psychic could have fit more. I'm trying to think about how they really could have diverged. Did the original one have no fire and no psychic abilities or did fire stop and psychic start?

    I expected fairy, but lately there have been more fairies than psychic types as new Pokémon, so a pure psychic is not bad. Maybe it can still learn fire type moves without being a fire type.

    @Water Pokémon Master Can you change the topic's title? https://www.pokebeach.com/forums/th...vealed-in-famitsu-magazine-fairy-type.150639/ ? It has "fairy type in the header and link", which might confuse people.