Earlier last week, The Pokémon Company announced that they were hosting a 24-hour livestream of Glimwood Tangle, a forest in the Galar region and an area in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield. This was posed as a “live camera” feed of the forest, showcasing (potentially new) Pokémon interacting in their natural environment.
The stream went live yesterday morning and consisted of a locked camera focused on a single clearing within the forest. The stream was slow-paced with very minimal activity, with the occasional Pokémon popping in every hour or so. Towards the beginning, only older Pokémon like Pikachu, Morelull, and Swirlix were shown, while distant galloping could be heard in the distance.
A few hours into the stream, Impidimp, a Pokémon not revealed but seen before in the demos, showed up and started causing trouble by obscuring the camera with its face and by fogging up the lens. Each time it did that, it was obscuring an unknown, white pony-like Pokémon in the background.
As the stream went on, more and more of this Pokémon was revealed. At the very end of the stream, two of these Pokémon finally revealed themselves to the camera, along with the cry of a Ponyta. This Pokémon can be assumed to be the Galarian form of Ponyta. It is small and pale, with a dull mane that glows with a rainbow light at will. It also has a horn, indicating it to be some sort of unicorn. Additionally, the Ponyta on the right curiously seems to be missing a tail.
Rapidash’s cry was heard as the stream faded out, so it is likely that it will have a Galarian form as well. No official confirmation or details about the new Pokémon or its type and abilities have been officially revealed at this point, though the official Pokémon Twitter account has revealed that this will be coming soon.
Pokémon Sword and Shield will release on November 15, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch.
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