New Pokémon Sword and Shield Trailer Introduces Galarian Forms and Team Yell

A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield has been released showcasing a new Pokémon, Pokémon forms, and characters.

The first reveal is Galarian Forms. Like Alolan forms, these are new looks and typing for existing Pokémon. The trailer showed two Galarian Form Pokémon. The first was Galarian Weezing, who now sports smokestacks from its heads and is a Poison/Fairy type.

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Someone explain to me how this is Fairy-type?

The next reveal was Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone, who now are black and white like a badger, and gain a Dark typing.

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Galarian Zigzagoon now has a little star mask and a goofy tongue!
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Galarian Linoone keeps the lolling tongue from its pre-evolved form and now has extra sharp badger claws!

Galarian forms are unique from Alolan forms in that some of these older Pokémon now have new evolutions for their Galarian forms. Galarian Linoone now has a new evolution, Obstagoon, a bipedal badger.

Galarian Linoone, but cooler.

The trailer also introduces one new Pokémon, an Electric/Dark hamster Pokémon called Morpeko. This Pokémon has an ability called Hunger Switch, which causes its appearance to change between “Full Belly Mode” and “Hangry Mode.” It has a special move called Aura Wheel that changes from Electric-type to Dark-type when it changes forms.

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Morpeko’s ‘normal’ Full Belly Mode. It looks like a Pikachu Minion to me.
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Morpeko’s Hangry mode. It’s 2019 and the word hangry is in a Pokémon game.

The final piece of information revealed is the new rivals. The first is a Trainer called Bede, who is seen with a Duosion.

Frankly, I’m not sure how olde Bede is, or even what gender they are.

The second is Marnie, a punk girl with a Morpeko. She seems to be affiliated with the evil team of Galar, known as Team Yell, as her rambunctious fans.

Marnie reminds me of Marley from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and they even have similar names.
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I can’t believe the evil team of Galar is just a bunch of over-the-top Marnie stans.

Pokémon Sword and Shield release on November 15, 2019, for the Nintendo Switch.

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