New Pokémon Sword and Shield Info (Rivals, Team, Galarian Forms, cross-gen Evos)

Dwebble

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Oct 25, 2017
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Morpeko (Two-Sided Pokémon, Electric/Dark. Two forms- Full Belly and Hangry.)
Galarian Weezing (Poison/Fairy)
Galarian Zigzagoon (Dark/Normal)
Galarian Linoone (Dark/Normal)
Obstagoon (evo of Galarian Linoone, Dark/Normal)
Two Rivals- Bede and Marnie
Team Yell is the evil team (Marnie fanboys and girls)
 
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Munti

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Oct 26, 2017
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Haha hooligans are the new enemy team? I like that XD, only their designs could be a bit better
 

Leo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Cross gen evos are back baby!

Love Galar zigzagoon and linoone, not sure about the evolution bit I'm happy as hell it exists. I hope it's not limited to galarian forms, though. Maybe we will get a regular linoone evo too?

Galarian weezing looks... Different.
 

MGPanda

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Feb 25, 2018
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This looks fucking incredible. As someone who's never cared about the whole Dex debacle, this looks like it could easily be one of my top Pokémon games. Obstagoon is already GOAT.
 

Brainiac 8

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Oct 27, 2017
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Galarian Wheezing and Zigzagoon are great.

Hangry mode made me laugh out loud. It's so bad but I kind of love it.

Team Yell is silly. So the villains are those annoying super sports guys that paint the letters on their chest. Makes sense with the sports arena/soccer theme they are doing with this game.
 

--R

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Oct 25, 2017
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The Japanese one has a lot more footage than the English one, with footage of a new minigame.
 

Farfetch'd

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Oct 26, 2017
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the japanese trailer shows a lot of dialog and menus which probably aren't yet fully translated. that's why it's longer.
 

Aleh

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Oct 27, 2017
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REGIONAL FORMS, NOT JUST GEN 1, AND REGIONAL EVOLUTIONS?
This game is amazing.
And the rivals are fucking great too omg
 

Camisado

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Nov 3, 2017
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I liked the whole Zigzagoon stuff, and the character designs remain amazing (the rival and team leader both look fantastic) but the rest of it?

Not a fan of the Weezing stuff, and did we really need another fake Pikachu? (Having it fight Mimikyu just to really drive the point home...)
 

Scorbunny

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Jun 14, 2019
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I never thought I'd say this (type this) I want a zigzagoon. XD so will hoennien(hoennian?) Lioone also get an evolution or is this an evolution exclusive to the galar form?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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3rd evos for old pokemon? Genuine surprise. What does that mean for regular linoone?
Probably nothing. Thanks to the *magic* of not having every pokemon be in, the obvious logic would say any pokemon with a regional form wouldn't have the regular form accessible in the region, which means entirely not in the game now.
 

Nightbird

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Oct 27, 2017
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Germany
Very surprised to see the comeback of regional forms as well as expanding upon that by giving them evolutions.

I'm back to being Intrested in the game again because of that. The possibilities are endless!
 

Lotus

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Oct 25, 2017
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That's why I freaking love regional forms. I would never, ever give a second look at Pokemon like Koffing and Linoone, but now I could actually see myself using them with those dope designs and typing.

So they went the hooligan/punk route for the evil team, understandable.
Honestly this is a good trend they're on, we don't take them seriously when they're a bonafide evil group, but as (hopefully) lovable dorky punks? I'm game. Also helps that they're probably going to be balanced out by another antagonistic group anyhow.

regional forms...and cross gen regional evolution?

um...what timeline is this exactly?
The good one!
 

Bonejack

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Oct 27, 2017
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I will train that Weezing. It will be portrayed at my Hall of Fame entry after beating the Pokemon League in this game.
 

rustyphish

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May 13, 2019
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Whoa, japanese trailer is interesting.

Both that new feature we completely didn't get to see, and the hype bagpipe music towards the end