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New Galarian Legendary Pokémon detailed for upcoming Sword and Shield expansion

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A Regieleki floats in a stadium Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

A new trailer for Pokémon: Sword and Shield’s expansions, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, showed off some new Legendary Pokémon, Gigantamax forms, and Galarian forms of Pokémon.

While it wasn’t explained in the trailer, a press release broke down the types of names of the Pokémon we saw.

Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise

A mean-looking blue giant turtle looks over his shell Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
A green frog-like creature stands with a flower covering most of the top of its body Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

The other two Kanto starter Pokémon are getting Gigantamax forms, to match Charizards’. These will seemingly becoming available in The Isle of Armor, based on the trailer.

Gigantamax Venusaur gets G-Max Vine Lash over its grass-type moves, which deals damage for four more turns if the opponent isn’t a grass-type. Gigantamax Blastoise gets G-Max Cannonade over water-type moves, and it deals damage for four turns to non-water types.

Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Slowbro

A purple bird with a black mask-like feature around its eyes Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
A red and black bird with fiery wings Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
An orange bird running on two legs, like an ostrich Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

Galarian Articuno is psychic/flying, with a signature psychic-type move called Freezing Glare. Galarian Zapdos is fighting/flying, and it’s signature move is fighting-type Thunderous Kick. Galarian Moltres is dark/flying and its signature move is Fiery Wrath, a dark-type. These three won’t appear until The Crown Tundra expansion releases.

A pink dinosaur-like creature with a shell wrapped around its arm Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

Galarian Slowbro is poison- and psychic-type. The Shellder that bites on Galarian Slowbro’s arm functions as a ... gun, shooting poison out at enemies.

New Legendary Pokémon: Regieleki and Regidrago

An electric creature with braille-like dots for a face with currents running out as arms Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
A red beast with a dragon skull and jaws for arms Image: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

These two are completely new Legendary Pokémon to be added to the “Regi” family in The Frozen Tundra. Regieleki is an electric-type with a special move called Thunder Cage and Regidrago is a dragon-type with a special move called Dragon Energy. They’re still a bit mysterious, so we’ll learn more about them when the DLC drops.

The Isle of Armor expansion releases on June 17 and The Frozen Tundra expansion will release in fall 2020.


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