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
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
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.
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
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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