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August Sword & Shield News! Galarian Formes and More!

Galarian Weezing
It is August 7th and we got plenty of new news regarding Sword & Shield!

A few days ago, Pokemon announced that we would be getting new news regarding Sword & Shield! And as promised, they delivered! This time we got plenty of news such as Galarian Formes, Galarian Formes Evolutions, new Pokemon, new characters, Team Yell And PokeJobs!

Galarian Formes

We have now gotten word that there will be Galarian Formes in Pokemon Sword & Shield. This time Pokemon with regional formes will be extended to Pokemon beyond Generation 1. Our first two Pokemon families will be Zigzagoon and Weezing!

Galarian Weezing
Galarian Weezing
Category: Poison Gas Pokémon
Type: Poison/Fairy
Height: 9’10”
Weight: 35.3 lbs.
Ability: Levitate/???

Galarian Weezing is a Poison/Fairy type Pokemon and is based on a pair of smoke stacks. It also gains a mustache and beard made of poison gas.

It seems like Galarian Weezing has a second ability that is currently unknown.

Below is some information about Galarian Weezing.

Galarian Weezing consumes polluted air and poisonous gases for sustenance. The by-product of this consumption is purified air, which is spewed out from the tops of its heads. The toxins accumulated within Weezing’s body form into concentrated poison gas clouds that leak out and drift around it. This gas is so potent that even a whiff is enough to stun and immobilize an opponent, making it Weezing’s best weapon during battles.

Galarian Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
Category: Tiny Raccoon Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 1’4″
Weight: 38.6 lbs.
Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

Galarian Zigzagoon seem to have gain a rocker look with them being black and white with a star around their eyes. Because of this, it has gained a Dark typing.

Below is some information about Galarian Zigzagoon.

The Zigzagoon of Galar never settle down and are known to inhabit all areas of the region, including fields, forests, and towns. There is some speculation that the zigzag movements of the Zigzagoon in other regions stem from the restless nature of Galarian Zigzagoon, considered to be the oldest branch of the species. Galarian Zigzagoon enjoy battles and will charge at people and other Pokémon in an attempt to provoke a fight. This behavior usually succeeds in starting a battle with other Pokémon, but humans tend to think Galarian Zigzagoon is just playing or showing affection.

Galarian Linoone
Galarian Linoone
Category: Rushing Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 1’8″
Weight: 71.7 lbs.
Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

Galarian Linoone keeps up the rocker look. This time the star around his eyes looks like a shooting star due to the streak after it.

Below is some information about Galarian Linoone.

Galarian Linoone can reach speeds of over 60 miles per hour and can deliver devastating Tackles and Headbutts. With enough destructive force to knock away a car, these attacks can also throw Linoone off-balance if they miss. Galarian Linoone are rash and fearless and will recklessly pick fights even with opponents stronger than themselves. Their boldness and their tendency to attack opponents head on make Galarian Linoone very popular among the disaffected youth of the Galar region.

Galarian Formes Evolutions


It was also revealed that some Galarian Formes can also evolve even further then their other regional forms. This is due to the unique environment that they were raised in. One of these Pokemon that has gained an evolution includes Linoone.

Category: Blocking Pokémon
Type: Dark/Normal
Height: 5’3″
Weight: 101.4 lbs.
Ability: Reckless/Guts

Obstagoon is a Pokemon that has gained the ability to stand on his hind legs. This Pokemon takes the KISS rocker motif to the next level and is full on a member from KISS. Because of this, he has gain the ability Reckless and will hit harder when using recoil moves.

Below is some information about Obstagoon.

The Linoone of the Galar region live in harsh conditions and engage in fierce competition with others of their species. As a result, their survival instincts have been honed, leading to their Evolution into Obstagoon. Though Obstagoon is extremely combative, it often does not launch the first attack. It will taunt an opponent, goading it into attacking. When it does, Obstagoon will cross its arms and meet the oncoming attack with its Obstruct move. Obstagoon is especially skilled at throwing its opponents off guard and counterattacking with its sharp claws.

New Pokemon


Another brand new Pokemon has been revealed. This Pokemon is called Morpeko and has the ability to change form.

Category: Two-Sided Pokémon
Type: Electric/Dark
Height: 1′
Weight: 6.6 lbs.
Ability: Hunger Switch

This mouse Pokemon has the ability Hunger Switch which allows Morpeko to change forms each turn. One of these forms is called Full Belly form which looks happy and bright. Though, it can switch to Hangry form when it gets hungry. In this forme, Morpeko is much more aggressive and volatile.

Morpeko also has a unique attack called Aura Wheel. This attack changes typing depending on which form is using it. If Morpeko is in Full Belly form then Aura Wheel will be an Electric type attack. When Morpeko is in Hangry form then Aura Wheel will be a Dark type attack.

Below is some more information about Morpeko.

The sacs in Morpeko’s cheeks constantly generate electricity. This consumes energy, causing Morpeko to be constantly hungry. To satisfy this hunger, Morpeko always carries around Berry seeds to snack on. When experiencing prolonged hunger, Morpeko’s hormone balance changes. This causes its fur to change colors and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type.

New Characters

Several new characters have been revealed for Sword & Shield. These new character are said to be your rivals and wish to take a shot at the Galar League Championship.

Marine is a competitive trainer with a calm and calculating demeanor. Her partner Pokemon is Morpeko and together they wish to become Galar League Champion. Marnie has plenty of passionate fans which we will talk about later.

Bede is also hoping to become Galar Region Champion but with the endorsement of Chairman Rose. He is a prideful and skilled Pokemon trainer who seems to have other motives. This trainer looks to be bad news.

Team Yell

Team Yell
Team Yell are huge fans of Marnie and are always around when she is ready to battle. Just like their team name, Team Yell are loud and proud. They are known to shout and distract during battles to keep Marnie’s opponent off balance.

Their other actions includes obstruct other challengers, taking over hotel lobbies, and prevent challengers from accessing transportation. Team Yell are Marnie’s ultimate fans. Especially with their towels and horns.

So far the only Pokemon that Team Yell uses are Galarian Zigzagoon and Galarian Linoone.

It is unknown if Marnie supports or enjoy their actions.


Trainers in the Galar region can take up different PokeJobs. Corporations and universities often request the help of Poekmon for various jobs.

PokeJobs can be checked at each Pokemon Center at the Rotomi. From there you can send Pokémon directly from their Boxes to any job they accept.


A Pokemon that completes a PokeJob will gain experience and trainers could receive rare items as a reward. Overall, this looks like a new way to train Pokemon outside of battling.

Below is a trainer going over all the new information.

There has been plenty of information revealed today about Sword & Shield. The biggest one is the reveal of Galarian Formes and Evolutions. Which Pokemon do you hope gain a new Galarian Linoone or Evolution? Let us know in the comments!

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