New Pokémon Sword & Shield details for August 7th | Nintendo Wire

The latest batch of Pokémon Sword & Shield news is here thanks to a new Galar Research Update video! Check it out below, and we’ll be summing up and running through all the major points further down the page.




  • Galarian Forms confirmed: Galarian Weezing becomes Poison/Fairy, Galarian Zigzagoon and Galarian Linoone become Dark/Normal. Not only that but Galarian Linoone can evolve into Obstagoon!
  • We also have the brand new Pokémon, Morpeko, who can change form into Hangry Mode.
  • And finally, the trailer gives us a look at some new characters – Bede, Marnie, and Team Yell:


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Written by Tom Brown

Always excited to see something a little bit different, Tom is ready to report on games of all shapes and sizes, whether they be wonderful or weird (or, better yet, both.) Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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