‘Pokémon Sword and Shield:’ New Trailer, New Pokemon
- Two new trainers shown briefly.
- Four new pokémon revealed.
- Gigantamaxing in action.
New trailer, new gym leaders, new pokémon, and gigantic pokémon–that’s what today brings us. You won’t get to try them out yourself until November 15th, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at some new pics and info, starting with the trainers:
I’m not sure how to pronounce this one… bee? Bay? Beah? Whatever the case, this will be the new leader of the fighting gym in Sword and Shield. We can see she’s clad in fighting gear, something like a kickboxer, and has a fighter’s physique.
Sword and Shield will be getting an emo-looking ghost trainer in the form of Allister. The hand movements are interesting here, though I wonder whether they are intended to represent him holding puppet strings, or just kind of a general undead/zombie type thing.
In addition to the new trainers, four new pokémon were shown in the trailer.
Pokédex: Alcremie can produce whipped cream, which becomes richer the happier Alcremie is feeling. Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner.
Pokédex: Yamper has an organ in its body that generates electricity, and this organ is activated when Yamper runs around. Yamper can’t store the electricity it generates, so it’s often seen running around with electric sparks crackling around it.
Pokédex: Rolycoly has no problem dashing through dark areas or rough terrain. Its red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It seems to be able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain.
Pokédex: The metal composing its body is incredibly durable but also surprisingly light. It only weighs about 88 lbs. in total. Thanks to this, Duraludon can move quite quickly in spite of its appearance. Its body is weak to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily.
Lastly, we got a look at feature new to Sword and Shield called gigantamaxing, which changes not only the size, but the appearance of any pokémon under its effects. For example, when gigantamaxing is used on Alcremie, she becomes the whipped cream topping of an enormous cake: