Pokémon Sword/Shield Games' Website 'Glitch' Teases New Pokémon
posted on by Alex Mateo
The official website for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games teased a new Pokémon on Friday. The website presents the reveal as a glitch, in which a blurred image of what looks like a green and white Pokémon appears on the right side of the screen. The image moves around the screen when the cursor touches it, then it becomes a clickable link to a "glitched" page where information is partially blurred out.
The website reveals that the Pokémon is a Fighting-type that weighs 257.9 lbs. and has the Steadfast ability. The Pokémon's description states: "Only ___ that have survived many battles can attain this ___. When this Pokémon's ___ ___ers, it will retire from combat." (The ___ denotes blurred words.) On the games' official Japanese website, the glitched page teases that the Pokémon's Japanese name ends with "naito" (night or knight).
The games will ship worldwide for the Switch on November 15.
The starter Pokémon in the games' new Galar region will be Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. The previously revealed new Pokémon in the games will also include Wooloo, Gossifleur, Eldegoss, Drednaw, Corviknight, the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta, Alcremie, Yamper, Rolycoly, Duraludon, Galarian Weezing, Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Linoone, Obstagoon, Morpeko, Cramorant, and Polteageist. New features will include Dynamax and Max Raid Battles, Gigantamaxing, Poké Jobs, the Battle Stadium, and Pokémon Camp.
The Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games, the franchise's first games for the Nintendo Switch, shipped in November 2018. The games are set in the Kanto region of the first Pokémon games, and are specifically based on 1998's Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition.
Sources: Pokémon Sword/Shield games' English website and Japanese website via Hachima Kikō