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Final Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer Briefly Shows New Pokemon

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One final trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield has been released. In it, we briefly see two new Pokemon that had not yet been officially revealed.

The final trailer for Sword and Shield shows off much of what we have already seen. We see a ton of Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, and footage of the previously announced Gym Leaders. We see much of the landscape that players will explore in the games, and see Zacian and Zamazenta power up and clash in what look like ancient ruins. Very briefly, however, we do see two new Pokemon that have not been officially revealed by neither Nintendo or GameFreak. One is a Pokemon with a bowler hat, mustache, and a cane, while the other is a grey Pokemon with a snake pattern running through its segmented body.

Those who have seen the recent leaks for Sword and Shield will recognize the two Pokemon right away. Those looking to avoid the spoilers do have to be careful, as they have made their rounds throughout the internet at this point.


Right out the gate, there will be special events going on in Pokemon Sword and Shield. From November 15th, 2019 to January 15th, 2020, the chance to run into a Gigantamax Butterfree in Max Raid Battles will be increased. Sword players will have an increased chance to run into a Gigantamax Drednaw, while Shield owners will have an increased chance to encounter a Gigantamax Corviknight. Those who purchase the games early will be able to receive a Gigantamax Meowth during the same time period. Finally, those who own Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu can receive a Gigantamax Pikachu, while Let's Go Eevee owners can receive a Gigantamax Eevee.

Pokemon Sword and Shield will release for the Nintendo Switch on November 15th. This generation of the long-running series have been the most divisive yet, with many drawing ire to the fact that hundreds of Pokemon were cut from Sword and Shield's PokeDex. To make things worse, GameFreak has recently announced that the trend of cutting Pokemon from main-series games will continue past Sword and Shield. However, a recent hashtag has surfaced on social media, #ThankYouGameFreak, showing that many gamers out there are excited for the upcoming titles, and that the Pokemon fan base is as strong as ever.