[spoilers] New Sword and Shield Pokemon! GEN 8!


#1

Anyone else watch the Sword and Shield Direct today? New Gen 8 Pokemon:


Which evolves into …



Two Legendaries (which will be on the covers):


UPDATE:

Two more revealed in a trailer. .

An electric Corgi named Yamper:

… and an imp creature named Impidimp:


#2

My opinions:

Wooloo: It’s decent enough and fills a role in a regional dex. I suspect it’s a two evo Pokemon that won’t be anything special stat-wise. I doubt it’s anything more than a Normal type - evo included. Despite that, I kinda dig it. I’d give it a 6.5/10.0

Gossifleur: Not awful, but feels like a lot of feminine grass types we’ve already seen before, especially with the flower “hat”. A little uninspired, to be honest. 5.5/10.0

Eldegoss: Admittedly, the evo is kinda cool. I especially like the cotton fro. I imagine there will be a third evo here if I’m guessing. 7.5/10.0

Drednaw: My favorite! I love this design. The preview also said it’s difficult to train due to it’s demeanor and propensity to bite everything. I hope it has an even nastier evo! 10.0/10.0!

Corviknight: I want to like it and I think it’s a solid design, but it’s not as amazing as I had hoped when I first saw it. Apparently, it’s the game’s travel Pokemon that teleports you to any town you’ve already visited. In that case, I have a feeling that you get it early-ish and it doesn’t evolve. Still … not bad, I just want to like it so much more. 7.0/10.0

Zacian: I’m sorry, but I just don’t like it. It’s design is just so busy and I prefer more basic designs. I also do not dig the sword in the mouth. Lastly, it looks like about 1,000 other video game wolves over the past couple decades. Ugh. Disappointing legendary. 3.0/10.0

Zamazenta: Same goes for this one, though I like it a shade more since there is no sword in the mouth. The shields are also decent, but … yeah … just too much going on and too generic for me. 4.0/10.0


#3

Legends are too similar but otherwise, the Mons are far from bad
BUT CROVIKNIGHT IS AMAZING
Im using that thing


#4

Sobble:
7.8/10

Too much water


#5

Im pretty sure theres a digimon in the middle.


#6

That was Wobuffet, thats a Gen 2 Pokemon


#7

Dynamax is even worse than armored evolution

  1. zamazenta
  2. zacian
  3. corviknight (it looks like a middle stage)
  4. eidegloss
  5. drednaw
  6. wooloo
  7. gossifleur

#8

Drednaw looks awesome I love it he looks like a turtle with that attitude the rest of them look okay I like the art style of it


#9

I love them all, although i look a little hit down upon wooloo


#10

Imagine a Dynamaxed Totem Wailord…


#11

I actually like the new Legendaries, but the Sword I do feel is too much. It should appear when it’s ready to attack, kind of like how to Swords of Justice work with Sacred Sword. There’s definitely a story between these two Pokemon. We will have to wait and see.

That being said, I’m pretty sure these two are Steel-type Legendaries–TREND ALERT!!–but what could their subtypes be? Looking at Zacian, I’m guessing he’s a Steel/Fighting type. What could Zamazenta be? I’m stumped honestly. I do like how they’re designed after wolves. Wolves are very underrepresented in Pokemon in general.


#12

Maybe they could stay pure steel


#13

My son is excited. He plays the actual games. I won’t see these for another 4 years because I just play Go.


#14

Corviknight is my favorite of all you posted.


#15

Man. I look forward to what is ahead for you. :slight_smile:


#16

I find that unlikely since there are so few single-type mascot Legendaries out there. Only ones I can think of are Kyogre, Groudon and Xerneas. It is possible, but it doesn’t seem likely.


#17


#18

He will probably get Sword for his first report card( if straight A’s), then Shield for Christmas.


#19

4 years ? No way its coming that soon.


#20

I know right it is around the corner