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


#21

You forgot suicune


#22

Oh yeah, he WAS a mascot Legendary, wasn’t he?


#23

Yup crystal version, waaaay waaay back lol


#24

Kinda, but he still wasnt a “major” legendary


#26

Honestly whats the difference between a dynamax and a mega evolve


#27

Nothing really just super-sized


#28

Dynamax only lasts 3 turns


#29

That’s the smallest difference…


#30

Dynamax doesnt last till fainting, doesnt change typing, doesnt change HP


#31

Hmm, Zacian looks to me like somebody asked what Suicune might be like if it were a wolf instead of a cat.

And more recycles than I’d like – another sheep, flower, turtle, crow, and wolf…


#32

I mean, different kinds of animals and flowers exist, so why keep it at one family per species


#33

Also corviknight isn’t a crow, it’s based off a raven.


#34

Which is why I still find it surprising that it’s a Steel/Flying type, and not a Dark/Flying type. [shrug.]

As far as recycled species are concerned, they wanted to preserve a British look to it and its species are very limited, so I understand their use of a sheep, raven and wolf. Honestly, wolves are underrepresented in the Pokemon world.


#35

True I also questioned the typing, but I’m guessing they wouldn’t want more dark/flying types (since there are 5 others who have that typing) compared to the steel/flying type which only has 2 if you don’t count corviknight.

I also understand the recycling of some animals that they use as Pokémon, and I’m actually not that bothered by it. (Secretly hoping they have a new snake, lion and a badger Pokémon so I can have all 4 houses of hogwarts on my team lol)


#36

Only time will tell. My biggest hope is that we get more Pokemon in general. These last two generations have been relatively scanty with their Dexes.


#37

Very true, guess we’ll find out more over the summer


#38

But literally the same concept and idea that the Pokemon gets bigger


#39

No, megas make it different, they act like half evolutions, not godzilafiers


#40

Revealed in a trailer:

An electric corgi named Yamper:

… and an imp creature named Impidimp:

Added both to the OP.


#41

Impidimp is a Dark/Fairy type, first of its kind.