Pokémon Sword & Shield introduces Galarian Forms and New Rivals

Pokémon Sword & Shield has just revealed a new trailer showcasing many new elements and many new Pokémon including Galarian Form which is a new regional form found exclusively in Galar!

Here’s the new info shared on the official website:

You’ve got more rivals to deal with, and they all want a shot at battling the Champion!

1. Bede
Bede is one of your rivals who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match! He has joined the Gym Challenge, having received his endorsement from Rose, the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League. While he clearly is aiming to become Champion, he seems to have other objectives as well…

2. Marnie
Marnie is one of your rivals who has a competitive side. Together with her partner Morpeko, she aims to become the Champion of the Galar region in order to accomplish a certain goal. She has many passionate fans, thanks to her sense of style and calm, calculated battle strategies.

Beware! The new foe, Team Yell, is now looking for troubles!

Team Yell is a group of troublemakers who seem to appear wherever the Gym Challenge takes you and who attempt to get in your way at every opportunity.

They want nothing more than for Marnie to become Champion, and they all try to obstruct other challengers in all sorts of ways. They will take over hotel lobbies, prevent other challengers from accessing transportation, and even shout and distract opponents during battle. Whenever Marnie battles, it seems these Team Yell Grunts are quick to appear, showing their support with Marnie-print towels and also horns.

New Pokémon including regional form, Galarian, is now discovered!

Galarian Weezing
Galarian Zigzagoon
Galarian Linoone

Pokémon can complete jobs and grow stronger through Poké Jobs

In the Galar region, it is very common for people and Pokémon to work together. Many corporations and universities request the help of Pokémon through what are known as Poké Jobs.

You can check available Poké Jobs at the Rotomi in Pokémon Centers, and you’ll also be able to send Pokémon from your Boxes directly to any job you accept!

The Pokémon you send will help out with the job, and the experience will even help them grow. There are many different Poké Jobs available. You’ll find that certain Pokémon types are suited for specific jobs, too. Helping out for a long time or sending as many Pokémon as you can on a job can also net some good results. You might even receive some rare items!

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield will be released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th globally. This also marks the first time that the mainstream Pokémon will be released on the console, too.