A new set of details regarding upcoming Pokémon title ” Sword & Shield” has been released in the new trailer.
Pokemon Sword & Shield New Gigantamax Pokémon
Gigantamax is a newly introduced feature which boosts a Pokémon’s abilities and makes it gigantic. It is normal like Dynamaxing, and it allows each Gigantamax Pokémon to use a unique move called G-Max move. Regular Dynamax Pokémon can’t use G-Max Moves.
New Sword & Shield Pokémon
Duraludon is a Steel and Dragon type-Pokémon with light but sturdy metal body having the potential of both Heavy and Light Metal abilities.
Rolycoly is a Rock/ Heatproof type-Pokémon with abilities Steam Engine and Heatproof. If it gets hit by a Fire or Water type-move, it’s Steam Engine boosts its speed drastically in a battle.
Alcremie is a Fairy Pokémon with ability Sweet Veil. The cream pouring out of its creamy body hardens upon subjecting a contact. It also has a Gigantamax form. Its G-move heals all Pokémon on its side while dealing damage to an opponent.
Corviknight was introduced in Pokémon Direct 2019. It is Steel/Flying-type Pokémon and also has a Gigantamax form. It’s G-move deals damage to an opponent and aso removes any effect of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain.
Gigantamax Dreadnaw was also revealed in the trailer. Announced during Nintendo Direct, Dreadnaw is Water/Rock-type Pokémon with Strong Jaw / Shell Armor abilities. Gigantamax Dreadnaw’s G-move deals damage to an opponent with scatter sharp rocks.
Pokémon Sword & Shield new Gym Leaders
In the Player’s journey to becoming a world champion, defeating Gym Leaders has been the most essential phase in every Pokémon game, and same will apply in Pokémon Sword & Shield.
To challenge the champion in the game, you and your rivals need to defeat the Gym leaders. The gym battles involve intense clash with Dynamax Pokémon.
Before Pokémon Sword & Shield trailer on 8th July we only knew 2 leaders, but now we are familiar with total 4 gym leaders out of total 8 leaders from Galar region.
Previously introduced Milo and Nessa are specializes in using Grass-type and Water-type Pokémon, respectively. Apart from these two, Bea and Allister are the two gym leaders you will also face during the journey.
Bea is a Karate expert so, it is obvious that she specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. Her stoicism is her strength, which makes her precise in battle even when she is backed in the corner.
Allister mostly spends his time around ruins and cemeteries which describes him as a talented trainer of Ghost-type of Pokémon. He is already gaining popularity as he was featured in Twitter’s trending shortly after his reveal.
Leon- the undefeated champion of Pokémon Sword & Shield
To continue the journey to take on Gym Leaders, you will need endorsements from previous Gym Leaders and to kick-off the story you and your rival will receive an endorsement from none other than Leon. This is quite interesting as you or your rival will face off Leon at the Championship Cup.
Leon is hyped as one of the greatest trainers ever exist across all Pokémon games, “Leon won the Championship in his first-ever Gym Challenge—without being defeated in battle a single time,” the official Pokemon Sword and Shield website states. “He’s aided in his countless victories by his partner Charizard, and he’s known to go all out during battles, no matter who he’s facing.”
During your journey, you can catch a glimpse of Leon’s battle skills during broadcasts of his Championship and exhibition matches.