New Gigantamax Pokemon and Gym Leaders revealed in Pokemon Sword & Shield

In an announcement in the present day, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new Pokémon which have been found throughout the Galar area in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video video games, accessible now completely on Nintendo Switch methods. The new Pokémon revealed embrace: 

Category: Sand Snake Pokémon 
Type: Ground
Height: 12’6″
Weight: 144.Four lbs.
Ability: Sand Spit / Shed Skin

Sandaconda covers its head with its inflated sand pouch, defending itself from outdoors assaults. This sand pouch is ready to retailer over 220 kilos of sand at a time, and it’s so extremely elastic and thick that even a Durant’s pincers can’t pierce it. Sandaconda’s Ability Sand Spit is a brand-new Ability. When Sandaconda is hit by an assault, the Ability permits this Pokémon to spray sand from its sand pouch and trigger a sandstorm. 

Category: Radiator Pokémon 
Type: Fire/Bug
Height: 9’10”
Weight: 264.6 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire / White Smoke

Centiskorch creates flammable gases by fermenting its meals inside its physique. The gases are then burned in the heat-generating organs alongside its stomach. This course of produces a lot fireplace that the flames overflow from the antennae on its head. The flames are extraordinarily scorching, with temperatures reaching almost 1,500 levels Fahrenheit!

Gigantamax Sandaconda 
Type: Ground
Height: 72’2″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Sand Spit / Shed Skin

When Sandaconda Gigantamaxes, it seems as a terrifyingly big twister. Gigantamax Sandaconda assaults by spinning its physique at excessive speeds in battle, which causes the sand surrounding it to inflict huge harm on something it touches. Any Ground-type assaults utilized by Gigantamax Sandaconda will change to G-Max Sandblast. G-Max Sandblast offers harm to opponents when it hits and trigger the opponent to be trapped inside a tomb of sand that damages them each flip for 4 to 5 turns. It additionally prevents Pokémon from fleeing or being swapped out.

Gigantamax Centiskorch 
Type: Fire/Bug
Height: 246’1″+
Weight: ???
Ability: Flash Fire / White Smoke

The variety of segments in Centiskorch’s physique will increase because of the inflow of Gigantamax energy, as does the variety of its legs. With these legs, Gigantamax Centiskorch is able to astounding speeds regardless of its huge dimension. Fire-type assaults utilized by Gigantamax Centiskorch will change to G-Max Centiferno. G-Max Centiferno offers big harm to opponents and trigger them to be trapped inside a firestorm that can deal steady harm to them for 4 to 5 turns. G-Max Centiferno will even stop opponents from fleeing or being swapped out.

These particular Gigantamax Pokémon could be encountered in Max Raid Battles. Until January 9, 2020 gamers of Pokémon Sword can be extra prone to encounter Gigantamax Sandaconda, whereas Pokémon Shield gamers can be extra prone to encounter Gigantamax Centiskorch, so be sure you strive your hand at some Max Raid Battles throughout this era.

Version unique Pokémon and extra Gym Leaders had been additionally revealed. In Pokémon Sword, gamers will be capable to encounter:

Category: Big Rock Pokémon 
Type: Rock
Height: 8’2″
Weight: 1146.Four lbs.
Ability: Power Spot

Stonjourner has a physique made of assorted stones, massive and small, and it acts by shifting these stones like arms and legs. On event, this Pokémon will placed on a burst of velocity to make use of its lengthy legs in a dynamic transfer. Stonjourner’s Ability, Power Spot, is a brand new Ability which is able to energy up the strikes of its allies. This Ability can be utilized to nice impact in Double Battles and Max Raid Battles to assist help your allies.

Galarian Darumaka 
Category: Zen Charm Pokémon  
Type: Ice
Height: 2’4″
Weight: 88.2 lbs. (40 ok
Ability: Hustle

It is claimed that Galarian Darumaka arose way back, when seismic shifts induced the nice and cozy area they lived in to chill down. The fireplace that after burned inside their our bodies was extinguished, and in its place, Darumaka of this area developed an organ that permits them to supply chilly air.

Galarian Darmanitan 
Category: Zen Charm Pokémon  
Type: Ice
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 264.6 lbs.
Ability: Gorilla Tactics

Galarian Darmanitan evolves from Galarian Darumaka. This Pokémon lives its life with a big ball of snow at all times upon its head. This snowball serves as a approach for it to retailer meals, and Galarian Darmanitan appears to position the meals and issues it finds into this snowball to maintain them preserved. Galarian Darmanitan has the brand new Ability Gorilla Tactics, which causes its Attack stat to extend however means it could solely use the primary transfer that’s chosen for the whole thing of a battle. Some Galarian Darmanitan can have the Hidden Ability Zen Mode. A Galarian Darmanitan with this Ability will ignite with fury and change type if its HP drops to half or much less of its most throughout battle. Its dormant fireplace sac, lengthy uncared for in the Pokémon’s chilly atmosphere, blazes again to life in battle.

Gym Leader Gordie  
Gordie is a Gym Leader unique to Pokémon Sword. This Rock-type chief’s Gym has risen to the majors and has garnered loads of consideration in the Galar area; it’s often called the darkish horse of the Pokémon League. His admiration for Rock-type Pokémon led him to hitch the Rock-type Gym to forge his personal path to greatness.

In Pokémon Shield, gamers will be capable to encounter:

Category: Penguin Pokémon 
Type: Ice
Height: 4’7″
Weight: 196.2 lbs.
Ability: Ice Face

Eiscue hails from a really chilly space, and it produces chilly air from inside its head to create ice round it and shield its head from heat. The ice round its head could be shattered by a robust blow. It creates new ice each time this occurs. Eiscue has a brand new Ability referred to as Ice Face. When Eiscue is in this way, the ice masking its head will shield it from the harm of a single bodily transfer—however the ice will then be destroyed, altering Eiscue into its Noice Face type. When Noice Face Eiscue is on the battlefield, will probably be capable of return to its ice-topped Ice Face type if the climate situation adjustments to hail. Noice Face Eiscue will flip again into Ice Face Eiscue as soon as hail begins or as soon as Eiscue enters the battlefield when it’s hailing if the Pokémon had been withdrawn from battle. In Noice Face type, Eiscue has decrease Defense and Sp. Def in comparison with its Ice Face type, however it can have elevated Speed.

Galarian Corsola 
Category: Coral Pokémon  
Type: Ghost
Height: 2′
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Ability: Weak Armor

It’s mentioned that this way arose from the Corsola that lived in the ocean surrounding the Galar area in the traditional previous that misplaced their lives to a meteorite affect in the realm. They are sometimes discovered dwelling in locations that had been as soon as seabeds, and it’s mentioned that they often assault people and Pokémon that they arrive in contact with.

Category: Coral Pokémon  
Type: Ghost
Height: 3’3″
Weight: .9 lbs.
Ability: Weak Armor

Cursola evolves from Galarian Corsola. After persevering with to retailer up the power it has absorbed from different creatures for therefore lengthy, Cursola has misplaced its corporeal physique. Its spirit power overflows and now pours out of its former shell. Cursola enjoys the brand new lightness this way offers it, as a result of it’s generally noticed bobbing alongside because it wanders.

Gym Leader Melony  
Melony is an Ice-type Pokémon person and the one Gym Leader capable of boast that she’s by no means as soon as misplaced to Raihan, who is usually considered the strongest Gym Leader in the present Galar Pokémon League. She can be the mom of the Rock-type person Gordie. While she has a beneficiant and bighearted nature, she loves laborious battles and hits opponents in their weak spots with unflinching accuracy.

In each Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, gamers will be capable to encounter each the Dark-type Gym Leader Piers and the Dragon-type Gym Leader Raihan.

Gym Leader Piers
Piers is the Gym Leader of a Gym that was as soon as mentioned to have been among the many greats. He could also be a bit wild, however he’s a Trainer who really cares for his hometown and his pals. He loves his Gym, with its shut ties to the city it’s primarily based in, and he has been attempting desperately to help it collectively together with his Dark-type Pokémon. But he additionally appears to be getting impatient with the constraints of his personal strengths.

Gym Leader Raihan
Raihan is claimed to be the strongest Gym Leader in the present Galar Pokémon League. He can be the rival of Leon, the sitting Champion. Raihan is a Dragon-type person and trains relentlessly, whereas additionally making the time to get pleasure from his hobbies of style and cultivating his social media presence.

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Source: The Pokemon Company