Recently Pokémon released another trailer for the upcoming Sword & Shield, and with it came the announcement that Galar regional variants would be included. Galar regional variants, much like Alolan ones last time around, are Pokémon who have adapted to the environment of their region; this time, that’s the environment of Britain.
As well as Weezing, who’s now Poison Fairy and inspired by London’s smog, we have Zigzagoon badgerfied as a Dark Normal type. There’s a huge scope of inspiration from Britain for Pokémon to take, and lots of Pokémon who could get the Galar twist.
Also in the trailer, we met new rivals Bede and Marnie, as well Team Yell and Pikachu clone Morpeko, who comes equipped with the adorable Hangry mode.
It’s almost enough to make you forget about the controversy of Dexit. Almost.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.