by Burhanudin Zamri in

Pokémon fans around the world are trembling with excitement as we are only about a week away from the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield. As per most games being released in this day and age, there are bound to be leaks.

And oh boy, a lot has leaked out of the Pokémon headquarters. A Twitter account that goes by the name of PokeAir 252 (@OGAirPoke) has been consistently tweeting out leaks of the game for the past few days. So far, all the info here is legit.

Spoiler tag, in case you want to experience the game fresh.



We’ll break it down in FAQ format.

So how many Pokémon are there in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield?

There are 400 in the new PokéDex, excluding Mythicals.

How many new Pokémon are there in the Galar region?

There are  81 new species and 13 existing Pokémon with new Galarian forms.

Can I  see the complete list of Gen 8 Pokémon?

Yes you can (via resetera):


Original news (6/11):

The leaks mostly show off Pokémon species and some of their Middle and Final Evolutions. Sword and Shield will be featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble as starter Pokémons so it’s no surprise that their evolved forms are some of the first few materials to be leaked.


Galarian Ponyta was revealed in the 24-hour Sword and Shield livestream. It will also be one of the Pokémons exclusive to Pokémon Shield. Ever since its reveal, fans have been dying to know what a Galarian Rapidash would look like. Well, now we know.


Back in July, we got to see Rolycoly, the rocky and magma-infused Coal Pokémon. It seems that his Gigantamax form will make him look like something that strongly resembles Monster Hunter World’s Zorah Magdaros.



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