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New Pokemon announced for Sword and Shield

A new Pokemon that makes whipped cream!

Nintendo and the Pokemon Company revealed new Pokemon today for the upcoming Pokemon: Sword and Shield game on the Nintendo Switch. The announcement was shared in a two-minute YouTube video which also revealed new trainers, gym leaders and version exclusive Pokemon.

A new feature — Gigantamaxing — was shown in the video, which like Dynamaxing, causes your Pokemon to grow in size, in addition to gaining a new special move.

Dynamaxing only occurs in specific areas of the Galar region, but there is also a special phenomenon known as Gigantamaxing! Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax, and those that do will also change appearance,” said Nintendo in a statement.

But let’s talk about the most exciting news from today, the new Pokemon. Below we’ve compiled Nintendo’s official notes on all the new Pokemon announced today, including their type, height, weight, category and ability.

Alcremie

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  • CATEGORY: Cream Pokémon
  • TYPE: Fairy
  • HEIGHT: 1′
  • WEIGHT: 1.1 lbs.
  • ABILITY: Sweet Veil

Alcremie can produce whipped cream, which becomes richer the happier Alcremie is feeling. Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner. When attacked by an opponent, Alcremie will throw sweet-scented cream to distract them or temporarily blind them, giving itself time to escape. The cream it uses for this purpose has an incredibly powerful soothing effect, and any opponent that tries to eat the cream will rapidly lose the will to battle.

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Gigantamax Alcremie

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  • TYPE: Fairy
  • ABILITY: Sweet Veil
  • HEIGHT: 98’5″+
  • WEIGHT: ????.? lbs.

The cream pouring out of its body hardens when subjected to impacts–the stronger the impact, the harder it becomes. This gives Alcremie a truly impressive resistance to physical attacks. Additionally, the giant “Berry” decorations on Alcremie’s body are as hard as diamonds, and it’s said that most attacks won’t even be able to leave a scratch.

Alcremie will launch high-calorie cream missiles around itself to attack its opponents. Any Pokémon that touches this cream will be filled with energy and euphoria but at the same time will fall into a state of complete confusion.

Fairy-type moves used by Gigantamax Alcremie will change to G-Max Finale. G-Max Finale will heal all Pokémon on Alcremie’s side while dealing damage to an opponent!

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Yamper

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  • CATEGORY: Puppy Pokémon
  • TYPE: Electric
  • HEIGHT: 1′
  • WEIGHT: 29.8 lbs.
  • ABILITY: Ball Fetch

Yamper has a tendency to be drawn to things that are moving quickly. It can chase after people and Pokémon or even go charging at vehicles! Yamper’s Ability, Ball Fetch, is a new Ability introduced in these titles, and it will come into play when you throw a Poké Ball at a wild Pokémon but fail to catch it. As long as Yamper isn’t holding an item, it will go fetch the first Poké Ball that failed to catch a Pokémon, regardless of what type of Poké Ball it is!

Yamper has an organ in its body that generates electricity, and this organ is activated when Yamper runs around. Yamper can’t store the electricity it generates, so it’s often seen running around with electric sparks crackling around it.

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Duraludon

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  • Category: Alloy Pokémon
  • Type: Steel/Dragon
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 88.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Light Metal / Heavy Metal

The metal composing its body is incredibly durable but also surprisingly light. It only weighs about 88 lbs. in total. Thanks to this, Duraludon can move quite quickly in spite of its appearance. Its body is weak to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily.

Duraludon live in caves and mountainous areas. Their two arms have slightly different shapes from each other, and they use these to grind down rock surfaces for food. They share their habitat with Tyranitar, and these two Pokémon are often seen battling each other in the mountains of the Galar region.

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Rolycoly

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  • Category: Coal Pokémon
  • Type: Rock
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Steam Engine / Heatproof

Its red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It seems to be able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain. Rolycoly’s Ability, Steam Engine, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. A Pokémon with this Ability will get a Speed stat boost if it’s hit with a Fire- or Water-type move during battle!

Until about one hundred years ago, every household in the Galar region had a Rolycoly. The families would use the coal that dropped off its body for cooking and heating their homes. Even in the modern day, Rolycoly is a very popular Pokémon to take for outdoor activities!

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