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Galarian Ponyta Confirmed as Pokemon Shield Exclusive

Another Pokemon has been revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shieldmore specifically, Galarian Ponyta has been announced as a version exclusive for Pokemon Shield. This version of one of the original 151 Pokemon is found in the Galar Region in the new pair of Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch. The new form of Ponyta was unveiled after a 24-hour livestream that revealed next to nothing. Some fans were disappointed by the lack of reveals on the stream, but others have quickly embraced the new Galarian form of this beloved Pokemon.

https://twitter.com/Pokemon/status/1181920540237258752

The Pokemon Twitter account put up a Tweet with a video showcasing the new Pokemon variant, including details about its typing and abilities. Galarian Ponyta has been confirmed as a Psychic-type Pokemon, which debunks the idea that it was going to be a Fairy Type. It has the abilities Run Away and Pastel Veil, the second which seems unique to Galarian Ponyta.

Another Galarian form was previously announced as a Pokemon Sword exclusive: Sirfetch’d is a Galar Region-only evolution of Farfetch’d. Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Linoone, and Galarian Weezing are a few others that were recently shown off. We can expect to see more of these Galarian forms of older Pokemon as more news releases up to the launch of the games.

Pokemon Shield Screenshot of Galarian Ponyta

Pokemon Sword and Shield will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. Will you be picking up the new installments in the Pokemon franchise? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more information and a review of the games later this year, right here on Sick Critic.

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