PokéNews (October 9): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: various tidbits for Pokémon Sword and Shield, but also…

  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon merchandise

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine (to be released later today in Japan) reveals that the Galarian Ponyta (discovered during the special livestream last week) can only be found in Pokémon Shield. Its Ability is Pastel Veil, which is pretty convenient: it prevents the Poison status for both Galarian Ponyta and other ally Pokémon, and it also heals any ally Pokémon already poisoned when they’re switched in.

Here’s the scan from Famitsu magazine:

Also, the special coverage for the game on Game Informer is still ongoing. Here’s the latest articles/videos:

  • Game Freak Explains Everything About Scorbunny From Pokémon Sword And Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out on November 15th worldwide.

Source: Famitsu magazine
Via: Serebii

Pokémon GO

Niantic have shared their usual recap for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in New Taipei City, which was held last week. Click here to check it out!

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s some pictures of the latest A Day With Pikachu figure, called Completely Thank-Full, releasing later this month via the Pokémon Center Online website:

And here’s a video and some pictures of a special Pokémon watch releasing on November 8th in Japan (price: 13 000 Yen):

Source: The Pokémon Company / Famitsu


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