Whos that Pokemon? Pokemon Sword and Shield gets a cryptic teaser for a new Pokemon


We’ve been keeping a close eye on the glitchy Pokemon who appeared on the official Pokemon Sword and Shield website, but the mysterious pixelated figure (who folks believe could be Farfetch’d or maybe Cubone) still hasn’t been revealed. The official Pokemon Company posted a tweet that seems to finally address the teaser since it was posted last week. “We’ve got our hardest working Pokémon Trainers on the case and hope to have the issue resolved shortly,” the tweet says. Ooh. Hopefully this indicates the reveal will be incoming very soon. 

🚨 Galar Research Update 🚨 Trainers, thanks to your reports, we’ve uncovered a technical issue with the announcement of our latest Pokémon discovery. We’ve got our hardest working Pokémon Trainers on the case and hope to have the issue resolved shortly. pic.twitter.com/2MaeD3Ox73September 17, 2019

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The Official Pokemon company has posted a cryptic teaser (opens in new tab) for a new Pokemon coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield (opens in new tab). Taking a different twist on their classic silhouetted who’s that Pokemon gag, a pixelated, distorted image of a new Pokemon has appeared with a description that’s partially blocked out. When you follow the link on the Tweet and go to the official website, you can spot the image on the page. Once you click through, it’ll take you to the blurred out image of the mysterious Pokemon.

🚨 New Pokémon Discovered! 🚨 Head this way for the latest on our Galar research, Trainers: https://t.co/lV2QujX0I3 #PokemonSwordShield pic.twitter.com/FaXKTw3AWWSeptember 13, 2019

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After a lot of squinting and rotating, it does look like some kind of bird, and many are already speculating that it’s a fancy Galarian take on Farfetch’d. There have been some great ideas about what it might look like already. One of the best takes so far is the below rendition that shows a rather fly looking Farfetch’d bird with a leek-like spear and shield. Folks have dubbed it “SirFetch’d,” and frankly we’re so on board with the design. It’s not such a farfetched look, after all. 

“Sirfetch’d” ??? 😳September 13, 2019

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The page states that it’s a fighting Pokemon with the ability Steadfast, but what’s even more intriguing is the description at the bottom of the page. While it’s partially blocked out to keep us guessing, the description says that “only [redacted] that survived many battles can attain this [redacted].” How interesting. The Pokemon will also retire from combat for an as yet unknown reason.

We’ve had a load of different Gen 8 Pokemon (opens in new tab) revealed so far, including the adorable Polteageist teapot Pokemon, the stripey Kiss tribute band Galarian forms (opens in new tab), and our new fluffy friend Wooloo. We’ll be keeping our eye on this Pokemon to find out just what it’ll look like and if it really is a new Farfetch’d form coming to the Galar region.

Want to know more? New Pokemon Sword and Shield features include more trainer customisation, Pokemon Camp and a ghostly tea Pokemon (opens in new tab).

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