Today’s Pokémon Direct has left us with many news about Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield, but you still do not know that the official website of the games has been updated in parallel with similar information … and some other unexpected details! Let’s review these entries in search of some new clue.
First, Nintendo talks about the legendary Zacian (the elegant sword) and Zamazenta (the royal shield). Of them it is said that they can cut and protect themselves from anything else, and that not even the inhabitants of Galar know their existence. Therefore, their stories are shrouded in mystery.
There are also generous details about wild Pokémon. Of these it is said that we will be able to see them above the hedge (as in Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!) And that we will occasionally see an “&” sign; to attract our attention to an unknown Pokémon. Unlike in those games, the Pokémon that we see will react to us: some get closer, others flee.
Being more specific, we find that Gossifleur and its evolution Eldegoss are pure plant type and can have a new skill called Fluff, which reduces the speed of the rest of Pokémon in combat when they suffer a blow. Both generate a very beneficial pollen. Wooloo, the sheep, is said to be a normal-type Pokémon, which causes wool very quickly, and which is so peaceful that it runs away from the fighting. Corviknight, steel and flying type, collaborates with the company Aerotaxis Galar to take customers from one town to another. The Drednaw turtle is water and rock type, and it is so difficult to train that it is sometimes returned to its wild state.
Dinamax mechanics can only be controlled with a special bracelet, and only works in some specific places such as in gym bouts or new cooperative raids. When a Pokémon is dynamaxed (yes, it is apparently a verb) it can access versions transforms its normal movements into Dinamax movements. There are offensive and special alternatives for each type of movement, so that Scratch becomes Maxiataque and Grunt, in ‘Max Guard’. More or less, as the Z movements of Sun and Moon.
On the other hand, Rotom returns as a companion in the form of Smartrotom, a mobile phone owned by this nice ghost. Not only does it act as a Pokédex, but we can also anchor it to our bike to allow us to travel faster or even on water.