A couple of weeks ago, in the infamous forums of 4Chan appeared to list of supposed leaks of Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield to which, as usual, they were not given much veracity intentionally. The thing changes today, after seeing all the latest Pokémon Direct news, when we have been able to verify that a good part of these rumors is confirmed.
The publication explains that in addition to the new Dinamax mechanics, also There is another called Gigantamax, which modifies the appearance of the Pokémon. In this state, Meowth stretches, Lapras shows musical bars in his shell and Pikachu recovers the chubby look he had in his original sketches. In addition, there will be Pokémon with regional forms (as in Alola). Farfetch’d and Meowth are mentioned. It is also commented that the wolves Zacian and Zamazenta will have a nemesis called Eternatus, which is a kind of villain.
From the initial Pokémon it is explained that Scorbunny evolves to Raboot, and this one to another humanoid-looking rabbit and that uses fight-type movements. Sobble, on the other hand, evolves in Sizzile and this one in Intelleon, a chameleon that looks like a spy. Finally, the final form of Grookey would be a huge gorilla with a wooden drum. Other Pokémon are briefly mentioned as Skwovet and Greedunt, some squirrels that hide in the berry trees and attack by shaking them (something we have already seen in action) and Pamper, an electric Pokémon that looks like a corgi dog.
Of the humans it is said that we will not have one, but three rivals. The two we do not know yet would be called Bede and Marnie in the Anglo-Saxon versions. The latter seems to be very popular, and the faction of villains, Team Yell (shout in English) are fans of him. Apparently, the leaders of the first four gyms are called Milo (confirmed), Nessa, Kabu and Opal. This last one has Pokémon of fairy type.
To participate in the gymnastics matches, we must first complete similar challenges to the insular tests of Sun and Moon. Some involve overcoming a maze with blocks or competing with another trainer in a kind of Pokémon capture contest. Finally it is mentioned that we can interact with our Pokémon in a camp, play with them or even cook appetizers to improve our friendship with them.
It would not be the first time 4Chan filters out Pokémon material, but still We want you to take this information with extreme caution, as it is totally possible that part of the information is false. Meanwhile, we can be content to watch the new Sword and Shield trailer and wait for its release date, November 15.