June 07, 2019

More Details about New Pokémon from Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Learn more about some of the Pokémon that you’ll encounter in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.

Many different species of Pokémon call the Galar region home in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch. There are many things we don't yet know about the biology of these Pokémon, and it appears that many researchers are still working daily to discover more information. But we'll tell you what we can about some of these unique Pokémon!



  • Category: Flowering Pokémon

  • Type: Grass

  • Height: 1′4″

  • Weight: 4.9 lbs.

  • Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

Gossifleur prefers lands with clean water and air, and its pollen has a healing effect. Its pollen works on people, too, and it used to be a common folk medicine remedy for children of the Galar region to be given a tea made from this pollen when they fell ill.

Gossifleur travels over long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It controls the direction of its travels by twisting its body and petals.



  • Category: Cotton Bloom Pokémon

  • Type: Grass

  • Height: 1′8″

  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.

  • Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

When Gossifleur evolves into Eldegoss, its head becomes covered in thick cotton fluff. This cotton fluff serves as a cushion, helping to protect Eldegoss's head from damage.

The tiny seeds attached to the cotton fluff are said to be highly nutritious and beneficial to both people and Pokémon. Eldegoss spreads these seeds throughout the region by sending them on the wind, making the soil of the Galar region rich in nutrients.



  • Category: Sheep Pokémon

  • Type: Normal

  • Height: 2′

  • Weight: 13.2 lbs.

  • Ability: Fluffy / Run Away

The white fur that covers their bodies grows throughout their lives, and it will fully grow back in three months even if the Wooloo has been completely shorn. The fur is used for clothing and carpets and the like, and it is very popular as a specialty product of the Galar region.

Wooloo live as a herd and mimic the actions of their Trainer or herd leader. They dislike conflict, and if they need to escape from enemies, they will simply roll away.



  • Category: Raven Pokémon

  • Type: Flying/Steel

  • Height: 7′3″

  • Weight: 165.3 lbs.

  • Ability: Pressure/Unnerve

It is said that Corviknight is the strongest Pokémon living in the skies of the Galar region. It can often be seen fearlessly soaring through the air. Many say that any Pokémon foolish enough to challenge Corviknight are sent running with just a sharp glare and cry from this fearsome Pokémon.

Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence. Because of this, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi, helping transport people from town to town.



  • Category: Bite Pokémon

  • Type: Water/Rock

  • Height: 3′3″

  • Weight: 254.6 lbs.

  • Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

The sharp, jagged fangs of the Bite Pokémon Drednaw are strong and sharp enough to bite through rock and iron. Though it has an extremely heavy rock shell, its well-developed muscles allow it to move quickly.

Drednaw is known to be extremely vicious, and it takes a skilled Trainer to tame and handle this Pokémon. It seems that some Trainers will release Drednaw back into the wild once they discover they can't handle it.

There is plenty more to discover about the Galar region, so stay tuned! Be sure to visit the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield official site for more details.

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