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The latest Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer features a hangry Morpeko

I really, really want to catch them all.

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In a seemingly endless feed of information about the games, Nintendo just released a new Pokémon Sword & Shield trailer and there’s a lot to process!

First, give it a look here.

The new Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer is fantastic

The way Sun & Moon had Alolan forms – base versions of Pokémon with special regional variants like ice-based Vulpix – it looks like Sword & Shield are getting Galarian forms! The first one we see here is Weezing and I honestly can’t tell if those are top hats, smoke stacks, or some ghoulish combination of the two.

Next up is Linoone and its evolution Zigzagoon, which now looks like an angry badger. But wait, Zigzagoon now evolves into furry bait Obstagoon, a bipedal dark/normal type that looks like it’s sporting a biker jacket and a rockabilly haircut.

Finally, my personal favorite of this lot is Morpeko, a cute little combination of a hamster and an Allegra tablet. Morpeko is always electric/dark, but it’s a form-changing Pokémon that goes from “Full Belly” mode to “Hangry” mode, presumably when the line at Chipotle is too long. This form change alters the element of its signature move Aura Wheel from electric to dark, which is neat!

Oh, and that new Obstagoon style? It matches brand new rival Marnie and her cadre of fans, Team Yell, a group that looks like what would happen if Team Skull liked metal and old school punk. And yes, that’s a dusk ball Marnie throws, because of course it is.

You can see all of this for yourself later this year, as Pokémon Sword & Shield are coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Have you decided which version you’re going to get yet?

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