Pokemon Sword and Defend Direct Trailer Breakdown


An additional new Pokemon, Dynamax secrets and techniques and extra.

The brand new trailer for Pokemon Sword and Defend proven throughout the Pokemon Direct has some particulars that you just simply might need missed.

First, take a look at the trailer should you already have not:

Now take a look at all of the cool stuff we discovered and others on the web have identified.

You possibly can view this piece as a slideshow by flipping by way of the gallery under or simply maintain scrolling to learn it as an article.

A New Chipmunk Pokemon

An additional secret Pokemon?! Whereas we acquired our first official have a look at seven new Pokemon, it seems like an additional one was snuck in. A bit boy within the crowd is sporting a shirt with a creature resembling a chipmunk…


…and the creature itself can seemingly be noticed in one other crowd shot.

new pokemon

There’s motive to imagine this can be a model new Pokemon. You may recall how Toucannon was teased in the same manner when it was first noticed on a shirt throughout a Solar and Moon coach customization preview trailer.


It’s price declaring that an previous Sword and Defend leak precisely predicted many issues that appeared within the Direct, and it additionally mentions there will probably be two new chipmunk Pokemon known as Skwovet and Greedunt. Apparently they may generally assault you should you shake bushes for berries.

New Rotom Types

It seems that our new Pokedex in Sword and Defend will probably be what seems like a smartphone.

rotom 2

And it appears the Ghost Pokemon Rotom is again to inhabit our digital units and doubtless present extra recreation ideas.


Rotom additionally seems to have a digital camera kind, noticed throughout the Grass Gymnasium battle.

rotom cam

And imagine it or not, it seems like Rotom can possess your bike and provides it an electrical cost to present you a pace enhance…

rotom bike charge

… and remodel your bike so it may journey over water?!

rotom bike

Scorbunny’s Typing

Many took one have a look at Scorbunny and thought it had the looks of a Pokemon that may in all probability evolve right into a Fireplace/Preventing sort — though we’ve already had that combo with three starters already with Blaziken, Emboar and Infernape. However our worst fears might have been confirmed by Scorbunny’s early recreation moveset, which incorporates the Preventing transfer Double Kick.


Now, this isn’t a affirmation that Scorbunny will probably be Fireplace/Preventing, however it’s undoubtedly an indication that it might go that manner.

The leak outright says Scorbunny will probably be a “fighter,” which provides extra gas to the hearth.

Whereas there’s nothing flawed with the Fireplace/Preventing typing when it comes to gameplay, those that at all times select Fireplace simply need one thing new!

Depart Milo Alone

This isn’t an thrilling Easter egg or something, we simply wished to make a public service announcement that regardless of it trying like Gymnasium Chief Milo has no nostril…

mile no nose

…a quick aspect profile does verify he has a sniffer.

milo yes nose

Dynamaxing Was Foreshadowed

It seems that the brand new embiggening mechanic often known as Dynamaxing was really hinted at within the first Sword and Defend trailer. A inexperienced hillside featured a large determine with a swirling cloud and electrical energy…


…that are the identical parts seen while you make your Pokemon develop.



Large Digs

A dessert setting options large Diglett carvings within the cliffside.


It seems just like the mythology of those large Dynamax Pokemon will probably be an necessary aspect of the Galar area’s historical past that we’ll study extra about as we play the sport.

WARNING: Do Not Dynamax Your Wailord

Talking of Dynamaxing, this isn’t a lot one thing we present in trailer however a phrase of warning: don’t Dynamax your Wailord. The blue whale Pokemon is the largest of all of them at a staggering 47 toes lengthy and weighing virtually 900 kilos, so making an enormous model of an already large Pokemon wouldn’t finish nicely, as individuals on social media have illustrated.



Extra Sword and Defend on eight/31?

The again of Milo’s jersey bears the quantity 831, which is probably going hinting we’ll get one other batch of Sword and Defend information on eight/31, August, 31st.


Beforehand, the again of the coach’s jersey had 227 and the primary trailer hit on 2/27, February 27th, then it modified to 65 and the Pokemon Direct aired the second trailer on 6/5, June fifth, so if the sample continues we already know when the following wave of Sword and Defend goodness will hit!

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Joshua is Senior Options Editor at IGN. If Pokemon, Inexperienced Lantern, or Recreation of Thrones are continuously used phrases in your vocabulary, you’ll need to observe him on Twitter @JoshuaYehl and IGN.

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