"Pokémon Sword and Shield" leaks: armored evolutions & legendary Pokémon

Pokemon Sword and Shield Leaks: Armored Evolutions & Legendary Pokemon

A 4chan leak previously revealed the name and inspiration for Pokémon Sword and Shield. It also suggests we’ll see Armored Evolutions and new Legendaries.

In late February, the new Pokémon Switch games for 2019 were announced via a Nintendo Direct: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Interestingly, the announcement was previously hinted at by a leaker on Twitter.

Even more interestingly, a 4chan leak correctly predicted the name of the game and the inspiration for the new Galar Region. It also gave some information as to what to expect. Here’s more on the latest Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaks.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Leaks

Around a week before the official announcement of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, an interesting post came up on 4chan. The anonymous poster claimed to have inside information on the new game, including the name, features, and where the region would be based on. The post was later deleted but archived on nyafuu.

Pokemon Sword and Shield 4chan leak

While many 4chan leaks are complete hoaxes, this one has some credibility. Not only did it correctly announce the names of the upcoming Pokémon games, but the new Galar region does take some very strong influences from Great Britain. Locations include a big city with Big Ben-style clock, industrial towns, and green countryside locations.

This suggests that the poster has some legitimate information on the game.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Armored Evolutions

While Mega Evolutions were introduced to the game back in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, it seems Pokemon Sword and Shield may introduce Armored Evolutions.

This makes sense, given the “Sword and Shield” backdrop of the new games.

The leak claims we’ll get Armored Charizard, Armored Mewtwo, Armored Flygon, and Armored Zeraora. If this is true, we’ll likely also see Armored evolutions for many other popular Pokémon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Legendary Pokemon

The leak also gives some information on new Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

While no names were given, it claims there will be a Metal Snake and a Wooden Horse.

With the Sword and Shield basis of the game, a Trojan Horse based Pokémon would also make sense. The game might take some inspiration from medieval wars, especially given the Great Britain basis of the region.

Finally, the leaker claims that Meltan will tie into the lore of the new games. Meltan is a Metal-based Pokémon introduced in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set to release in late 2019- most likely in November. And while many leaks fall through, this one does make a lot of sense.

More information will come out on the game in the next few months. Keep an eye out for news on Armored Evolutions and new Legendaries.

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