With the Pokemon Sword and Shield release date of November 15 on the way, The Pokemon Company released a slew of new information about the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive. These included details regarding Galarian variants of Pokemon, rivals, Pokemon jobs, and a whole lot more. There’s a new trailer that showcases these additions that you can watch below:

Pokemon Sword and Shield Galarian Pokemon explained

Galarian Pokemon are regional forms of Pokemon native to the Galar region. These include the following:

  • Galarian Weezing
    Category: Poison Gas Pokemon
    Type: Poison/Fairy
    Height: 9’10”
    Weight: 35.3 lbs.
    Ability: Levitate/???
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
    Category: Tiny Raccoon Pokemon
    Type: Dark/Normal
    Height: 1’4″
    Weight: 38.6 lbs.
    Ability: Pickup/Gluttony
  • Galarian Linoone
    Category: Rushing Pokemon
    Type: Dark/Normal
    Height: 1’8″
    Weight: 71.7 lbs.
    Ability: Pickup/Gluttony

Pokemon Sword and Shield rivals

Two rivals that Trainers will compete with on their adventures are Marnie and Bede.

  • Marnie
    Marnie is a rival who has a competitive side, and together with her partner Morpeko, she aims to become the Champion of the Galar region. She has many passionate fans due to her calm and calculated battle strategies.
  • Bede
    Bede is a rival who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match. He has joined the Gym Challenge, having received his endorsement from Rose, the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League. While he clearly is aiming to become Champion, he seems to have other objectives as well.
  • Team Yell
    Team Yell is a group of troublemakers who seem to appear everywhere and who attempt to get in the way at every opportunity. They want nothing more than for Marnie to become Champion, so they try to obstruct other challengers. They take over hotel lobbies, prevent challengers from accessing transportation, and even shout and distract opponents during battle. Whenever Marnie battles, these Team Yell Grunts are quick to appear,showing their support with Marnie-print towels and horns.

Pokemon jobs in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Corporations and universities request the help of Pokemon through Poke Jobs. Trainers can check for available jobs at the Rotomi in Pokemon Centers and will be able send Pokemon directly from their Boxes to any job they accept. Trainers will find that certain Pokemon types are suited for specific jobs. The experience gained while on the job will help Pokemon grow, and Trainers may even receive rare items as rewards.