New Mythical Pokémon Teased for Sword and Shield | Screen Rant
The world has been given its first glimpse of a new Pokémon, as CoroCoro has revealed the outline of the next Mythical monster that will appear in the upcoming pocket monster movie and in the expansions for Pokémon Sword & Shield. Game Freak announced that Pokémon Sword & Shield will have DLC, which will add two-hundred Pokémon to the game, including a mixture of returning Pokémon and brand-new ones.
Amongst the creatures, the two expansions for Pokémon Sword & Shield (Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra) will be adding new Legendary Pokémon. More importantly, it was revealed that some returning Legendary Pokémon will have new forms, including Galarian forms for the Legendary Bird Trio. A new Legendary Pokémon will be an important part of the Isle of Armor expansion, as the player will be expected to take care of a Pokémon called Kubfu – while a mysterious Legendary called Calyrex will be part of The Crown Tundra.
The Pokémon Company recently announced that a new Mythical Pokémon will be revealed on Pokémon Day, which is an annual celebration on February 27th that marks the original release of Pokémon Red & Green. CoroCoro magazine has now revealed the outline for the next Mythical Pokémon, which has been uploaded by PokéBeach (via the Serebii Twitter page). Based on the outline, it would appear that the new Mythical has a mixture of birdlike and apelike qualities – with a three-pronged tail to go along with them.
We know that this new Pokémon will be appearing in the upcoming Pokémon movie, which is called Pocket Monsters: The Movie: Coco, and will follow Ash's encounter with a kid who has lived in the wild. The new Mythical Pokémon will also appear in the Pokémon Sword & Shield expansions, though it's unclear if it will appear first in Isle of Armor or The Crown Tundra. It's also unclear how the Pokémon will be distributed, as Mythical Pokémon are generally released as part of events.
The number of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon has ballooned over the years, to the point where their existence doesn't feel as special as it did in the old days. It seems that every region has its own Pokémon with godlike powers or the ability to kickstart the apocalypse, to the point where it's a wonder that they weren't all sealed away in Master Balls long ago. The new Legendary Pokémon introduced so far in Pokémon Sword & Shield have at least had cool designs, so it's likely that this new Mythical will at least look awesome in battle.
Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco will be released in Japan on July 10, 2020. There is currently no word regarding an international release. Pokemon Sword & Shield is available now for Nintendo Switch. Isle of Armor will release in June 2020, while The Crown Tundra will release in Fall 2020. Both expansions are available as a bundle in a season pass that costs $29.99 USD.