Pokemon Sword and Shield's new Galarian Forms are here, includes a top hat wearing Weezing

Pokemon Sword and Shield
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The latest Galar research update trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield gave us a look at four new Galarian forms that we’ll be encountering in the Galar region this November. There are definitely some fun designs in the mix here, with Pokemon that could easily fit right into a Kiss tribute band, and one very sophisticated Weezing. So without further ado, here are all the new Pokemon Sword and Shield Galarian forms that were introduced.

Galarian Weezing 

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Yes, your eyes aren’t fooling you. That really is a top hat wearing Weezing. The poison gas Pokemon is a Dark/Fairy type with the levitate ability. It emits purifying air from its head and collects toxic gasses from the air. So it's basically the most sophisticated air purifier you'll ever see. You can just imagine it sipping tea and being a true gent. Since the Galar region is based off of London, it's not hard to see how they drew inspiration for this one. 

Galarian Zigzagoon

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The Galarian Zigzagoon form is said to have a provocaitve attitude and loves to charge into battle. Basically the little raccoon Pokemon is always looking for a fight. Zigzagoon may look cute, but this form has got a lot of ‘tude. They are always on the move, and can often be found in fields, forests and towns. It's a Dark/Normal type Pokemon with the Pickup and Gluttony abilities. 

Galarian Linoone 

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Described as being rash and fearless, the Galarian Linoone is apparently the Pokemon of choice for angsty teens. That's got the newly revealed Team Yell written all over it. As the evolution of the Zigzagoon, it has the same colouring and stripes, and whole lot more attitude. Fast and agile, the Dark/Normal type Pokemon can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and delivers some pretty darn damaging headbutts and tackles. Its abilities also include Pickup and Gluttony. 


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Obstagoon is a new Pokemon evolution introduced who can only evolve from the Galarian form of Linoone. Described as a blocking Pokemon, Obstagoon likes to taunt its opponents into attacking first and crosses its beefy arms to obstruct oncoming moves. Complete with the Reckless/Guts abilities, the final form looks and sounds like one tough cookie. 

A Raccoon with attitude, eh? We're not going to argue with that. I for one won't be getting over Weezing ft. top hat and smoky beard for a long time yet. What a time to be alive. 

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Heather Wald
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I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.