Galar Pokémon Coming Soon to Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO fans have been enjoying the introduction of several Pokémon from the Paldea region, the latest generation of the franchise. However, some players may be wondering when they will see the Pokémon from the previous generation, the Galar region, which debuted in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

What is the Galar region?

The Galar region is a fictional land inspired by Great Britain, where Pokémon Sword and Shield take place. The region features a variety of landscapes, from rolling hills and quaint villages to industrial cities and snowy mountains. The region also has its own unique culture and history, as well as some exclusive forms and evolutions of existing Pokémon.

Galar Pokémon Coming Soon to Pokémon GO
Galar Pokémon Coming Soon to Pokémon GO

Which Galar Pokémon are already in Pokémon GO?

Pokémon GO has already introduced some Galar Pokémon and forms to the game, but not all of them. So far, players have encountered:

  • Wooloo, a fluffy Normal-type sheep
  • Skwovet, a chubby Normal-type squirrel
  • Falinks, a Fighting-type formation of six soldiers
  • Regieleki, an Electric-type legendary titan
  • Regidrago, a Dragon-type legendary titan
  • Zarude, a Dark/Grass-type mythical rogue monkey
  • Zacian and Zamazenta, the Steel-type legendary wolves that represent Sword and Shield

In addition, some existing Pokémon have gained new forms and evolutions in the Galar region. These include:

  • Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime, Ice/Psychic-type performers
  • Galarian Meowth and Perrserker, Steel-type vikings
  • Galarian Yamask and Runerigus, Ground/Ghost-type ancient relics
  • Galarian Zigzagoon, Linoone and Obstagoon, Dark/Normal-type punks
  • Galarian Farfetch’d and Sirfetch’d, Fighting-type knights

What are the Galar Pokémon we can look forward to?

According to a recent article by Pokémon GO Hub, there are many more Galar Pokémon that have yet to be released in Pokémon GO. Some of the most anticipated ones are:

  • The starters: Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble, along with their evolutions Thwackey, Raboot, Drizzile, Rillaboom, Cinderace and Inteleon. These are Grass, Fire and Water-type Pokémon that have different personalities and abilities.
  • The fossils: Arctozolt, Arctovish, Dracozolt and Dracovish. These are Electric/Ice, Water/Ice, Electric/Dragon and Water/Dragon-type Pokémon that are created by combining different fossil parts.
  • The pseudo-legendaries: Dreepy, Drakloak and Dragapult. These are Dragon/Ghost-type Pokémon that resemble stealth bombers and can launch their offspring as projectiles.
  • The regional variants: Galarian Ponyta, Rapidash, Corsola, Cursola, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Stunfisk and Slowpoke. These are Fairy, Fairy/Psychic, Ghost, Ghost, Ice/Fire (Zen Mode), Ground/Steel and Psychic/Glacier (Galarica Cuff) type Pokémon that have adapted to the Galar environment.
  • The Gigantamax forms: Some Pokémon have special forms when they undergo Dynamax or Gigantamax, a mechanic that makes them grow huge and gain new powers. Some of these forms are Charizard, Butterfree, Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Machamp, Lapras, Snorlax, Garbodor, Drednaw, Corviknight, Alcremie, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Toxtricity, Centiskorch, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Kingler, Orbeetle and Copperajah.

When will we see the Galar Pokémon in Pokémon GO?

There is no official announcement from Niantic about when they will release the rest of the Galar Pokémon in Pokémon GO. However, based on previous patterns, we can expect them to be gradually added to the game over time. For example, the Paldea starters were released in December 2020, while the rest of the Paldea Pokémon are still being introduced throughout 2023.

It is possible that Niantic will use special events or seasons to feature the Galar Pokémon in the future. For instance, they could celebrate the anniversary of Sword and Shield’s release in November 2023 by adding some of the Galar Pokémon to raids or eggs. They could also use themed events such as Halloween or Christmas to showcase some of the Galarian forms or fossils.

Another possibility is that Niantic will implement the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanic in Pokémon GO, similar to how they introduced Mega Evolution in 2020. This could allow players to transform their Pokémon into giant versions with enhanced stats and moves. This could also create more variety and challenge in raids, as players would have to face different forms of the same Pokémon.

Whatever the case may be, we hope that Niantic will not forget about the Galar Pokémon and give them a chance to shine in Pokémon GO. They are an integral part of the Pokémon franchise and deserve to be enjoyed by millions of fans around the world.

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