Pokemon News Issue #152
Welcome back to another intense issue of Pokemon News. We got another lovely Nintendo Direct that aired a few days ago, and it had a good chunk of new Pokemon info contained within. So let’s get right into it.
First up, we got new Pokemon revealed! Our newest additions start off with Cramorant, the Gulp Pokemon.
That eyes screams, “I’ve seen things.”
When it comes to food, it will try to swallow anything it can fit in its mouth. Sometimes it will swallow things that aren’t its intended prey, spitting them out in a hurry once it realizes its mistake. Cramorant can be forgetful, but it will never forget a Trainer it grows to trust. However, it seems that even Trainers will face fierce attacks from their Cramorant if they try to steal its food.
Cramorant is a flying/water type and has a unique ability in the form of “Gulp Missile”. Whenever Cramorant uses Surf or Dive in battle, it will have a fish-like Pokemon in its mouth. (This Pokemon has not been officially identified.) When Cramorant is hit while it has a fish in its mouth, it will fire the fish out of its mouth at the opponent, dealing damage. An interesting mechanic if you ask me.
The other Pokemon announced is a very British Pokemon for the Galar region. Cheers to Polteageist, the Black Tea Pokemon.
All the more reason why I don’t drink tea.
Polteageist’s body is made from black tea and is said to have a very distinct aroma and flavor. It will only allow a Trainer it trusts to sample its tea. However, drinking too much can lead to indigestion or an upset stomach, so be careful! Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants, disguising themselves and hiding among the tableware. They can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, so they’re often treated as pests.
Polteageist is a ghost type Pokemon with the ability Weak Armor, which makes sense with the broken teapot its living in.
While not a new Pokemon at this point, Alcremie was revealed to come in more “flavors”. Not one, not two, not three, but 24 different flavors of Alcremie have been confirmed, with more flavors to be revealed most likely.
Along with these new Pokemon is a new feature to Sword and Shield. This is Pokemon Camp!
A combination of Pokemon Amie and Pokemon Refresh, Pokemon Camp allows for trainers to interact and play with all six Pokemon that you have with you at that given time. Along with being able to set up camp anywhere in the Wild, you can meet up at a friend’s camp and interact with their Pokemon as well.
Along with camping, trainers can participate in making the signature dish of Galar; Curry on Rice.
By combining different foods and berries, fanning the flames enough, and putting the right amount of love, 100 different curries can be prepared, each one boasting special bonuses, such as boosted EXP, increases in friendship, and actually healing Pokemon. Honestly, its a nice touch that adds more to the experience.
Not to be outdone, Trainer customization is coming back in force. Change your clothes, backpacks, hairstyle, hair color, eyebrow style, eyebrow color, eye color, makeup, skin tone, everything. Along with this new look, you can also make a custom “trainer card” which is essential a customizable profile picture for your trainer. I love the individuality that this promotes in game, as these trainer cards are put on display whenever you battle another trainer.
And that is it for this week’s issue of Pokemon News. What are you most excited about from the Direct’s reveal? Let me know in the comments below. And as always, I’ll see you guys in the next issue!