Galarian Ponyta Exclusive to Pokemon Shield, More Info

After its reveal during a 24 hour livestream, new information on Galarian Ponyta has been revealed for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

It will be exclusive to Pokemon Shield, unlike the recently revealed Farfetch’d evolution Sirfetch’d which is exclusive to Pokemon Sword.

Despite our prior assumptions, this new form of Ponyta is Psychic-Type rather than Fairy-Type. Its classification has also changed from the Fire Horse to the Unique Horn Pokemon.

At this time there is no information on its evolution Rapidash, or if it has a further Galarian exclusive evolution. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

You can find the full run-down below:

Galarian Ponyta

CATEGORY: Unique Horn Pokémon
TYPE: Psychic
HEIGHT: 2’7″
WEIGHT: 52.9 lbs.
ABILITY: Run Away / Pastel Veil

A change brought about by the life energy of the forests

Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and this is why their appearance became unique in this region.

Behold its glistening mane

Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. It seems that Ponyta’s mane will become more colorful, and even emit a sparkling glow, if there is a lot of energy around.

Galarian Ponyta has the Ability Pastel Veil

Galarian Ponyta’s Ability, Pastel Veil, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. This Ability prevents the Pokémon and its allies from becoming poisoned! It can even cure the poisoned status condition of its allies when this Pokémon enters the battlefield!

In case you missed it, you can find our thorough hands-on preview for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield from this year’s E3 here.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are both launching on November 15th, for Nintendo Switch.

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Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.