Galar Pokémon Assets Added to Pokémon GO

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Galar Pokémon in Pokémon GO
Galar Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Hello Trainers! We finally have our first look at what the Galarian regional variants of existing Pokémon will look like in Pokémon Go!  Niantic has pushed the assets for the Galarian forms of existing Pokémon, both their regular and their shiny variants!  Don’t read too much into the shiny variants being pushed as well, this seems to be standard practice for Niantic to load shiny variants with the regular forms, so we don’t know when the shiny’s will be released.

Niantic announced that these Pokémon would be released as part of the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research Event that is coming June 3rd at 1:00 pm in your local timezone and will run until June 8th.  Read more about all that here.

🚨⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️🚨

Please be aware that everything posted here has been publicly reported by data miners (PokeMiners). Information shared through these channels is not affiliated nor approved by Niantic, and is always subject to change. Do not take it for granted, features change and get scrapped all the time. It is very important that you are aware that these things CAN and WILL CHANGE. Additionally, this article contains my thoughts and opinions in regards to the images that were shared online – all of these should be treated as conjecture, not as hard statements. If you’re OK with that, feel free to read further. Potential spoilers ahead.

With that said, let’s get into it!

Galarian Meowth

Regular Galarian Meowth

Shiny Galarian Meowth

In the Galar Region, Meowth is a Steel-Type and evolves into the new Gen 8 Pokémon Perrserker.

Galarian Ponyta and Rapidash

Galarian Ponyta

Shiny Galarian Ponyta

Galarian Rapidash

Shiny Galarian Rapidash

In the Galar region, Ponyta is a Psychic-type.  When evolved into Rapidash it also gains the Fairy-type, making it a dual Psychic/Fairy-type.

Galarian Slowpoke

Galarian Slowpoke

Shiny Galarian Slowpoke

In the Galar region, Slowpoke is a pure Psychic-type, it doesn’t have the dual water-typing that it’s Kanto counterpart has.  It evolves into Galarian Slowbro, which has not been released in Pokémon Sword and Shield yet.  That expansion is expected to be released by the end of June 2020.

Galarian Farfetch’d

Galarian Farfetch’d

Shiny Galarian Farfetch’d

In the Galar region, Farfetch’d is a Fighting-type that evolves into Sirfetch’d.  In the main series games, it evolves after landing 3 critical hits in a single battle.  So it will be interesting to see if Niantic does something special, or just gives it the candy treatment.

Galarian Zigzagoon and Obstagoon

Galarian Zigzagoon

Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon

Galarian Linoone

Shiny Galarian Linoone

In the Galar region, Zigzagoon is a Dark and Normal-Type, which stays the same throughout its entire evolutionary line.  It evolves to Galarian Linoone, and then into the new Gen 8 Pokémon Obstagoon.

Darumaka and Darmanitan

Galarian Darumaka

Shiny Galarian Darumaka

Galarian Darmanitan

Shiny Galarian Darmanitan

Galarian Darmanitan
Zen Mode

Shiny Galarian Darmanitan
Zen Mode

In the Galar region, Darkumaka is an Ice-type and remains an Ice-type when evolved into Darmanitan.  When it enters it’s Zen Mode it becomes and Ice and Fire-type.

Galarian Stunfisk

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Galarian Stunfisk

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Shiny Galarian Stunfisk

In the Galar region, Stunfisk is a Ground and Steel-type.

Parting Thoughts

We all knew this was coming, but it’s still exciting to see the forms finally pushed to the game.  Personally I think Galarian Zigzagoon is my favourite among them all, especially the shiny variant.  Amazing.

Are you excited to be getting new Pokémon?  Which of the Galarian variants is your favourite?  Let us know in the comments!

Until next time, stay safe out there trainers.

I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.