Earlier today, the official Pokémon Twitter account tweeted that the official Japanese website for Pokémon Sword and Shield has been updated with new info, and it turns out the English page has too. Going to the website doesn’t show anything new at first, but after clicking a rogue floating image readers will discover the glitched profile page for a mysterious new Pokémon.
While certain info on the Pokémon is obscured, there are some tidbits that have been left uncensored. We know that it’s Fighting-type, for example. We also know that it’s 257.9 pounds, but given the seemingly small stature of the monster in its blurry thumbnail, perhaps that weight can be attributed to a particular material with a lot of mass?
We also know that the ability of the new Pokémon is Steadfast. If this ability operates the same way as it did in Generation IV, then that means Steadfast increases the user’s Speed stat by one stage when flinched.
Most intriguing of all, though, is the partially redacted description of the Pokémon at the bottom of the page. According to the profile, “Only —- that have survived many battles can attain this —-. When this Pokémon’s—- —-ers, it will retire from combat.”
Interestingly enough, hopping on over to the Japanese version of the Pokémon Sword and Shield website gives us some extra info about the mysterious new creature. On this version of the site, we can see that part of its name is read as “-naito,” which could potentially be read as the English word “knight.” Perhaps this new Pokémon is based on the knights and warriors of ancient England? Could that long green part of the silhouette be a sword of some kind? Maybe, maybe not.
We’ll most likely find out more info on this mysterious new character soon. In the meantime, fans can look forward to Pokémon Sword and Shield launching for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15, 2019.