Pokémon Sword and Shield new pokemon leak 4chan

Today, character models for Grookey and Sobble evolutions allegedly leaked ahead of the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield. The games are only two weeks away from their worldwide release now, which means physical copies are starting to disseminate to warehouses and the like. In turn, one way or another, copies of the game are getting into hands early — and that means new Pokémon leaks on 4chan.

Trusted game news leaker @New_WabiSabi has shared an image of one of the allegedly leaked new Pokémon Sword and Shield critters, which you can check out below.

The little guy/gal is looking suitably depressed, like it just watched Grave of the Fireflies for the first time. Alternatively, maybe it is engaged in a prolonged and intense bathroom session, and it is just exhausted with a Pokémon battle of its own making.

Facial expressions aside, the new Pokémon looks to me like a baby dinosaur with a lightning bolt on its head, so perhaps it’s an electric type. Frankly, it’s super cute and oozing personality — perhaps even because of its depressed expression. This might be my favorite of all the new Pokémon that have been revealed for Sword and Shield (assuming it’s real), even more so than the Gene Simmons impersonator.

Let us know what you think of the new guy/gal!


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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