Zacian and Zamazenta | Pokémon Sword and Shield Legendary Pokémon

Zacian and Zamazenta are the Pokémon Sword and Shield Legendary Pokémon, per Pokémon Direct reveal. They are wolves and have sword and shield bodies respectively. In the reveal trailer, you can see them clashing for a while in the woods before the leaves start to blow and they’re distracted by something. In any case, they will play some sort of role in the story of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Out of the two, which do you like more? I’m not sure yet, but overall, I’ve been digging the overall aesthetic of Pokémon Shield more so far. So I guess I’m Team Zamazenta? In any case, more Legendary Pokémon is always a fun thing.

Update: Nintendo has provided some new details of this legendary pair!:

Zacian attacks so gracefully that its movements can even captivate its opponents. It holds what appears to be a sword in its mouth. Its shining blade can cut through anything.

Zamazenta’s regal and majestic movements overwhelm any opponents that dare face it. Its body is covered in what seems to be a shield. Its gleaming shield can turn back any attack.

Check out the reveal video for yourself below.

Where do you think these two fall within the wide pantheon of Legendaries at this point? Honestly, I’m super out of the loop when it comes to how many different Pokémon they are. But personally, I think they went a little too literal with Zacian & Zamazenta. Zacian is a sword animal. Zamazenta is a shield animal. And… that’s it? Like, okay. Tell us if you really love them though!

After that, make sure you read up on Dynamax giant Pokémon. Then keep with us for more big Pokémon reveals!

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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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