Since its first appearance during the 24-hour Pokémon livestream, we finally have official confirmation of the new Galarian Ponyta that has excited fans everywhere.
The Pokémon Company has revealed Galarian Ponyta as the newest addition to Pokémon Sword and Shield (surprising no one). While the newest trailer doesn’t provide much details, more information came in an earlier Famitsu scan. This new Galarian form will appear exclusively in Pokémon Shield and will have the ability Pastel Veil, which prevents it and any ally Pokémon from getting poisoned and heals poisoning when switched into battle.
The official Pokémon Sword and Shield website has since added more on Galarian Ponyta. It seems that the Ponyta of the Galar region gained this form due to exposure to the abundant life energy of the forest they inhabit. After awhile, this caused them to change this new Psychic-Type. They also have the ability to absorb surrounding life energy, causing their manes to gain more colors and glow.
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