Galarian Ponyta Confirmed, Exclusive to Pokémon Shield

By Alistair Jones on at

The Pokémon revealed at the end of last week’s confusing trail-cam livestream has been confirmed as the Galarian form of Ponyta. An image from the upcoming issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (via Serebii) says that the adorable new addition will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield.

That’s pretty heartbreaking, as thanks to the reveal of Sirfetch’d (who Ponyta shares its double-page spread with), I’d already decided on Pokémon Sword. Now, getting hold of that sweet, sweet Galarian Rapidash is going to come with added complications.

The new information is yet to be fully translated, but fans have already determined that while the Kanto form of the Pokémon is fire-type, Galarian Ponyta will be 100 per cent Psychic. It also has a new ability, Pastel Veil, which appears to prevent Ponyta and its allies from being poisoned, as well as healing allies of poison when it’s switched in.

Further confirmation about Ponyta’s fabulous new form was shown off in the trailer above, but like I say, all I really need to see is Rapidash.