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What Have Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Done For Rock Types?

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If you're one of the three bots that occasionally crawls past this website, you'll know that Team TGAM are huge Pokémon fans and this half of Team TGAM is a self styled rock type connoisseur. Now the dust has settled, well barely, following Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's (SW/SH) launch it's a good time to look at what this game has done for rock type pokémon.


Sir Not Appearing In This Game Well, making no bones about it, the decision to not include all of the known pokémon species from previous games in SW/SH has been pretty rough for the rocky bastards. Of the 62 rock type pokémon available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, as measly 22 made it through the Thanos snap. That means, at the time of writing, there's no Geodude line, none of the 'true' fossils, Magcargo, Nosepass line, Aggron line, Relicanth, Regirock, Carbink, Diancie, Rockruff line, Minior or the two ultra beasts. Soooo not a great start. Teaser/trailer stuff for the expansion h…

Countdown to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

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We've not been this excited for a new game for a while. Yes, there are National Dex(or lack thereof) 'woes' but we can't wait to jump into a new region, on the big screen, we're relatively spoiler free and there seems to be a tonne of quality of life improvements including, finally, thankfully being able to change natures of pokémon (easy mode though?).

Will the open fields and valleys actually be open? Will the end game content be more Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby or X/Y? Will the new additions to the pokédex end up as fan favourites or niche beasts? Has Omastar made it in?

Funny how games can sometimes still get us like this.