There appears to be a Galarian Stunfisk in Pokemon Sword and Shield


Editor’s Note: The leaked images that were previously featured in this article have been removed due to a Digital Millenium Copyright Act claim from The Pokémon Company International, Inc. (“TPCi”).

There’s been a stream of Pokémon Sword and Shield leaks over the past few days, and one familiar fish has popped up in new images. A new leak surfaced today, showing off what appears to be a Galarian Stunfisk less than two weeks before the games release.

The Galarian form of Stunfisk is apparently a Ground/Steel-type. Its body resembles a trap, and it looks to have neon green footprint-like markings across its body.

Game Freak has confirmed a few new regional variants for older Pokémon over the past few months, including ones for Wheezing, Linoone, and Ponyta. But Stunfisk seems like a random Pokémon for the developer to have chosen.

The image is still just a leak—Game Freak has yet to confirm Galarian Stunfisk’s existence. Fans should take the image with a grain of salt until official confirmation comes in either the form of a new trailer or when the games release.

Pokémon Sword and Shield release worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15.