'Pokémon Sword and Shield:' CoroCoro Leak Confirms New Unnamed Attack

The April issue of the Japanese magazine CoroCoro has leaked, confirming a brand new attack in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

According to Serebii, the magazine plans to hold a contest for Japanese residents to name a brand new move. The magazine confirmed this new attack will be a Steel-type move with a base power of 140. It's a special attack and has the following effect: "Does major damage but reduces user's Hit Points by 50 percent."

The winner of this contest will win both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, with 20 runner ups will receive one copy of the game.

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Pokémon fans may have noticed this new attack is similar to another move already in the franchise. Blacephalon's signature attack, Mind Blown, is a Fire-type special attack that deals 150 damage and inflicts massive damage to the user. While this new Steel-type attack inflictsa little less damage, the after-effects are very similar.

It's unclear how to enter this contest at present, but we'll update as soon as we learn more.

With the release of the April issue of CoroCoro, there still may be more information about Pokémon Sword and Shield to be discovered. We'll continue to update when more information arises.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are the first games in Generation 8. They are also the first Pokémon games to introduce a new region on the Nintendo Switch. Information on these Gen 8 titles is scarce at this point, but Pokémon fans know who the three starters are: Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble. We also know the region is named Galar. While not confirmed by GameFreak or The Pokémon Company, the Galar region seems to be based on England.

Fans will also see the return of Gym Leaders and the Pokémon League in Sword and Shield. The Alola region gave Pokémon fans Trial Captains as a new way to explore, but the upcoming titles will seemingly return to the challenge that occupied the other games. However, Gym Leaders may actually be called Gym Masters in Sword and Shield. What the difference is has not been confirmed, but expect to learn more in the future.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will release on Nintendo Switch in late 2019.

Correction: An older version of this story stated Pokémon Sword and Shield were the first "mainline" Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are.

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