'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Trailer Reveals Gigantamax Snorlax But Fans Only See Torterra

The Pokémon Company released a new Sword and Shield trailer revealing Gigantamax Snorlax and the evolutions for the Starter Pokémon of the Galar region, Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble.

While those who have Pokémon Sword and Shield already know about these new Pokémon and their forms, the trailer and subsequent press release offers more information on Gigantamax Snorlax, Rillaboom, Cinderace and Intelleon.

Before we get into them, check out the latest Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer below.

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Fans are comparing Gigantamax Snorlax to Torterra. The Pokemon Company/NewsGeek

First we have Gigantamax Snorlax. This new form was revealed when the games were released, but Sword and Shield players will have an increased chance to encounter one in Max Raid Battles in the Wild Area beginning Wednesday, December 4 and ending January 1.

Here's the official description of Gigantamax Snorlax:

"Thanks to the power of Gigantamax, the Berry seeds and small rocks that were tangled in Snorlax's belly fur have undergone explosive growth. With a tree sprouting upon its belly, Gigantamax Snorlax has the majesty of a great mountain. Even though it almost never moves, Gigantamax Snorlax is said to be one of the strongest Dynamax Pokémon discovered. When the time comes for it to battle, it lifts its upper body by just a tiny amount and attacks by flailing with its arms and legs—actions that actually pack a tremendous punch. When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish. G-Max Replenish doesn't just deal damage to targets—it can also restore any Berries that Gigantamax Snorlax's allies have eaten during the battle."

Gigantamax Snorlax grows larger in size, like any other Dynamaxed Pokémon, and grows an ecosystem on its stomach. If you think this concept sounds familiar you aren't alone, as many fans have taken to social media to draw comparisons to the Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region, Torterra.

The Grass and Ground-type Pokémon is a fully grown tortoise/ankylosaurus hybrid with an ecosystem on its back similar to Gigantamax Snorlax. Unfortunately, Torterra and most of the Starter Pokémon from the past are not available in Sword and Shield.

Game Freak decided to not include every Pokémon from past games in the Gen 8 titles in what has been dubbed "Dexit" by the series' hardcore community. It's still not a popular decision, but Game Freak has stuck by it, but assuring fans that the missing Pokémon may reappear in future games.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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