Pokémon Home Datamine Reveals Jynx Cry, Leading to Galarian Form Rumors

As hype mounts in the Pokémon community for the release of upcoming Sword and Shield DLC, the hunger for new information continues.

The release of Pokémon Home, which allows players to transfer their Pokémon from older games to Sword and Shield, has satiated the hunger for new details. But it has also given rise to rumors and speculation.

According to @mattyoukhana_ on Twitter, the user seems to have found a new cry for Jynx in Pokémon Home's data.

This new cry is a reverbed version of the Ice and Psychic type. Matt, along with other fans in the community, has begun to speculate that this cry might be for a new or scrapped form of Jynx.

Let's start out with some of my findings with Pokémon HOME.

Mysteriously within the app's sound directory, data exists for a Cry similar to Jynx's. In the video, the first Cry played is Jynx's, and the second is unknown.

Sounds like it's the same reverb a Mega Evolution would. pic.twitter.com/0rYZFK6vVR

— Matt (@mattyoukhana_) February 19, 2020
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New versions of Pokémon cries using more reverb are common in the franchise. Back when Mega Evolutions were prevalent, the new cry would just be an altered version of the original Pokémon's arrival tone.

In Sword and Shield, we see this in a Pokémon's Dynamax/Gigantamax form, Galarian form or a new Evolution.

Mega Evolutions are not in the Galar region, so finding this Jynx cry in Pokémon Home's data could mean a couple of things: it's a scrapped Mega Jynx cry, it's a Galarian Jynx cry, it's a Jynx evolution cry or it's leaked Dynamax Jynx audio.

Matt delved further into trying to figure out the purpose of this mysterious cry and discovered that at least one of those possibilities is not likely.

After some thinking, I decided to hack in a Jynx forced to have an Alternate Form ID of 1.

After comparing the two in HOME, we can safely confirm that the Jynx Cry I discovered is Alternate Form ID 1.

This Cry belongs to a potentially scrapped Mega Jynx or Galarian Jynx. pic.twitter.com/979NgnJawa

— Matt (@mattyoukhana_) February 20, 2020

This finding suggests that a Dynamax/Gigantamax Jynx is not in the cards, which means a scrapped Mega Evolution for Jynx, Galarian Jynx or a Jynx evolution remain open possibilities.

None of this is official confirmation from The Pokémon Company or Game Freak, however, so fans should take this finding with a grain of salt.

On the heels of this discovery, fans brought up how, during the Pokémon X and Y days, Jynx was among a list of other Pokémon for new merchandising. Every Pokémon on that list would receive a Mega Evolution except for Jynx. This presumably lends some credence to the scrapped Mega Evolution theory.

The first part of the Sword and Shield DLC, Isle of Armor, releases in June and will bring Galarian Slowpoke and Slowbro into the game, so it's likely that more Galarian forms will be added. The second DLC, Crown Tundra, will have new forms of Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos, along with an item that gives trainers access to Galarian Slowking.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is available now for Nintendo Switch.

What do you think this new discovery means? What new Galarian form do you hope to see in the Sword and Shield DLC? Let us know in the comments section.