'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Leak May Have Been Confirmed by Latest Direct

The latest Pokémon Direct revealed a lot of information about Sword and Shield, and it may have also confirmed an old rumor.

An anonymous thread posted on 4chan on May 23 claimed to have information on Pokémon Sword and Shield. While many anonymous leaks turn out to be false,numerous details in this thread were announced during Wednesday's Pokémon Direct.

SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to be spoiled about details on Pokémon Sword and Shield before its release, we suggest you don't proceed.

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The 4chan thread correctly predicted a lot of information shown on Wednesday, including the names of some of the new Pokémon and trainers, as well as the new Dynamax system.

But there's still more information about Sword and Shield from the thread that hasn't yet been confirmed or refuted.With the Nintendo Direct E3 presentation dropping on June 11, fans can expect more official information on Sword and Shield very soon.

Here's the Pokémon Sword and Shield leak thread:

  • Your rival is named Hop, but you will also be facing of against Bede and Marnie
  • Team Yell is the gang in this game, who are well meaning fans of Marnie causing trouble
  • To become part of the gym challenge, you will have to get an endorsement. Bede gets an endorsement from Chairman Rose and his secretary Oleana
  • Eternatus is the evil legendary. The other legendary will be a wolf, who will either have a shield mane or hold a sword like Great Wolf Sif. Don't recall its name
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing are new dynamics that will supersize pokemon in specific areas. Gigantamaxing is different from dynamax as it changes what the Pokémon looks like. Meowth looks like long cat. Lapras gets layers like musical bars to its shell and musical notes. Pikachu looks like retro fat Pikachu
  • Sonia is Leon's former rival who is researching the dynamax phenomenon at the behest of her grandmother and professor of the game.
  • Some Pokémon, like Farfetch'd, will get regional evolutions, like Sirfechtd. Meowth looks like a ball of spiky grey fur
  • Skwovet and Greedunt are chipmunk Pokémon who will hide in berry trees and attack randomly if you shake for too many berries. If they attack, you lose half the berries that dropped.
  • The fourth gym is the first Fairy type gym, led by an actress named Opal. Milo, Nessa, and Kabu are the first ones.
  • Before fighting the gym leaders, you have to complete the gym challenges.
    • Milo has you herding sheep Pokémon named Wooloo, but Pamper, an electric corgi Pokémon, will startle them and send them rolling elsewhere.
    • Nessa has you running through a maze where water blocks the way
    • Kabu requires you to catch Pokémon and get five points, but you have to be in a party battle with another trainer who's also trying to catch it
  • While there is a transit system, you will have to go through the Wild Area at times, an open world biome that has a weather system and little pockets where wild Pokémon dynamax and have to be beaten in a for person raid. You will randomly see nearby players and interact with them to get their league cards and items
  • Camping is how you play with Pokémon now. You'll get two toys, a feather toy and toy pokeball, which can raise friendship. You can make curry which will raise starts and friendliness
  • Pokémon will not walk beside you in the overworld map
  • Scorbunny will have fighting moves, but is pure fighter. It becomes Raboot, but I don't remember the final evolution, except that it looks like a fighter. It looks humanoid
    • Writer's Note: it's likely that this is a typo and Scorbunny's final evolution is pure Fire not Fighting
  • Sobble becomes Sizzile and then Intelleon, a chameleon with a spy theme
  • Grookey will end up as a giant gorilla that beats a wood drum to attack.
  • The best Pokémon so far is the blue seagull who when it dives, either gets a barracuda in its mouth or a pikachu, which it launches at its enemy

Pokémon Sword and Shield is set to release November 15.

What do you think of the thread? What part of this supposed leak are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments section below.