If you have Twitter, you know everything that there is to know about Pokémon Sword and Shield, that's just the law now, sorry. Unfortunately, leaks have given just about everything there is to know about the games away. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Galar Region's Dex, and discussing five Pokémon that we're very happy made the cut, along with five that we'll miss dearly. Of course, there are many more than five for both categories, so this is just a very small sample. Let's get into it.
10 Delighted: Flygon
Our boy Flygon made the cut, thank the lord. Flygon is a fantastic little dragon from the Hoenn Region that is absolutely paid DUST, and we won't stand for it. Besides the fact that we just love him dearly and would miss Flygon in the Galar Region, many of us caught a shiny Trapinch in Pokémon Go on community day that we've been waiting to transfer to the next mainline game. We'll see ya soon, buddy.
9 Disappointed: Metagross
Another Generation Three baddie, we have Metagross. Unfortunately, Steven Stone's ace Pokémon won't be joining us in the Galar Region. This Pokémon is absolutely iconic, so it is definitely a shame that we won't be seeing it in the new Switch titles. The Pokémon's design is absolutely fantastic (and that shiny, oof), and it is no slouch when it comes to battle. It's certainly been a fan favorite for some time, so it's non-inclusion is surprising. We'll be missing it and its Mega Evolved Form in our brand new region.
8 Delighted: Milotic
The final member of the Hoenn grand trio is of course, the stunning Milotic. This is a Pokémon that is praised for its absolute beauty, so its inclusion in the Galar Region is a welcomed one. While we won't be seeing the return of contests, we can still watch this beautiful Pokémon duke it out on the battlefield. Shiny Feebas is also another Go resident that we'd like to see make the leap as soon as possible, please. While this stunning fish made the cut, there's another fish icon that didn't seem to cut it.
7 Disappointed: Bruxish
Alolan President Bruxish will not be making it to Galar, call the police. While many would argue that Bruxish doesn't deserve rights, it's more that no one else deserves rights and Bruxish deserves all of the rights. Just look at this thing, how could you not see the iconery that it is serving? The eyelash extensions, the eyeshadow, the lips, that smile. Everyone else is just stuck wishing that they had an ounce of the power that Bruxish has. Bruxish will be making its grand return in the enhanced version of Sword and Shield, Pokémon Gun.
6 Delighted: Dugtrio
While it's unknown if we'll see Alolan forms appear at all, we can at least take solace in the fact that the iconic trio of Dugtrio will be making a return to the scene in Pokémon Sword and Shield. How could it not though? Dugtrio has been a staple of the series since the beginning, and is a competitive beast. It is one of those weird Pokémon that is firmly in PU but also has a niche in Ubers for no apparent reason whatsoever. The metagame would be nothing without these three, so they almost had to come back out of necessity.
5 Disappointed: Oricorio
Oricorio is one of the Alola Region's most interesting Pokémon, so seeing it be swept to the side so easily is such a shame. It has the ability to switch between four different types with the use of items, which grants it different typings and of course, different dances. Oricorio was certainly a Pokémon that stood out just for how different it was, so its cutting so soon after it was introduced is such a shame.
There's always next time?
4 Delighted: Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss
The original baby Pokémon line, Togepi, Togetic and Togekiss, will all be featured in the Galar Region. Togepi is one of the most recognizable creatures in franchise history due to its prominent role in the anime. Its inclusion is one that was expected, so it is nice that we do have it confirmed now. This is one that we look forward to seeing in the Wild Area. Let's see a level 90 Togepi waddling around out there. Why not?
3 Disappointed: Luvdisc
Luvdisc is literally just the most boring Pokémon out there, like it doesn't do anything. It even looks bored of itself in its idle animation. That's why this Pokémon really needs all the help that it can get to stay in the spotlight. One place that Luvdisc won't be receiving any help from is Sword and Shield, as it didn't make the cut to appear in the Galar Region. This poor Pokémon loses more and more steam that it never really had to begin with every single day. It really only needs like, six polygons, it can't be that hard to render. Just throw it in real quick.
2 Delighted: Bewear
That one Pokémon that accidentally crushes its trainer's spine sometimes is back and better than ever. Bewear was revealed to be in the games long ago, and we're very grateful for Game Freak's decision to keep this wonderful little bear in for the jump to Galar. It's so innocent but so full of unlimited power at the same time, it's terrifying. We'll be able to encounter Bewear in the Wild Area, so don't let your guard down.
1 Disappointed: Bulbasaur
Oh, come on. You gave Charizard its 14th form but couldn't even put Bulbasaur in the game? Bulbasaur! It's one of the most notable Pokémon in the series, and it already had a model made from Let's Go! Don't worry though, it gets better, as Squirtle was cut too. You're telling me we lost two starters while the one that already had extra forms got another one? You know what, goodbye. We are absolutely done with this. We'll miss you so, so much Bulbasaur.