The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo confirmed today that the Galar regional form of Ponyta will appear in the highly anticipated upcoming Pokémon Shield video game. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch November 15, 2019, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system. The Galarian Pokémon made a surprise appearance during a “livestream” of a forest in the Galar region. Due to all the popularity surrounding this lovable Pokémon, the terms Shield, Sword and Galarian Ponyta have been trending on Twitter:
Galarian Ponyta is confirmed for Pokémon Shield 🦄
The psychic-type Galarian Ponyta is a Pokémon Shield exclusive. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield release worldwide on November 15. GIF via @Pokemon
Category: Unique Horn Pokémon
Weight: 52.9 lbs.
Ability: Run Away/ Pastel Veil
Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and therefore their appearance became unique in this region.
Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. Its mane will become more colorful, and even emit a sparkling glow, if there is an abundance of energy around.
Galarian Ponyta’s Ability, Pastel Veil, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. This Ability prevents the Pokémon and its allies from becoming poisoned. It can even cure the poisoned status condition of its allies when this Pokémon enters the battlefield.
Source: The Pokémon Company International and Twitter.com