Pokémon Sword and Shield released this week, and while Pokémon fans may have varying opinions on the game, the new Pokémon variations are always exciting to see. These are especially exciting for Pokémon GO players, since regional forms get released before new Pokémon. Alolan Pokémon forms first appeared in Pokémon GO in May of 2018, and now some select Galarian Pokémon forms are joining them, including Galarian Weezing.
Galarian Weezing will be appearing in raids, and at least one New Zealand Pokémon GO player has reported that the update has already gone live there. They can be found in 4-star raids, so players will have to get some friends together to take them down.
In addition to Galarian Weezing, the black and white Galarian variants of Zigzagoon and Linoone will also appear, although at the moment it is unclear if they will appear in the wild, in eggs, or in raids as well. The third evolution of the Galarian Zigzagoon line, Obstagoon, does not seem to be appearing in Pokémon GO at the moment. No images or mentions of the Galarian form of Weezing’s pre-evolution Koffing have appeared either.
It seems that along with the Galarian Pokémon forms, some other Pokémon Sword and Shield content is coming to celebrate the game’s release. Several new avatar items from the outfits of the Sword and Shield protagonists, Gloria and Victor, are being added to the Pokémon GO store.
Hopefully other Galarian forms of Pokémon will be following soon. Of course, we can only guess that Galarian Koffing will be joining its counterpart, but there are other Galarian forms that might appear in the future as well. Pokémon like Ponyta, Rapidash, and Corsola could appear in Galarian form in Pokémon GO in the future. Currently, Pokémon GO has just only started releasing Pokémon in Generation V, so there will be a while before the new Generation VIII Pokémon get released, but until then, regional variants should tide players over.