Pokemon Go: Galarian Weezing, New Sword & Shield Trainer Outfits Now Available

The best Galarian Pokemon has arrived in Go.


Pokemon Sword and Shield have finally launched on Nintendo Switch, and Pokemon Go is celebrating the occasion with some Sword and Shield-inspired content. Not only can you now get new trainer outfits based on the main characters from the Switch Pokemon games, you also have your first chance to catch a Galarian Pokemon.

Following November's Community Day, Galarian Weezing made its debut in four-star Raid Battles as part of a special Raid Hour event. Unlike a typical Weezing, this Galarian variant is a dual Poison/Fairy-type, and it has smokestacks on its heads that resemble top hats. While the Galarian Weezing Raid Hour is now over, the Pokemon will periodically appear in Raids going forward, so you'll still have a chance to catch it.

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As previously mentioned, Niantic has also added new avatar outfits for your trainer to Pokemon Go's Style Shop. These are based on the default outfits worn by the male and female protagonists in Sword and Shield. You can read more details about the outfits and Galarian Weezing Raids on the official Pokemon Go website.

November's Community Day ran from 11 AM - 2 PM local time on November 16. This month's featured Pokemon was Chimchar, one of the three starters from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. Throughout the event, the fire chimp appeared in the wild much more often than normal, and if players evolved it all the way into Infernape up to two hours after the Community Day ended, it could learn the powerful Fire-type attack Blast Burn.

Niantic has plenty of other Pokemon Go events lined up this month. Starting November 19, the developer is kicking off a Supereffective Week, during which you'll have your first chance to catch a Shiny Tentacool. Then, on November 26, the Legendary Pokemon Terrakion will make its debut in five-star Raids. Finally, Niantic is holding Pokemon Go's first-ever Friend Fest starting November 27. You can catch up on all the latest Pokemon Go news below.

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