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The newly-revealed My Little Ponyta Pokémon will only be available in one version of Sword and Shield

Bullet Club

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24-hour Sword and Shield livestream reveals new Pokémon

The 24-hour Sword and Shield livestream is over and Pokémon fans can finally rest - except they can't because it offered a glimpse at a new Pokémon and they're losing their shit.

The stream teased the appearance of the new Pokémon with galloping sounds and snippets of footage. Then fans saw its tail:


Then it trotted across the background but was obscured by an Impidimp who walked in front of the camera. David Attenborough would have been furious.


And then, finally, the mysterious new Pokémon was revealed in all its glory - and it looks like a My Little Pony.


Just before the end of the stream, two of the things popped up on-screen - one without a tail for some reason. The pair rubbed heads, prompting one of the manes to glow. Fans now believe this is a Galarian version of Ponyta, the horse-like Pokémon, but this remains unconfirmed for now.


So there you have it. Pokémon Sword and Shield has a My Little Pony. My kids will be thrilled.

UPDATE: Galar Ponyta will be Shield exclusive.

UPDATE 9/10/19: After its announcement during Pokémon's weekend livestream, Galar Ponyta (AKA My Little Ponyta) has now been shown off via official artwork published in Japanese magazine Famitsu.

The new information here is that Ponyta will be a Pokémon Shield version exclusive - the opposite of the recently-revealed Sirfetch'd which is Sword exclusive.

This presents a slightly unbalanced pair of Pokémon to tempt you one way or the other (or into buying both). Ponyta, of course, evolves into Rapidash (heard off-screen during the livestream) meaning Shield has two Pokémon exclusives. Will something else be revealed for Sword?


Source: Eurogamer
 

buizel

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Nice design, looks like it could pass as a Johto-era Pokemon. Reminds me of Vulpix and Mareep a bit.

Unlike most of the monstrosities nowadays, Farfetched evolution is a weird fucker.

I'd say its less my little pony than this guy

if purely for the body proportions (big problem in pokemon made now is body proportions make zero sense). anyway, rule 34 has presumably struck the new guy already

Wasnt Vulpix blue only or something? Red only? Been so long, im sure its just another one of these. The other version will get another pokjeman
 
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More and more inclined to go with Shield, who will be the " inferior " version this time around ( inferior aka the less chosen)
Like for shappire in ruby and shappire era, or for pearl iirc
 

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Cool Farfetch'd evolution or Brony bait?

Yeah... Sword it is
 

Trojita

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They had to find a way for people to buy Shield. The comments the past few week have been "Why the fuck would you buy Shield? Look at that Sirfetch'd"
 
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Kenpachii

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Still dat day 1 full game price dlc going nintendo? never gets old your anti consumer practises.
 
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CuteFaceJay

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The national dex took a hit for this.

Also wasn't the reason messaging system was removed from the 3DS and never made a thing on the switch because of all the Brony's sending dick pics to random kids?
 
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CuNi

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Imagine watching a 24h stream to see a new pokemon being revealed..

I'm glad gaming enthusiasts are still out there so developers keep making such things. It's really awesome, wish more games would do special reveals like this or APEX etc.
 
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