The trailer showed Morpeko, a new form-changing creature who looks a bit like Pikachu. This Pokemon switches between two forms that are apparently related to how hungry it is: "full belly mode" is its happy one, but it also has a "hangry"mode (we've all been there Morpeko, get a sandwich in you).
The trailer didn't outline exactly how this mechanic works, but this Electric/Dark Pokemon's Aura Wheel changes type depend on the mode.
Galarian Weezing looks a whole lot like a dapper industrial-era tycoon with his top-hat/smokestack and smog-like facial hair -- this version of Weezing will be Poison/Fairy type, where the original was just Poison. Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone add Dark typing to the standard version's Normal, and they'll have a new evolutionary stage -- Obstagoon.
In terms of human characters, we see new rivals Bede and Marnie, as well as Marnie's "wild fans," Team Yell.
The company also detailed a new mechanic -- Poke Jobs. You can send your creatures to complete them via the Rotomi in Pokemon Centers.
"Trainers will find that certain Pokemon types are suited for specific jobs," it said in a statement. "The experience gained while on the job will help Pokemon grow, and Trainers may even receive rare items as rewards." Check out our sister site GameSpot for more on Wednesday's update, and fans of the trading card game will want to read their interview with long-time artist Mitsuhiro Arita.
The won't be able to transfer every old Pokemon into them, a decision that angered fans and caused producer Junichi Masuda to .showed us the games' Gigantamaxing mechanic, some of the gym leaders and revealed some new Pokemon. The games have already been subject to some controversy -- you
Since Sword and Shield are set in the UK-inspired Galar region, the company is openingin London a month before Sword and Shield's release.
First published at 6:01 a.m. PT.
Updated 8:10 a.m. PT: Adds details about Poke Jobs.