Data analysis: The Mysterious Glitched Reveal

Hello little Watsons!
On september 13th 2019 around seven o’clock in the morning standard Pinkie time, something strange happened to the pokémon sword and shield website. A glitched picture began to appear and began directing people towards a glitched new pokemon entry.  It’s name, height and large parts of it’s flavor texts have been redacted or glitched out. Today we analyse what this Pokémon is. For now we only know it’s a fighting type.

Evolution

First of all a thing we can deduce with certainty is that this pokémon is an evolution. After all it’s flavor text reads Only (Glitched) that have survived many battles can attain this (Glitched). When this Pokémon’s (Glitched) (Partially Gltched)ers, it will retire from combat.
The first line is pretty much a dead give away. Only (Pokémon name)  that have survived many battles can attain this evolution. After all it is a new pokédex entry so it must talk about the pokémon in question. While it could be a side form this does not make any sense. The pokémon website however does play the rotom sound if you click on this garbled mess of a picture.  This is why some people believe this is a form of Rotom.. here is why you are very wrong if you believe that idea. First and foremost is the fact that Rotom is a ghost electric type whose whole thing is to possess appliances. Therefore the quantity of battle would not make any sense unless it is some warlike tool like a tank. while one might see a cannon on the “head” of the glitch Game Freak was never allowed to to make Remoraid look like a gun, or make octillery look like a tank. In this day and age it will have only become worse.. therefore the pokedex entry makes no sense if it refers to any other appliances.  Secondly it’s color scheme does not match up at all when rotom possess an appliances it’s a orangish red appliance. The reveal is donned in earth colours. To fix this Rotom would have to get a Galarian Form.. which would be dumb as it will ruin an very interesting concept and force them to create at least just as many rotom forms.. or by penalty of the galar dex only keep the one, which fans will not like. This applies to basically everything with slide forms as well. So Rotom is out if we consider this from a positive stance. Of course Nintendo and Game Freak could drop the ball massively but with the Dexit hate.. they would have to be pretty stupid to hype a form reduction. With multiforms not really working out the only thing that makes sense for the flavor text is if the second glitched out text bit says evolution. 

Eevee



People might wonder if it could possibly be an eeveelution as we are in an even numbered generation and that means new eeveelutions usually. And while  only Eevee who survived plenty of battles can achieve this evolution would indeed make for a new form of evolution such a mechanic would be much to frustrating.  Eevee that has to have been in a number of encounters before it evolves would make counting extremely tricky and impractical, making sure it will not faint for x amount battles would make it even harder. So the only way this new mechanic could be implemented would have to be a hard set level that if Eevee ever reaches that particular level it will ALWAYS evolve into ‘Puncheon’, which would lock away a normal type evolution forever. Adding a fighting type eevee would also be bad for balance, right now Sylveon is the best eeveelution in a meta sense. It doesnt have a weakness among any of the eevee’s and is super effective against the runner up in terms of strongest. Adding a fighting type to the line would only give Espeon and Sylveon more of a boost and they don’t really need that. At the reveal of camps near the end of August we saw  all known eeveelutions sitting together with no extra one , that seen seems to just be there to confirm we will not be getting a new eevee this time around or that it would have most likely have been used to spice up the camp reveal. So I am sorry but I do not think we’ll be getting a new eeveelution.

Galarian Form

Now let’s think like a detective for a moment and question the motives of posting a post in this way shall we? Why would you build up hype with a redacted name and redacted text? Let’s say I thought up the coolest new Pokémon named Pinkie, who evolves from the pokémon Pinku. If those pokémon are not know yet , there would not be reason to redact the names Pinkie and Pinku. The reason to blank these things is because the names would tell us to much information We can within reasonable doubt say that Game Freak and Nintendo would only choose for this method if they would reveal to much otherwise, a not known name is virtually the same as a glitch after all. So this is a pokémon we know by name at least and the Pokémon Company already mentioned there will be more cases like Obstagoon where a pokémon that could not evolve in its regular will evolve as a Galar form it’s easy enough to put two and two together.Now since it’s themed like a glitch Galarian Porygon would make sense.. but that one already evolves twice and already is way too good to get a fourth evolution anyway. An alternate evolution makes little sense as well because the pokémon’s height is redacted. Meaning the height could reveal the pokémon most likely, but it also means that when this pokémon reveals it keeps the exact same height as it’s previous form.. because it’s weight HAS been declared at around 116 kilograms. Since the name of the pokémon itself also has been redacted it must be a name that resembles the original too much. Naming conventions aren’t always like that.  For example had Lombre never gotten an evolution and they would announce Ludicolo , once more it would not be needed to redact the name, they are different enough people would not directly guess. A galarian form with an evolution that sounds very close to the origin pokémon.. a leaker has revealed such a names just after the starters got revealed or maybe even a bit before. The same leaker who told us it would take place in a british region.

Sirfetch’d

The Pokémon in question is Sirfetch’d the evolution of the slept upon but quite beloved farfetch’d. Now the long rod the pokemon hold does indeed seem to be coloured like a leak, while the  other green bit could be seen as a sword. We can see some avian shapes as a beak and such but this image gets even more convincing if we flip it 90 degrees.


Now we can arguably see a duck in armor holding a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. It is a knight… the same ones who bear the title Sir in England. The little skin that is shown within the armor matches the colour of farfetch’d and if we look closely we even see the three little blops of hair that farfetch’d iconically has. As is it quite literally looks just like a farfetch’d donned a suit of armor and got a vegetable shield.  Meaning it’s height would NOT have changed.. therefore Nintendo and Game freak would have to redact it from people not cross referencing it with Farfetch’d height. It’s weight has obviously changed now that is is wearing armour so there is no need to redact the tacts. Now remember that one of the redacted bits was only partially redacted. Using Sirfetch’d as an example we can complete an actual sentence. “Only Farfetch’D that have survived many battles can attain this evolution. When it’s leak (or whatever vegetable it’s shield will be made off)  withers it retires from combat. It is said that if a Farfetch’D loses it’s stick it immediately runs of to find another one as it can’t live without one (in a metaphorical way because they can eat it as emergency supplies) so it does all add up. What do you think little Watsons? I at least do not think I am wrong!

Reader Question:

What do you see in this image?

So with this new mystery and it’s possible solution comes a lot of new questions as well. Why is it a fighting type? It does make sense for a warrior in armor not to be able to fly so there is that. Alongside the idea it has to be a perfect warrior. While I do think I am right I do not claim to know all the answer but it’s certainly fun to speculate.

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Pinkie

3 thoughts

    1. A lot of people think it will indeed be a Galarian Cubone so you might be onto something there… that is the one wearing the skull of their dead mother on their head. Since britian is big on hunting a hare of such flavoring could be quite possible

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