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Galarian Ponyta gets its official reveal, typing, and a new ability

by Oliver BrandtOctober 9, 2019

We sat through a torturously long livestream for a small glimpse at it, but now Galarian Ponyta is 100% official — and it’s glorious.

The Pokémon Company finally pulled the curtain off of Galarian Ponyta (again) today, with a new trailer and a bunch of new info uploaded to the Pokémon website. Galarian Ponyta is a pure Psychic-type Pokémon, known as the “Unique Horn Pokémon” in the Galar region — no doubt a nod to Scotland’s national animal, the unicorn.

Said to have been transformed over the generations in the depths of Glimwood Tangle — the forest we spent 24 hours staring at over the weekend — this fancy new Ponyta comes with a fancy new ability called Pastel Veil. Pastel Veil is a powerful ability that prevents it, and any of its allies, from being poisoned in battle. It’ll also heal any ally Pokémon of poisoning upon switching in, making it a prime candidate for any competitive team.

Galarian Ponyta will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield, a counterpart of sorts to its fellow Kanto-turned-British creature Sirfetch’d, which is exclusive to Pokémon Sword.

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Oliver Brandt
News Editor, sometimes-reviewer, and Oxford comma advocate. If something's published on Vooks, there's a good chance I looked over it first. I spend way too much on games and use way too many em dashes.

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