New Mythical Pokémon for Sword and Shield will be revealed on Pokémon Day

This Pokémon will feature in Sword & Shield and the movie Pokémon the Movie: Coco.

Pokemon Day logo

With the closeness of the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield and the announcement of the Expansion Pass, it seems like new Pokémon keep coming, but it doesn’t end there. On Pokémon Day, Feb. 27, a new mythical Pokémon will be joining the lineup.

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We don’t know quite yet how this Pokémon will be able to be obtained in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There will also be a Max Raid event on the same day, so they may try to sneak the new Pokémon, or something related to it, into that event.

We also know that this Pokémon will get plenty of time in the spotlight, as it will be featured in the upcoming Pokemon movie titled “Pokemon the Movie: Coco”. The trailer showed this movie to star ash, but have a Tarzan-esque storyline.

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Screengrab via The Pokémon Company

It will be the first time that a mythical Pokémon has been added to the game since the release of Meltan and Melmetal in fall 2018. Meltan was revealed by appearing directly in Pokemon GO via dittos taking on the form of the new Pokémon that would later be explored in Let’s Go: Eevee and Let’s Go: Pikachu.

Screengrab via Niantic

Given that there is also a Pokemon GO event on Pokémon Day this year, it is also a possibility that the mobile game will once again reveal some information about the new mythical. 

It’s safe to say that eyes should be glued to both Pokemon’s current games and social media channels on Feb 27 if you want to be one of the first people to see the reveal of this brand new Pokémon. You never know where or when it will appear first.