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Perhaps one of the best things about Pokémon Sword and Shield is the new cast of creatures themselves; from the adorable Sobble and the hilarious Cramorant to the new Galarian forms of old classics, we've been pretty impressed with the new designs this time around.

Nintendo has decided to use two of these Galarian designs to promote the games on Twitter, showing off Galaraian Zigzagoon and Super Lovely Twinkle Sparkle Horse (or Galarian Ponyta). Now, that's all well and good, but hol' up a minute.

How has Nintendo got their hands on the original forms of these two characters?

While in-game trades allow you to get the regular versions of some Galarian monsters, the two featured in this clip cannot currently be found. Assuming Nintendo hasn't hacked its own copy of the game (which it hasn't), this could be a subtle confirmation that regular forms of Pokémon who have a Pokédex entry in the new games will be able to be transferred via Pokémon Home, an upcoming cloud service.

Of course, that still won't be enough to please the moaning Dexit crowd, but it's nice to see that those odd few regular forms of Galarian Pokémon haven't been ignored.

Happy to see the usual, fiery Ponyta back in the games? Share your thoughts on this in the comments below.

[via twitter.com, nintendosoup.com]