Update (9th Oct, 14:20 BST): Famitsu has now shared a selection of clear images of the new Pokémon and a first-look trailer has appeared (above). In addition, we now have more info regarding Galarian Ponyta's type and Pokédex info.

Check it all out below.

Original Article (9th Oct, 10:45 BST): If you stuck around to watch the entire 24 hours of the Pokémon livestream last week (if you did, we salute your dedication), you'll have spotted a new monster set to appear in Pokémon Sword and Shield. In the office, we immediately started to call it the 'lovely sparkly candyfloss horse', but fans decided that it was probably a Galarian form of Ponyta instead.

As it happens, they were absolutely right (although we still prefer our name for it). A scan of the upcoming issue of Famitsu has been spotted online, showing off official artwork of Galarian Ponyta next to its regular form. It has a new ability called Pastel Veil and will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield.

Image: Famitsu, via Serebii

We'll make sure to update our list of all the version-exclusive Pokémon in Sword and Shield; feel free to check that over if you're still undecided on which version to pick up.

Before you go, though, here's a quick look at some new images and Pokédex info:


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[source serebii.net, via famitsu.com]