The latest episode of the online Pokémon Twilight Wings anime has now been released, and this one has some blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments that'll please fans of Sword and Shield on Switch. You can watch the full episode above, so we'd urge you to check that out before reading on if you don't want to be spoiled ahead of time.
Watched it? Good, let's take a closer look.
First brought to our attention by Twitter user @TAHK0, there are two moments in the episode that link back to Sword and Shield's prerelease build-up. The more obvious of the two is the scene below, where a Galarian Ponyta can be spotted on a screen behind Oleana. The scene looks just like Galarian Ponyta's live stream reveal (who can forget those 24 hours staring at a digital forest?)
The second comes later in the episode, when Oleana is flicking through her notes. For the briefest second, you see a heavily pixelated image of Sirfetch'd, just like the one released by The Pokémon Company to tease the Pokémon's existence to real-life fans.
As @TAHK0 mentions, the episode makes it feel like fans were piecing together Oleana's research before Sword and Shield released, which we think is a really cool way to remember the games' promotional period. These new Pokémon teases were all pretty exciting at the time for fans of the series, so we wouldn't say no to more reveals like them in the future.
Missed earlier episodes? You can find them here:
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode One
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Two
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Three
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Four
Pretty neat, huh?