6 of the most outrageously British Pokémon in Sword and Shield

6 of the most outrageously British Pokémon in Sword and Shield
6 of the most outrageously British Pokémon in Sword and Shield

One of our favourite things about exploring the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield is spotting the numerous references to British history and culture that pop up throughout the adventure.

Not only are locations based on recognisable British towns and cities, but many of the Pokémon themselves have a distinctly British flair. Here are some Pokémon that are so British, we’re sure that we’ve run into them down our local.

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One of our favourite things about exploring the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield is spotting the numerous references to British history and culture that pop up throughout the adventure. Not only are locations based on recognisable British towns and cities, but many of the Pokémon themselves have a distinctly British flair. Here are some Pokémon that are so British, we’re sure that we’ve run into them down our local.

Rookidee, Corvisquire, and Corviknight

Corviknight - British Pokemon

Rookidee is likely to be one of the first creatures you encounter in Galar. The name and design of this flying type Pokémon, and its subsequent evolutions, are a lovely nod to British history and mythology.

Sirfetch’d

Continuing the Arthurian theme, Sirfetch’d is Galar’s take on the Knights of the Round Table. Additionally, Sirfetch’d has the attitude of the quintessential British gentleman, holding true to the ideals of nobility and fair play.

Weezing (Galarian form)

Weezing - British Pokémon Sword and Shield

Galarian Weezing’s top-hats are a nod to the iconic towering chimneys that sprang up across Britain during the Industrial Revolution. This ‘mon consumes polluting particles, and expels clean air, reflecting the environmentally-conscious attitudes of modern Britain.

Toxtricity

British Pokemon - Toxtricity

Toxtricity is a new Pokémon designed as a homage to the anti-establishment punk-rockers that transformed the British music scene in the 1970s.

Sinistea and Polteageist

Polteageist British Pokemon

We couldn’t have a Britain-inspired Pokémon game without at least one tea-themed Pokémon. So we got two.

Mr. Rime

Mr Rime - British Pokemon

Finally, we have Mr. Rime, a Pokémon that couldn’t be more British if he tried. Complete with a bowler hat, moustache, and cane, Mr. Rime looks like he strolled right out of a Dickens novel.

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