Following a 24-hour livestream which offered a tease of this new Pokemon, The Pokemon Company has revealed Galarian Ponyta as an exclusive to Pokemon Shield. This comes after the previous reveal of Sirfetch'd for Pokemon Sword.
Cute and colorful, it looks like Ponyta in this region of the world are filled with life energy, which gives them a unique appearance and abilities compared to their standard counterparts.
You can find some images and the official Dex entry for Galarian Ponyta below. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will release on November 15 for Nintendo Switch.
Category: Unique Horn Pokémon
Weight: 52.9 lbs.
Ability: Run Away/ Pastel Veil
Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and therefore their appearance became unique in this region.
Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. Its mane will become more colorful, and even emit a sparkling glow, if there is an abundance of energy around.
Galarian Ponyta’s Ability, Pastel Veil, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. This Ability prevents the Pokémon and its allies from becoming poisoned. It can even cure the poisoned status condition of its allies when this Pokémon enters the battlefield.