Pokemon GO Galarian Forms Have Finally Arrived

Published: June 3, 2020 1:48 PM /


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Pokemon GO Galarian forms are finally popping up in Niantic's augmented-reality creature catching game. If you've been anxious to expand your massive collection of 'mons to even greater heights, you now have a fair few new creatures to capture.

Multiple submissions on Reddit's /r/TheSilphRoad have spotted a variety of Pokemon GO Galarian forms. Galarian Meowth, Galarian Stunfisk, and Galarian Darmanitan were some of the first Pokemon spotted in this wave of new additions. Another submission goes into detail about their PVP viability and reveals a few other new Pokemon like Galarian Linoone, Obstagoon, and Sirfetch'd.

Pokemon Sword and Shield has been out for quite a while now, but these Galarian forms are just making their way to Niantic's mobile game. They're sure to mix up the meta (and give people some more stuff to catch).

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Image credit: /u/TheBFG_NZ on Reddit, Header Image credit: /u/Steveanator8080 on Reddit

What are the Pokemon GO Galarian Forms?

Now that we've gotten our first look at some Galarian Pokemon, what are the ones that have been confirmed thus far? Here's what's been spotted so far on Reddit:

  • Galarian Darmanitan
  • Galarian Farfetch'd
  • Galarian Linoone
  • Galarian Meowth
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Obstagoon
  • Perrserker
  • Sirfetch'd

While the first wave of additions is certainly welcome, this is only a handful of the new Galarian forms and new Pokemon that were introduced in Pokemon Sword and Shield; we're sure to see more added in the coming months.

Pokemon GO Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020

Arriving alongside the new Galarian form Pokemon is the Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020. This special questline has five pages (as noted on Reddit) and can score people a cool cosmetic and some other neat items.

What are the Pokemon GO Throwback Challenge Celebration quests?

  • Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 1/5
    • Make 15 Great Throws
    • Catch 15 Pokemon
    • Transfer 15 Pokemon
  • Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 2/5
    • Evolve 5 Pokemon
    • Hatch 15 Eggs
    • Win 15 raids
  • Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 3/5
    • Make an Excellent Throw
    • Battle another Trainer 15  times
    • Power up Pokemon 15 times
  • Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 4/5
    • Give your buddy 15 treats
    • Catch a Dragon-type Pokemon
    • Take 15 snapshots
  • Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 5/5 - Rewards
    • Pokemon Appears
    • 5 Rare Candy
    • Professor Willow Glasses cosmetic item

Participating in this challenge might require that you purchase a ticket in the shop if you haven't completed the previous four Throwback challenges; it will cost you $7.99 plus any taxes or fees according to the game's official website. On the upside, purchasing that ticket will give you access to all four previous Throwback events, and if you have already done them will give you access to alternate rewards. Either way, you'll be able to complete this challenge at your own pace.

These new additions are certainly welcomed by Trainers who are looking for more fun in Pokemon GO. If you haven't yet tried this awesome AR app, you can pick it up on Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS.

What do you think of the Pokemon GO Galarian forms? Will you participate in the Throwback Challenge? Let us know in the comments below!

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