For months fans have been speculating that Armored Mewtwo would be the herald to a brand new game mechanic for Pokemon Sword and Shield. However, according to the latest issue of Corocoro, this theory might have just been debunked.
While official scans have not been shared online yet, early translations of Corocoro’s feature on Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution state that the new design of Armored Mewtwo “can only be seen in the movie”, although it will still be expected to appear in merchandise and such.
Serebii Update: This month's CoroCoro states that Armored Mewtwo is an appearance that only appears in the movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION. Details @ https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/fbIJPJH9fK
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) May 14, 2019
So, perhaps I was a bit hasty in dismissing CoroCoro as reiterating Armored Mewtwo stuff. I mean it does but it also states one thing.
Armored Mewtwo can only be seen in the movie (and obviously movie merchandise)
There we go then.
— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) May 14, 2019
While this does not outright refute the rumors of an “Armored Evolution” feature in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Armored Mewtwo being exclusive to the movie does put a dent in one of the rumor’s biggest supporting arguments. With Detective Pikachu taking up most of the spotlight this month, its highly likely that we will only be receiving new information on the Gen 8 mainline titles next month at earliest. We will be sure to keep an eye out for more news, and bring updates as they come.
What do you think? Does “Armored Evolution” still have a chance of being in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Let us know in the comments below.