Corgi Pokemon is coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield

For dog lovers who also enjoy Pokemon, the best of both worlds is here – a Corgi Pokemon now exists!

Pokemon has appealed to several generations of players by now, but it’s not for everyone. But a new Corgi Pokemon might change that for some dog lovers.

This news was announced on Tuesday, June 11 during the E3 conference, and Dog O’Day learned of it through

As far as we know, this is the first Pokemon of this generation to be based on a canine, though we aren’t familiar with the franchise or characters. (Wes could identify Pikachu, and the humans Ash and Misty, but that’s it.)

This new Pokemon character is called Yamper, and will be a part of a batch of newly designed characters for Pokemon Sword and Shield, which will release on the Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019.

Yamper belongs to the Galar region of the game, and can retrieve lost Pokeballs. He or she belongs to the Electric class of creatures, and with the upright pointy ears resembles more of a Pembroke Corgi than a Cardigan Corgi. (We like them both.)

The Galar region is based on the United Kingdom, where the breed (and actually, many breeds) are from. It is brand new to this game.

Since they are a herding breed, it makes sense that is reporting that Yamper can be used to herd the sheep-like Wooloo Pokemon in the game, which is a fantastic touch.

Pokemon Sword and Shield will be the first game of the eighth generation of the series, and by our count the 20th overall since 1998 for the sixth different gaming system (the Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, DS, 3DS and Switch).

As an Electric type, according to Pokemon enthusiast Nathaniel Searl of Busting Brackets, Yamper has advantages when battling a Ground or Flying class type of creature.

According to Searl, the Generation I Normal class puppy Growlithe evolved into the grown-up doggo Arcanine, and the Normal class Generation V creature Lillipup resembled an Old English Sheepdog puppy before evolving into the grownup Herdler and Stoutland creatures.

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