Pokemon Shield: Allister, a new ghost-type gym leader has been revealed. The Pokemon Twitter account has been abuzz today with new information about the next generation Pokemon RPG coming to the Nintendo Switch. For the first time ever in a Pokemon game, the two editions will have a number of unique gym leaders.
Certain towns will have different Gyms that you can challenge depending on whether you’re playing Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield!— Pokémon (@Pokemon) July 8, 2019
In Pokémon Sword, you’ll face Bea.
In Pokémon Shield, you can challenge Allister.#PokemonSwordShield pic.twitter.com/Stu6w5iS0E
Pokemon Shield: Allister
"Allister is a talented Trainer of Ghost-type Pokémon who has taken on the mantle of the Ghost-type Gym Leader at a young age," her description reads, "He’s extremely shy and fearful, and he always hides his face with a mask when around other people. He rarely makes public appearances and apparently spends most of his time around ruins or in cemeteries."
So far we haven't seen any of the new ghost type Pokemon that will be coming with Pokemon Sword and Shield, and none were shown in today's trailer. We'll have to wait and see what Allister's roster looks like, but if you've enjoyed Pokemon's previous adventures into creepy and ghostly encounters, you might want to consider picking up Pokemon Shield.
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