Kubfu, Urshifu And Calyrex Revealed For Pokémon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass

Calyrex Pokémon Sword And Shield Screenshot

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have revealed Kubfu, Urshifu, and Calyrex, new Legendary Pokémon that will appear in the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass.

Kubfu will appear in The Isle of Armor content, which will involve into Urshifu “after it has undergone sufficient training.” Whereas you will have the chance to encounter Calyrex in The Crown Tundra content.

Kubfu Pokémon Sword And Shield Artwork
Official Kubfu Artwork

Kubfu

Category: Wushu Pokémon
Type: Fighting
Height: 2′
Weight: 26.5 lbs.
Ability: Inner Focus

Kubfu will appear in The Isle of Armor. This Pokémon is hardworking and strives to train both its body and mind. It uses each defeat as motivation, training itself with even more vigor after a loss in order to grow stronger.

It has an organ that produces “fighting energy” in its lower abdomen, and before heading into battle, Kubfu will increase this energy through unique breathing techniques and intense focus.

Wild Kubfu live in mountainous areas far away from the Galar region, but it was once a species that called Galar its home. It’s noted in historical texts that this species used to head to uncharted lands with people as they set out to trade or explore.

Records suggest that the Kubfu living in faraway mountains today may have descended from Kubfu that became naturalized to the distant lands they visited in their journeys.

Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu after it has undergone sufficient training. It seems that Urshifu has two forms—a Single Strike Style and a Rapid Strike Style—and it appears that each form has different types as well.

Urshifu Single Strike Style Pokémon Sword And Shield Artwork
Official Urshifu Single Strike Style Artwork

Urshifu (Single Strike Style)

Category: Wushu Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Dark
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Ability: Unseen Fist

Urshifu in Single Strike Style form favor battling without holding anything back. When enraged, they will mercilessly attack an opponent until it is utterly defeated. A Single Strike Style Urshifu’s movements are often direct and involve rushing forward in a straight line. It will keep its distance from its opponents at first only to leap in close instantly to deliver a powerful blow.

Urshifu Rapid Strike Style Pokémon Sword And Shield Artwork
Official Urshifu Rapid Strike Style Artwork

Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)

Category: Wushu Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Water
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Ability: Unseen Fist

Urshifu in Rapid Strike Style form maintain a calm demeanor, observing their opponents and measuring their strength while dodging attacks. A Rapid Strike Style Urshifu will use flowing movements in battle to smoothly parry an opponent’s moves and then overwhelm the opponent with a flurry of rapid strikes.

Gigantamax Urshifu Pokémon Sword And Shield Artwork
Official Gigantamax Urshifu Artwork

Gigantamax Urshifu (Single Strike Style)

Category: Wushu Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Dark
Height: 95’2″+
Weight: ??? lbs.
Ability: Unseen Fist

Gigantamax Single Strike Style Urshifu looks ready to bellow in fury. People call it both “the very embodiment of rage” and “a divine emissary that banishes evil spirits with its fury.”

Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)

Category: Wushu Pokémon
Type: Fighting/Water
Height: 85’4″+
Weight: ??? lbs.
Ability: Unseen Fist

Gigantamax Rapid Strike Style Urshifu will quietly maintain its stance with a calm expression. When facing this Pokémon, it seems some will become greatly agitated, feeling as if the very depths of their soul have been exposed. Yet others report feeling a sense of relief, as if they’d been cleansed of evil spirits.

Calyrex Pokémon Sword And Shield Artwork
Official Calyrex Artwork

Calyrex

Category: King Pokémon
Type: Psychic/Grass
Height: 3’7″
Weight: 17 lbs.
Ability: Unnerve

Trainers will encounter Calyrex in The Crown Tundra. This Pokémon ruled all of Galar in ancient times. Though it appears delicate and slight, its every move is filled with grace and dignity. It also has extremely high intelligence, and it’s said to see every past, present, and future event.

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Alex Seedhouse
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