Zygarde's new forms now have official names and descriptions!

New Zygarde Formes (10%, 50%, and 100%) and Ash-Greninja

Zygarde's new forms now have official names and descriptions!
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Yesterday, GameSkinny contributor mrivera269 gave us some first looks at some new Zygarde forms that were shown in a recent issue of Corocoro magazine. Today, the Pokemon Company just released official images of the new forms on their website. Without further ado, let’s check out how they look and their official descriptions!

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Zygarde Cell

This stage has been identified as the single Cells that make up Zygarde. Cells do not possess any will or thought processes. They’re found scattered throughout the region. Since they can’t use any moves, researchers question whether they can even be called Pokémon!

Zygarde Core

At this stage, this aspect of Zygarde is little more than a part of the Pokémon’s brain. Unlike the Cells, the Cores are self-aware and can communicate with Cells and other Cores via telepathy. When a change occurs in the local region’s ecosystem, Cores have been known to take action.

Zygarde 10% Forme

Zygarde 10% is the Forme that the Zygarde Core takes when it gathers 10% of the Cells nearby. Capable of traveling over 60 mph (100 km/h), it defeats enemies with its sharp fangs and its incredible speed.


Zygarde 50% Forme

This Legendary Pokémon watches over and maintains the local ecosystem. Until recently, this was the only known Forme of Zygarde. In actuality, this Forme only has 50% of the Cells in its structure.


Zygarde Complete Forme

This is the perfect Forme that Zygarde takes when the Core gathers 100% of the Cells. When the ecosystem is under threat, and the Core concludes that the 50% Forme will be unable to deal with it, the Core takes on the Complete Forme. Its power is said to be greater than that of the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal!


There’s also an official image for a new Pokemon to be seen in the next full-length film: Ash-Greninja. Here’s what the Pokemon website has to say about this strange looking Pokemon…


Ash’s Greninja takes on a mysterious new appearance in the latest season! Ash-Greninja is the form that Greninja takes when the bond between it and Ash is raised to the limit. The strength of their bond changes Greninja’s appearance, and it takes on the characteristic look of Ash’s attire. This phenomenon is also said to have happened just once several hundred years ago in the Kalos region, but it remains shrouded in mystery.

With Pokemon Z rumored to be coming out in 2016, the addition of Ash-Greninja has me curious as to whether this bond-limit might be a part of the next game. While there have certainly been other Pokemon forms that have never appeared in the games, but have in the anime, the Ash-Greninja would certainly be an interesting concept for a bond-limit mechanic with player characters in Pokemon Z. Of course, this would also mean that there would have to be some sort of update to Pokemon X/Y and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.

What do you guys think about the new Zygarde forms? What about the Ash-Greninja? Do you think any of these will appear in Pokemon Z? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below!

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