As the November 15, 2019 release date for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield draws even closer, more details pertaining to the new Pokémon who call the Galar region home, are continuing to arrive, which means it’s time for some more “Who’s That Pokémon?” and in this instalment, we’re tackling the Coal Pokémon Rolycoly!
Classification: Coal Pokémon
Weight: 26.5 lbs.
Ability: Steam Engine / Heatproof
Description: Its red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It seems to be able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain.
Until about one hundred years ago, every household in the Galar region had a Rolycoly. The families would use the coal that dropped off its body for cooking and heating their homes. Even in the modern day, Rolycoly is a very popular Pokémon to take for outdoor activities!
Rolycoly’s Ability, Steam Engine, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. A Pokémon with this Ability will get a Speed stat boost if it’s hit with a Fire- or Water-type move during battle!