The only leak that is credible right now is the one from a few weeks ago that stated what was going to happen in this direct. Also worth noting is that the initial rumor claiming armor evolution would happen is probably wrong because it mentioned the legend Aries would be a horse and a snake.
As for the direct itself, I was absolutely blown away. I like all the new Pokémon, Corviknight probably being my favorite. The Flying/Steel typing makes me think it’ll be a more offensive Skarmory. Drednaw being Water/Rock is interesting, but it has the ability strong jaw, which currently does not boost any moves that it would get STAB bonus on. I feel like Eldegloss and Glossefleur should have been Grass/Fairy instead of pure grass. Wooloo being pure Normal fits I guess.
I like both the legendaries as well. I honestly don’t know which version I want to get lol
I’ve seen some people upset over Dynamax but I think it has potential to be a good game changer. Since it only lasts for three turns, it seems more balanced than mega evolutions. Though, I do wish the pokemon’s designs slightly changed in addition to them going giant, but I guess that would realistically take a really long time to do for 850+ pokemon
Characters are cool. Hop appears to pick the starter weak to you, which I’m not really a fan of. Masuda did say he was only one of our starters though, so I’m hoping another gets the stronger one.
The champion, Leon, is interesting. Pokémon usually has the habit of hiding who the champion is until you reach the end of the E4. The only time this doesn’t happen is with Alder, and he ends up losing to N before we can battle him. It’s also stated he’s adored by everyone in Galar. My theory is that he’s going to be the main antagonist of the game.
Also, I’ve seen some people talk about voice acting because of the way characters mouths are loving. If this turns out to be true, I really cannot wait for this game. Voice acting in Pokémon is something I’ve wanted for a really long time now