It’s about that time! We finally got some solid information on the long-awaited next entry in the Pokémon series: Pokémon Sword And Shield.
Along with the title, we got our first look at how the eighth generation of Pokemon game will look on the Nintendo Switch. The reveal trailer showed the new Galar region, which appears to be inspired by England, the Gen 8 starters, your trainer, and a number of Pokemon.
Galar is an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here
You’ll visit the various Gyms in the region, and work your way to becoming Champion.
The Three Pokémon You’ll Meet First
Like every new Pokémon game, both Sword and Shield will introduce new monsters to collect and battle, three of which featured in the recorded stream.
Your new adventure in the Galar region will begin by choosing one of
As seen in the new trailer, it appears the games are bringing back random encounters, which weren’t seen in “Pokémon Let’s Go.”
“’Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Pokémon Shield’ are the latest exciting adventures in the ‘Pokémon’ video game journey that began twenty-three years ago on this day,” said Ishihara. “Since then, Trainers around the world have discovered new Pokémon, engaged in epic battles, and made countless memories along the way. We look forward to continuing this journey by exploring a stunning new region in the Pokémon universe when the games launch later this year on Nintendo Switch.”Ishihara
The latest Pokémon game was officially announced at E3 2017 and slated for release during the second half of 2019.
Nintendo confirmed today Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield releases in late 2019.
Pokémon will join the upcoming Animal Crossing as 2019’s major Switch releases.