Pokémon Sword And Shield A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera.
Pokémon Sword And Shield
Pokémon Sword And Shield Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles* in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the first set of Generation VIII games in the main Pokémon series. Released for the Nintendo Switch on November 15th, 2019, they are the first original mainline Pokémon RPGs created for home consoles. note The games are set in the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom.
Mega Evolution and Z-Moves have been removed and replaced by a new battle mechanic known as “Dynamaxing”, wherein a Pokémon temporarily appears to grow to giant size, granting increased HP and more powerful variants of its usual moves; some Pokémon receive unique “Gigantamax” forms with unique moves. In addition, some wild Pokémon can be encountered in a permanent Dynamax state and fought in a Max Raid Battle with up to four players. Taking a cue from the Let’s Go games, Sword and Shield feature an extensive “Wild Area” in conjunction with normal Routes, where players encounter wild Pokémon via “symbol encounters” in various sub-areas. These are also the first games in the series to have version exclusive Gyms, with Sword having Fighting- and Rock-type Gyms, and Shield having Ghost- and Ice-type Gyms.
Pokémon Sword And Shield
Pokémon Sword And Shield For the first time in the series, there was a strict restriction on the Pokémon available for use: over 450 Pokémon could not be caught or traded into Sword and Shield at the time of release, with the available creatures solely consisting of the 400 Pokémon within the Galar Regional Pokédex. Over eighty moves, not counting the aforementioned Z-Moves, were also made unusable.
The announcement trailer can be viewed here, the dedicated Nintendo Directs here and here, and the Dynamax trailer here. The official website is here. An animated web series based on the games titled Pokémon: Twilight Wings premiered on YouTube on January 15th, 2020.
On January 9, 2020, it was revealed that in place of a traditional third version or sequel, the games would receive the series’ first instance of paid Downloadable Content in the form of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. The Expansion Pass consists of two new campaigns, Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, and include the return of over 200 Pokémon – including Legendaries – to the roster (100+ per campaign), plus new Galarian and Gigantamax forms. Players who don’t own the Expansion Pass will be unable to capture these Pokémon, but will be able to obtain them through trading and Max Raid battles. New tutor moves, clothing, and the ability to make Apricorn Poké Balls will also be included in the Expansion Pass. The Isle of Armor was released on June 17, 2020, while The Crown Tundra was released on October 22, 2020. New editions of both versions, each containing the base game and both campaigns, were released the following month, on November 6, 2020.