"Pokemon Sword & Shield" Details & Legendaries Revealed

Jun 07, 2019, 00:46

Should you be interested, Pokemon Sword and Shield both drop on November 15th. Pokemon Sword and Shield take place in The Galar Region, which is an expansive land that hints from the Pokemon company have hinted is at least partially based on the United Kingdom. Alternatively, you'd also be able to use just one of your two purchased vouchers on your preferred Pokémon game, while using the other on a different game that's already available.

It's been a minute since we've received an original Pokemon game in the traditional sense - Let's Go doesn't feel like it counts, given the fact that it's a remake. When exploring the Wild Area, the Pokemon you encounter depends on a number of variables, including terrain, your location within the Wild Area, and the weather, so exploring the whole thing and revisiting every time the weather changes might reveal some rare Pokemon.

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Of course, we also saw some new faces, humans and Pokemon alike.

In a huge boon for Pokemon fans, there's going to be a brand new, open-world area between the main cities, known as the Wild Area. Dynamax Pokemon will appear outside of regular trainer battles, as they also feature in Max Raid Battles.

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James Turner, art director at developer Game Freak, introduced us to a few new Pokemon species too: Wooloo the sheep, Gossifleur (which evolves into Eldegoss), snapping turtle Drednaw and Corviknight the flying taxi (which can take players back to any town they've visited).

It doesn't hurt at all that the new Pokémon showed off during this direct were adorable. Comparisons were drawn nearly immediately between the Legendary wolf Zacian and Dark Souls boss Sif, with viewers commenting live during the stream making a note of the resemblance.

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