New games announced: Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield!
Pokémon Sword & Shield — 27 February, 2019
Brand new Pokémon games have been announced in the Pokémon Direct today! They are called Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. They take place in the Galar region, which appears to be based on the United Kingdom, and will feature lots of new Pokémon, including 3 new starter Pokémon:
- Grookey (Grass type), the Chimp Pokémon
- Scorbunny (Fire type), the Rabbit Pokémon
- Sobble (Water type), the Water Lizard Pokémon
See below for more details and screenshots. Here is the trailer:
Notable elements from the trailer:
- Wild Pokémon battles return.
- Random encounters are also back - Pokémon are not seen in the overworld like the Let's Go games.
- A large stadium is seen, perhaps the location of an important battle like the Elite Four or Champion battle.
- The region features a mix of old and new Pokémon. Seen in the trailer were Pikachu, Minccino, Wishiwashi, Grubbin, Hoothoot, Zweilous, Flygon, Braviary, Wailmer, Meowstic, Lucario, Tyranitar and Munchlax among others.
- There is an underground mine with gems in the walls.
Route 1 in Galar
A wild battle
A trainer battle starts
A railway bridge
A snowy town
An underground mine
A large stadium
Entrance to the stadium
See more on the Sword and Shield main page.
Gigantamax starters revealed in new Sword/Shield Expansion Pass trailer
26 March, 2020 • Pokémon Sword & Shield
Pokémon of the Year results announced and Zarude revealed
27 February, 2020 • General News
Silhouette of new mythical Pokémon shown in CoroCoro
13 February, 2020 • Pokémon Sword & Shield
Pokémon Day celebrations revealed
05 February, 2020 • General News
New mythical Pokémon to be revealed on Pokémon Day 2020
31 January, 2020 • Pokémon Sword & Shield
Pokémon HOME to launch in February
28 January, 2020 • General News
Pokémon Direct announces Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass
09 January, 2020 • Pokémon Sword & Shield
Pokémon Direct to air on 9th January
07 January, 2020 • General News
Pokémon Sword and Shield released!
15 November, 2019 • Pokémon Sword & Shield
Japanese trailer officially reveals Mr. Rime and Runerigus
11 November, 2019 • Pokémon Sword & Shield
New items and mechanics revealed for Pokémon Sword & Shield
06 November, 2019 • General News
Gigantamax forms officially revealed
16 October, 2019 • Pokémon Sword & Shield