Today’s Nintendo Direct revealed more information about Pokémon Sword & Shield. Below is a list of some of the things that were announced in the update.
More information about Pokémon Sword & Shield was announced today at the Pokémon World Championships. While no new Pokémon were unveiled, several new Abilities and items were, along with more details about Dynamax Pokémon‘s Max Moves causing very beneficial effects. There’s also a special Battle Stadium for player-vs-player battles along with a ranked mode.
The Pokémon World Championships had some interesting information about the Pokémon Trading Card Game revealed this morning, namely in the announcement of a new mechanic to be introduced in the Sword & Shield expansion: Pokémon V.
The 2019 Pokémon World Championships take place this weekend, from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, over in Washington, D.C. The top Pokémon competitors across the Pokémon Video Game, Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokkén Tournament, and even Pokémon GO will duke it out to determine this year’s Pokémon World Champions.
A new trailer for Pokémon Sword & Shield was recently revealed, which confirmed that regional variants are returning — in this case, Galarian Forms — as well as several new characters, a new Team, and a few new Pokémon.