It’s finally time — time for Pokémon Sword & Shield! Throughout the past 18 hours, the games have been launching throughout the world, but now both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have launched worldwide, finally now available in North America as midnight EST rolls along.
To help through your adventure in the Galar region, the Marriland website has now launched its Pokémon Sword & Shield Pokédex — a mobile-friendly Pokédex with info on each Pokémon’s moves, abilities, and more.
Additionally, to help decide on your team throughout the game, the site’s Pokémon Team Builder has been updated for FULL Sword & Shield support! You can use this tool to check your whole team’s weaknesses and resistances at once.
Look forward to the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield Walkthrough and associated videos coming to Marriland.com very soon!
A lot of work has gone into the Marriland website over the past several months, though most of it has been behind the scenes, working on a new engine that will eventually house the site’s Pokédex and other tools. One of the most popular and most useful features on the Marriland website is the Pokémon Team Builder, which can be used to help plan teams and check for party-wide weaknesses and resistances.
I’m pleased to announce that the Team Builder has received a MASSIVE update (v5.0.0) that should make it much easier to use. It also has added support for all of the officially-revealed Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield, so if there are any officially-revealed Pokémon you would like to include on a potential team, you can include them.
A new official trailer for Pokémon Sword & Shield has been revealed today and it showcases a lot of new quality-of-life upgrades for gameplay, especially the process of raising competitive Pokémon for battle.
Additionally, there’s an increased chance of finding Gigantamax Butterfree in Max Raid Battles from November 15, 2019 through early January 2020, and an Online Competition — Galar Beginnings — which takes place from December 6–8, 2019.
The final set in the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon series, Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse, has been released today. This gargantuan set contains over 236 cards, including 9 more TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, 7 more Pokémon-GX, and more than 20 Trainer cards, some of which are special Trainer TAG TEAM cards.
You can see some of the new cards down below, including the secret rares, which contain prominent human characters from the Pokémon series on the artwork of the card.
Starting tomorrow, November 1, 2019, the US Pokémon Center website will begin stocking a wide selection of special holiday-themed Pokémon merchandise that will help US Trainers get into the holiday spirit.
These items include plushies, decor, stockings, string lights, and ornaments, among other things — yes, even the obligatory uglysweaters .