Today’s Nintendo Direct during the week of E3 has revealed some new information about Pokémon Sword & Shield. First and foremost, another Gym Leader has been revealed: Nessa, the Water-type Gym Leader.
Additionally, gameplay footage of the Wild Area and Max Raid Battles was shown during the Nintendo Treehouse, which is featured in the video above, and two new Pokémon have been spotted in the playable demos at the E3 venue.
Today’s 15-minute long Pokémon Direct has revealed a lot of new information on the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield games, including the new Dynamax feature, seven new Pokémon, a host of characters, and more. You can see the full presentation in the video above.
Two big announcements have been made today pertaining to upcoming Pokémon games. The first of which is the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, which will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv/Pokemon on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:00pm PDT / 9:00pm EDT / 1:00am GMT.
This press conference “will cover a number of topics of interest to Pokémon fans,” though that does not necessarily indicate news of Pokémon Sword & Shield, which will instead have its own dedicated Pokémon Direct on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00am PDT / 9:00am EDT / 1:00pm GMT and is scheduled to last for 15 minutes.
The eighth generation of Pokémon games were announced in a recent Pokémon Direct, and their names are Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. These games will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in late 2019.
Pokémon Sword & Shield take place in the Galar region, which appears to be heavily inspired by Great Britain. The three starter Pokémon for this region were also unveiled in this Pokémon Direct.