Pokémon Sword & Shield Announced for Nintendo Switch

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:56pm
Posted by Marriland
Forge a Path to Greatness in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

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.

These aren’t the only Pokémon that made an appearance in the reveal video — Pikachu, Minccino, Meowstic, and several other Pokémon were also shown in the trailer. Gyms are also making a return, as shown in the video and in the screenshots below, as well as mentioned in the press release.

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