Pokémon: Sword and Moon
Pokémon: Sword and Moon

Pokémon is releasing a new game this year

During its latest live stream, Nintendo finally gave fans some about the upcoming Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch. The title of the next installment of the popular Japanese franchise is “Pokémon: Sword and Shield.” The mainland games are releasing in late 2019.

Pokémon Sun and Moon
Pokémon Sun and Moon. Source: GameSpot

Pokémon: Sword and Shield

Here’s the official trailer of the game, where we can see the first details of the upcoming game. Pokémon Sword and Shield belongs to the new 8th generation of the franchise and brings with it improved graphics with the classic gameplay we all love.

The upcoming RPG titles feature a more detailed 3D art style more similar to the Let’s Go games.

The title will include a new region called Galar, which is seemingly inspired by the UK. As usual, there will be more new creatures, and that includes both adorable pokemon and strange designs showing some kind of Japanese mid-crisis.

Pokémon: Sword and Shield starters

As usual, we have three starter Pokémons, each one of different categories. The starters are the Chip Pokemon Grookey (grass); the water-lizard Sobble (water), and the rabbit Scorbunny (fire).

Pokémon Sword and Shield starting pokémons
Pokémon Sword and Shield starting pokémons. Source: The Mary Sue.

The Pokémon company describes the game’s setting like this:

Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments — an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. Fans will have the opportunity to visit various gyms in the Galar region in their quest to become champion.

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