During a Pokémon Direct presentation last week, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the newest additions to the main series of Pokémon role-playing video games. Developed by Game Freak, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be launching simultaneously in late 2019 worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games take place in the Galar region. 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. They will not be alone, since the newly discovered Pokémon they choose to be their first partner will be by their side.
In a now-deleted post on Twitter, Nintendo of America said: “It appears in Pokémon Sword and Shield that gyms in the Galar region are now bigger than ever! What types of Gym Masters are waiting for you to challenge them? You and your new partner Pokémon will have to train hard and find out!”
The adventure begins in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield when players choose one of three new Pokémon—Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Grookey, a Grass-type Chimp Pokémon, is mischievous and full of boundless curiosity. Bursting with energy, Scorbunny, a Fire-type Rabbit Pokémon, is always running about. The stealthy Sobble, a Water-type Water Lizard Pokémon, shoots out attacks as it hides itself in water. You can also check out the official recordings for the latest Pokémon Direct by clicking here. To watch the first trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield, click here. The upcoming duo of Pokémon games will include support for various languages to accommodate players across the globe. For more information about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, be sure to visit the official website at: swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/. Due to the plethora of announcements made today, multiple Pokémon terms are trending worldwide on social media.