The eighth generation of Pokemon games, Pokemon Sword and Shield, have finally been revealed. The trailer, which you can watch above, shows off the new starter Pokemon, a new region, and how Pokemon will look on Nintendo Switch. But it also has a few shots that raise more questions than they answer.At two points in the trailer, you can see stones with symbols carved into them. These symbols are different from previous Pokemon puzzles, like Gen 2's Unown and Gen 3's braille, and they could just be decoration--the new region, Galar, might be inspired by England, and these could be Stonehenge-esque stones. But they're featured prominently in their respective shots, so it's hard not to wonder.Also shown in the trailer is a large carving in a hillside of what might be a Pokemon. Aside from another indication that this might be an England-inspired region, it could represent a legendary Pokemon; it appears to be both breathing fire (or smoke) and shooting out lightning bolts, and there are … [Read more...] about Pokemon Sword And Shield: What Are These Mysterious Symbols?
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Nintendo debuted the new Pokemon RPG coming to Nintendo Switch this year, and in the process revealed a lot about its new setting. Pokemon Sword and Shield are set in the Galar region, and the gameplay video gives some sense of the real-life setting that inspired it.Based on what we've seen so far, Galar looks to be very heavily inspired by the UK. It's full of cottages and Victorian architecture, and an overview even showed a tall clock tower that appears similar to the famous Big Ben tower in London, England. The setting also appears to offer a variety of weather types, including winter weather that requires a change of clothes.The names "Sword" and "Shield" also invoke imagery of Medieval knights, often associated with English history. In a tweet from 2018 that may have slyly teased the game, Game Freak specifically tagged Nintendo of Europe. At one point in the trailer the player character dons a soccer-like uniform and enters a huge stadium, which contributes to the European … [Read more...] about Pokemon Sword And Shield Setting Looks Very Familiar
The brand new Pokemon Sword and Shield has been announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch. In the announcement trailer, we got a look at its world (the vast Galar Region) and the new Pokemon we’ll be able to catch. But what’s the best new Pokemon of the three that have been announced? While we don’t have stats on these new starters just yet, we did get a good look at their designs, and enough to decide which Pokemon Sword and Shield new Pokemon is our favorite. The short Pokemon Direct gave us details on the seemingly Britain-inspired Galar Region, but it didn’t delve into too many details regarding new Pokemon. In fact, all we saw were the three new starter Pokemon. Rather than breaking tradition, Game Freak and Nintendo decided to stick with the tried ‘n’ tested by having a standard mixture of Grass, Fire, and Water-type starters. We rank them from best to worst below: Pokemon Sword and Shield new Pokemon Ranked | Grookey … [Read more...] about Ranking the best new Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield
During an impromptu Pokemon Nintendo Direct, the new Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games were revealed. Alongside the announcement itself, viewers got to learn new information about the Gen 8 Pokemon game, including new Pokemon starters, the new Galar region, and more. We also got to see (not final) gameplay that offered a glimpse at what players could experience when the game launches in late 2019. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are completely new RPG entries to the series and will take place in the never seen before Galar region. The livestream opened with shots of wide landscape, demonstrating the expansive farmlands and countryside which will feature in the game alongside industrial settings. The ability to be a boy or a girl is also featured. The exploration of the world shows that the game will be presented in third-person like the recent Pokemon entries, as opposed to a fixed camera. The reveal of the games’ titles showed off new logos which … [Read more...] about Pokemon Sword and Shield revealed; here’s everything we know so far
Nintendo and The Pokemon Company finally pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Sword and Shield, the series' upcoming eighth generation titles for Nintendo Switch, in today's Pokemon Direct presentation. On top of revealing details about the games' setting, we got our first look at their brand-new set of starter Pokemon.As in previous Pokemon games, players will be presented with a choice of three different Pokemon when they first begin their adventure in Sword and Shield. This time around, the options will be the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble. You can see all three of them below.No other new Pokemon have been revealed yet, but we did get a glimpse at a ton of returning Pokemon, including a handful from Sun and Moon. Sword and Shield are set in the new Galar region, which appears to be based on Britain and spans idyllic countryside, rustic towns, and frigid mountains.Pokemon Sword and Shield are being directed by Shigeru Ohmori, … [Read more...] about Pokemon Sword And Shield’s Starter Pokemon Revealed