Pokémon Shield

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 15/11/2019
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A whole new Pokémon RPG adventure awaits in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield coming to Nintendo Switch on November 15th!

Introducing the Galar region

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Get ready to discover Galar, an expansive region with diverse environments, from a peaceful countryside and contemporary cities to a thick forest and snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon who live here work together closely to develop the industries within it.

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Throughout your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in your quest to become Champion! You won’t be alone though, as Galar is home to newly discovered Pokémon that you can choose to be your very first partner!

Meet your first partner Pokémon!

Your adventure in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield begins when you choose one of three new Pokémon!

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Grookey, a Grass-type Chimp Pokémon, is mischievous and full of boundless curiosity.

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Bursting with energy is Scorbunny, a Fire-type Rabbit Pokémon who’s always running about.

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The stealthy Sobble, a Water-type Water Lizard Pokémon, shoots out attacks as it hides itself in water.

The Dynamax phenomenon

Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon can take on gigantic appearances during battle, and it’s an integral part of Pokémon battles in the region.

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Pokémon from the Galar region are able to Dynamax, and when they do, they become tremendously strong and receive a boost to their power.

Explore the Wild Area

The Wild Area is a vast expanse of land in the Galar region with untamed wilderness. It is full of nature and connects several different towns and cities. Trainers will find a greater variety of Pokémon living in the Wild Area than anywhere else in the Galar region.

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Join a Max Raid Battle

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Max Raid Battles are a new battle format that takes place in the Wild Area, in which the player will team up with up to three other Trainers online* or via local wireless** to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. Trainers will then get a chance to catch the wild Dynamax Pokémon if they manage to defeat it – but it won’t go down easily.

Legendary Pokémon

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The Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta are shrouded in mystery and are unknown even to those who live in the Galar region.

People and Pokémon of the Galar Region

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As a resident of the Galar region, players will embark on an adventure to become the Champion and meet many people and Pokémon along the way.

Many different species of Pokémon call the Galar region home. Much is unknown about the biology of these Pokémon, so researchers are working diligently to discover more information.

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack***

Arriving on the same day is the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack, which contains Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and an Exclusive Golden Dual Game Card SteelBook® case!

Pre-order at the Nintendo UK Store

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Poké Ball Plus

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You can use certain functions of the Poké Ball Plus accessory (sold separately), allowing you to take a Pokémon out for a stroll through the real world with you! If you spend some quality time with a favourite Pokémon of yours, then something good might happen!

The above videos were originally shown as part of Pokémon Direct presentations on 27/02/2019 and 05/06/2019. Check back soon for more updates!

*Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

**Local multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player.

***Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.

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Categories

RPG

Players

TBD

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

GAME FREAK

Age rating

  • 7
  • Violence

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

15/11/2019

Age rating

7

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

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System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

15/11/2019

Age rating

7

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean