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Eighth Gen Games Pokemon Sword and Shield Announced for Holiday 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield Logo

Pokemon Sword and Shield. Who would of guessed those would be the next Pokemon games? They take place in a brand new region: Galar. It looks to be based in England, but that's not confirmed. In the video, we saw a variety of previous generation Pokemon available, confirming that you'll be able to find them in the region. The only new Pokemon revealed were the three starters: Grookey, the Grass-type chimp Pokemon, Scorbunny, the Fire-type bunny Pokemon, and Sobble the Water-type lizard Pokemon.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Starters

The games look quite spectacular in HD. They appear to be a traditional fixed-angle Pokemon expirience, and not open world with a free camera like some suspected. We did mention the games are coming exclusively to Switch, right? Hopefully that was obvious, but you never know with the Pokemon company. They'll be dropping in time for the holidays this year, late 2019. We'll surely be drip-fed new information about the region and Pokemon as the year goes on, so stay tuned. The direct also mentioned that they had a lot planned for Pokemon this year, so this might not be the only pair of games we're getting. Here's the trailer:

And here's the full direct:

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