Pokémon Sword and Shield Reveal

So I assume you’ve all seen the recent reveal yesterday, Nintendo announced during a special Direct that the next main series Pokémon game will be called ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Pokémon Shield’.

The new game will be set in the Galar region which is actually inspired by the UK, which the map and from what we can tell of the cities and towns, both reflect. It’s going to be interesting to see how Pokémon will reflect the Uk, I wonder if it will just constantly rain in the game… and occasionally all the NPCs will lose their mind when there is a sunny day, hopefully we will see them all on the beach with cans. All jokes aside, the region looks beautiful and there looks to be a lot of diverse biomes and areas to explore.


Also, the region helps us imagine what kind of new Pokémon we will see, I would imagine we will see Pokémon based off badgers, deer, foxes and squirrels. Plus there is a plethora of mythological ideas they can choose from; The loch-ness monster and the Welsh Dragon being my two favorites that I want to see, not to mention the cool dinosaurs that have been found in Britain!

We also got a look at our starters for the region and I personally love the designs, they’re cute and look full of personality, which should translate well for the anime.


But for me the best part of the reveal is SOBBLE, like look at it! There has definitely been a split between fans as who they are going to choose, I know I’ll probably be picking Sobble based off its base evolution. But I’ll wait till the final evolutions get revealed, the best part now the game is revealed is we will get a steady stream of new Pokémon reveals and that just helps build the excitement.

What do you think of the reveal? I mean it’s not too much, just the region and the starters confirmed, is that enough to get you excited? I know I am… Plus it’s the first of the main game series on the switch. After my mixed feelings (But, mostly positive) on Pokémon Let’s Go, I’m really excited to see what Game Freak implement in this game.

But the main question is which starter are you picking from the line up? Grookey, Scorbunny or Sobble? I mean the only right answer in Sobble right?…. Right?


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