Nintendo Reveals Generation Eight Pokémon Games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Posted by: Sam Tree | 27 February 2019

During a short Pokémon Direct live stream this afternoon, Nintendo has revealed the titles of the next main entries into the Pokémon franchise as well as a glimpse of what to expect from the Switch adventure.

Set in the Galar region (which looks suspiciously like it could be modelled on the UK), an expansive region filled with countryside, industrial looking cities, snowy mountains and more, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be the first mainline entry released on the Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Logos

Naturally, a new generation means new Pokémon to discover; and Gamefreak did not disappoint. Revealed during the live stream were Grookey – A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity, Scorbunny – A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy. and Sobble – A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.

Grookey - Grass type Scorbunny - Fire type Sobble - Water type

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Trailer

Due for release later this year, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield look to be shaping up well and personally I cannot wait! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The Galar Region

The Galar Region

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