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Nintendo announces Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

by Sean P. Aune | February 27, 2019February 27, 2019 9:30 am EST

Prepare to venture into the all-new Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Nintendo announced the new entries in the main Pokémon series during a Nintendo Direct on Wednesday.

The new games will be the first entries in the main series to be released for the Nintendo Switch. While both Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! released on the Switch, neither of them were part of the main series of the popular title.

As the titles will take us to an all-new region where we will be meeting new Pokémon, it’s only natural we will have our choice of three new starters. They are:

  • Grookey – Grass
  • Scorbunny – Fire
  • Sobble – Water

No specific release date was mentioned for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield beyond “late 2019.” If we were to hazard a guess, however, we would suspect it will be in early November. We’ll just have to wait and see to be sure.

Are you excited for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield? We sure are.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing