Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Logo on Black Background

Today Nintendo held a 7-minute Pokémon Direct which unveiled the next entry into the Pokémon RPG series, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

The broadcast was short and sweet and gave us pretty much all we needed to know so far about the games. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will kick off a new generation of Pokémon which will come with three new starters.

There’s the chimp Pokémon, Grookey – a grass type “full of boundless curiosity”, the rabbit Pokémon, Scorbunny – a fire type “which is always running about, bursting with energy”, and water lizard Pokémon, Sobble – a water type that is “a bit timid, shooting out attacks as it hides itself in the water”.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Starter Pokémon Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield also come with a brand new region to explore, the Galar Region, a place where people and Pokémon live together and work together to build the industries within the region.

Finally, it’s been revealed that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in “late 2019”. You can check the full recap below:

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