Pokémon Sword and Shield heading to Nintendo Switch this year

Pokemon Sword and Shield release date

Pokémon Sword and Shield, the newest adventures in the Pokémon series, are heading to Nintendo Switch!

They’ll be getting a simultaneous global release date sometime in late 2019, and we’ve been introduced to three adorable Pokémon.

The starter options this time are the inquisitive grass-type chimp Grookey, energetic fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and shy water-type lizard Sobble. All three are beyond adorable and as always, we’re really torn over which one we’re going to choose. Now, we can’t wait to see what other amazing creatures we can find in the games.

The new games will be set in the brand new Galar region, which has a glorious mix of bustling cities, glistening lakes, grassy countryside, and snow-capped mountains. And is it just us, or does it look like the UK…?

The two games were announced in a Pokémon Direct video, which you can catch up on here if you missed it.

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