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Pokémon Sword/Shield Games' Video Reveals November 15 Worldwide Release

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Switch games' new monsters include Legendary Pokémon Zacian, Zamazenta

The Pokémon Direct presentation revealed on Wednesday that the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games will ship worldwide simultaneously on November 15. The presentation also revealed a new trailer and previewed new Pokémon and gameplay features.

The new Pokémon in the games will include Wooloo, Gossifleur, Eldegoss, Drednaw, Corviknight, and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. New features will include Dynamax and Max Raid Battles.

The starter Pokémon in the games' new Galar region will be Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. Nintendo first announced in May 2018 that the new "core series" games for the franchise would launch on Switch in 2019.

The Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games shipped for Nintendo Switch on November 16. The games are set in the Kanto region of the first Pokémon games, and are specifically based on 1998's Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition.

Sources: Pokémon Direct livestream, The Pokémon Company's YouTube channel

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