Pokémon Sword and Shield

Release Date 2019-11-15
Developer Game Freak
Publisher Nintendo

Several new features for the games are also firsts for the series, including, cooperative raid encounters, akin to those seen in Pokémon Go; the Wild Area, a fully explorable open world area with free camera movement and dynamic weather which has implications on which Pokémon species appear at a given time; and "Dynamax" and "Gigantamax" forms for Pokémon. The latter two enable Pokémon to temporarily grow to a giant size, with Gigantamax being limited to select Pokémon and feature different forms from the Pokémon's normal appearance. A new mechanic called "Poké Jobs" tasks the player's Pokémon with completing requests, such as assisting in construction or cooking, to gain experience or rare items. In addition, Pokémon native to the game's region will be able to be transferred to the games from the Nintendo 3DS app Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Go, and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! via the Pokémon Home service. Pokémon Gyms make a return after being absent in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. As is typical with the series, the two games will have version exclusive features between them, such as available Pokémon and, for the first time, Gym Leaders. Some features from previous entries, such as Mega Evolution and Z-Moves, will be absent from the games. A 'Camp' mode is introduced which allows the player to spend some time interacting or playing with their Pokémon and to cook different types of curry which provide bonuses for Pokémon. New customization options for the player character have been added, like outerwear and other accessories. The PC box can be accessed in some areas outside of Pokémon Centers.

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Genre

Adventure, RPG

Characteristics

3D, 3rd Person, Anime, Based on a Popular Franchise, Co-Op, Collect-a-thon, Customizable Player Character, Cute, Exploration, JRPG, Missions and Quests, Multiple Editions, Online Multiplayer, Open World, Overhead View, RPG, Single-Player, Stylized

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