"Pokemon Sword & Shield" Details & Legendaries Revealed

Earlier today, Game Freak debuted a new Nintendo Direct centered around Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Max Raid battles on the other hand are where, for the first time in the series, up to four trainers will be able to team up to take on a Max Raid Pokemon - a la Pokemon Go - using the Wi-Fi Direct connectivity of the Switch. From an open world area that basically functions as an enhanced, weather-dependant version of Pokemon Safari, to new Pokemon and characters, it was a jam-packed 15 minutes of information. These stretches of wilderness between the cities allow for more open exploration and it looks like Pokemon themselves are visible on the overworld. Let us know in the comments! Before you cry "OP", remember that the Dynamax feature can only be once per battle, for three turns at that. Game Freak notes that some Pokemon can only be caught in Max Raid Battles, so if you want to fill up the Pokedex, participating in them will be a necessity.

One of the easiest ways to pre-order Pokemon Sword and Shield is via the Pokemon website.

Pokemon Sword and Shield takes place in the Galar region. We've also rounded up all of the biggest news that came out of the stream for you to read below. We now know the game's release date, and it's right in the November sweet spot, squished into a release window with long-awaited Kojima wtfery Death Stranding and the first single-player Star Wars release in ages. Zacian and Zamazenta are both regal wolves, but Zacian has a sword in its mouth while Zamazenta has a shield for a beard.

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