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Pokémon Sword



  • Console: Nintendo Switch (Console Exclusive)
  • Availability: Physical and digital
  • Genre: Role-Playing, Adventure
  • North American Release Date: November 15, 2019
  • Japanese Release Date: November 15, 2019
  • European Release Date: November 15, 2019
  • ESRB Rating: E
  • Supported Play Modes: TV, Tabletop, Handheld
  • No. of Players: 1-4 players
  • File Size: 9.5 GB
  • amiibo Compatibility?: Yes
  • Demo Available?: No
  • Developers: Game Freak
  • Review Score: 8.5

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Synopsis


Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles* in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.

Certain Pokémon can even Gigantamax to gain a new look and a powerful set of G-Max moves. But there’s more to being a champion than honing your battle skills: you can pick your own clothes and get a new hairdo while visiting the stores in town, so you can be the Trainer you want to be. Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter newly discovered Pokémon as well as familiar ones that will look a little different in their new Galarian forms! And for another way to level up your Pokémon, assign them Poké Jobs to complete. You can even play with your Pokémon in Pokémon Camp, just for fun

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Downloadable Content


 

Free Updates

 

Free updates will be released alongside the below-detailed Expansion Pass:

 

  • January 9th, 2020: Update that adds Galarian Slowpoke to the base game along with a new event featuring new characters Klara or Avery.
  • June 2020: Over 100 past species of Pokémon will become available in the base game. If the player does not own the Expansion Pass, they cannot catch them in the wild — they can only be obtained via trading with someone who has the Expansion Pass or by using Pokémon HOME. Releases alongside the “Isle of Armor” DLC — detailed below.
  • Fall 2020: Another wave of over 100 past species of Pokémon will become available in the base game. If the player does not own the Expansion Pass, they cannot catch them in the wild — they can only be obtained via trading with someone who has the Expansion Pass or by using Pokémon HOME. Releases alongside the “Crown Tundra” DLC — detailed below.

 

Expansion Pass

 

Available to purchase for $29.99 USD.

 

Part 1: “The Isle of Armor”

 

  • New “Isle of Armor” area.
  • New Pokémon.
  • Over 100 returning Pokémon.
  • New clothing items.
  • “Handy features, items, and more.”
  • Apricorns.
  • Tutor Moves (including all-new moves).
  • Exp. Charm item.

 

Releases by June 2020.

 

Part 2: “The Crown Tundra”

 

  • New “Crown Tundra” area.
  • New Pokémon.
  • Over 100 returning Pokémon.
  • New co-op play feature.
  • New clothing items.

 

Releases by Fall 2020.

 

Purchase bonus

 

 

Players that pre-purchase the Expansion Pass can receive a special purchase bonus of the Pikachu Uniform Set and the Eevee Uniform Set. Both sets will contain five clothing items and will be accessible via codes players will receive after pre-purchase.

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