We’re only a week out from the release of Pokémon Sword & Shield, which means it’s time for TV spots to take the field. An English trailer does a serviceable, bite-sized job of reminding us that Pokémon is back while also explaining Giant Pokémon battles:

Meanwhile, the Japanese trailer does away with exposition, instead opting to feature a dramatization of one of said battles in CGI, complete with very intense music:

Both will have to tide us over until Pokémon Sword & Shield releases next week. You can pre-order your copy of either game on Amazon today.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.