While many weren’t expecting Nintendo to touch on anything Pokémon related at E3 considering last week’s Pocket Monsters-focused Direct event, the Japanese gaming giant has revealed a bit more about the upcoming Switch games, Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Trainers will be able to take their Pokémon around with them with the Pokéball Plus accessory. They won’t be able to use the accessory as the trainer, but when you bond with your Pokémon in the ball something good will happen it seems.
The Direct also revealed that one of the game’s gym leaders, Nessa, will use Water-type Pokemon. Nessa will use a Dynamax Dreadnaw, a water/rock type revealed during the recent Nintendo Direct.
What’s probably the most interesting tidbit of information is that the Pokémon Home transfer system can only export Pokémon to Sword and Shield if they appear in the Galar Pokédex.
Here’s more information we learned from the Treehouse Live.
- Grookey has a new move called Branch Poke.
- When it rains, you’ll see more water-type Pokémon, and when it snows more ice-type Pokémon will appear.
- There are plenty of area sections in the Wild Area, including Lake Miloch, Rolling Hills and Lake Axewell.
- Trainers can only bring one Pokémon to a Max Raid Battle from their party or box.
- Each Max Raid Battle has a 10-turn limit
- The Dynamax’d wild Pokémon can use multiple moves in succession
- The Dynamax’d wild Pokémon can use a barrier and the trainers will need to break the barrier before damaging the Pokémon. To break the barrier, trainers will need to use damaging moves to knock down at least one gauge at a time
- Biking from land to water is seamless.
- With your Wi-Fi on, stamps will appear from the Y-COMM will appear in the bottom left corner from passing players. Use the stamps to battle, trade or join for a Max Raid battle.
- Other players will appear in the Wild Area.
- You can whistle to attract a Pokémon’s attention. Some will look at you and continue on with what they’re doing, while other Pokémon will charge you or run away
- There’s a crouch functionality to sneak up on certain Pokémon
Both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will launch on November 15th for the Switch.