Pokemon Sword and Shield December 1st Event Makes it Snow in Wild Area For All Players

A new event hits Pokemon Sword and Shield today: the Wild Area is locked into snowy weather to celebrate the beginning of December.

Pokemon Sword and Shield gets a pretty nifty new event for all players: because it’s the first day of December, all sections of the massive Wild Area are currently locked into snowy weather. This means that the Pokemon encountered in the grassy areas will be primarily Ice types such as Sneasel, Cubchoo, Vanillite, and Vanillish among others:

I’m always a huge fan of these kinds of small but universal game events — it has this uncanny ability to sort of unite players in a simple and fun way. Hopefully we’ll get more of these kinds of events later on.

In recent news, Pokemon Sword and Shield are already the eighth best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time at six million units sold during its launch weekend alone. Check out pictures of the game’s launch event held at Nintendo NYC. And in not so cheery recent news, Pokemon Company International is looking to sue leakers who spread around pictures of their then unreleased official strategy guide.

trailer introduces items that made their debut including mints, Exp. Candy, nutrition drinks, and Pokemon boxes for on the go ‘Mon storage. If you need a refresher course on all the major new mechanics before you pick up the game you can check out the official trailer showcasing them here. There’s town footage and a full map of the Wild Area for the game as well.

Elsewhere, there’s currently a Pokemon Center London popup store that’s selling strictly Pokemon merchandise, which the only other Nintendo store being located in New York, US.

Pokemon Sword and Shield just released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Meanwhile check out our in-depth review for the game here, in which the News Editor states that “Pokemon Sword and Shield are a lot of fun, even if the series is experiencing growing pains with the transition to home consoles.” You can purchase Sword here and Shield here.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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