Pokemon Sword and Shield Debuts New Trailer, Demo to Be Released Featuring Water Type Gym

Pokemon Sword and Shield gets a brand trailer featuring the Water Gym and Gym Leader, Poke Ball details, and an upcoming demo.

Pokemon Sword and Shield, which has already gotten its own Nintendo Direct earlier this month, received more attention during the company’s E3 2019 Direct today. A new trailer debuted featuring the Water Gym and its Gym Leader Nessa. There will also be a demo launching, which will include a battle with her:

Poke Ball Plus can be used in conjunction with the game. When players take their Pokémon out for a stroll in the real world and spend some time with them, “something good might happen.” Most likely this effect is related to stat bonuses but the official details remain to be announced.

During the previous Direct, it was revealed that Pokemon Sword and Shield would be getting brand new Pokemon (no surprise there), Max Raid Battles, and two new Legendaries. A new area called the “Wild Area” premiered and it appears to be a massive, open space where players can encounter Pokemon in the overworld. To highlight the expansiveness, players can control the camera in this area. It is a fully dynamic world, with weather and location being determinants and variants for which types of Pokemon appear.

Of course the biggest reveal was the mechanic called “Dynamax,” where your Pokemon becomes huge with “incredible strength.” All moves turn into “Max Moves,” which are strong and may have additional effects in battle.

Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Meanwhile check out a write-up from one of our DualShockers own, in which he claims this will be the Pokemon title to reignite his passion for the series. You can preorder 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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