Pokemon Sword and Shield - News and Feature Archive

A list of news and featured articles for Pokemon Sword and Shield published on Samurai Gamers.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - News and Feature Archive

News and Features Archive

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Join the Galarian Star Tournament

Join the Galarian Star Tournament (June 17, 2020)

Summary of the revealed Pokemon based on the Isle of Armor Expansion Pass trailer.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Legendary Max Raid Battles Teased

Legendary Max Raid Battles Teased (June 17, 2020)

Summary of the revealed Pokemon based on the Isle of Armor Expansion Pass trailer.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - New Gigantamax Pokemon

New Gigantamax Pokemon (June 16, 2020)

Summary of the revealed Pokemon based on the Isle of Armor Expansion Pass trailer.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Get to know Kubfu

Get to know Kubfu (June 16, 2020)

Summary of the revealed Pokemon based on the Isle of Armor Expansion Pass trailer.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Expansion Pass Gallery

Expansion Pass Gallery (June 16, 2020)

Summary of the revealed Pokemon based on the Isle of Armor Expansion Pass trailer.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Ash Partner Cap Revealed

Ash Partner Cap Revealed (June 16, 2020)

The official Japanese Pokemon website unveiled a new in-game cap to tie in with the upcoming Pokemon the movie Coco. Here, we compiled the schedule and steps on how to obtain the Ash Partner Cap.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - What We Know So Far From the Expansion Pass

What We Know So Far From the Expansion Pass (June 5, 2020)

Here are the latest updates for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield’s expansion pass, the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra. We broke down the new features that we can expect from the upcoming expansion passes.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Test Your Mettle in the February International Challenge

Test Your Mettle in the February International Challenge (February 10, 2020)

Details in the upcoming February International Challenge in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Included are an overview, rules, and registration details.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Rock It Out with Gigantamax Toxtricity

Rock It Out with Gigantamax Toxtricity (February 6, 2020)

The latest Wild Area information has brought yet another new powerful Pokemon. Get ready to encounter the Punk Pokemon, Toxtricity, in its newly discovered Gigantamax form!

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Catch Special Milcery in Max Raid Battles

Catch Special Milcery in Max Raid Battles (February 3, 2020)

With the sudden spawn of Gigantamax Pokemon comes a new wave of sweets. Take on Max Raid Battles from January 30 to February 16 to get a chance to add special Milcery to your collection and obtain new evolutionary items!

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokemon Day 2020

Pokemon Day 2020 (January 31, 2020)

The Pokemon Company shared February 27 as “Pokemon Day” in honor of the release of the first gaming software, Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green, which debuted in 1996 of the same day. The Japan Memorial Day Association also gave an overview on the announcements for the upcoming Pokemon Day.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokemon Home Features Announced

Pokemon Home Features Announced (January 15, 2020)

Recently, the Pokemon Home official website also went live with updates on features. Among the functions include moving Pokemon, trading on-the-go, and several others.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokemon Home Release Date Announced

Pokemon Home Release Date Announced (January 15, 2020)

According to the latest Pokemon Direct which aired on January 9, 2020 teased the release of Pokemon Home. Pokemon Home is a paid cloud service application. It is compatible with many Pokemon games including a two-way transfer between the latest switch games and Pokemon Home.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - New Characters in Upcoming DLC

New Characters in Upcoming DLC (January 10, 2020)

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s upcoming expansion The Isle of Armor features the three new characters Mustard, Klara, and Avery.

Latest Pokemon Direct Reveals New Gigantamax Forms (January 10, 2020)

Nintendo’s latest Pokemon Direct event shows off new Gigantamax forms for Rillaboom, Cinderace, Inteleon, and first generation Pokemon to be added in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s upcoming expansion.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - New Legendary Pokemon in Upcoming Expansion

New Legendary Pokemon in Upcoming Expansion (January 10, 2020)

New legendary Pokemon will be added in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s upcoming DLCs The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Expansion Pass The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra

Confirmed Returning Pokemon in the Expansion Pass (January 10, 2020)

A breakdown of familiar species of pokemon that will return in Pokemon Sword and Shield in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLCs.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Galarian Slowpoke

How to Acquire Galarian Slowpoke (January 10, 2020)

A guide on how to find and acquire Galarian Slowpoke in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Wedgehurst Station with Slowpoke and Klara

Meet Galarian Slowpoke (January 10, 2020)

In the latest Nintendo Direct, Slowpoke, a Pokemon native to the Kanto region, was teased to have a regional form in the upcoming Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - The Crown Tundra

The Crown Tundra Teased (January 10, 2020)

We discuss the new content arriving in The Crown Tundra DLC announced on Nintendo’s latest Pokemon Direct event.

The Isle of Armor Revealed (January 10, 2020)

We break down the upcoming features in The Isle of Armor DLC announced on Nintendo’s latest Pokemon Direct event.

 

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Expansion Pass The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra

Expansion Pass Content and Features (January 10, 2020)

A summary of the upcoming content and features the expansion pass will introduce and implement in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Take a Look at Galarian Ponyta (October 10, 2019)

Galarian Ponyta is a new Galarian form that inhabits Glimwood Tangle. Its spotlight trailer debuted on October 9, 2019.

Interview about Sobble Released (October 10, 2019)

In their third and final interview on starters, Gameinformer invited Game Freak to talk about Sobble. We went over the topics they talked about.

Interview about Scorbunny Released (October 9, 2019)

In part two of their interview, Gameinformer invited Game Freak to talk about Scorbunny. Here, we covered some of the topics they discussed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Grookey

Interview about Grookey Released (October 9, 2019)

Gameinformer conducted an interview with Mr. Ohmori, Mr. Masuda, and Mr. Turner of the Pokemon Team to learn about Grookey, Galar’s grass starter.

New Galarian Forms Possibly Teased During Pokemon Live Camera (October 7, 2019)

A new, unnamed, but familiar looking Pokemon was teased in the first Live Camera event. The video also showed Pokemon that live inside Glimwood Tangle.

Gym Challenge

Total Number of Gyms Reported to be 18 (October 4, 2019)

According to reports, 18 gyms will appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield. These 18 gyms are also reported to be split into two leagues.

Interview Revealed Changes and Improvements to Game Mechanics (October 2, 2019)

Details on multiple improvements for Pokemon Sword and Shield were revealed in a recent interview, which includes HMs, Exp. Share, auto-saves, the national dex, and using favorites.

Early Purchase Bonuses Announced (October 1, 2019)

Details on Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order bonuses, which were recently announced on the Official Pokemon Website.

New Pokemon Anime Scorbunny

New Pokemon Anime Featuring Scorbunny Revealed (October 1, 2019)

A new Pokemon anime season is coming on November 17. The season features Sword and Shield’s Galar Region and Scorbunny, one of the newest starter Pokemon.

The Pokemon Live Camera Announced (September 30, 2019)

Information on the first “Pokemon Live Camera,” a 24-hour coverage of the forest’s life straight from Glimwood Tangle.

Gym Challenge

What is the Gym Challenge? (September 26, 2019)

A description of the Gym Challenge in Pokemon Sword and Shield, including some currently known details and changes from previous generations.

Flying Taxi Spotted in Galar (September 26, 2019)

Information on the Flying Taxi, a vehicle powered by Corviknight that allows the trainer to move from one town to the next.

Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition (September 26, 2019)

A Pokemon Sword and Shield-themed Nintendo Switch Lite in a unique light gray will be released on November 8th, 2019.

What is Rotomi? (September 26, 2019)

Meet Rotomi, it keeps your Pokemon safe inside the storage boxes. Other than replacing the storage system, Rotomi also offers other services such as the Loto-ID, poke jobs, and card customizations

Poke Ball Plus Compatibility (September 26, 2019)

The Pokeball Plus will allow players to take Pokemon found in the Galar region on walks. The Mew that comes with the device can also be transferred to the game.

Locations Revealed (September 26, 2019)

Plenty of areas were shown in the Nintendo Treehouse livestream which include a couple of lakes and a field. We were also given a glimpse of other unnamed places in the Nintendo Direct which aired last September 4.

Special Serial Codes (September 26, 2019)

Players can obtain a number of special items by redeeming serial codes in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

What are Max Raid Battles? (September 25, 2019)

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Max Raid Battles require players to work together to defeat and capture powerful Dynamaxed Pokemon.

What is Gigantamaxing? (September 25, 2019)

Pokemon Sword and Shield will allow certain Pokemon to assume unique and powerful forms through an ability called Gigantamaxing.

Y-Comm and Surprise Trade (September 25, 2019)

Pokemon Sword and Shield will feature a new online feature to facilitate online interaction among players called Y-Comm.

What are Poke Jobs? (September 24, 2019)

Pokemon Sword and Shield will let players send their Pokemon on Poke jobs to earn experience outside of battles.

Exploring Galar (September 24, 2019)

Galar is a region where Pokemon come together and freely roam around. We compiled a list of currently known returning features and changes that appear in the wild.

The Galar Pokemon League (September 24, 2019)

Pokemon Sword and Shield will feature key characters affiliated with the Galar region’s Pokemon league. These include the league champion and the league committee.

Who are Your Rivals? (September 24, 2019)

A look at the rivals that you will encounter in the Galar region. Each rival has their own purpose as to why they want to be the Pokemon Champion.

New Battle Mechanics Revealed (September 24, 2019)

New Battle Features await you in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. We discuss new abilities, held items, details on dynamax, and a new move.

Who are Team Yell? (September 24, 2019)

Team Yell are a juvenile bunch that players will frequently encounter in Pokemon Sword and Shield.They are die-hard fans of Marnie and will stop at nothing to see her become the Galar region’s league champion.

Galarian Forms (September 24, 2019)

Galarian forms are regional variants of some Pokemon that can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Some of them evolve into new forms when trained in the Galar region.

What are League Cards? (September 23, 2019)

Pokemon Sword and Shield will allow players to create, customize, and exchange league cards with friends online.

Differences Between Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (September 19, 2019)

Details on the differences between Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, including a compilation of unique Pokemon and gym leaders available for each version.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Bea Gym Leader

New Pokemon Revealed in E3 Playable Demo (July 11, 2019)

Details on the latest Pokemon Trailer which featured New Pokemon and Characters were revealed on the Official Pokemon Youtube Channel on July 8, 2019.

New Pokemon Revealed in E3 Playable Demo (June 21, 2019)

Two brand new Pokemon, Yamper and Impidimp, were revealed during the E3 2019 Nintendo playable demo for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

Pokemon Home Limited to Galar Dex

Transfers from Pokemon Home Limited to Galar Dex (June 14, 2019)

Details on Pokemon Home’s compatibility with Pokemon Sword and Shield was revealed on the Treehouse livestream which followed Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct.

Rotom Phone Details on the New Rotom Phone (June 7, 2019)

Information about the Rotom Phone, an improved version of the Rotom Dex which has added features that can help trainers in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Confirmed Characters (June 7, 2019)

Nintendo’s latest Pokemon Direct livestream event showcased characters confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield. It will be released on November 15, 2019.

Revealed Pokemon Per Region (June 6, 2019)

A list of different Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This includes Pokémon from previous regions as well new Pokémon that will debut in the Galar Region.

Dynamax Information on Dynamax Phenomenon (June 6, 2019)

Newly revealed information regarding Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Dynamax, a mechanic where even your tiniest Pokemon can turn gigantic!

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Legendary Pokemon Legendary Pokemon Revealed! (June 6 ,2019)

A look at Zacian and Zamazenta, the two new legendary Pokemon revealed in Nintendo’s June 5, 2019 Pokemon Direct.

Pokemon Sword and Shield News Latest Pokemon Direct Reveals More Upcoming Features, Release Date (June 6, 2019)

Nintendo officially announces the worldwide release date for Pokemon Sword and Shield on Pokemon Direct streamed on June 5, 2019.

Galar Region A Look at the Galar Region! (March 1, 2019)

Analysis of each section of the Galar Region in Pokemon Sword and Shield and which locations in the United Kingdom they are based on!

Gen 8 Starters Gen 8 Starters Dual-Type Speculations (March 1, 2019)

Speculation of which dual-type combination the Gen 8 Starter Pokemon will have before Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield release!

Pokemon Sword and Shield Recommended Article List

▼Pokemon Sword and Shield Recommended Articles
Expansion Pass All Diglett Locations Gen 8 Starters
Galar Dex Pokemon Battles Walkthroughs
Beginner Guides Strategy Guides Game Database
Strategy Guides Post-Game TM Locations
TR List Evolution Stones Evolution Methods

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