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 Archive

News and Features Archive

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!

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