A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo SwitchTM system. Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the PokémonTM Sword and PokémonTM Shield games.
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Pokemon Sword is rated
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Rated 2 out of
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This Game Will Receive Fake 5 Star ReviewsA lot of people are going to review-bomb this game, but in the opposite way than you'd think. There's going to be many people giving this game and it's counterpart, Shield, 5 star reviews because "muh pokemon", and they can't stand anyone criticizing their favorite games. Be cautious when buying this game. This so far is definitely going to be a hit or miss game. This is the first game to not include all the Pokemon, the draw distance is terrible, assets are reused when Game Freak said they were remaking them from scratch, Megas and Z-Moves are being removed entirely instead of the shadow-ban Megas had in gen 7, etc. This doesn't mean the game is inherently bad, however. Megas/Z-Moves are being replaced with Dynamaxing/Gigantamaxing, since the game is on the switch it's a lot more pleasing and cleaned up to look at, poffins are making a return as 'curry' (even with it's own dex lmao), the elite 4 is replaced with a tournament-style thing. I will update this review if I ever play the game. But for now, I'm giving honest pre-release thoughts. Please be informed before buying these games. Many people are trying to silence criticism, including the pokemon company themselves. Spend your money wisely.
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 5 out of
This game will be review bombedThere's a large section of the Pokemon community that will be giving this game and it's sister edition, Shield, 1-star reviews because of a controversial description from Gamefreak to not include the National Pokedex (for those who are unaware of what this means, it essentially means Pokemon not native to the new region's Pokedex will not be able to be transferred into the games at all).
While this is definitely not an ideal situation, many of the features and what they have shown us has been extremely interesting. New mechanics new signature abilities, lots of new Pokemon and evolutions of old Pokemon who need them, its own regional variants, version exclusive gym leaders, open-world areas and really beautiful graphics. Before you confirm these games, I story recommend you do your research and don't take these reviews at face value because I absolutely refuse to agree that these games are going to be "terrible" or 1-star because some of the 800+ Pokemon were cut from the game.
Do you need a Switch Subscription To play the game or some of the parts of the game
Asked by: Joseph Publicover
Hi Joseph! From what we can tell, you will need a Switch Online subscription to play some optional parts of the game, like Max Raid Battles online, trade online, battling online, things of the such. However, even if the subscription is cheap, you don't need it to do Max Raid Battles, as from what I remember, they will just have placeholder CPU trainers. Hope this helped!
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