Pokémon Sword and Shield now has a release date of November 15th 2019 Worldwide!! New information has also been released regarding new gameplay mechanics, box artwork and general screenshots of the Galar Region (and it looks utterly amazing).
Pokémon from the Galar region are capable of Dynamaxing. Dynamax Pokémon become incredibly large and tremendously powerful, but the effect only lasts for 3 turns and can only be performed once per battle.
When Dynamaxed, all of a Pokémon’s moves become Max Moves. Max Moves are powerful, but some even have additional effects. The Normal-type Max Move called Max Strike has the additional effect of lowering the Speed stats of opponents it hits.
The item Dynamax Band is required to Dynamax Pokémon. Only Trainers who have one can Dynamax their Pokémon.
The wild Dynamax Pokémon you face in Max Raid Battles vary based on the weather and where in the Wild Area you are. The weather changes daily. For example, you can face Steenee when it’s sunny and Lanturn when it’s raining. Some Pokémon can only be caught in Max Raid Battles.
Players can catch Dynmaxed Pokémon in Max Raid Battles, which are a 4-player co-operative feature.
As with the past two generations, players can choose their player character from 8 portraits: 4 male and 4 female.
We also have 7 new Pokemon released that’ll be available in the Galar Region. Introducing:-
Drednaw. It is Water/Rock-type and has the Abilities Strong Jaw and Shell Armor.
Corviknight. It is Flying/Steel-type and has the Abilities Pressure and Unnerve.
Wooloo. It is Normal-type and has the Abilities Fluffy and Run Away
Gossifleur and Eldegoss. Eldegoss is the evolved form of Gossifleur. Both are Grass-type and have the Abilities Cotton Down and Regenerator.
The Legendary Pokémon for Pokémon Shield, Zamazenta
And finally, the Legendary Pokémon for Pokémon Sword, Zacian.
Lastly, the box art has been revealed, including the option of a Double Pack with both games included.
We will continue to update this page when more info is released but here are some general screenshots of the game looking beautiful!!