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The next generation of Pokémon is finally here! Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced Pokémon Sword and Shield. During a 7-minute Nintendo Direct, first footage of the next installment in the beloved franchise was revealed, alongside the games title, region, and starter Pokémon.

Sword and Shield will take place in the Galar region, home to extremely beautiful landscapes. Move over, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We also get introductions to the new grass, fire, and water starters – the Chimp Pokémon Grookey, the Rabbit Pokémon Scorbunny, and Water Lizard Pokémon Sobble.

For a closer look at Pokémon battles, the new region and it’s weather effects, watch the Nintendo Direct above. Are you excited for Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield?

Words by Kyle Hodge
Staff Writer

New York based writer that pops flavor and drips sauce.