We’re only a few days away from the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield. The Gen 8 Pokemon games arrive on Nintendo Switch this Friday, November 15, and ahead of their launch, The Pokemon Company has shared one final pre-release trailer that gives us another quick look at the titles–as well as a couple of new Pokemon.
The trailer, which you can watch below, has only been released in Japanese, but it primarily showcases some of the new Gen 8 Pokemon that have been revealed since Sword and Shield were first announced, such as the Electric-type corgi Yamper and Obstagoon, a Galar-exclusive addition to the Zigzagoon line.
Interestingly, the trailer also shows off two as-yet unrevealed Pokemon: the first appears to be made up out of runes, while the second appears to be a Galar-exclusive evolution of Mr. Mime, according to leaks that have been circulating online. You can take a look at the two new Pokemon beneath the trailer below.
Beyond the new Pokemon, the trailer also gives us another look at some of the Gym Leaders you’ll encounter on your journey across the Galar region, as well as some Pokemon that are capable of Gigantamaxing, such as Charizard and Butterfree. You’ll have a chance to add the latter to your team; from November 15 to early January, Gigantamax Butterfree will be more likely to appear in Max Raid Battles. During that same time frame, Sword players will also be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Drednaw, while Shield players will have a better chance of finding Gigantamax Corviknight.
Pokemon Sword and Shield release on Nintendo Switch on November 15, and the games will be $10 off at Walmart stores on launch day. Early adopters will also be able to get a few free Pokemon. Those who pick up a game by January 15, 2020 will be able to receive a free Gigantamax-capable Meowth, and players with save data of Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee on their systems will get a free Gigantamax-capable Pikachu or Eevee. You can read more in our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.
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