Nintendo Reveals New Pokemon Sword and Shield Information; First Online Event Revealed


With the arrival of Pokemon Sword and Shield quick drawing closer, Nintendo has discharged their first bunch of tips and data about the game. These incorporate the ever-present boxes, finding uncommon pokemon and the sky is the limit from there. For those intrigued, you can discover the subtleties beneath:

■ Handy Features to Help You on Your Adventure

There are numerous new highlights in Pokemon Sword and Shield that are intended to make your experience considerably simpler to appreciate. We’d prefer to show you a couple of models.

Pokemon Boxes

You can store Pokemon you don’t need in your group in your Pokemon Boxes. In Pokemon Sword and Shield, you’ll have the option to get to your Pokemon Boxes in different towns and offices—yet additionally while you’re out and about or in any event, when you’re investigating in the tall grass! You’ll have the option to swap Pokemon into and out of your group at whatever point you need, so take a stab at exploring different avenues regarding a wide range of various Pokemon.

Simply know that there are a couple of spots, for example, the crucial where you take on Pokemon Gyms—where you won’t have the option to get to your Boxes.


Sparing tirelessly has consistently been a piece of a Pokemon experience, yet now there’s an autosave capacity to enable you to out! The autosave capacity will consequently spare your advancement during your experience at different focuses, for example, when you enter a town or a structure.

This capacity is naturally turned on when you start your experience, yet you’ll have the option to turn it off on the off chance that you need to have more command over when your advancement is spared. Indeed, even with autosave on, you’ll despite everything have the option to spare physically, as well, similarly as you can when autosave is off. Go to the Options menu to pick how you’d prefer to spare, so you can set up an encounter that suits your style!

— A message will show up in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen when your advancement is as a rule naturally spared.


In the event that a Pokemon you got in an exchange doesn’t have an epithet, you’ll currently get the opportunity to give it a moniker—yet just once! Address the man remaining behind the left-hand counter in any Galar area Pokemon Center—this handyman makes certain to enable you to out!

Note that, similarly as in past titles, you won’t have the option to change the name of an exchanged Pokemon that as of now has a moniker.

We’re proud to announce the first official competition for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!

Sign-Up Period: 

Friday, November 15, at 00:00 UTC, to Thursday, December 5, at 23:59 UT


Competition Period: 

Friday, December 6, at 00:00 UTC, to Sunday, December 8, at 23:59 UTC

Battle Format: 

Single Battle

Eligible Pokémon:

Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Certain special Pokémon will not be allowed.

Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.

All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.

Ranking Results Announcement: 

December 2019


Membership in the Nintendo Switch Online (paid) service is required for Online Competition participation.

You’ll be able to join the competition by opening the X menu in your game and selecting VS, Battle Stadium, and then Online Competitions. There’s no need to register on the Pokémon Global Link.

In the Galar Beginnings competition, you’ll be able to make your Pokémon huge by Dynamaxing them—or even have their form change by Gigantamaxing them! These effects will last for only three turns per battle, so be sure to use them wisely!

Pokemon First Battle Announcement


In Max Raid Battles, four Trainers team up to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. But in extremely rare cases, a Gigantamax Pokémon can appear instead of a Dynamax Pokémon. Normally, your chances of encountering a Gigantamax Pokémon are very, very small. However, we’ve discovered that certain Gigantamax Pokémon become more common during specific time periods!
From Friday, November 15, 2019, until early January 2020, players will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Butterfree in Max Raid Battles.

During this same period, players of Pokémon Sword will also be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Drednaw and players of Pokémon Shield will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Corviknight!

And it seems there may even be other Gigantamax Pokémon that could appear more often than usual, so be sure to give Max Raid Battles a try!
We suspect that the Gigantamax Pokémon you’re likely to encounter will change over time, too, so stay tuned!


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