Pokemon Sword and Shield arrive on Nintendo Switch in a little bit over every week, and The Pokemon Company continues to share new tidbits concerning the titles. The firm has launched a brand new trailer that reveals off a few of the adjustments developer Game Freak has carried out to make it simpler than ever to get into aggressive battling.
The trailer begins with a take a look at new objects referred to as Mints, which let you change the consequences of a Pokemon’s nature. For occasion, in case you feed a Modest Mint to a Pokemon, it’s going to alter that monster’s base stats to what they’d be if it had a Modest nature–in this case, growing its Special Attack on the expense of its Attack.
Game Freak has additionally made a major change to Egg Moves–moves that sure Pokemon can solely be taught by breeding. In the previous, Egg Moves may solely be handed down by the daddy Pokemon; in Sword and Shield, nevertheless, two Pokemon of the identical species can go Egg Moves to one another if each are left on the Pokemon Nursery.
Another quality-of-life enchancment the trailer showcases is the flexibility to entry your Pokemon Box remotely. In earlier video games, you could possibly solely retailer and take out Pokemon by accessing the PC inside a Pokemon Center, and whereas that is nonetheless an possibility in Sword and Shield, now you can additionally carry out those self same actions from nearly anyplace within the Galar area, so you will now not must always head to a Pokemon Center if you wish to change up your Pokemon occasion.
The trailer closes out with a take a look at Exp. Candies. These are much like Rare Candies in that they make it simpler to stage up a Pokemon; nevertheless, not like Rare Candies, which routinely improve a Pokemon’s stage by one, Exp. Candies bestow a bunch of expertise factors on a Pokemon. The candies are available in small, medium, giant, and XL, and the scale of the sweet determines how a lot expertise it grants.
Pokemon Sword and Shield launch on November 15. If you decide a duplicate up by January 15, 2020, you will obtain a free Meowth that is able to Gigantamaxing. If you are unsure which model to decide on, we have rounded up all of the model variations and unique Pokemon confirmed to date. For extra, take a look at our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order information.
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