The next big titles in the Pokémon franchise, Sword and Shield, will be released on November 15th, 2019. Developer Game Freak confirmed the news in a 15-minute Direct that also included a bunch of gameplay and story details. Like the fact that Dynamax will boost your monster’s size and attack power for three turns in battle. Nice.
Also, it will be possible to fight Dynamax-sized Pokémon in the wild through a new, co-operative Max Raid Battle system. We don’t have a lot of details at the moment, but the Direct showed four trainers meeting near a portal and fighting a giant Pokémon in what looked like another dimension. That should be enough to excite Pokemon fans right there.
“If you and your allies manage to emerge victorious, you will get a chance to catch the Pokémon in a truly dynamic catch sequence,” Kazumasa Iwao, planning director for Pokémon Sword and Shield explained.
There will be two new legendary Pokémon: Zacian and Zamazenta. They look like wolves and have a sword and shield-like mane. Other Pokédex additions are Wooloo, a fluffy sheep, Drednaw, a frightening creature with a huge jaw, Corviknight, a raven / flying taxi, Gossifleur, a flower-like Pokemon, and its evolution Eldegoss. The games will have a fully-movable camera system and a ‘wild area’ with a dynamic weather system. These games sound amazing.