‘Pokemon Sword And Shield’ Releases Trailer Showing Off More Gigantamaxing, Version Differences

Pokémon: Sword & Shield (Image courtesy of Pokemon)

Pokémon: Sword & Shield (Image courtesy of Pokemon)

A new trailer came out Wednesday morning showing off some new Pokemon that be gigantamaxed. The trailer showed off Pikachu, Eevee, Butterfree, Charizard and Meowth in their Gigantamax forms, and their special moves while in those forms.

With one month left before the left of Pokemon Sword and Shield, fansite Serebii has reported that download cards for the games have begun appearing in stores in Japan, which have revealed the game’s file sizes. It also showed off some returning Pokemon.

According to the download cards, the games will weigh in at 10.3 GB. This would put the new Pokemon games as one of the largest Switch titles to date. To compare, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a massive game, is 13.4 GB. Pokemon Sword and Shield looks to have what would seem like close to that amount of content map as a whole if it’s only three gigabytes short of what BoTW offered.

Additionally, the download cards confirmed that the Gen 5 Psychic-type Gothita, as well as its evolved forms, will return in Sword and Shield.  Sun and Moon’s Fire/Dragon turtle, Turtonator will also be in the games. We still don’t know how many Pokemon in total will be available in Sword and Shield — the games controversially won’t feature every old monster–but more than 250 have been confirmed thus far.

So far, the exclusives we know are Deino family, Jangmo-o family, and Sirfetch’d are exclusive to Sword, as well as legendary mascot Zacian. Sheild’s exclusives are Larvitar, Goomy, Galarian Ponyta, and legendary mascot Zamazenta. The games will also feature exclusive gym leaders. The Fighting-type gym run by Bea is only in Shield, while the Ghost-type gym run by Allister is only in Sword.




Pokemon Sword and Shield will launch on the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15. Game Freak has also launched their other Switch game, Little Town Hero, an original RPG on Oct. 16.


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