With the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield really just a short wait away, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have been ramping up promotion of their latest release. The pair of Switch titles pushes gamers into the new region of Galar, with a ton of refinements and new features that change the series for the better. Improvements to battling are front and center, but that’s not all. For the first time, there will be exclusive content to both versions that takes the form of Gym leaders. The games also feature pre-order bonuses. Gamers can grab 12 Quick Balls, a chance to get a Gigantamax Meowth, and Gigantamax versions of Pikachu and Eevee, if you have to save data for Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and/or Eevee.
But positive improvements aren’t the only thing the developers have in store. The newest trailer for the video games has just dropped and will be showing off a couple of new roster additions. One of the new additions a new Ghost-type/Ground-type Pokemon named Runerigus. This particular beast is the Galarian form of Cofagrigus, a Gen V addition. Mime, in its new Galarian form, called Mr. Rime also joins in on the fun. This new form takes advantage of a mix of Psychic and Ice types. Check out that trailer down below.
Gigantamaxing is another new feature for these games, built around the new battle system. Gigantamaxing takes the already massive and powerful forms of Dynamax and turns them up to 11. The limited-use of this ability makes careful planning essential in some battles, as you will need to use these new abilities at the right team to overcome some tough opponents.
The new battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield are much more tactical this time around with the addition of multiple mechanics that create new levels of challenge. Gym battles especially will be much tougher due to the introduction of Max Raid Battles and Dynamax. These two are the core of the gameplay loop when it comes to battling Pokemon teams, as the add the ability to alter your Pokemon to incredible degrees of power. And with another commercial for the game from Japan, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company also wanted to promote these features too.
Other trailers have taken to showing off item changes, like new Candies and other stat-boosting items, that will also debut with these games.
You can find the latter of these two down below. Pokemon Sword and Shield arrive on November 15th for Nintendo Switch.