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Pokemon Sword and Shield Won't Have Every Pocket Monster

by Justin Berube - June 11, 2019, 2:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

There will be some limits this time around.

Unlike past main series Pokémon titles, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will have some limitations on which creatures can be transferred to the upcoming games. As revealed during E3 2019's Treehouse Live, only Pokémon that appear in the Galar Region Pokédex can be transferred to the game from the upcoming Pokémon Home service. Of course, some Pokémon from previous generations will be part of this Pokédex, but not all of them.

This is due to the fact that that making the character models in Sword and Shield are more complex, and to help maintain battle balance, so some limitations had to be implemented in order to have the games release in a timely manner.


Super KYTim89June 11, 2019

As long as greninja is in the game.

Mop it upJune 11, 2019

The rest will probably be paid DLC.

StratosJune 11, 2019

Quote from: Super

As long as greninja Scyther is in the game.

I fixed that for you.

Aren't they still reusing the X and Y models?

nickmitchJune 11, 2019

I thought the point of the over-res'd models was to have them HD (read: Switch) ready?  Battle balance is a weird excuse.

The Galar Region voted leave on Professor Oak's National Pokedex referendum and this is the result.

RABicleJune 11, 2019

Quote from: Super

As long as greninja is in the game.


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