Rumor: Pokemon Sword and Shield to launch on November 15, new options detailed

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We’re hours away from a Pokemon Direct, however a post on Reddit might have spilled at the least among the beans already.

If a reddit poster with a seemingly strong current historical past is to be believed, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will launch on Nintendo Switch on November 15. The submit additionally suggests just a few different issues about Pokemon Sword and Shield, which we’ll rapidly summarize:

  • The two conventional version-exclusive legendary Pokemon are wolves, as steered by the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield logos.
  • Z-moves, highly effective tremendous assaults first launched in Pokemon Sun and Moon, will make their return in some type.
  • Roaming Pokemon can even make their return.
  • A significant new gimmick might be ‘giant Pokemon’, which is just about what the identify suggests: big, outsized types of Pokemon that may be encountered, caught, battled and all the remainder. It seems you’ll additionally be capable of make your common Pokemon briefly big, and that the mechanic might be utilized in stadiums/gyms.

While a easy reddit rumor isn’t often one thing we’d so simply decide up on VG247, this one has piqued our curiosity for just a few causes. For one, the reddit account that posted this has a visual historical past of dropping hints and data previous to announcement, together with lately itemizing a bunch of right info on Ghost Recon Breakpoint earlier than the game was introduced. Second, as beforehand talked about we’re mere hours away from a Pokemon Direct that’s as a result of element Sword and Shield additional – and the nearer you get to those occasions, the extra doubtless it turns into that their contents will leak.

Take all this with a giant ol’ bucket of salt for now, then – however we’ll certainly know if that is true or not at 2pm. Stick with us on VG247 – you possibly can watch the Pokemon Direct here later at present, and we’ll replace our pre-release Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield guide with every thing you could know because it occurs.