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- A new generation of Pokemon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system.
- Become a Pokemon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region!
- Choose from one of three new partner Pokemon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble.
- In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokemon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokemon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story.
- Get ready for the next Pokemon adventure in the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games.
- Rated : Ages 7 and Over
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 10.8 x 1 x 17.4 cm; 10 Grams
- Release date : 15 Nov. 2019
- Date First Available : 8 Mar. 2019
- ASIN : B07DMFDC6W
- Item model number : 211113
- Country of origin : Japan
- Best Sellers Rank: 102 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
- 23 in Nintendo Switch Games
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From the manufacturer
Get ready to discover Galar, an expansive region with diverse environments, from a peaceful countryside and contemporary cities to a thick forest and snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon who live here work together closely to develop the industries within it.
Throughout your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in your quest to become the Champion! You won’t be alone though, as Galar is home to newly discovered Pokémon that you can choose to be your very first partner!
The Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta are shrouded in mystery and are unknown even to those who live in the Galar region.
The Three Pokémon You’ll Meet First! Your new adventure in the Galar region will begin by choosing one of these Pokémon!
A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.
A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.
A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.
The Dynamax phenomenon
Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon can take on gigantic appearances during battle, and it’s an integral part of Pokémon battles in the region.
Pokémon from the Galar region are able to Dynamax, and when they do, they become tremendously strong and receive a boost to their power.
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Completely wastes any potential with bad pop in, graphics and animations (which are laughable), not to mention the missing pokemon and moves.
If you like pokemon games, you'll probably have some fun with it. If you're new, save your money and just wait a year and get the better version thats obviously on the way.
Like most people I was turned off by some of the features that were to be included, Dynamax, lack of National Dex, etc. But I picked it up anyway and instantly found myself immersed as I emerged from my house and saw Wooloos (sheep pokemon) grazing and Butterfrees flying overhead. It felt like I truly was stepping into the world of Pokemon. As someone who has played since Gen 1, I was impressed. I also enjoyed how they set you up for the gym challenge with you having to be endorsed/sponsored.
After watching a brief animation of the starters mucking around I picked up my Grooky and was ready to begin my adventure...but first a narrative forced route through The Slumbering Weald, a dense forest thick with fog that began to cloud my vision with haunting music playing through the background. There a strange pokemon emerged before me, a chilling cry spreading fog further into my path, I attacked but to no avail, then blacked out and awoke to find it gone. Not going to lie...I was intrigued. For the first time in a long time I wanted to know more!!
Following the usual shtick, i.e. fight rival, be the best blah blah blah I found myself in the heart of the game, the Wild Area, and this place is awesome! Think a smaller scale Breath of the Wild. Unlike most games there are not just a handful of pokemon, as the weather and time changes you can find more than 30-40 pokemon around here, this gives you huge team opportunities and will allow for future playthroughs to be different each time. I wandered to the right and picked up a Tyrogue and a handful of new pokemon. I then encountered the first issue in game, that people moan about...not being able to turn off EXP Share. I arrived at the first city and headed around towards the gym where I trounced the first gym with absolute ease and my pokemon were a good 4 levels over despite me being careful and avoiding trainers and wild battles so as not to overlevel. I returned to the Wild Area and decided I wanted to spend some time exploring and just enjoying the game, so I boxed my main team and pulled out a fresh new team of 6 of randoms that I didn't care if I levelled up, and this is where I found the real joy and heart of this game. Wandering around and exploring the lush scenery and finding all the hidden gems and pokemon, camping out and searching for rare, exotic items and pokemon, switching my team around every so often to raise some of the new critters I had found. This is NOT a game to run around with 6 pokemon, but a game that allows you to swap and change your team and raise them quickly so you don't have to worry if a new pokemon comes along that you want to try. My main team of 6 quickly began changing as I tried out every new pokemon I could find. My Tyrogue became Hitmonlee and I picked up a Toxel from the nursery...one of the COOLEST evolutions I have ever seen! I even picked up the Apple pokemon which again evolved into a surprisingly awesome dragon! Well done Gamefreak! The designs for this game are some of the best in a long time!
In short I will spend hours more on this game just exploring and raising all the new pokemon. I'm currently swapping between around 20 pokemon (you have a portable pokemon box so can switch on the go). You set your own challenge. I keep my main team for the story and am finding they are even slightly underlevelled now which is great as the wild pokemon end up being really strong and gym trainers and challengers actually put up more of a fight! But if I so wish I can power them up with a few random battles against the stronger Wild Area pokemon. So don't rush and overpower yourself, just take your time and enjoy exploring everything! There's plenty of side quests and hidden gems to find
By Amazon Customer on 22 November 2019
A lot of people are review bombing this game because they are too easily convinced by twitter, But really, this game is fantastic, The story was great, the characters, the new pokémon, the wild area, all the new items and mechanics, It's really improved since ultra sun and moon and i feel sad for all the people boycotting this incredible game, they are the ones missing out.
What i loved most about this game the most was the wild zone, it is so much fun to go there and catch a load of pokémon in a huge open area and do the dens, You can collect W (watts) and redeem them for items like TMs and wishing pieces (which are used to attract dynamax pokémon in the dens).
The game was a little easy but you can definitely challenge yourself if you avoid the wild zone and just play like you would in any other pokémon game, I got so over levelled to the point where i was avoiding trainers.
The story was pretty good, You take part in the "gym challenge" with loads of other trainers and compete to battle the champion, If you succeed and beat the champion you become the champion (just like other games) Instead of it just being you and your rival doing the gyms, it's lots of other people, you meet some of these other characters during the gym challenge, Like bede who was "endorsed" by the chairman and thinks he's more important than you, and eventually gets disqualified, but becomes a gym leader later in the game and battles you during the finals.
You can't trade pokémon from previous games which is a bit of a shame for some people, Personally i don't mind since i prefer to use the pokémon that were actually in the game anyways.
I could go on, but i don't have the time, I give this game a 9/10, It was very good and there were very few issues with it.
The one con (and only one) is the creativity of some of the Pokémon designs, but then again with over 600 individual monsters as of writing you can't really criticize as we ourselves haven't crafted that many successful creations have we?
All in all, if you are a fan of Pokémon, this is a more than worthy purchase and will have you hyped beyond believe during battles.
The games graphics aren’t great, the difficulty is too easy and the animations haven’t come as far as they should
But I still really enjoy the game, it’s the best line up of new Pokemon in a while, had over 6 Pokemon I liked within an hour. The wild area is the best zone in all of Pokemon history, the battles are much more cinematic and the game has a strong artistic and musical charm
I hope future games are more ambitious but this is still the best Pokemon game in years and you shouldn’t ignore all the crazy people who are determined to hate it. Programming animations for 1000 Pokemon for a game that releases almost every year is not a reasonable demand from a game developer
Warning:Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision