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Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield is the eighth generation of the mainline Pokemon series and takes players to the UK-inspired Galar region. Here, they will embark on a journey to become Champion of the region, using a special power called Dynamax that can make Pokemon toweringly large.

pokemon sword and shield
November 15, 2019
Game Freak
E for Everyone: Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players discover a curious Easter egg that seems to reference Pokemon Sword and Shield's chronology.

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One Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC Rumored Feature Could Repeat Gen 8's Success

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Still Have Secrets Trapped in Galar That Gen 10 Should Address

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Hidden Treasure of Area Zero can One-Up Galar's Expansion in a Key Task

While the DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield faced many criticisms, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have the chance to right one specific wrong with the DLC.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Teal Mask and Indigo Disk Shouldn't be History Repeating Itself

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Pokemon: The 25 Strongest Legendary Pokemon, Ranked According To Their Stats

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Legendary Tera Raids Shouldn't Discount One of Sword and Shield's Most Interesting Additions

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's The Teal Mask DLC Has More Expectations to Live Up to Than The Indigo Disk

After Gen 8's DLC set the trend for new mainline games to follow, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Teal Mask needs to start the expansion off right.

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Pokemon Fan Makes Cute Crochet Doll of Dracovish

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Every Move Cut From Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Pokemon Sword and Shield's Hop Could Have Shined in Scarlet and Violet

Hop is considered the weak link among Pokemon Sword and Shield's rivals, but his personal story could have meshed with Scarlet and Violet better.