Pokémon Shield and Pokémon Sword are upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch. The games are being developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.  The games will be released on November 15, 2019.

     The games take place in the new region of Galar.  Galar closely resembles Great Britain with its clock tower and a palace that resembles the Houses of Parliament.  The game's Legendary Pokémon are Zacian and Zamazenta.  The starter Pokémon are Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

     New features include a new co-op mode feature based on Pokémon Go's raids.  This new mode is called Max Raid Battle. These raids have 4 players and their Pokémon powerful Pokémon. 

     Pokémon Gyms return to the series after being absent from Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon and their enhanced versions.  Pokémon from the 3DS Pokémon Bank and the upcoming Pokémon Home service can be brought into the game,  Zacian and Zamazentat into Pokémon Shield and Sword.  Not all Pokémon from previous games can be transferred over.  Mega Evolutions and Z-Moves will not be returning.
Pokémon Shield / Pokémon Sword
Developer(s) Game Freak
Publisher(s)  The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Release Date November 15, 2019 (Worldwide) 
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