So we've met Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, but there's way more to the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield than a trio of starter Pokémon. We'll find out what some of that is on June 5, which is when the next Pokémon Direct presentation is set to stream.
It all kicks off at 6:00am Pacific Time, with around 15 minutes of information to be shared during the video. You can watch it on June 5 at Nintendo's site or via the YouTube link/embed below.
Before we get to that one, there's also a general Pokémon 2019 Press Conference going live in Tokyo on May 28. You'll be able to catch the live stream through the official site and on Twitch starting at 6:00pm PT.
Several new features were shown off in today's Pokémon Direct, including an intriguing new part of battling called 'The Dynamax Phenomenon'. As you can see in the trailer above, specific locations of the new Galar region allow for your Pokémon to become gigantic. This happens during battle; you can opt to transform your Pokémon in this way once during each battle, with its strength and power seeing a significant increase for three turns.
You'll need a 'Dynamax Band' item to trigger the transformation, and doing so will turn your Pokémon's moves into special 'Max Moves'. These are immensely powerful and can trigger additional, stat-changing effects. These transformations were shown to take place during Gym Battles, so you'll want to learn how to use them to your advantage. Screen Shot 2019 06 05 At 14.10.24 The Wild Area
The Galar Region is home to a "vast expanse of land" known as the Wild Area. The area is full of nature and connects several towns and cities, but more importantly, it's home to a greater variety of wild Pokémon than anywhere else in the region. The Pokémon you'll find here can change depending on the weather, so you could find something new each time you visit.
Interestingly, the Wild Area allows players to control the camera to get a good look around. From our perspective, this was one of the more exciting parts of the Pokémon Direct; we've grabbed some screenshots for you below. Screen Shot 2019 06 05 At 14.01.38 Screen Shot 2019 06 05 At 14.01.38 1 Screen Shot 2019 06 05 At 14.01.39 Screen Shot 2019 06 05 At 14.01.41 Max Raid Battles
Seemingly borrowed from Pokémon GO, a new battle format called 'Max Raid Battles' will feature in Sword and Shield. These battles take place in the Wild Area and allow players to team up with three others to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon (in other words, a huge one).
Trainers will then get a chance to catch the wild Dynamax Pokémon if they manage to defeat it, but it can't be defeated easily; wild Dynamax Pokémon remain in their giant form for the entire battle and have other unique powers. To combat this, one of the four trainers can Dynamax their own Pokémon.
A press release tells us that some Pokémon can only be caught through Max Raid Battles, so you'll definitely want to give them a go. If you can't join other players online, support trainers will automatically be added to your team.
Gossifleur Category: Flowering Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 1′4″ Weight: 4.9 lbs. Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator
Gossifleur prefers land with clear water and air. Its pollen has a healing effect and is commonly used as a folk medicine remedy and made into a tea given to children in the Galar region when they are ill. Gossifleur travels over long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It controls the direction of its travels by twisting its body and petals.
Wooloo Category: Sheep Pokémon Type: Normal Height: 2′ Weight: 13.2 lbs. Ability: Fluffy / Run Away
The white fur that covers Wooloo’s body grows throughout its life and will fully grow back in three months even if it has been completely shorn. The fur is used for clothing, carpets, and other goods and is very popular as a specialty product of the Galar region. Wooloo live as a herd and mimic the actions of their Trainer or herd leader. They dislike conflict, and if they need to escape from enemies, they will simply roll away.
It is said that Corviknight is the strongest Pokémon living in the skies of the Galar region. It can often be seen fearlessly soaring through the air. Many say that any Pokémon foolish enough to challenge Corviknight are sent running with just a sharp glare and cry from this fearsome Pokémon. Because Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi and help transport people from town to town.
The jagged fangs of the Bite Pokémon Drednaw are strong and sharp enough to bite through rock and iron. Though it has a heavy shell, its well-developed muscles allow it to move quickly. Drednaw is known to be extremely aggressive, so it takes a skilled Trainer to tame and handle this Pokémon. It seems that some Trainers will release Drednaw back into the wild once they discover they can’t handle it.We've got the adorable Sheep Pokémon Wooloo, the Bite Pokémon Drednaw, the Raven Pokémon Corviknight, and the Flowering Pokémon Gossifleur.
Eldegoss Category: Cotton Bloom Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 1′8″ Weight: 5.5 lbs. Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator
When Gossifleur evolves into Eldegoss, its head becomes covered in thick cotton fluff. This cotton fluff serves as a cushion that helps to protect Eldegoss’s head from damage. The tiny seeds attached to the cotton fluff are said to be highly nutritious and beneficial to both people and Pokémon. Eldegoss spreads these seeds throughout the region, making the soil of the Galar region rich in nutrients.
Read the article to find out. With so many Pokemon and models to use and the Switch while it's powerful, there are still a ton of Pokemon. The article assume Dynamax and other things were factors to limit the number of Pokemon and types so they chose to only use the Sword and Shield Pokedex.
We just got to wait and see how much Pokemon in this game.
Was taking a break. Didn't know the full situation. I did read what HungryWorld, posted. I didn't read into deeply.
This is a large fan base with so many different demands and niches
You got the competitive folks the casual folks the folks who play it for the story the folks who want to catch every Pokemon The shiny hunters
I think the fault lies in Pokemon Bank and not utilizing or fixing it so it can transfer Pokemon from past generations. Switch Online already cost money. NIntendo hasn't charged for online stuff until the Nintendo Switch era. I don't remember when Sony and Microsoft charged for the online stuff. I assume they did it long time ago
Plus, they can transfer some generations over the course of the game's lifetime. There is a possibility of that.
Not sure about balancing the battle system. Not going to comment on that.
I haven't come to completing the Pokedex for past games except for Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee because it was restricted dex and there were no Nintendo events. Can't get Melmetal because it's a Pokemon Go mobile requirement
The game lets players "battle alongside your favorite Pokémon Trainers from the main series RPGs." Important Trainers from past Pokémon games appear in the smartphone game in Sync Pairs with a single Pokémon. Players form groups of three Sync Pairs to participate in three-versus-three battles to try to win a tournament on the artificial island of Pasio. The game's real-time battles have players use a move gauge to attack as quickly as possible and fill the gauge. Trainers themselves can also use moves to heal Pokémon or raise their stats.
The original idea for the game came from GAME FREAK's Ken Sugimori, who suggested a game featuring all the past and present Pokémon trainers in the series. Game company DeNA announced earlier this month that it plans to launch a new smartphone game in the new fiscal year based on the Pokémon franchise.
Niantic and The Pokemon Company launched the Pokémon GO app in select countries including the United States in July 2016. The game earned an estimated US$795 million worldwide in 2018, and has earned US$2.2 billion as of the end of 2018.
In 2015, Nintendo partnered with DeNA to lend its intellectual property for the creation and launch of "approximately" five smartphone titles by March 2017. Through that partnership, Nintendo and DeNA have released the Super Mario Run, Miitomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp games. Service for Miitomo ended in May 2018.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT