Pokemon Sword and Shield release date

Nintendo has finally given us the Pokemon Sword and Shield release date - they're coming this November!

The Pokemon Sword and Shield release date has finally been revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct as November 15.

Pokemon Sword and Shield release date

It’s official, the Pokemon Sword and Shield worldwide release date is November 15, 2019.

Get your bags packed trainers, because we’re off to the Gala region this year. During today’s Pokemon Direct, we got another glimpse of Pokemon Sword and Shield, the new mainline entries in the longstanding series. Along with looks at gym battles, open-world exploration and the new Dynamax and Maxraid systems, we were also finally given the much-awaited release date. As expected, the Switch titles will be coming this year, but we’re going to have to wait until November before we can set out in the Gala region.

Pokemon sword shield release date
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As part of the official release, eager Pokefans will have the option to purchase a Pokemon Sword and Shield Double Pak which looks to include both games. We’re not sure what the difference is between the two titles yet, which makes it an interesting option to provide. Will the double pack include separate cartridges or bundle both games on one? We’ll update you as soon as we have more information.

The Pokemon Direct showed plenty more about the new game, with a particular emphasis on how trainers can team up with each other to take on raid battles against enormous Pokemon. We also got a good look at the brand new Legendary Pokemon you’ll be able to capture and train in Pokemon Sword and Shield! We’ll be taking a more in-depth look at many of the systems shown off today soon, so stay tuned for more Pokemon Sword and Shield information! If you want to catch up on what we already know, take a look at our Pokemon Sword and Shield Starter Pokemon explainer, or our closer look at the Gala region map!

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