Pokémon Sword and Shield Exclusive Coverage

November Cover Revealed – Pokémon Sword And Shield

We traveled to Game Freak’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan to get the behind-the-scenes story of these games.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Sword And Shield's Max Raid Battles Could Be Among Pokémon's Most Challenging Encounters

We learn more about the new battles from Game Freak.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Pokémon Sword And Shield Introduce Autosave To The Series

If you don't want to stop the action to save, you no longer need to.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Pokémon Cut From Sword And Shield's National Pokédex Will Return In The Future

Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda explains why cutting Pokémon from the National Pokédex was necessary for Sword and Shield.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 11:45 AM

HMs Are Not In Pokémon Sword And Shield

Game Freak explains why this change from Sun and Moon carried into Sword and Shield.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Exp. Share Is Baked Into Pokémon Sword And Shield

You no longer have an item to divvy the experience throughout your party of Pokémon.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Pokémon Sword And Shield Have Mechanics To Let You Use Your Favorite Pokémon Competitively

The Pokémon studio teased new mechanics that will help you use your favorite Pokémon in high-level matches.
by Brian Shea on Oct 01, 2019 at 12:30 PM

101 Rapid-Fire Questions About Pokémon Sword And Shield

Watch Game Freak's Ohmori and Masuda answer as many questions as possible about the Nintendo Switch RPG.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 02, 2019 at 11:00 AM

GI Show - Pokémon Exclusive, Shenmue 3, Apple Developer Roundtable

Watch or listen to us share impressions from our visit to Game Freak, talk about our travels with Yu Suzuki, and then interview three developers about their experience with Apple Arcade.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 03, 2019 at 12:02 PM

The Pokémon Company Clarifies There Are Not 18 Gyms In Sword And Shield

According to The Pokémon Company International, the true meaning of the original quote may have been lost in translation between Japanese and English.
by Brian Shea on Oct 03, 2019 at 03:06 PM

Exclusive Pokémon Sword And Shield Concept Art Gallery

Get a look at concept art from the early days of Pokémon Sword and Shield's development.
by Brian Shea on Oct 04, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Game Freak Explains Everything About Grookey From Pokémon Sword And Shield

Watch Pokémon's director, producer, and art director break down the grass starter for the new game.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 07, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Game Freak Explains Everything About Scorbunny From Pokémon Sword And Shield

The lead developers for the upcoming RPG on the Nintendo Switch talk about the new fire starter.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Game Freak Explains Everything About Sobble From Pokémon Sword And Shield

Watch Pokémon's lead developers talk about where the new, sad sack starter Sobble came from.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 09, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Exclusive: Behind the Inspiration of Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Galar Region

Go behind the scenes with art director James Taylor as he discusses what inspired Pokémon's newest world.
by Alex Stadnik on Oct 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

How Pokémon Sword And Shield's Art Director James Turner Draws Pokémon

Watch Pokémon's art director draw his favorite Pokémon while talking about his unexpected journey to work at Game Freak.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 14, 2019 at 11:11 AM

Visiting Game Freak For Pokémon Sword And Shield

Watch us tour Tokyo, a new town in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and show the full creation of a league card.
by Ben Hanson on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Playing Through The Beginning Of Pokémon Sword And Shield

We play through roughly the first hour and a half of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
by Brian Shea on Oct 17, 2019 at 08:00 AM