Nicely, we lastly received some strong info on the long-awaited subsequent entry within the Pokémon sequence! It is now received a reputation; Pokémon Sword & Protect can be releasing this yr (thank goodness) and we have a breakdown under of the trailer from immediately’s Pokémon Direct. Let’s have a better take a look at the small print of the trailer…
Issues kick off in a picturesque little village that appears to be your beginning space from the quantity on the signal…
Nestled in amongst the fields and parochial little partitions is the city’s Pokémon stadium. The brand new model of Pokémon Health club, or one thing new?
We then zoom in on a beautiful little home to fulfill our coach(s), who not solely will get to stay on this beautiful abode, but additionally has a reasonably swish telly of their room. Children as of late…
We then minimize to the feminine coach outdoors the home wanting very stylish in a bobble beret and boots, and prepared for a Pokémon-based journey along with her all-important backpack.
Subsequent we get a few location photographs exhibiting off one of the best wanting Pokémon environments we have seen so far within the sequence. Hardly groundbreaking, however nonetheless beautiful.
We then minimize to our male coach jogging into the stadium. Whereas the wheelbarrow on the left is pretty self-explanatory, what do these symbols on the best signify?
One other couple of photographs of the feminine coach comply with, this time skulking within the lengthy grass. What’s that!?
Not a clue who this may very well be:
Wild PIKACHU appeared! Our coach throws out a Minccino who offers the Pikachu an ungentlemanly whack.
Subsequent up the coach catches a Wishiwashi.
Feminine coach jogs as much as an opponent and begins a battle:
We then minimize to a montage of acquainted ‘mon, together with Grubbin, a Flygon and Braviary battling, and a Wailmer preventing a Meowstic:
After a quick in the reduction of to what seems to be the coach’s home with a Munchlax inside…
… we soar right into a stadium battle between a Lucario and Tyranitar. Loads of acquainted faces on this new sport, then.
We then get a bit of showcase of a number of the environments we now have in retailer, together with a snowy city sq., a mine and hillside with what seem like chalk figures – clues to choose aside, little question:
The digicam then strikes across the trainers showcasing the altering areas behind them:
We then see the coach making ready and strolling out by way of the tunnel into the stadium:
That is it for gameplay footage – the remaining was a pre-rendered clip introducing the three new starter Pokémon: Scorbunny, Sobble and Grookey.
From the brickwork of an previous clock tower the digicam whip pans to a bit of fiery critter working up the sting of a cog on the facet of a constructing:
We see a detailed up of its foot leaving flaming trails with every step:
The creature then jumps into the daylight earlier than dropping quick and sliding alongside the grass for its reveal. Meet Scorbunny, the fire-type starter!
The rabbit hops away leaving burning footprints within the grass which might be mysteriously extinguished…
From a close-by fountain, a camouflaged… one thing douses the flames.
Its ‘cloak’ drops and we see the face of Sobble, the latest water-type Pokémon, squirting water from its mouth:
The timid tadpole-esque creature wiggles out of the fountain and onto the grass for the cash shot…
… earlier than being scared off by a loud banging sound.
The little inexperienced physique is hitting a rock with a stick but it surely runs away earlier than we see its face, climbing up the close by constructing till it will get to the highest and we meet the monkeying grass-type Grookey!
Time for the emblem reveal: Pokémon Sword and Protect! Try these wolves!
We then discover out a bit of extra details about the stunning new area. It is referred to as Galar and we get a great take a look at the completely different environments it provides:
We’re then correctly launched to the starters by title:
And at last, the Direct rounded out with that all-important worldwide launch window!
Aaaaaaand breathe. What do you consider the three new starters? How do they evaluate to the final seven generations? Tell us all of your impressions of the area and the every thing else within the feedback under.