After the mega movements and the Z movements, the Pokémon series receives a new breath of fresh air with the new Dinamax mechanics, which debuts in Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield. Essentially, it allows us to make our Pokémon much bigger and more powerful than normal, but only temporarily.
Of course, we can bring the spectacular of this form to the gymnastics matches, specifically designed to host the huge Pokémon of the Galar region, as well as the new raid missions and other situations.
The raids, a type of combat that appears for the first time in the saga, take place in the Wild Area, a very open area with a great diversity of weather conditions where we gain control over the camera. During the raid, we team up with three more people in local or online multiplayer to face a wild Pokémon that is constantly under the influence of Dinamax. Only one of the coaches can use a comparable creature, it is important to cooperate and weaken our opponent enough to be able to add it to our team. In fact, some Pokémon only appear in this type of contest.
Game Freak has also presented several characters that will accompany us during our adventure. The first of them is Lionel, champion of the Pokémon League. He is a coach as skilled as he is charismatic, and he has the recognition of all the inhabitants of the region. I have a brother named Paul, who starts his adventure the same day as we will act as our rival. We will also have Professor Magnolia, ready to guide us in our first hours, and her granddaughter, the charming assistant Sonia. Lastly we have Percy, a passionate gym leader specialized in Pokémon of the plant type. Of course, there will be others like him willing to challenge us to a fight.
Not many autochthonous Pokémon have been announced yet, but in addition to the well-known Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble, Zacian and Zamazenta stand out, two legendary wolves that give color and shape to the covers of the game . What is your role in the story? It is soon to say it. Among the most common Pokémon we find Gossifleur, which evolves in Eldegoss (both of plant type); as well as the woolly Wooloo, the tenacious Drednaw and Corviknight, a well protected Pokémon that will take us flying to locations that we have already visited (effectively replacing the MO Flight once again). We will also have other Pokémon from previous generations wandering around the world.
If you want to review all of the game’s details, we recommend you take a look at the new Pokémon Sword and Shield trailer.