After the Nintendo Direct yesterday, the Treehouse team met with the creatives after Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield to comment live a demo of the games. If you have followed the news of Sword and Shield in recent days, you will have been aware of the information that has been given during the program, but there was also room for new features, including new Pokémon, comments on the Pokédex and more
In the first place, the producers explain that, sadly, we will not have a national Pokédex in Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield, so we will be limited to the catalog of Galar’s regional Pokédex. In this way, if in the not yet published Pokémon Home application we have creatures that do not appear in Galar, we can not transfer them to these games.
The reason behind this decision is that the Pokémon are now much more expressive and encouraging them takes a long time, so Game Freak had to decide between reducing the number of animations and expressions, making fans wait longer or implementing fewer creatures. Finally, they opted for the latter. Although choosing quality before quantity seems reasonable, fans have expressed great discontent in networks. Game Freak will talk about other opportunities to see the rest of Pokémon in Nintendo Switch in future interviews.
If we stick to Pokémon in Galar’s Pokédex, we will find a lot of creatures of previous generations, in addition to some already confirmed in the last Pokémon Direct and two totally new found in the demo of E3 2019: Yamper and Impidimp. Yamper looks like a corgi dog and is an electric type, while Impidimp looks like a demon and is labeled as sinister and fairy. The first of them has a skill called “Ball Fetch” ” That allows you to collect a failed Poké Ball during combat if you did not carry any previously equipped items.
On the other hand, Nintendo also presents a couple of little novelties about Sword and Shield. The first is a new character: Cathy is called (Nessa in English), and is the leader of the water gym in the new region. ” His serene attitude hides a competitive spirit and an indomitable will ” explains the editor. The other novelty is that the games will have partial compatibility with the Poké Ball Plus that was put on sale with Pokémon Lets Go, Pikachu! / Lets Go, Eevee! We can take our Pokémon for a walk or import to Mew if it is a new Poké Ball, but we can not use it as a command this time.