'Pokémon Sword' and 'Shield' come to Nintendo Switch on November 15th

Pokemon Sword and Shield leaks ahead of Pokemon Direct? 'Galar forms' to bolster new game

There are still some questions we have, such as whether random encounters are completely gone, as it appears, but we now have a much better understanding of Sword and Shield. Some of generation 8's new Pokemon were revealed, and we received some new details about the Galar region that players will be exploring as they make their way through the game.

Today's Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct shared the game's cover art for both Europe and Japan, which you can see above. Once you've made your way to the end of this article, you'll be an expert on everything that has happened with Pokemon Sword and Shield so far. Only one player is allowed to Dynamax in these battles though, so it'll be all about coordinating with your team to take the 'mon down. Game Freak notes that some Pokemon can only be caught in Max Raid Battles, so if you want to fill up the Pokedex, participating in them will be a necessity. You will be able to play with other players all over the world, and if you beat the Dynamax Pokemon, you will be able to try and catch it in a giant Pokeball. The presentation opened with a trailer providing a fresh look at the new Galar region, which will feature dynamic weather, cities, sports arenas and various regions like forests, deserts and lakes.

4 killed after gunman goes on shooting rampage in Australian hotel
He said the victims said "they had no idea why he was there, why he was shooting at them, it appeared to be a random attack". The PM reiterated what police said on Tuesday evening - that there is no reason to believe the shooting was terror-related.

At 2pm BST - about five hours time at time of writing - we're expecting Nintendo to broadcast its latest Direct, revealing more information about the Switch RPGs that will launch later this year.

We were also introduced to the two version legendaries for Sword and Shield: Zacian and Zamazenta.

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