Pokemon Sword and Shield First 1-2 hours of gameplay embargo lifted

Published on 18 October 2019 at 13:52:34
Hey fellow trainers,

yesterday an embargo was lifted and several sites reported about how the first 2 hours of the game are playing.
Here is a collected list of facts that were released:

  • Similar to DexNav, the Pokémon Sword and Shield Pokémon will have a minimap that will show all the Pokémon that appear on the path you are on.
  • The Wild Area of Pokémon Sword and Shield will feature a new coin called "Watts."
  • You can accumulate Watts when completing raids and defeating Pokémon with yellow aura and you can spend your Watts on objects for the camp, ingredients and other exclusive objects.
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield will feature Rare Candies of different sizes. Some for example only give you a little experience; Not enough to go up one level. They are obtained as rewards in raids.
  • In Pokémon Sword and Shield the NPCs that usually required you to have a certain Pokémon in the team (for example the one that helped you remember movements) will also allow you to select Pokémon that you have in boxes.
  • In the Wild Area of Pokémon Sword and Shield returns the Pokémon Let's Go laptop. You can access the PC and change your device at any time without going to a Pokémon Center.
  • Unlike other games, the protagonist is involved and interested in discovering the secrets of the Galar region since the beginning of the game.
  • Many moments in game feel more that we are playing a JRPG like Dragon Quest or Final. Fantasy than Pokémon.
  • In the Wild Area you can sometimes find Pokémon surrounded by a yellow aura. If you find one you are in luck, since these Pokémon usually have some perfect IVs and egg movements.
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield have a new weather forecasting function that informs you how the weather will be in the game in the next few hours.
  • The initial town is called Wedgehurst
  • The big city of Galar is called Motostoke
  • According to The Pokémon Company, the Wild Area is equivalent to two Breath of the Wild regions.
  • First forest is called Slumbering Weald

What do you think about these facts?
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