Cant Catch’em All
The producer of Pokemon Sword and Sheild Junichi Masuda stated that Pokemon had to be cut from Sword and Shield in order to implement and develop new ideas for the games. The amount of monsters they have added to each game has come at the cost of gameplay changes. Masuda now wants to put gameplay features ahead of everything else prioritizing them.
The decision made to scale back the amount of Pokemon in Sword and Shield caused a lot of controversies. However, these monsters will show up in future games. One of the main justifications in deciding the process of which Pokemon will make it to Sword and Shield was which best fits that region. Therefore, if the monsters don’t fit the Galar region featured in Sword and Shield they can still come back in other regions, where they would make the most sense to be in.
Some of the new Features
The main reason for the cut is to focus on gameplay features. One of those features that have been revealed is the ability to cook curry for your Pokemon. Another new feature is the raid battles that let trainers team up in order to fight more powerful monsters. The game also includes a new Dynamax Mode that can make the monster giant. One more major detail is that the game will feature 18 gyms, more than any other game in the series.
The rest of the new features added to the game are yet to be announced. According to Masuda there are new challenges that haven’t been revealed yet. However, there will be a 24-hour Pokemon stream on Friday, October 4, 2019, starting at 9:00 a.m. ET. There are bound to be new never seen features during this stream. The stream can be viewed here.
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