Pokemon Sword and Shield were revealed this week as the next Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch. However, it seems that the games were teased in 2018 – no one noticed them at the time.
Pokemon director Junichi Masuda tweeted an image of him in October, holding everyday objects like a sword and a shield. Of course, it was unlikely anyone could understand at the time when he was referring to the new Pokemon games, but it's still fun to revisit this now obvious clue.
Pokemon Sword and Shield must be released by the end of 2019. The games are being held in a new region named Galar, which looks like the British look. The three starting creatures were featured in Nintendo's Pokemon Direct presentation; they are a herbal monkey called Grookey, a fire rabbit named Scorbunny and a sad water lizard, Sobble. The game has been featured in the Direct but has not been detailed in detail, although it seems that new games report, among other things, random encounters. We have gathered the great conclusions of what we have seen so far to help you understand what to expect.
To learn more about eighth-generation Pokémon games, check out our strange symbols on the trailer. You can also check our list of all Pokémon seen in Sword and Shield until now.