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Pokemon Shield Switch

Pokemon Shield is one of two games, next to Pokemon Sword, opening the eighth generation of Pokemons on the Nintendo Switch console. Players visit the Galar region, catch and train more creatures, and then expose them to fight against the charges of other coaches.

RPG | TPP | science fiction | turn-based | Isometric view | Pokemon | multiplayer | co-op | jRPG | Nintendo exclusive titles

Nintendo Switch
Pokemon Shield cover

developer: Game Freak

publisher: Nintendo

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8

English language game language: English

game release date for Switch:

15November2019

Pokemon Shield is the next installment of the cult series of Japanese RPGs, initiated in the 1990s by Game Freak studio. In accordance with the tradition of the series, the title made its debut with the twin Pokemon Sword as a debut game from the eighth generation Pokemons. Both productions are also the first full-fledged parts of the cycle released on the Nintendo Switch console, after the release of Pokemon: Letís Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! spin-offs a year earlier.

Plot

The story in Pokemon Shield traditionally revolves around a beginner pokemon trainer who starts his adventure with a chosen creature. Together with him, the protagonist will visit the Galar region along and across, where industry flourishes thanks to the cooperation of people and food.

Mechanics

The game in Pokemon Shield does not differ much from the schemes developed in previous versions of the series. During the game we explore new locations, where we can find numerous species of pokemons to catch. Each monster has unique statistics, available attacks and abilities that affect its potential in battles with the charges of other coaches. The fights are played in a turn-based system, and teams consisting of several defeats take part in them.

The main attraction of the game is the new region, offering diverse landscapes and challenges, as well as previously unknown species of pokemons. During your adventure you will come across both common creatures and rare specimens, including unique legendary specimens. In addition, after a short absence in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, Pokegyms returned, where we will find unusual challenges and specialized coaches.

Technical aspects

The Pokemon Shield visuals do not differ in style from the previous page views of the cycle. However, the authors used the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch platform, so the game looks much better than its predecessors spent on the portable Nintendo 3DS console.


Expectations: 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.  

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