Pokémon Sword and Shield gets new features like Pokémon boxes, mints and more

Pokemon Sword Shield Art
Pokemon Sword Shield Art (Image credit: Official Nintendo Website)

What you need to know

  • There's some new features being shown off for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
  • These features include mints for your Pokémon and boxes to access the Pokémon wherever you are.
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield are currently set to be available on November 15.
  • You can preorder Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield for $60 at Amazon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are almost here and we're learning more about the games with each passing day. Some new features in Pokémon Sword and Shield have been revealed today, showing off some ways Trainers can better manage their Pokémon. There's also been on an update on when it'll be easiest to find Gigantamax Butterfree in Raid battles.You can check out the new video below that goes through these features.

Being able to access and swap out your Pokémon from anywhere using boxes will be a big deal, as well as the ability to use mints to improve your Pokémon. Different mints will help different Pokémon based on their type. Previously, Game Freak has shared details of other improvements, like how players won't be required to autosave after every fight anymore. Pokémon Sword and Shield are set to be released on November 15.

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