What you need to know

  • Gameinformer has released several articles on new features and updates for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
  • These include confirming autosave, HMs not returning, exp. sharing and more.
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield are aiming to be available on November 15.
  • You can preorder Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield for $60 from Amazon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are on the way. Ahead of the games' release, Gameinformer has released several new articles covering new features in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There's lots of nifty new features or pieces of information that fans will appreciate.

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Here's an overview of the new information on features that are coming:

  • Autosave - you don't need to save after every encounter anymore.
  • Pokémon cut from Pokémon Sword and Shield may return for future games.
  • HMs (Hidden Machines) have been removed.
  • EXP. share - experience earned is automatically shared through all your Pokémon.
  • While Game Freak are being vague, there are systems in place that will better allow you to use your favorite Pokémon competitively.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are expected to release on November 15 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Release date, trailers, & announcements

Take up your Sword

Pokémon Sword

Welcome to the Galar region

Pokémon Sword is the first half of the Pokémon games releasing this fall. With new Pokémon to tame and a legendary Pokémon exclusive to this version, there'll be plenty of Trainers to explore and do.

Or take up your Shield

Pokémon Shield

Welcome to the Galar region

Pokémon Shield is the second half of the Pokémon games that will be releasing this fall. With new Pokémon to tame and a legendary Pokémon exclusive to this version, there'll be plenty of Trainers to explore and do.

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