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Poll: Pokémon Sword and Shield are out! Which side are you on?

Pokemon Sword and Shield
Pokemon Sword and Shield (Image credit: iMore)

Pokémon Sword and Shield is finally here! Digital versions of the game unlocked at Midnight local time, or if you're based in the U.S. it was midnight EST!

Pokémon Sword and Shield is a brand new set of games for Nintendo Switch, set in the Galar region, which is loosely based on England. There are three new starters, and it features some of your favorite Pokémon, as well as a few new faces.

Before you even buy the game, one of the biggest decisions you'll have to make right out of the gate is whether to pick Sword or Shield. This builds on Pokémon's tradition of releasing two main RPGs alongside each other (think Red and Blue, Ruby and Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl).

As for the differences between the two, some of these have been left as a surprise for launch, however, it's been confirmed that each version will have a handful of exclusive Pokémon and legendaries. There'll also be version exclusive gym battles. Each is essentially the same game, but with a few content nuances along the way. You can read all about the differences between Sword and Shield here.

The chances are though; some of you may have already made your decision. So, we want you to tell us which of two you decided to pick up (unless you couldn't decide and went for both… or neither…) Check out our poll below!

Once you've done that, be sure to check everything you need to know about Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.