Best answer: So far, there has been no mention of a two-player co-op mode. However, there is a four-player mode that involves players teaming up to take on powerful Pokemon as well as cooking curry together.
What does the co-op involve?
In Pokemon Sword & Shield, there is a new 'max raid battles' mode where four players can team up to take on a special super-powered 'Dynamaxed' Pokemon. This mode is accessible via Nintendo Switch Online or by using a local wireless connection. This mode is available wherever you see a purple light in the 'Wild area' in-game. So, you could invite three friends over and then take on this challenge together!
There is also the option to visit a Pokemon Camp. Here one player can set up a camp that other players can visit, interact with one another, play games with their Pokemon, and most crucially help make a nice pot of warm curry together.
In addition to this, you can battle other trainers and your friends in the Battle Stadium as long as you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership. There are official competitions, as well as competitions that you can host yourself. So get hunting now and then challenge your friends for supremacy in the arena!
Current news for Pokemon Sword & Shield
Pokemon Sword & Shield releases worldwide on November 15th, 2019. This is the first new Pokemon RPG since 2016, and the first ever mainline Pokemon game on a device that can also be used on a home console. It will introduce the 8th Generation of Pokemon and take place in an entirely new region, known as the Galar region.
Which starter Pokemon will be available?
There are three starter Pokemon to choose from. These are the standard Grass-Fire-Water trio that we have seen in all of the previous seven regions.
- Grookey - Grass-type - A playfully curious chimp.
- Scorbunny - Fire-type - An energetic, bouncy rabbit.
- Sobble - Water-type - A shy lizard who attacks while hiding underwater.
Unfortunately, there is still no information as to what these Pokemon will evolve into yet. I suspect that they will have three forms like all of the previous starter Pokemon. Regardless, it will be exciting to see what these new Pokemon can do.
This is the map of the Galar region. Notice how it resembles an upside-down map of the United Kingdom? Each map in Pokemon is based on a real-life location, and there is speculation that the Galar region is a flipped United Kingdom.
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