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The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have revealed the three starter Pokémon that you can team up with in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, in Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

You will have the chance to explore the Galar region, with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.

Grookey Official Artwork


Category: Chimp Pokémon
Type: Grass
A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.

Scorbunny Official Artwork


Category: Rabbit Pokémon
Type: Fire
A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.

Sobble Official Artwork


Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
Type: Water
A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide in late 2019.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.