The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have revealed that the EXP Share item has been removed in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
That’s because, as game director Shigeru Ohmori has explained to Game Informer, your party will receive equal experience automatically as you participate in battles on your adventure across the Galar region.
As to whether you will have the freedom to choose to deactivate it is unclear at this point in time, but we expect that players will be given that option.
In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having 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.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 15th.