With Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield now revealed to the world, we now know that Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are the Starter Pokémon that we must choose between before we can start our adventure in the Galar region.
As can be expected, Pokémon Trainers young and old are already working out which they will team up with, and The Pokémon Company International was quick to run a Twitter poll to see who was the early favorite. With 212,740 votes cast, that saw Sobble win (38 percent), with Scorbunny close behind (37 percent) and Grookey (25 percent) feeling neglected in third place.
That opinion was also matched on the Japanese website Inside Games, who, from their own survey, found that Sobble (46.3 percent) was the most popular, with Scorbunny (34.4 percent) in second, and Grookey (18.8 percent) once again settling for third.
It would appear, then, that most will partner with the somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon to explore the Galar region with – where idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains await.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide in late 2019.