Nintendo has confirmed that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have been taken offline for "emergency server maintenance." It's unclear what this particular "emergency" is at this point in time, or even when to expect the servers will be reactivated. "Service ...

Your adventure across the Galar region to complete the Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will eventually lead you to Ballonlea Stadium, the Fairy Gym in which you must face Opal. The 88-year old Gym Leader is searching ...

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have secured the second biggest UK launch for the brand, becoming yet another Nintendo Switch exclusive that has dominated the software chart. GamesIndustry.biz report that the physical sales that the games have been met with ...

With less than a week to go until Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield launch, the hashtag #ThankYouGameFreak has started to trend worldwide on Twitter. This has seen the community that surrounds the pocket monster's ever-popular brand take a moment to ...

The Pokémon Company has announced that it has cancelled the official Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Sword launch event in Japan "due to operational reasons." This was scheduled to be held at the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo store, situated in the ...

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak that you will be more likely to encounter Gigantamax Butterfree in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's Max Raid Battles at launch. You can expect your chances to be heightened from Friday 15th November ...

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have revealed details about the first official Online Competition for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. This Online Competition will be called Galar Beginnings, and, with the sign-up period running from Friday 15th November ...

Nintendo of Europe has announced a Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield digital pre-order bonus, rewarding those that are interested in buying the upcoming adventure on the Nintendo eShop. Until stock runs out, those that choose to pre-order on the digital ...

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield game director Shigeru Ohmori has explained why the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives do not have voice acting. That reasoning placed the blame of its absence on the amount of text that needs to be localised, ...

Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda has spoken about how the negative backlash in response to the National Pokédex's absence in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has affected the development team. He once again reiterated that the decision wasn't made lightly ...

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