Pokemon Sword and Shield Livestream Event Planned for October 4

Pokemon Sword and Shield Livestream Event Planned for October 4

 

If you have been holding your breath for information about the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Pokémon Company has some good news for you. The developer just announced an upcoming 24-hour live stream that would reveal brand new information about the game.

The newest Pokémon game will be released on November 15th. The live stream would go online on October 4th at 6 a.m. PDT. Make sure to find out what time and date that would be in your time zone without delay. You can live stream the event on YouTube, Twitch, or the official Pokemon.com.

The Livestream

Right now, the Pokémon channels on Twitch and Youtube show a static image of a forest. This is a mysterious Glimwood Tangle in the Galar region. You can see the feed through a “camera” (there really isn’t one, everything is animated, as you can probably guess) which is equipped with night vision lens.

The live stream host would be a research assistant named Sonia who works for the Galar region’s Professor Magnolia. (She is also his granddaughter apparently.) Sonia goes on to explain that soon the camera would broadcast “live footage.”  Sonia would call for new trainers to come and help the professor research Pokémon in the region.

Right now, the live stream channel displays this text: “My name’s Sonia, and I’m a Pokémon researcher. Here in Galar, I’m always helping out with research for my gran—Professor Magnolia, that is! I’m sending this message because I could really use your help with some research I’m doing.”

The live stream would feel like a major news event for the game to showcase the latest Pokémon for the newly designed region. It’s not supposed to be just a list of Pokémon names with Pokedex style information. The Pokémon Company promises that there will be a “few surprises” for those who tune into to watch this unique event.

The footage you see won’t come directly from the game, according to the channels. So the content would be new and exclusive to the format.

Upcoming Pokémon

Fans have long speculated on which Pokémon would be available in the upcoming installment. The developer has confirmed a number of new additions, which would most likely bring the total number of Pokémon to over 1,000. Here are some of the highly anticipated upcoming Galar region Pokémon:

Grookey

Grookey is a chimp-like Pokémon native to the Galar forests. This Pokémon holds a branch and has Grass-type powers. Grookey gains special powers from the energy within his own body. It is said to create energy by absorbing sunlight into its green fur.  Grookey will be one of the three starter Pokémon that players can choose.

Scorbunny

Also one of the starter pokemon, Scorbunny is a fire-type rabbit Pokémon that can run around on powerful hind legs. It can confuse opponents and kick them with burning hot feet. Scorbunny has a sac in its chest that contains fire. When its heart rate goes up, it can channel this fire energy through physical attacks.

Sobble

The third starter Pokémon players can choose is Sobble, a water type. This timid Pokémon can blend into its surrounding like a chameleon by changing its hide color and pattern. However, Sobble can only do this in water. Sobble can force everyone around it to start crying with its tears. These would not be just any tears, but powerful disarming tears that feel like a hundred onions. Sobble can use uncontrollable crying to distract its opponents and escape.

Sirfetch'd

This duck Pokémon is a fighting type said to be noble in battle. Sirfetch'd is shown holding a leek as a lance in battles. Sirfetch'd will be available with a brand new move called Meteor Assault. It is the only Pokémon capable of using this type of attack in the game. Meteor Assault is quite powerful but renders Sirfetch'd unable to act soon after using it.

Sword and Shield will not feature every Pokémon that appeared in the previous games. The developers want players to get to know the new Pokémon better, of which there would be at least 15. Not to worry, some fan favorites like Pikachu are confirmed to make a return in the upcoming edition.