Pokémon Shield - Nintendo Switch
- Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on an all-new adventure in the Galar region
- Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon
- Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!
- Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles***!
- Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and try catching them***
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A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. And participate in Max Raid Battles*** in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon. Begin your adventure by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade. Players can control the camera and explore the vast areas around them in the Wild Area. Team up with other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles. Trainers who possess the special item Dynamax Band can Dynamax their own Pokémon. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. If you don’t already have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can try it out with a free 7-day trial. Don't worry if you already activated a previous free trial— an additional seven-day free trial is now available. Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. *Additional games and systems may be required; sold separately. **Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. *** An internet connection is required to receive the special Meowth.
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FORGE A PATH TO GREATNESS!
Who will you choose? Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble.
Pokémon become huge with Dynamax & Gigantamax
Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon are able to take on gigantic appearances. Dynamax Pokémon become tremendously strong and their stats get a boost but they will return to normal after three turns.
Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to. Gigantamax Pokémon become bigger and it boosts the power of the Pokémon. It also allows each Gigantamax Pokémon to use a unique move known as a G-Max Move!
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Pokémon Shield Exclusive!
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+ The Wild Area, while not perfect, is a step in the right direction. It's a big open area where you can catch Pokemon and freely rotate the camera. The graphics and performance are worse here than in other parts of the game, but I like the concept.
+ Mints! You can use mints to change the Nature on your Pokemon, which is very handy.
+ The graphics are very nice in some areas. While these aren't the best looking Switch games, there are some moments that I really appreciate playing a Pokemon game in HD.
- You have probably heard about this by now, but 60% of all Pokemon have been removed from the game. If you were hoping to import your favorite Pokemon, or go trade for your favorites, you probably can't. This is a HUGE disappointment.
- The Global Trade System (GTS) has inexplicably been REMOVED from the games. You now trade with people like in the Let's Go games, which is a huge step backwards. During my journey I usually like to use the GTS to obtain Pokemon not in my version, or maybe another starter. It is now close to impossible to trade for what you want unless you dig through online forums and websites to try and find someone to trade with you. It's terrible.
- The main story is the shortest it's ever been. I completed the main story in 18.5 hours and I was not rushing. It normally takes me close to 30 hours to finish the main story in a Pokemon game, so this was extremely disappointing.
- There is almost ZERO post-game content. This has been getting worse and worse with each new Pokemon game, and it is by far the worst in Pokemon Sword and Shield. There is a mini story that takes 1-2 hours after you beat the game. After that, all you have are raids and the Battle Tower (which is a massive step down from the beloved Battle Frontier). There are no new areas to explore in the post-game, and very few legendaries to catch. Again, this is another massive disappointment.
- Mega Evolutions have been abandoned. The new battle technique is called "Dyanmax" where you make your Pokemon big for 3 turns. It doesn't feel satisfying and you can't use it very often. Mega Evolutions offered new looks for your Pokemon and felt like a better developed concept. The Dynamax concept feels rushed and not very fun to use.
- The game is very scripted and linear. It feels like every 10 minutes I'm getting interrupted by my friendly rival Hop to tell me where to go or what to do. I just want to play the game. I just want to explore. This is a RPG after all. The problem is that the routes in the game are the shortest they've ever been, and everything is very linear and straightforward. There is no challenge and no risk. The game tells you where to go and what to do, and then your friendly rival Hop always interrupts you every 10 minutes to tell you how great you are and then heals your Pokemon. It's very hand-holding.
- The game is $60. Previous Pokemon games on the handheld systems were $40. There is nothing here to justify the $20 increase in price. They actually removed so much content from these games, made a shorter main story, included very little in the post-game, and made the price more expensive than any other mainline Pokemon game.
Overall, I have to say that Pokemon Sword and Shield are easily the most disappointing games in the series. They do some things right that I appreciate, but they have just removed so much content. 60% of all Pokemon are gone. The Global Trade System was removed for no reason. The story and post-game are lacking. It's by far the most disappointing Pokemon game I've played, and at $60, I really can't recommend these games.
・Evolutionary graphics for the series
・Dynamax brings action to battles
・Beautifully rich and vibrant graphics
・Amazing soundtrack that captures the mood
・More customization than previous entries
・Easier than ever to train competitive Pokémon
・Nature changing candies are a welcome change
・Galar Ponyta is so adorably cute
・Gym battles feel more epic than before
・Wild Area and the freestyle camera are awesome
・Lack of a National Dex. Plenty of Pokémon here, but plenty are also missing...
Top reviews from other countries
-Buena historia la cual ofrece un poco más de 20 hrs de juego.
-Gimnasios muy emocionantes
-Dificultad un poco más elevada que a comparación de SM/USUM
-Un Plot Twist muy bueno
-Una liga Pokémon mas larga y más emocionante que la Elite 4
-Una excelente batalla final contra el Campeón de Galar
-La adición de 81 nuevos Pokémon muy interesantes (incluyendo las formas Galar de Pokémon anteriores)
-La implementación de Dynamax y Gigantamax
-Las Wild areas
-La reducción de 2/3 de la Pokédex (Dexit)
-La ausencia de mega piedras
-La ausencia de Movimientos Z
-La mala implementación del Team Yell
El juego tiene mucho potencial, tiene muchas fortalezas que hacen que el juego sea bueno, aunque es difícil ignorar todos los aspectos que ya mencioné. El juego le hace falta que lo reparen de muchos aspectos, pero no significa que sea malo. Pero tengo que decir que le hizo falta un poco más de tiempo para pulirlo más.
Si Gamefreak agrega todo lo faltante al juego a un futuro, podría subir su calificación. Pero sin más preámbulo, esta es la calificación que he decidido darle como fan Hardcore de la saga.
El problema principal de rendimiento esta en la zona salvaje o silvestre donde hay popping y mucha perdida de cuadros.
Llevo mas de 15 horas jugandolo y me parece corta la historia, aun que menciono que me ha parecido bueno el reto al capturar que siento algo mas de dificultad, el Dynamax no me parecio malo, senti muy flojo el equipo de Fans de la entradora Roxy.
Sobre el tema de la pokedex, estaria excelente que dieran la opcion de cargarla a futuro completa y que asi mismo con DLC o expanciones llegara de alguna u otra manera...
No pretendo jugar competitivo, así que el juego en sí me ha parecido algo repetitivo sin mucho reto.