Pokemon Sword and Shield details new Pokemon, Pokemon Camp, surprise trades, character customization, and more

Tons of new information.

The Pokemon Company has released new information, video, and screenshots of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield introducing two new Pokemon, Pokemon Camp, surprise trades, character customization, and more.

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■ Newly Discovered Pokemon of Galar

Cramorant

  • Category: Gulp Pokemon
  • Type: Flying/Water
  • Height: 2’7”
  • Weight: 39.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Gulp Missile

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When it comes to food, Cramorant will try to swallow anything it can fit in its mouth. Sometimes it will swallow things that aren’t its intended prey, spitting them out once it realizes its mistake. A Cramorant can be forgetful, but it will never forget a Trainer it grows to trust. However, even Trainers will face fierce attacks from their Cramorant if they try to steal its food. Cramorant’s Ability, Gulp Missile, is a new Ability that can be triggered during battles. After Cramorant uses Surf or Dive, it will return with a catch in its mouth. If it takes damage while in this state, Cramorant will retaliate by spitting out its catch at that opponent.

—A voracious eater—Cramorant is insatiable.

When it comes to food, it will try to swallow anything it can fit in its mouth. Sometimes it will swallow things that aren’t its intended prey, spitting them out in a hurry once it realizes its mistake.

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—It never forgets its bond with its Trainer.

Cramorant can be forgetful, but it will never forget a Trainer it grows to trust. However, it seems that even Trainers will face fierce attacks from their Cramorant if they try to steal its food.

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—Cramorant’s Ability, Gulp Missile

Cramorant’s Ability, Gulp Missile, is a new Ability introduced in these titles, and it can be triggered during battles. After Cramorant uses Surf or Dive, it will return with a catch in its mouth. If it takes damage while in this state, Cramorant will retaliate by spitting out its catch at the attacker!

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Polteageist

  • Category: Black Tea Pokemon
  • Type: Ghost
  • Height: 8”
  • Weight: .9 lbs.
  • Ability: Weak Armor

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Polteageist’s body is made from black tea, and it’s said to have a very distinct aroma and flavor. It will only allow a Trainer it trusts to sample its tea, although drinking too much can lead to indigestion. Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants where they disguise themselves and hide among the tableware. Because they can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, they’re often treated as pests.

—Black tea with a distinct aroma and flavor.

Polteageist’s body is made from black tea and is said to have a very distinct aroma and flavor. It will only allow a Trainer it trusts to sample its tea. However, drinking too much can lead to indigestion or an upset stomach, so be careful!

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—Pests for hotels and restaurants.

Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants, disguising themselves and hiding among the tableware. They can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, so they’re often treated as pests.

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■ Play with Pokemon in Your Pokemon Camp

Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants, disguising themselves and hiding among the tableware. They can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, so they’re often treated as pests.

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Become Friendly with Lots of Pokemon

You can enjoy a moment of relaxation and fun with the Pokemon in your party through Pokemon Camp! Watch your Pokemon closely as they have fun camping, and as they play together, you might discover a new side to them that you don’t normally get to see!

Just give a call to any Pokemon that’s far away, and it’ll happily come to you!

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You can also play with your Pokemon while camping. There are several toys that your Pokemon will enjoy—you can play with them using a Poke Toy or a variety of bouncing balls! Take some time to play with your Pokemon and get to know them better!

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About the Differenct Apperances of Alcremie

Alcremie is known to be able to create whipped cream from its hands. Apparently, there are several variations of color and flavor for this whipped cream, as well as the decorations on Alcremie’s body.

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Make Curry on Rice, the Dish that’s All the Rage in Galar!

In your Pokemon Camp, you’ll be able to make wondrous curries that are hugely popular in the Galar region! Curry is a dish with tons of variety. You can create curries of many different flavors depending on which ingredients and Berries you choose to add to your pot! Pour your heart into cooking and create a delicious plate of curry!

The first step to cooking up some curry is choosing the ingredients you want to add. The type of curry you’ll make will change depending on what ingredients and Berries you choose to put in.

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You’ll need to fan the flames until they’re strong enough and then stir the pot just right to make the best batch of curry!

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Once you’re done cooking, you and your Pokemon can dig in together! The ingredients you choose change the type of curry you’ll end up with. There are plenty of types of curry, so try to cook them all and complete your Curry Dex!

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Stop by Pokemon Camps Set Up by Other Players

The Wild Area is a vast expanse of open land in the Galar region. There are lots of different ways to connect with other players in the Wild Area, and Pokemon Camps are just one example! You can join the camp of another player or have other players visit your own camp until a total of four players are gathered to interact with Pokemon or make some curry!

If you come across a tent while using local communication or when connected to the internet, it’s a sign that another player has set up their Pokemon Camp there. You can take one of your party Pokemon with you, so why not have a look and join their camp! Membership in the Nintendo Switch Online (paid) service is required for joining other players’ Pokemon Camps using an internet connection. You do not need to be have a membership to play with other players using local communication features.

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When camping with other players, you can let your Pokemon play with their Pokemon, or you can cook up a big pot of curry and enjoy it together!

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

■ Trading Pokemon is Easy with Surprise Trades: You Just Never Know Who You Might Trade With

In these games, you can use Y-Comm to do things like trade Pokemon and have Link Battles via the internet or local communication. If you see a stamp pop up during your adventure, it might be a sign that another player is looking for somebody to connect with! You’ll be able to trade and have Link Battles with friends by checking these stamps, but they can also be invitations from people you’ve never met before!

—One of the features available on the Y-Comm menu is the Surprise Trade. Select a Pokemon from your Boxes that you’re willing to trade, and that’s it! A trading partner will automatically be found as you continue on your adventure!

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—The game will keep trying to match you with a trading partner even as you engage in the Pokemon battles or other activities you’ll find while exploring Galar, so there’s no need for you to hunt for a trading partner or feel like you’re left waiting!

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—These trades can be carried out with players from around the world if you’re using the internet. But with local communication, you can even get a trade from someone around you before you know what’s happening! Head out to lots of different places, and see if you can get a Surprise Trade! You won’t know what Pokemon you’ll get in exchange for your Pokemon until you actually receive it. If you’re lucky, you might end up with a rare Pokemon.

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Membership in the Nintendo Switch Online (paid) service is required to participate in Link Trades and Link Battles using the internet. There’s no need to set up a membership for local communication use.

■ Put on Your favorite Clothes, Get a New Hairdo, and Set out on Your Adventure in Style

As you travel, you’ll come across boutiques and hair salons. By visiting them, you can buy new clothes for yourself or change your hairstyle to freshen things up! There are plenty of different clothing items, hairstyles, and even makeup options, so try out different combinations and show the entire Galar region your favorite look!

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Find the Clothes You Want at Boutiques

Boutiques always have a wide selection of items, and they’ll be your go-to spots for trying on and buying new clothes. Boutiques can have outerwear, tops, gloves—you name it! You can mix and match styles in any way you want. Boutiques in different towns and cities have different items for sale, so keep your eyes open for that perfect outfit while you travel.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

Head to a Hair Salon to Get a new Haircut and a New Look

Salons let you choose your haircut and hair color, style your eyebrows, or even swap out your color contacts! Spice up your adventure by changing your look to match your favorite outfit or the uniform you wear during your Gym Challenge!

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■ Make Your Very Own Unique League Card

Pokemon Trainers in the Galar region make League Cards for themselves. These cards provide detailed information about the Trainer, and they are traded and given out across the region! As a Trainer, you also have your own League Card! You can use the Card Maker function of Rotomi to customize your card until you hit a design you’re happy with!

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

The Card Maker will give you a lot of freedom in editing your League Card—you’ll be able to change the background, the frame, your expression, your pose, and more!

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

You can trade League Cards with other players, and League Cards are displayed during Link Battles, too. Make one that’s really unique! You’ll be able to check all the League Cards you’ve received from others in your album.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are due out for Switch on November 15.

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