Pokémon Sword and Shield announces the Dragon King Cup

Each month, Pokémon Sword and Shield hosts a different online competition for players to battle in. From December 11-13, the competition will be the Dragon King Cup, where players will be able to use one restricted Pokémon. Here are the tournament rules, dates, times, and how to register to compete. The Dragon King Cup rules […]

Why Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansions Replaced A Third Game

Last month, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company released the Crown Tundra, the second post-launch expansion for Pokémon Sword & Shield. This marks the first time the franchise has leaned this heavily on post-launch content being added to a mainline game. Traditionally, the series has released the two simultaneous mainline entries (see: Pokémon Red & […]

Pokémon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra Preview – Looking For Legendary Status

Following the launch of Pokémon Sword & Shield last year, Game Freak announced the Expansion Pass, promising two new story-driven expansions for the first all-new Pokémon RPGs on the Switch. The first expansion, The Isle of Armor, was a fun addition to the mainline story, but had plenty of problems that made it less memorable than […]

Pokemon Sword And Shield Still Discounted To $40 Post-Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2020 has come and gone, but you can still find some of its best deals available, including sales still running at other retailers. This includes Best Buy, which still has Pokemon Sword and Shield on sale for the cheapest we’ve seen, and Amazon is once again price-matching. Pokemon games hardly, if ever, […]

Pokemon Sword And Shield: New Details On Crown Tundra's Dynamax Adventures Mode Revealed

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion launches later this week, and new details about the DLC continue to trickle in ahead of its release. We learned some more tidbits about the expansion’s new Dynamax Adventures feature during a recent episode of Japanese show Pokenchi, including how Legendary Pokemon encounters will work. Dynamax Adventures lets […]

Pokemon Sword And Shield Celebrate Halloween With Lots Of Ghost And Dark Pokemon

A new Max Raid event is now underway in Pokemon Sword and Shield. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, players can encounter a variety of spooky Pokemon in Max Raid dens this month, including two rare Gigantamax forms. All October long, certain Ghost- and Dark-type Pokemon such as Drifblim, Dusknoir, Hydreigon, Morpeko, and their […]

Pokemon Sword And Shield Players Can Claim Four Free Pikachu Now

The Pokemon Company shared a lot more details on Sword and Shield’s next expansion, The Crown Tundra, during its latest video presentation. The DLC releases around the world later this month, and to celebrate its arrival, the company is giving away a special Pokemon to all Sword and Shield players: Ash’s Pikachu. In the lead […]

Pokemon Sword And Shield: Four Free Pikachu Available Now, Here's How To Claim Them

The Pokemon Company shared more details on Sword and Shield’s next expansion, The Crown Tundra, during its latest video presentation. The DLC releases around the world later this month, and to celebrate its arrival, the company is giving away a special Pokemon to all Sword and Shield players: Ash’s Pikachu. In the lead up to […]

Pokémon Sword And Shield Physical Bundle With Expansion Pass Costs $90

Nintendo announced that next month, Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion pass bundles will go on sale. Priced at $90, the bundles include both the base games and their respective expansion passes on one game card. Additionally, bonus content will be available: 100 Poké Balls as well as the Pikachu and Eevee Uniforms. The items will come as […]