It will not be doable to catch all the Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield for Nintendo Switch, because it has been revealed that solely a restricted quantity of Pokémon will probably be obtainable within the video games.
Pokémon Sword & Shield symbolize an enormous bounce for the Pokémon collection, as they’re the primary mainline entries within the collection which might be being developed for Nintendo Switch. The transfer to Nintendo Switch means that there’s extra stress on Game Freak to ship a title with graphics which might be acceptable for a house console. The proven fact that Pokémon Sword & Shield are the primary video games of a brand new technology implies that the video games will want new property for the Pokémon themselves, too. The early trailers for Pokémon Sword & Shield confirmed lovely graphics for the characters, Pokémon, and the Galar region, which made the followers excited to see all the Pokémon represented in Pokémon Sword & Shield.
It appears that followers of the much less well-liked Pokémon will probably be out of luck in Pokémon Sword & Shield, as Junichi Masuda of Game Freak revealed throughout Nintendo Treehouse: Live and to Famitsu journal that not all the Pokémon from the collection will probably be obtainable in Pokémon Sword & Shield. The Pokédex will embrace over one thousand Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield, so Game Freak made the choice to solely embrace a finite variety of them in Pokémon Sword & Shield, which implies that gamers will not be capable of commerce Pokémon that do not seem inside the recreation utilizing the upcoming Pokémon Home app.
Masuda additionally acknowledged that future Pokémon video games will comply with the identical sample and can solely embrace a particular variety of Pokémon in every recreation, reasonably than all of them. Masuda did not rule out the chance that lower Pokémon and options might be included in future updates for Pokémon Sword & Shield, however these choices have but to be made inside Game Freak. Pokémon followers are naturally incensed by the elimination of Pokémon from the collection, as there are individuals who have been utilizing the identical staff since Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire and have been buying and selling them ahead in every new technology. It has but to be revealed which Pokémon have been lower and how many Pokémon will be appearing in Pokémon Sword & Shield.
It’s doable that the backlash might persuade Game Freak so as to add the lower Pokémon in future updates, however they undoubtedly will not be there at launch. The proven fact that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been delayed to 2020 implies that Pokémon Sword & Shield are the Nintendo Switch’s huge vacation 2019 titles and it’ll take much more than some backlash on social media to trigger them to be delayed.