Pokémon Sword & Shield: Game Freak shows off a new Galar region town

With Gamescom in full swing, Game Freak gave us another glimpse into the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield. In the new video, the games’ director Shigeru Ohmori gives us a casual tour in an unnamed area players will explore early on in the game. This cozy, rural town is where trainers will meet Professor Magnolia in her research lab.

From there, the video goes further into showing off a bit more of what the new region has in store, including the games’ take on the iconic Pokémon Center, Galar’s trains, and some smaller industries where people and Pokémon work together. Also, there is Wooloo! We love Wooloo.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are on track for their worldwide release on November 15. Admittedly, I am a teensy bit miffed we don’t have a name for this gorgeous new town; that said, this looks like the ideal kind of place I’d love to retire to when I’m old and gray.

What do you think of this cozy little town? Let us know what you think in the comments! Nintendo will be revealing more details on their upcoming games at Gamescom, so stay tuned to Nintendo Enthusiast if you don’t want to miss a thing!


Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.