Switch On Podcast: Pokémon Sword and Shield pros and cons

Switch On Podcast Pokémon Sword and Shield

Welcome back to the new and improved Switch On Podcast! If you haven’t been keeping up, make sure to check out our previous episodes. In the past, we broke down all the exciting news from E3 and then gave our thoughts on Switch Lite and the rumored Switch Pro. For this episode, we’re looking ahead to two controversial upcoming Switch games. Pokémon is one of the most successful franchises of all time, but lately, Pokémon Sword and Shield have been getting a lot of hate. Join Ben, Aric, and podcast newcomer Danny as they explore the pros and cons of Game Freak’s next adventure.

Switch On Podcast: Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.