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Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct

Good morning, Pokémon fans! It’s bright and early (at least in the US), but there’s a good reason to be up and at attention. Nintendo and Game Freak are teaming up for a Nintendo Direct! Just last week, The Pokémon Company streamed a press conference, but they’re not finished. The last video covered lots of general Pokémon news, but today’s event is all about Pokémon Sword and Shield.

This Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct will last about 15 minutes, which is double the length of their initial reveal video. Hopefully, that means there are plenty of exciting things to see! The fun all kicks off at 6:00 am Pacific / 9:00 am Eastern. That’s 2:00 pm for our friends in the UK (or is that the Galar Region?), and an hour later in Central European time. We’re streaming it all live right here. You can also count on us to provide coverage of all the most exciting breaking news!

Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct

Today’s presentation should reveal more of the Galar Region and its inhabitants. Hopefully, we get to see plenty of new Pokémon. We could get a look at the evolved forms of Pokémon Sword and Shield‘s starters or even a glimpse of Galar’s Legendary Pokémon. Personally, I’m hoping Game Freak gives us more details about those new, stadium-sized gyms. I’d also love to see more of the plot and key characters introduced. Whatever they’ve got in store, you can count on us to keep you informed!

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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.