What was your favorite announcement from the Pokémon Direct?

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Today’s Pokémon Direct was absolutely packed with exciting announcements. We learned lots of new things about the Galar Region, including some of its trainers and Pokémon. We also learned about the Wild Area with its controllable camera and Dynamax Pokémon raids. Game Freak also revealed the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. You can look forward to experiencing all of this when Pokémon Sword and Shield launch on November 15. Out of all of the Pokémon Direct’s announcements, which one has you the most excited?

For me, it’s gotta be the Wild Area. I was initially extremely disappointed when it looked like Sword and Shield wouldn’t have Pokémon on the overworld. I loved that new feature in the Let’s Go games, and I had hoped it would return. Seeing them roam freely across a massive, open section of the map was a beautiful thing. I can’t wait to explore every inch of it, especially with the new camera style! It feels more like a true Pokémon world than any past game, and I can’t wait to dive in!

How about you? What part of today’s Pokémon Direct had you on the edge of your seat? Leave your favorite moments in the comments below!

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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.