E3 2019: Pokemon Sword And Shield Have Transfer Restrictions

Nintendo uncovered a whole new insights regarding Pokemon Sword and Shield a week ago, yet we likewise learned some new tidbits about the games during the Treehouse livestream that legitimately pursued Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct.

Specifically, we learned familiar with how the as of late announced Pokemon Home service will work with the Switch titles, and it shows up there will be a few restrictions.

During the Treehouse livestream, game producer Junichi Masuda uncovered that few out of every odd past Pokemon will be transferable to Sword and Shield. “Players will be able to transfer their Pokemon from Pokemon Home only if they appear in the Galar region Pokedex,” Masuda said through an interpreter.

This means if a Pokemon isn’t as of now reachable inside Sword and Shield, you won’t probably move it over from Pokemon Home.

Masuda recognized this is a change from how the past Pokemon cloud service, Pokemon Bank, worked and clarified the method of reasoning behind this controversial decision:

“In previous games that worked with the Pokemon Bank service, you were able to–for example, in Sun and Moon–bring over any Pokemon, even if they weren’t in the Alola Pokedex,” Masuda said. “But with the transition to the Nintendo Switch hardware, being much more powerful [and] allowing us to be much more expressive with each of the individual Pokemon … at Game Freak we really spent a lot of time thinking about what the best way to move forward was, really preserving the quality of all the different Pokemon while also taking into account the battle balance, having so many different Pokemon available, all within a limited development time so we don’t keep fans waiting too long for every new entry in the series. And after a lot of discussion, we decided to come to a new direction.”

One of the new highlights in Sword and Shield that undoubtedly demonstrated to be a hurdle in such manner was Dynamaxing, which can supersize a Pokemon temporarily during fight.

Given that there are more than 800 Pokemon in the series, Game Freak would have needed to make new resources for several distinct monsters to account for this feature.

We additionally don’t yet know what number of Pokemon will be accessible in Sword and Shield; we’ve just gotten a look at a bunch of them hitherto, yet we’ve just observed various of fan-favorites among them.

Pokemon Sword and Shield launch for Nintendo Switch on November 15. The games will be good with the Poke Ball Plus accessory. We also learned some new details about Raid Battles during the Treehouse segment, which you can watch in its entirety above.

For more on the titles, be sure to check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.