Game Freak Has Pokemon Sword and Shield News to Share in Its Anniversary Livestream Tomorrow

Game Freak Has Pokemon Sword and Shield News to Share in Its Anniversary Livestream Tomorrow

Who's that Pokemon? You'll find out.

We're a month away from the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch, and Game Freak still has some info to share about our upcoming adventure in the new Galar region. Make sure to stumble out of bed by 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET for a "Galar research update." After that, Game Freak might drop additional new information during a scheduled 30th anniversary livestream.

News about the research update and the anniversary livestream came through this morning on Twitter. Game Freak is streaming out of Japan tomorrow at 11 p.m. JST (that's 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET), but an English translator will be on-hand.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's research updates are typically short, and usually drop as trailers rather than livestreams. Despite their quick runtime, they pack a lot of information about the Pokemon we can expect to meet in the game. We were recently introduced to Galarian Ponyta and the regal Sirfetch'd through them, after all. Will tomorrow show off another regional variant, or an entirely new Pokemon species?

As for the Game Freak anniversary livestream, I don't doubt some Pokemon news will come up. That said, Game Freak likes to occasionally remind us it's about more than just Pokemon. A new RPG called Little Town Hero is almost out, plus Game Freak brought us the weird and wonderful Pocket Card Jockey.

Whatever Pokemon are unleashed upon us tomorrow, we'll be here to tell you all about it. In the meantime, check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield guides in preparation for the game's November 15 launch.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

In other news

Where is Our Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review?

We're still training ourselves to prepare for the digital Tenkaichi Budokai.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Will Bring Rean and the Gang Back to the PC Soon

NIS America's bringing Falcom's RPG sequel to yet another platform.

Official Charmander ASMR Video is Guaranteed to Get Your Scalp Tingling

I'm as happy as a Charmander snoozing by a campfire.

Yes, Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Will Crunch in the Five-Month Delay

"We try to limit crunch as much as possible, but it is the final stage."

Need help?

Witcher 3: How to Start the Blood and Wine DLC and Meet Its Level Requirements

We explain how to get to Toussaint and what level you should be when you do.

Witcher 3: All the Correct Play Lines in "The Play's the Thing" Quest

We explain how to perform the Doppler's play with Priscilla, as well as whether to choose tragedy or comedy.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift Codes List (January 2020)

You can get free gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield by entering certain Mystery Gift Codes. Here’s a full list of all the active codes available right now.

The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray - How to Get the Unique Shrink Ray Science Weapon

This is where you can get the Shrink Ray science weapon in The Outer Worlds, one of the unique weapons in the game.