It's Time For Your Pokemon to Get a Poke-Job in Pokemon Sword and Shield

It's Time For Your Pokemon to Get a Poke-Job in Pokemon Sword and Shield

No more wasting away the day in Bill's PC.

Looks like even the Galar region is mired in the gig economy. In a new update today, the Pokemon Company detailed a new Poke Job system, where your Pokemon can complete tasks for experience points, base points, and even rare items.

Rather than sit around in your box all day, the Galar region seems to encourage your Pokemon taking on contracts to help others, called Poke Jobs. This can range from construction or cooking to even "protecting investments," though I hope that means literally and not figuratively. I'm not sure how good Pikachu is with stocks.

Send your Pokemon out on jobs, and they'll come back with new experience and potentially even more rewards. Of course, your results will be better if you send a few Pokemon or the right Pokemon. I'm just saying, Grimer is probably not a good cook.

We got a bunch of Pokemon Sword and Shield news today, including a first look at the Galar region's Team Rocket, called Team Yell. Apparently they're a pack of fervent stans who adore one of your rivals, a stylish goth trainer named Marnie. There's also a bunch of new Pokemon, like the smokestack hat-wearing Galarian Weezing and Morpeko, Marnie's partner Pokemon of choice who changes move types when it's hungry. Or "hangry," I suppose.

Pokemon Sword and Shield hits the Nintendo Switch on November 15, but if you want some more insight into what it takes to make a Pokemon, check out how game developers feel about the National Pokedex cuts. Making a Pokemon is pretty hard work, they say.

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Eric Van Allen

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