Pokemon Sword

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: The Promising Dawn of a New Generation

After all the controversy, it turns out that Pokemon Sword and Shield is actually pretty darn good.

Latest Pokemon Sword Guides

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Use the PC Box Link

Sword and Shield makes some adjustments to where and when you can access your Pokemon PC Boxes. Here’s what you need to know:

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Can You Change Your Uniform?

You’ll receive new uniforms for beating Gym Challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield. But can you change into them for battles?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Cracked Pot - How to Evolve Sinistea to Polteageist

This is our guide detailing how you can use the Cracked Pot item in Pokemon Sword and Shield, to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist.

Pokemon is Getting a New Series of Animated Shorts Set in the Galar Region

The hopes and dreams of Galar region's trainers are coming soon to a small screen near you.

The Most Baffling Survivors of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Cull

Who knows where the whims of fate may lead us?

Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.

Pokemon Black Friday 2019 Deals - Games, Toys, Card Games, and More

Gotta catch all these amazing deals.

Gigantamax Snorlax Doesn't Block the Route, He Is the Route

Max 'Lax impacts with stacked knickknacks he piggybacks.

Pokemon's Global Link Service Will End Next Year

The changing of the guard continues for Pokemon, but it's not too drastic.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Use the PC Box Link

Sword and Shield makes some adjustments to where and when you can access your Pokemon PC Boxes. Here’s what you need to know:

The Pokemon Company is Trying to Sue Whoever Leaked Sword and Shield Info

Info from the official strategy guide got out, and they'd like to know who did it.

These Three Pokemon Have a Higher Appearance Rate in Sword and Shield's Max Raid Battles Until Early 2020

One older Pokemon, and two newcomers step into the Gigantamax spotlight.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Can You Change Your Uniform?

You’ll receive new uniforms for beating Gym Challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield. But can you change into them for battles?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Cracked Pot - How to Evolve Sinistea to Polteageist

This is our guide detailing how you can use the Cracked Pot item in Pokemon Sword and Shield, to evolve Sinistea into Polteageist.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Bike Upgrades - How to Float on Water With the Rotom Bike

This is how you can get all the Rotom Bike upgrades in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Charmander - Where to Find Charmander in the Galar Region

Here's where you can find Charmander in the Galar Region in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mr. Mime - How to Get Kanto Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime

Here's how you can both Kanto Mr. Mime, as well as Mr. Rime in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: ‘You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let Its Guard Down’ Explained

Getting the ‘You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let Its Guard Down’ message when trying to catch a Pokemon? Here’s what it means.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Evolution Stone Locations - Where to Find All the Evolution Stones

This is our guide on all the Evolution Stones locations found within Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield TM Moves - Where to Find All TM Locations

Here's our guide covering all the TM locations for moves in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Fairy Gym Quiz - All Correct Answers for Opal's Ballonlea Gym

This is our guide on answering all the Fairy Gym quiz questions correctly in Pokemon Sword and Shield, for Opal in the Ballonlea Gym.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Type Chart

Type matchups are an extremely important part of any battle in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s a full Type Chart for the game.

What's The Coolest Video Game Collector's Item You Own?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's talk about the cool stuff on our bookshelves.

"Stadia Nailed the Impossible, and Then Failed the Possible"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A time of technological transitions for companies like Google, Valve, Game Freak, Microsoft, Sony, and more.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Worst Pokemon Are a Reference to Actual Prehistoric Mistakes

When Gideon Mantell accidentally mixed up early Iguanodon fossils, at least no living creatures suffered.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Buries Some Deep, Sometimes Dark Lore in its Trading Cards

Hold up y'all, I think that Ghost-type kid is a zombie.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are Already Smashing Series and Switch Sales Records

Combined, the two versions have already sold over 6 million units.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Bad League Staff Member - How to Find Oleana's Staffer

In this guide, we'll show you how to find Oleana's bad league staff member in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Galarian Meowth: Oh My God, What the Hell

The U.K. is free of rabies, but Galar seemingly isn't.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's New "Bleached Form" Corsola Is an Oddly Relaxed Nod to Climate Change

The Pokemon world seems to have different environmental problems than our own.

8 of the Best New Pokemon in Sword and Shield, From Polteageist to Grapploct

Eight of our favorite new monsters from Pokemon Gen 8.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu - How to Find Pikachu from Let's Go

Here's how to get Pikachu as a reward from Let's Go, in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: The Promising Dawn of a New Generation

After all the controversy, it turns out that Pokemon Sword and Shield is actually pretty darn good.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Players Are Already Manipulating the In-Game Weather System

A full weather pattern has already been established for both games.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Pokemon Sword and Shield and Romancing SaGa 3

Kat, Nadia, and special guest Kallie Plagge go in-depth on Gen 8.

What's Your Favorite Pokemon Generation?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Red and Blue? Ruby and Sapphire? We want to know that generation of Pokemon speaks to you the most.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Endgame Has a Heartfelt Sidestory

Catchin' the love alongside the Legendaries.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Players Are Reporting a Scary But Solvable SD Card Issue

It looks more frightening than it really is.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Has Proof Pokemon Are Our Friends, Not Just Servants

Are you worthy of being a Pokemon's friend? Probably not, but at least Sword and Shield lets you try.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Evolutions - New Galar Pokemon Evolutions

This is our guide focusing on the new Pokemon Sword and Shield evolutions, specifically the new Galar-related Pokemon.

Pokemon Sword Sirfetch'd - How to Evolve Farfetch'd Into Sirfetch'd

Here's our guide on how to evolve Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd in Pokemon Sword.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Online Deep Dive: What it's Like to Battle, Trade, and Explore the Vibrant Wild Area

The servers are on, and the players are trickling in. Here's what it's like to interact with them.

Here's Why Pokemon Fans Should Take the #GameFreakLied Claims With a Grain of Salt

Sword and Shield might reuse assets, but model wireframes aren't the end of the argument.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Director Has a Pretty Simple Explanation for Why Exp. Share is Always On

The new game's director explains why one feature is locked in the On position.

You Should Look Closely at the Switch in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s First Room

Game Freak gives the Switch a unique salute in Sword and Shield.

Pokemon's Level Limits Won't Stop You From Collecting Shiny Pokemon

You'll encounter Pokemon you can't catch in the Wild Area, but don't fret about missing out on a shiny.

Pokemon Sword and Shield is Lovely and Warm, but Not a Next-Gen Pokemon Game

Game Freak prefers to make us cozy on the Switch instead of breaking barriers.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Axes the Global Trade System, but Fear Not, There's a Replacement

GTS is gone, but vendor trash Pokemon will still clog the digital realm.

Pokemon Devs Respond to #ThankYouGameFreak Hashtag: "Sending the Love Back at You"

Pokemon fans flooded Twitter with positivity, and it was super effective.

The Last Japanese Trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield Keeps its Reveals Short and Sweet

Blink and you'll miss two more Pokemon Game Freak wants to show you ahead of release.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Featured Song From the Creator of Undertale is an A+ Jam

Toby Fox describes it as "a fierce track full of explosive power."

Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon: All Gen 8 Pokemon in Sword and Shield, Gen 1-7 Pokedex

As we hear more about Pokemon Sword and Shield we’ll be adding all confirmed Pokemon to this Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokemon List Guide.

Gotta Catch All 98 Opponents in Tetris 99's Upcoming Pokemon Crossover Event

Tetris 99's new crossover theme might be its best yet.

The Only Pokemon Halloween Costume that Matters is This Chonky Cat as Meowth

In honor of Halloween, a cat's dignity has been set aflame.

Undertale's Creator Pens a Special Song for Pokemon Sword and Shield

"It's not like a main track or anything. I just thought it was cool."

Scalpers are Charging Over $250 USD for a Hoodie from the London Pokemon Center

Panic! At the London Pokemon Center.

Sirfetch'd Loves Britain's Big Leeks: 7 Cool Facts We Learned From Today's Pokemon Sword and Shield Interviews

You'd be surprised what a Pokemon game can teach you about vegetables.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Creators on National Dex Backlash: "You Have to Take Criticism"

The National Dex criticism wasn't easy for Game Freak to take, but the team still listened.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Ditches the Trainer School, Much to Everyone's Relief

I learned how to catch Pokemon from a drunk old man, and that's good enough for me.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Will Let You Wander Into Supremely Overlevelled Pokemon

You ventured into the wrong patch of tall grass, Trainer.

Fat Pikachu and Long Meowth Lead New Batch of Gigantamax Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Don't talk to me or my large son ever again.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's File Size is Pleasantly Rotund, Like a Wooloo

You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.

Sobble's Popularity Surprised Game Freak, Plus More Interesting Facts About Pokemon Sword and Shield's Starters

Pokemon Sword and Shield's starters can't wait to meet you. Except Sobble. It's shy.

Pokemon Shield Gets an Exclusive Regional Variant, Galarian Ponyta

To catch those good vibes in the wild, you've gotta get Shield.

Here's Every Pokemon Sighting From Friday's 24 Hour Livestream

Let Galarian Ponyta make all your Lisa Frank dreams come true.

Chill Out to This 24-Hour Pokemon Sword and Shield Forest "Livestream"

Maybe you'll see a new Pokemon, maybe you won't.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Won't Actually Have 18 Gyms, Game Freak Clarifies

You'll only collect badges from eight Galar region gyms.

Reaction: Pokemon Sword and Shield's 18 Gyms is a Good Start, But It Needs More

Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.

Game Freak Almost Made a Game for the Virtual Boy and Other Revelations From Today's Pokemon Q&A

You don't want to know how the Poke-sausage gets made.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gets Big Info Drop Today - Here's All The Highlights

A lot of Pokemon news is coming out today.

There's a New Pokemon Sword and Shield Presentation Coming Next Week

Sonia needs our help, apparently.

The Axe of the Blood God Fall 2019 RPG Preview

From Pokemon to the Outer Worlds, Kat and Nadia talk about the big RPGs coming out this holiday season.

We Dare You to Eat This Pile of Ancient Pokemon Food

Expiration dates are just suggestions.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer Unveils Sirfetch'd, the Galarian Evolution of Farfetch'd

The Sword-exclusive duck knight is stoic and perfect.

Terrified People Want to Know What's in Pokemon's Sausages

If you think too deeply about the curry you make in Sword and Shield, questions bubble to the surface of your mind.

Nintendo Direct Recap: A Deluge of Ports From September 2019 Onward

From Overwatch to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, here's a recap of all the announcements.

How to Watch Today's 2019-Centric Nintendo Direct

It's looking like a packed 40 minutes or so.

Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct Will Focus on Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon, and Other 2019 Games

It starts at 3 p.m. PT, and we'll be all over it.

You Can Park Your Ass On a Bench Again In Pokemon Sword and Shield

Shut up, sit down, and drink your Arceus-damned tea.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Will Have Ranked Matchmaking and Rental Teams

Pick up the team you want for ranked.

Fan Makes Morpeko Pokemon Plush That Turns from Sweet to Hangry with a Flip

Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Galarian Form Pokemon

A brand new kind of Pokemon will arrive with Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s what you need to know about Galarian Pokemon.

What You Need to Know About Tomorrow's Pokemon Sword and Shield News

Some more info about the new Pokemon is set to hit tomorrow.

Starting Screen | The ESA Leak Puts the Future of E3 In Question

Things are about to get pretty rough for the industry's number-one trade show.

Fans Are Vowing to Boycott Pokemon Sword and Shield, but Here's How That's Gone in the Past

People aren't shy about airing their opinions on games in development, but are developers listening?

Pokemon Masters Won't Include Sword and Shield Trainers, At Least At Launch

Sorry y'all, we won't get to hang out with Sonia or Oleana pre-launch.

Starting Screen | A Reminder for Fans Raging About Pokemon Sword and Shield: Every New Entry is Somebody's First

In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.

Will the Switch Pro be a True Upgrade? Making Sense of the Info That Has Emerged Since the Switch Lite Announcement

Even with a new Lite model out, folks are still whispering about an upgraded Switch.

Switch Lite Getting Pokemon Sword and Shield Edition With a Unique Color

Get in the spirit a week ahead of the new Pokemon game.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Version Exclusives: Exclusive Pokemon, Exclusive Gym Leaders - What Are the Differences Between Sword and Shield

As with every other set of Pokemon games we’ve seen so far, there will be version exclusives for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s what you need to know.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamaxing Revealed in New Gameplay, Alongside Version-Exclusive Gym Leaders

There's also some new Pokemon to fill out the Galar Dex.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Producer Again Responds To Backlash Over Not Every Pokemon Making The Pokedex

"This was a very difficult decision for me," says Junichi Masuda.

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Controversy Has a Name, and the Conversation Around It is Getting Worse

Pokemon fans are riled up about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here's a breakdown of the reasons why.

Axe of the Blood God Wraps Up E3 2019: Kat Loses Her Mind Over Pokemon

Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Limited Pokedex is a Stomach Punch for Longtime Fans Like Me

Why fans are so upset about the news that some Pokemon won't be available in Sword and Shield.

Vote Here for the USG Best of E3 2019 Community Award!

What did you love most from E3 2019? We want to hear from you!

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Interview: "We Knew at Some Point We Weren't Going to be Able to Keep Indefinitely Supporting All of the Pokemon"

We talk to Game Freak about the battle potential of Dynamax, the decision to narrow the number of available Pokemon, and the move into a new era.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Dynamax Adds Dramatic Flair to Gym Battles

Pokemon are living large on the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Won't Have Full National Pokedex, Locking Some Pokemon Out

Only monsters from the Galar Pokedex will be transferable through Pokemon Bank.

Nintendo Direct E3 2019 Recap: Breath of the Wild 2 Megaton Blows Everything Else Away

Also, a new Mana game, tons of ports, and lots more.

What Are You Most Excited to See at E3 2019?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's get hyped.

Pokemon, Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, and More Will Be Playable at E3 2019

If you're going to E3, you can romp with Pokemon, visit a spooky mansion, and dream with a big fish.

All the New Pokemon We Saw in Today's Pokemon Direct

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Galar region has all kinds of new friends who want to meet (and eat) you.

Here's the Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct Start Time and Where to Watch It

There's a brand new Nintendo Direct today, which focuses on Pokemon Sword and Shield. Stream it right here.

Axe of the Blood God Previews the RPGs of E3 2019

From Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, RPG fans have a lot to look forward to at this years show.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct Coming June 5

A Pokemon Direct heralds the unofficial start of E3's 2019 season.

Worried About the Switch's Slow Start to 2019? Play Your Backlog You Slacker

It's there. It's staring at you. Judging you.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pulls Uniqlo T-Shirt Design From Game After Contest Disqualification

The Grand Prize winner was disqualified over a rule violation.

Pokemon Sword and Shield is Being Developed With an Emphasis on Portability

The upcoming Pokemon games are returning to its handheld roots.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Initial Thoughts: Random Encounters Should Have Stayed Dead

"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"

Pokemon Sword and Shield's First Trailer Shows Off Idyllic British Countrysides, and Three New Starters

Welcome to the world of Galar and see your three new companions.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Revealed for Nintendo Switch

The eighth Pokemon Generation is finally here.