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Pokemon Sword And Shield Will Require Lot Of Space And More Pokemon Returning

Pokemon Sword And Shield size
Pokemon Sword And Shield (Credits: Nintendo)

There isn’t a lot of time left for the much-awaited Pokemon Sword And Shield to arrive on Nintendo Switch. There was a report by Pokemon fansite Serebii that the download cards for the game have begun appearing in stores in Japan and with that, they reveal the games’ file size as well as reveal that more Pokemon are returning. According to the download cards, both of the games will have a weigh-in at 10.3 GB.

More Pokemon Are Return In Sword And Shield

This might seem extremely small when compared to other games that are on other platform but this puts this game at one of the largest first-party Switch titles. To put it into perspective, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee both are each 4.2 GB. This just shows how acutely the game is and it is pretty insane. This download card also confirms that 5th generation Psychic-type Gothita, as well as its evolved forms, will return in Sword and Shield, as will Sun and Moon’s Fire/Dragon turtle, Turtonator.

Pokemon Sword And Shield
Pokemon Sword And Shield (Credits: Nintendo)

Still, it hasn’t been revealed just how many Pokemon will be available in Sword and Shield. Sadly the games won’t feature every old Pokemon but more than 250 have been confirmed so far. Among these new Pokemon, Galar-exclusive variants were also revealed. The most recent one that we saw was Galarian Ponyta, which is exclusive to Pokemon Shield and is similar to an adorable unicorn.

On the other hand, Pokemon Sword will be getting the region-exclusive evolution of Farfetch’d called Sirfetch’d. As for the release date for the game, Pokemon Sword and Shield launch for Nintendo Switch on 15 November. There isn’t a lot of time left in this game’s release and I am sure that many of you are already ready to play this game to your heart’s content.