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Pokémon Sword and Shield – Trailer shows new items and features

Pokémon Sword and Shield are a meager nine days away from release. To that effect, you’d imagine Nintendo‘s next trailer would be its launch trailer that day. But, no, instead, they are doing one last trailer on spoon-feeding Sword and Shield info to fans. Released Wednesday to The Official Pokémon YouTube channel, fans were given more info on new features and items.

For one, if you’re a Pokémon breeder, you’ll be happy to know that, if they’re two of the same species and left in the daycare, they can pass egg moves onto each other. Nintendo also made competition for Rare Candies. Instead of leveling up the selected Pokémon once like a Rare Candy will, they made Exp. Candy which has different sizes that seemingly with different exp. rewards.

EV trainers beware of this little trick, the trailer showcased “Mints”, an item which does away with the struggle of finding a specific natured Pokémon. With Mints, you can find a variety of types that change the nature of the selected Pokémon and in turn, its stats. Supplements, such as zinc, iron, protein and more are also able to be stacked to improve its respective stats.

While the six Pokémon rule is still in full-swing, Nintendo has mended the annoyance that fans face when encountering an unexpected trainer. Friendship is all Ash Ketchem needs to defeat any of his foes, but that’s not the case in the games. As introduced in Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, Pokémon Boxes allow players to change their party at any time outside of battle.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are launching November 15.

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