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Pokémon Sword and Shield will offer portable Pokémon storage, other quality-of-life upgrades – Polygon

Pokémon Sword and Shield will offer portable Pokémon storage, other quality-of-life upgrades – Polygon

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Pokémon Sword and Shield will offer portable Pokémon storage, other quality-of-life upgrades – Polygon

Pokémon Sword and Shield will let you access your Pokémon box from nearly anywhere, according to a new trailer that dropped this morning. Normally players have to head to a Pokémon Center to swap out their party, but in Sword and Shield, players will be able to switch out what Pokémon they have on them…


Pokémon SwordandShieldwill let you access your Pokémon box from nearly anywhere, according to a new trailer that dropped this morning.

Normally players have to head to a Pokémon Center to swap out their party, but inSwordandShield, players will be able to switch out what Pokémon they have on them from “almost anywhere.”

The new trailer also showed off other quality-of-life changes that will be especially helpful for competitive battlers. Using mints, players can change the nature of their Pokémon, which has an impact on their stats. Supplements like calcium and protein also seem like they will be more common.

Attacks gained from eggs will also be able to move between same-species Pokémon without explicitly breeding them, which will remove the need to ride your bike in circles to hatch 200 eggs until you get the attack you want, in the Pokémon you want.

Exp. Candy will also be making an appearance inSwordandShield. The candy comes in different sizes, and will give blocks of experience to Pokémon for quick leveling. Both the candy system and the portable box system are nice quality-of-life improvements that were included inLet’s Go, Pikachu!andLet’s Go, Eevee!Bringing them over to more games makes sense.

Pokémon SwordandShieldreleases on Nov. 15 forNintendo Switch.

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