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What are the starter Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokémon Sword and Shield have been announced. Here's everything we know about the new starter Pokémon.


Those looking forward to the new Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch have more reasons to be excited than ever. During a Nintendo Direct this morning, Nintendo finally showcased the upcoming games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Here’s what you need to know about the new starter Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

All Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield

If you haven’t seen the new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, then you should definitely check that out. As far as new Pokémon go, we’re sure that Nintendo has quite a few new designs to show off. When it comes to starters, though, fans will be looking at the usual Fire, Grass and Water types to choose from.

Scorbunny – Fire Type

Scorbunny, the Fire Type Starter in Pokemon Sword and Shield

First up on our list is the Fire Type starter for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Don’t let this energetic little rabbit throw you off, though, we’re sure there’s some fire just waiting for a chance to come bursting out.

Grookey – Grass Type

Pokemon Sword and Shield Grass Type Starter

Next on the list of new starter Pokémon is Grookey. This little chimp-looking Pokémon is sure to be a treat for those who enjoy starting with Grass Type Pokémon, and we can’t wait to learn more about this little dude.

Sobble – Water Type

Pokemon Sword and Shield Sobble Water Type Starter

Finally we have our newest Water Type starter, Sobble. This delightful little water lizard excels at hiding itself in water, as seen in the new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield don’t have a release date quite yet, but we do know that we can expect the game to release sometime later in 2019. We’re also excited to see what other great Pokémon Nintendo has to show off, and we’ll probably see more of those as the game’s release gets ever closer. Make sure you follow Shacknews on Twitter for all the latest gaming news and features and bookmark our Pokémon Sword and Shield homepage for all the latest info about the upcoming Pokémon title.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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