Pokemon Sword/Shield lets you skip the catching tutorial
Pokemon has been around for awhile, and many fans have been playing the series for a long time now. Thankfully, seasoned veterans won’t be forced into experiencing the catching tutorial this time around.
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield starts off with choosing your starter. After this, you need to talk to your mother who gives you some money and five Poke Balls. Venture out a bit and you’ll then be able to encounter and catch Pokemon.
The next step is meeting rival Hop as well as his brother Leon, the Galar Champion and the person who teaches you how to catch Pokemon. However, if you’ve already caught a Pokemon, Leon will instead comments about how you’ve already captured some before moving on to the next topic of conversation.