Pokemon Sword/Shield to include 18 gyms with major and minor leagues
Game Freak has elaborated on the amount of content that will be included in Pokemon Sword/Shield. Fans can expect 18 gyms, which are split into major and minor leagues.
Director Shigeru Ohmori told Game Informer this month:
“There are 18 different types of gyms in the story, and depending on the version, which gyms are in the minor league and which gyms are in the major league are different. For example, in Sword, the fighting-type gym will be in the major league, but in Shield, the ghost-type. The idea is that every year, the Galar region is playing and which gyms make it into the minor league versus the major league changes.”