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A new batch of Pokemon for Pokemon Sword/Shield was revealed during today’s Pokemon Direct. Wooloo, Gossifleur, Drednaw, Corviknight, and Eldegoss will all be in the game. Eldegoss is an evolution of Gossifleur.

Here’s the rundown of each new creature:

Today’s Pokemon Direct will be beginning in just an hour. Expect it to kick off at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM in the UK / 3 PM in Europe. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will be receiving new information during the 15-minute presentation.

You can watch the Pokemon Direct as it happens below. Campbell will also be handling a live blog for us, placed after the stream. Other than that, new posts will be added to the site during and after the broadcast.

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News about Town, Game Freak’s upcoming Switch title, has been tough to come by since it was announced last year. However, Famitsu did recently share a new screenshot from the game, which you can see above.

Town was revealed for Switch during a Nintendo Direct back in September. In the game, “players must take up arms against invading monsters, all within the walls of a single village.”


For many, may years, Game Freak has been strongly attached to the Pokemon franchise. However, we’ve seen the studio branch out as of late with the likes of HarmoKnight, Pocket Card, Jockey, and Giga Wrecker Alt.

Giga Wrecker Alt. stems from a second production team at Game Freak that works on original titles. And according to programmer and director Masayuki Onoue, the Gear Project team is being prioritized – even “more than Pokemon in general.”

Giga Wrecker Alt.

Game Freak director Masayuki Onoue recently shared a blog post on Giga Wrecker Alt. We learn more about the origins of the project as well as the tough task of melding an action game with a physics engine.

Here’s the full post from Onoue:

The Pokemon Company has just released a new Pokemon Pass app. Available on iOS and Android, it allows fans to obtain digital rewards at retailers and be notified about upcoming events.

Here’s some additional information:

Game Freak’s Giga Wrecker Alt. will be released later this week, on May 2nd. To celebrate the occasion, publisher Rising Star Games has released a launch trailer for the game:

Giga Wrecker Alt., a new title from Pokemon developer Game Freak, lands on Switch next week. Take a look at 25 minutes of footage below.

Yet another “Nintendo Switch My Way” commercial has been uploaded, this time for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. We’ve attached the advert below.

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