PokéNews (November 18): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon anime series

Today’s Pokémon news: latest news for Pokémon Sword and Shield, but also…

  • Pokémon anime series
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon merchandise
  • Game Freak
  • Pokémon Kids TV

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Latest videos

Here’s the latest videos for Pokémon Sword and Shield, now available worldwide:

UK Sales

According to data provided by Gfk/UKIE, Pokémon Sword and Shield is off to a great start in the United Kingdom. Here’s the individual ranking for each version:

  • Pokémon Sword: #1, and biggest exclusive game this year. It’s the third biggest launch this year at retail, right after FIFA 19 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (both multiplatform titles);
  • Pokémon Shield: #3
  • Dual Pack: #7

All versions combined, Pokémon Sword and Shield scored the 2nd best debut for Pokémon game in the country, with +33% (+43% if you count the Dual Pack as two units) more than Pokémon Black and White on Nintendo DS, and +53% (+64.6%) more than Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!. Unfortunately, it did not manage to outsell Pokémon Sun and Moon, as it sold 39% (34.5%) less.

There’s several reasons for that drop:

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon were released on a Wednesday, while Pokémon Sword and Shield were released on a Friday. The former had two extra days of sales (UK charts only cover sales up to Saturday)
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon came out right during the Pokémon GO mania, which had a noticeable impact on sales of Pokémon games and Nintendo 3DS consoles;
  • both Pokémon Sun and Moon and the Nintendo 3DS were significantly less expensive than Pokémon Sword and Shield and the Nintendo Switch.

Source: GamesIndustry

Domino King

Here’s the latest video from the Domino King, featuring the three starters for Pokémon Sword and Shield:

Pokémon anime series

Here’s the latest videos for the Pokémon anime series, with:

  • the first episode in full
  • the preview for the second episode (which airs on Sunday, November 24th)

Pokémon Go

Galarian Pokémon

Since November 16th, Galarian Weezing is now appearing occasionally in Raids. Also, Niantic have announced that Galarian Zigzagoon and Galarian Linoone are also coming to Pokémon GO.

Source: Niantic

Style Shop

Heads up for players who have already started their journey through the Galar region: clothing items based on the main characters in Pokémon Sword and Shield are now available in the Style Shop!

Source: Niantic (Twitter)

Pokémon merchandise

Here’s pictures of some Pokémon Polygo figures, now available in Japan:

Source: Famitsu

Game Freak

Here’s the latest video from the Game Freak YouTube Channel:

Pokémon Kids TV

Here’s the latest video from the Pokémon Kids TV YouTube Channel:




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