Today’s Pokémon news: Pokémon Sword and Shield now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Japan, but also…
- Pokémon GO
- My Nintendo (Japan)
- Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Starting today, Pokémon Sword and Shield is now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. Both versions cost 6 578 Yen, and require 9.5GB of free space. Just like Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, they do offer an English language option.
Here’s the a few more pictures for the game:
It’s not clear when digital pre-orders will go live in Europe and North America, but it should be sometime this week.
Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out on November 15th worldwide.
Source: The Pokémon Company
Over the past few days, Niantic have shared a couple more Willow Reports about the infamous Team GO Rocket:
- The first of many cliffhangers (October 26th)
- A shadowy sierra (October 28th)
Click here to check them out!
My Nintendo (Japan)
In Japan, Nintendo have added some more physical rewards to My Nintendo. This time, they’re all about Pokémon Sword and Shield!
Here’s the various rewards that were added today:
- Ball Pens (set of 4 pens): 500 Platinum Coins
- Stand Memo: 400 Platinum Coins
- Wall Stickers: 300 Platinum Coins
- Set with all 3 rewards: 1 200 Platinum Coins
Here’s some pictures:
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that those rewards will ever be available on My Nintendo in Europe and North America, as pretty much all physical rewards (with the exception of the Splatoon 2: Final Fest t-shirts and posters) have remained Japan-exclusive so far.
Also, members of the Pokémon Himitsu Club (that only people who have pre-ordered Pokémon Sword and Shield can join) can claim 300 Platinum Coins. Check out the source link to find out how!
Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!
Here’s the preview for the next episode of Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?!, which airs this Sunday (November 3rd) in Japan: