Pokemon Sword And Shield: Gyms, Leaders And Information In The New Pokemon Game

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Pokemon Sword And Shield news is starting to drop as we grow closer to the release date. Incorporating a colourful Pokedex, with new monsters, Gyms are starting to get some changes to the way they operate as well as the number, as it has greatly been increased according to Game Informer; meaning your Pokemon Sword and Shield starters may change.

Read More: Pokemon Sword and Shield: Pokedex For The Galar Region, National Pokedex And Every Pokemon In The New Game

More Gyms Added


There are to be 18 gyms in the game with different gyms being in the Major League and different in the Minor League between game version, for example Bea's Fighting-type Gym is in the Major League in Sword while Allister's Ghost-type Gym is in the Major League in Shield. The idea is that the gyms can be in different leagues each year in the Galar Region.

This is a big change to the game and will certainly influence the strategy trainers take to get through the game and what starter Pokemon they want to choose.

What Else Has Been Revealed?

  • Game Informer have revealed that there are autosaves in Pokémon Sword & Shield, but it can be turned off.
  • HMs do not return in the game.
  • EXP Share is automatic, without use of an item in Pokémon Sword & Shield.
  • The interview implies more aspects of a Pokémon, previously left to breeding (hinted as "a personality parameter") will be changeable in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91