Pokémon Sword and Shield Starter Leaks: Everything you Need to Know

Pokémon Sword and Shield starter leaks have not been confirmed, but that hasn't stopped internet speculation from running rampant.

Pokémon Sword and Shield were announced earlier this year as the next generation of Pokémon.

Both games will take place in a new region called Galar that seems to take inspiration from the United Kingdom. The Pokémon Company describes Galar as full of diverse environments, from pastoral countryside to bustling cities. It is also home to a new generation of Pokémon, including ​three new starters.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Starter Leaks

Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble have all been revealed, but their evolutions have not. Some concept art appeared on 4chan this week that some believe are convincing enough to be considered real. Considering the source, it's important to take the information with a grain of salt, as it could very well be fake. But this also wouldn't be the first time a Nintendo leak on 4chan turned out to be real. So we're not sure if the leaks are legitimate or not, so it'll be up to you to decide:

Here's the leak for Grookey's alleged evolutions:


Here are the leaks for Scorbunny:


And finally, for Sobble.


Pokemon Sword and Switch Release Date Information

Pokémon Sword and Shield are slated for the Nintendo Switch in late 2019. An exact release date is unknown at the time of writing. 

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