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A new Pokémon Direct will reveal more about this year’s Switch game

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company will reveal all-new details about the next game in the franchise, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Switch, in a new Pokémon Direct presentation on Wednesday, June 5. The Nintendo Direct-style presentation will be streamed at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT, and include “roughly 15 minutes of new information” on Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is set in the new, U.K.-inspired Galar region and will introduce eighth-generation Pokémon to the series. Those new Pokémon include Sword and Shield’s starters, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, who will be part of a brand-new story.

Beyond that, not much has been revealed about the next Pokémon games, but hopefully we’ll learn more about the new starters, moves, trainers, and evolutions, and get an official release date in today’s Pokémon Direct.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are scheduled to hit Switch sometime in 2019. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company first unveiled Sword and Shield in February during a dedicated Nintendo Direct presentation.

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