Pokémon Sword and Shield Receives First Commercial

We are less than a month away from the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield. The exploration of the Galar region and its 8th generation of Pokémon is coming only to the Nintendo Switch. To get trainers hyped, the first commercial has been released.

It starts by showing off sprite versions from the first few Pokémon games on the Game Boy before transitioning into the 3D models. It’s a nice way of presenting some history and the evolution of design. They are even running through backgrounds based on locations from their respective generations. This culminates with each Pokémon arriving in Galar with a fresh, new appearance to reflect the Switch’s technical advancements. Curiously, it does exclude any new Pokémon exclusive to Galar. The background this time looks even more realistic compared to previously seen footage but this could just be for the commercial since real people are included.

While it isn’t revealing further gameplay, this is just the first commercial. Hopefully, another video will release to give us an even better look.