Classic Pokemon come together in nostalgic Sword & Shield advert

Catching ’em all, forever

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Nintendo has released a new commercial for Pokémon Sword & Shield that celebrates over 20 years of Pokémon titles converging on this point in time, preparing to come together for the upcoming Switch release.

In the ad, players are seen powering up Nintendo handhelds, including the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS and 3DS. This act draws out a variety of classic generation Pokémon, who then all convene in their respective sprite forms. The menagerie of characters then transform into their modern Sword & Shield models, ready for yet another round of epic exploration and exciting battles.

Can you spot your favourites?

Pokémon Sword & Shield launch November 15 on Nintendo Switch.

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