This new Sword and Shield trailer is basically ‘Pokemon Planet Earth’

David Poke-borough

Okay, I was not expecting this: especially one year after the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield.

In an effort to promote the season pass for the aforementioned game for the holidays, Nintendo is putting on their best Planet Earth impression: complete with a faux David Attenborough narration. Playing it mostly straight, the below video takes you through the Galar region over the course of four minutes and change, mostly centering around the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC zones.

It’s actually fairly well made, taking advantage of some great in-game camera angles to showcase some of the more diverse locations. The subtle sound effects (like the crashing waves amid majestic background music) are great touches too! Kudos to the team who put this together.

Hardcore Pokemon players might even get a bit of lore tidbits out of it! Man I’m ready for another Pokemon game; one that hopefully adds everyone in this time.

Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!