Watch the Pokemon pre-E3 Direct press conference right here


Substantial Sword & Shield info incoming?

The Pokémon Direct starts in just 30 minutes, so grab your morning iced tea (that's how I roll for all these, don't at me, coffee fans) and settle in.

So here's what we know. It's literally a "Pokémon Direct," not your typical "Nintendo Direct," so you're not going to get anything outside of that purview. Again, it kicks off at 9AM ET, and will run for "roughly 15 minutes," which will contain "new information" for the upcoming duo of Switch Pokémon games, Sword & Shield.

Nintendo seemingly wants to get this out of the way so they don't have to slowly work through 15 minutes of Pokémon Switch info during their Direct, which is happening just next Tuesday during the week of E3. Good on them! I mean they could always double up and give us more Pokémon news, but if Sword & Shield are getting bumped you know it's going to be a packed lineup.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Pokemon Sword and Shield   (12)   From our database:

  • Pokemon Sword and Shield have a Curry Dex to fill out - Jordan Devore
  • The new Pokemon anime will span the entire world, not just the new Galar region - Chris Carter
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield are starting to sell me on the whole Dynamax thing - Jordan Devore
  • Pokemon Sword & Shield will have new 'Galarian Forms' - Chris Carter
  • Pokemon Sword & Shield news headed your way Wednesday - Chris Moyse
  • Game Freak says it's not re-using 3DS assets for Pokemon Sword & Shield - Chris Carter
  • The Switch Lite is getting special mainline Pokemon edition hardware, an honor typically reserved for the Game Boy/DS line - Chris Carter
  • Get a good look at a few new Pokemon in this Sword & Shield trailer - Chris Carter
  • Game Freak boss issues official statement on Pokemon's massive Pokedex changes - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Nintendo Direct #Nintendo Switch #Pokemon #Role-Playing Games #video



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!