A new Pokémon Direct aired today, revealing a bunch of new Pokémon Sword and Shield information. The games will launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch on November 15. A special “Double Pack” including both titles will also be available. LEGENDARY POKEMON ZACIAN ZAMAZENTA NEW POKEMON GOSSIFLEUR Category: Flowering Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 1′4″ Weight: 4.9 lbs. Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator ELDEGOSS (Its the evolution of Gossifleur) Category: Cotton Bloom Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 1′8″ Weight: 5.5 lbs. Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator WOOLOO Category: Sheep Pokémon Type: Normal Height: 2′ Weight: 13.2 lbs. Ability: Fluffy / Run Away CORVIKNIGHT Category: Raven Pokémon Type: Flying/Steel Height: 7′3″ Weight: 165.3 lbs. Ability: Pressure/Unnerve DREDNAW Category: Bite Pokémon Type: Water/Rock Height: 3′3″ Weight: 254.6 lbs. Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor STARTER POKEMON GROOKEY Category: Chimp Pokémon Type: Grass Height: 1′ Weight: 11 lbs. Ability: Overgrow SCORBUNNY Category: Rabbit Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 1′ Weight: 9.9 lbs. Ability: Blaze SOBBLE Category: Water Lizard Pokémon Type: Water Height: 1′ Weight: 8.8 lbs. Ability: Torrent MAX RAID BATTLES Max Raid Battles are a completely new battle format where you will team up with three other Trainers in order to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. You’ll get a chance to catch the wild Dynamax Pokémon that you face if you manage to defeat it. The wild Dynamax Pokémon will remain in their giant form for the entire battle and have other unique powers to boot. Only one member of the group, consisting of you and your allies, can Dynamax a Pokémon during Max Raid Battles. If three other Trainers aren’t available to participate in Max Raid Battles, support Trainers will automatically be added to your side to help you battle the wild Dynamax Pokémon. The wild Dynamax Pokémon you’ll face in Max Raid Battles vary based on where you are in the Wild Area or what the weather is like. The weather in the Wild Area changes every day. Some Pokémon can only be caught in Max Raid Battles. WILD AREA The Wild Area is full of nature as far as the eye can see, and it connects several different towns and cities. You’ll find a greater variety of Pokémon living here and some of them will change depending on things like the weather or location. DYNAMAX PHENOMENON Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon are able to take on gigantic appearances. Pokémon from the Galar region are capable of Dynamaxing, and the Dynamax Pokémon become tremendously strong. Dynamax Pokémon don’t just become bigger: they get a boost in power as well but they will return to normal after three turns. Only Trainers who possess a special item known as Dynamax Band are able to Dynamax their Pokémon. All the moves of a Dynamax Pokémon will turn into special Max Moves. The Max Moves your Pokémon can use are determined by what kind and types of moves they knew before Dynamaxing. Some Max moves can trigger powerful additional effects. The Normal-type Max Move called Max Strike has the additional effect of lowering the Speed stats of opponents it hits. CHARACTERS MAIN CHARACTER You can choose how you want to look at the beginning of your adventure. LEON HOP PROFESSOR MAGNOLIA SONIA GYM LEADERS There are stadiums that hold Pokémon Gyms throughout the Galar region. Each Gym attracts Pokémon Trainers that are experts in specific types. Before the Champion challenge, you have to defeat the Gym Leaders. The battles with these Gym Leaders often involvebattles between Dynamax Pokémon. GYM LEADER MILO POKEMON LEAGUE In the Galar region, the Pokémon League is where Trainers from all over gather to compete and hone their skills at Pokémon battles. You’ll have to take on the Pokémon Gyms found around the region as you join the competition in trying to reach the pinnacle of the Pokémon League to attain the title of Champion. POKEDEX AND ROTOM PHONE The Pokédex in these titles will actually be part of your Rotom Phone. Your Rotom Phone is also home to Rotom, a Pokémon that can enter into various electric appliances. This Rotom Phone will register information about the Pokémon you catch and can do a lot more: you can attach it to your bike to make it move faster on land, or it can even help you travel over water.