Every time Pokémon games get released there are minor differences in each game to make you decide which one you would like to play more. Usually some Pokémon will only be found in each game, this time around this also counts for certain Gym Leaders. To show off a few of the differences The Pokémon Company has shared two new trailers, one in Japan and one in the rest of the world. You can find them below in addition to the version differences.
There are several differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and one such difference is the species of Pokémon that appear.
For example, Deino and Jangmo-o only appear in Pokémon Sword…
While Larvitar and Goomy only appear in Pokémon Shield.
EACH VERSION OF THE GAME HAS DIFFERENT GYM LEADERS FOR YOU TO CHALLENGE!
Certain towns will have different Gyms that you can challenge depending on whether you’re playing Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield!
In Pokémon Sword, you’ll face down Bea.
Bea is a prodigy in Galar karate, carrying on its century-old traditions and techniques. She’s also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon! She’s known for her stoicism and very rarely shows her emotions. It seems her battle style remains very precise, even when she’s backed into a corner!
While in Pokémon Shield, you can test your skills against Allister.
Allister is a talented Trainer of Ghost-type Pokémon who has taken on the mantle of the Ghost-type Gym Leader at a young age. He’s extremely shy and fearful, and he always hides his face with a mask when around other people. He rarely makes public appearances and apparently spends most of his time around ruins or in cemeteries.