A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. And participate in Max Raid Battles*** in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.Begin your adventure by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade. Players can control the camera and explore the vast areas around them in the Wild Area. Team up with other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles. Trainers who possess the special item Dynamax Band can Dynamax their own Pokémon. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.*Additional games and systems may be required; sold separately.**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo website/switch-online*** An internet connection is required to receive the special Meowth.Accolades:IGN - “"...a complete joy to play."” – 9.3/10GameSpot - “a consistent delight” – 9/10Newsweek - “The music and atmosphere of the Galar region makes it one of my all-time favorites…" – 9/10Game Informer - "an outstanding new installment" – 8.75/10EGM - “...among the best games the series has ever offered." – 4/5
Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on an all-new adventure in the Galar region
Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon
Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!
Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles***!
Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and try catching them***
A:AnswerYes. All the video games and movies I've preordered over the years from Best Buy have been delivered on release day, sometimes sooner. As long as you order at least 2-3 days before it's released. Shipping usually takes two days for most areas.
A:AnswerThe main difference is the available pkmn in each game. The majority are in both games, but its the rare ones that can only be caught in Sword or Shield. For example, each pkmn on the cover can only be caught in their respective game. However, this can be remedied by looking out for other ppl that can trade with you for the ones you are missing.
Another minor difference is bits of the story progression are slightly different, but ultimately, that doesn't matter in the whole experience of the game. The main story is fighting gym leaders to reach the final league. Each game has a few different gyms (2 or 3 out of the total 8).
Other than that, each game is basically the same - both solid pkmn games and fun to play.