CoroCoro – Name-A-Move Contest Pokemon Sword & Shield

CoroCoro – Name-A-Move Contest Pokemon Sword & Shield

The first details of this month’s Corocoro issue have started to come out, one of which is a special contest for fans to name a new move for Pokemon Sword & Shield!

Although clear scans from the magazine itself still haven’t surfaced online, the preliminary translations have revealed the following details:

Details contents

  • The contest is open to all Japanese residents.
  • Fans have until May 10th to submit their suggestions.
  • Names can be written in Katakana, Hiragana or English, but must be no longer than 8 characters in length.
  • The move to be named has the following properties:
    • Type: Steel
      Category: Special
      Damage: 140
      Effect: Does major damage but reduces user’s Hit Points by 50%
  • The winner of the contest will receive one copy of both Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield.
  • 20 of the runner-ups will get just one copy of either of the two games.

Corcoro update

Corocoro’s official website has been updated and provides the following new details about the contest:

  • To enter, participants must fill out a special postcard from this month’s issue of Corocoro, due out officially on April 15th.
  • The selected name cannot have been used before in previous games in the franchise.
  • The winning entry will be decided by the developers.
  • If the winning entry was submitted by multiple people, the “overall winner” will be decided via random lottery.