Japanese Pokemon Sword & Shield theatrical commercial

Japanese Pokemon Sword & Shield theatrical commercial

The Pokemon Company has released a brand new video to promote the November 15th release of Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch.


The video is a minute-long Japanese theatrical commercial that showcases the basics of the game, including the new features.

Gigantamax Pokemon

The previously discovered phenomenon known as Dynamaxing can only occur in specific areas of the Galar region. While Dynamaxing seems to be a phenomenon common to Pokemon from Galar, it’s been discovered that there’s a special phenomenon known as Gigantamaxing.

Not only do Gigantamax Pokemon become bigger, but their appearance also changes. Like normal Dynamaxing, Gigantamaxing boosts the power of the Pokemon—and it also allows each Gigantamax Pokemon to use a unique move known as a G-Max Move. Each G-Max Move is particular to a specific species of Gigantamax Pokemon, and regular Dynamax Pokemon are not able to use G-Max Moves. Only certain species of Pokemon can Gigantamax—and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to Gigantamax. The majority of Pokemon will keep their usual appearance when they Dynamax.

Double-Pack Bonus and Version Differences

As a special bonus for purchasing the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Double Pack, Trainers will receive two codes (one per game) that will reward them with special items known as Dynamax Crystals.

By using the Dynamax Crystals in the Wild Area, Trainers will be able to face Dynamax Larvitar and Dynamax Jangmo-o, Pokemon that are normally encountered later in the game, in special Max Raid Battles. Larvitar won’t appear in Pokemon Sword and Jangmo-o won’t appear in Pokemon Shield during normal gameplay, but players will be able to catch them in either version by using these Dynamax Crystals.