Pokemon Sword and Shield: 5 Pokemon that we NEED to see

No Pokemon game would be complete without these icons. So they’ll be included, right?

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Pokemon Sword and Shield, the next installment in the Pokemon game franchise, is set to drop on 15 November, making its debut on the Nintendo Switch.

There’s a lot of information that has already made it to the public about Pokemon Sword and Shield, such as the fact the game will appear at the Pokemon Championships 2020 and we may still get some more soon with a potential Pokemon Sword and Shield announcement in the Anime series.

Sword and Shield will be its own new generation of Pokemon, meaning it will offer one-of-a-kind Pokemon exclusive to the Galar region. With this new generation amongst us, there has however been some controversy from Nintendo’s side mainly surrounding the National Dex discussion. 

With the confirmed rumor that certain Pokemon will not being included in the game without the addition of the National Dex, there are likely to be some disappointed fans. There are many generations of players who have their own favorite Pokemon, and a game without them would not feel complete. With this in mind, what are the top 5 Pokemon we want to see in Sword and Shield?

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Magnemite/Magneton – Kanto Region

The electric-type Pokemon is one of the notable Pokemon from the Kanto region not present in Sword and Shield. The Magnemite line has appeared in every Pokemon game so far, so this marks the end of an era.

Magnemite has become a Pokemon that many trainers have gotten sick of throughout the years but its disappearance from Sword and Shield will feel weird at first, I mean who doesn’t love a good HM Pokemon?

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Torkoal – Hoenn Region

One of the only Pokemon introduced in the Hoenn region without an evolution, Torkoal was the signature Pokemon of the Hot Springs location during Ruby and Sapphire as well it was the main Pokemon of one of the gym leaders.

Torkoal eventually received a Mega Evolution in future games so it’s no show in Sword and Shield comes as a bit of a surprise to many fans. One of the most defensive Pokemon in all the games along with high special attack ratings, Torkoal will forever remain in our hearts.

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Aron/Lairon/Aggron – Hoenn Region 

During the early stages of the Hoenn region games, we can find the Aron evolution line very early on and eventually evolve it into its final form; Aggron.

One of the strongest late game Pokemon in the entire region, Aggron is one of the most unique typings being Steel/Rock. Steel is one of the rarest typings throughout all Pokemon games, although they may not hit the hardest they may up for it with their immense defensive rating.

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Gible/Gabite/Garchomp – Sinnoh Region

One of the only Sudo-Legendaries not to make it into Sword and Shield is the Garchomp line from the Sinnoh region. One of the most overpowered Pokemon ever created, Garchomp has some of the highest attack ratings ever seen from a non-legendary Pokemon.

Fans want Garchomp to appear in Sword and Shield due to its overpowered abilities but that may hinder it from having any chance at appearing in the final game. Garchomp should be in the game however if they bring back one Sudo-Legendary they must bring back all of them!

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Heracross – Johto Region

Perhaps one of the most loved Pokemon and one of the most memorable from the Johto region. Heracross is one of the most unique typings being Bug/Fighting which made it a must-have for any Pokemon trainer, it was so strong that even Ash from the anime had to use one. 

Nintendo NEED to include Heracross in Sword and Shield, no Pokemon team is truly complete without one of the best fighting type Pokemon of all time.


Nick Farrell

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