Move Over Pokémon, Sword and Shield is About Collecting Curry

During last night’s Nintendo Switch presentation, we got another new look at the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Of course, the usual information was in there: we got a look at some fights, and of course another glimpse at its beautiful Britain-inspired world. But of four new pieces of information, one stood out the most: curry on rice.

Or, more specifically, the introduction of the Currydex. That’s right, this time around you aren’t just collecting pocket monsters. Pokémon Sword and Shield introduces Pokémon Camp, a place where you can rest, play and train with your Pokémon, meet other players, and interact with their Pokémon too.

At the camp, you can also cook. You’ll find ingredients throughout the game as you play, many of which will be ingredients for a wholesome bowl of curry. There are over 100 types of curry to be created, and each new recipe that you make will be added to your Currydex.

For the completionists among us, it brings a whole new challenge to the world of Pokémon. Not only do we have to catch ’em all, we’ve got to cook ’em all, too.

We also got a glimpse of the new customisation features coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield. You’ll be able to fully customise the appearance of your trainer, from their hair and make-up to a vast selection of clothes in a wardrobe. It’s not just simply t-shirts and trousers this time, either; you’ll be able to add jackets, gloves, hats and more to perfect your own style.

The last thing revealed during the Pokémon Sword and Shield segment of the Nintendo Direct was two new Pokémon: Polteageist, a pot of tea-shaped ghost type Pokémon, and Cramorant, a flying and water type Pokémon.

If being able to fight with a pot of tea and cook dozens upon dozens of tasty curry dishes doesn’t make you excited about the new Pokémon game, well, we don’t know what will. You can watch the announcements yourself in the video below:

Pokémon Sword and Shield will be available on 15th November, exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

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