Two new Pokémon games approach! On Pokémon day, Nintendo announced via a Pokémon Direct that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are heading to the Nintendo Switch in late 2019. The games will feature an all new story mode, setting, and critters.
The new Pokémon in particular are intriguing. New characters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble carry on the basic starter earth, fire, and water Pokémon tradition, but their adorable character models and animations have also taken the internet by storm in the form of tweets, memes, and of course, tweet memes.
Pokémon’s official Twitter account is celebrating Pokémon Day via a thread with all the juicy Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield details.
Along the way, there will be many more never-before-seen Pokémon waiting to be discovered!
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 27, 2019
Christine! Noted the cute overload that is the water lizard Pokémon Sobble.
— christine! 🌱 (@kitschchris) February 27, 2019
Claudia combined Scorbunny and Brooklyn 99.
— 🌟 Claudia 🌟 (@tonguetiedArt) February 27, 2019
Our official Twitter account got in on the fun as well.
— Escapist Magazine (@EscapistMag) February 27, 2019
Watch the full Pokémon Direct below.