New Information about the Starter Choices in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Has Been Revealed


Before trainers can take their first steps in their new journey in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, they first need to determine which of the three starter Pokemon they want to take with them. They have to choose between Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. Following today’s Pokemon direct, we acquired new details about these three.


  • Category: Chimp Pokémon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • Ability: Overgrow

The stick that Grookey holds, originally from the forest where groups of Grookey live, is imbued with special powers after being exposed to the energy within Grookey’s body. Its green fur creates energy from sunlight. When Grookey drums with its stick near wilted flowers and leaves, they regain their color.


  • Category: Rabbit Pokémon
  • Type: Fire
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Blaze

Scorbunny uses its powerful legs to confuse and disorient its opponents by running and jumping around them. Because the soles of its feet can become very hot, Scorbunny’s kick can burn and damage opponents, too. With a sac in its chest containing viscous fire energy, Scorbunny can increase its heart rate and body temperature by running around. This awakens the true power of its fire energy and greatly increases its physical abilities.


  • Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Torrent

When Sobble touches water, its body changes its pattern and color, allowing it to blend into its surroundings. A rather timid Pokémon, Sobble will secrete the water within its body like sweat and disappear into its surroundings when nervous or embarrassed. With tears that are as potent as a hundred onions, Sobble will start to bawl if it feels threatened, spreading its tears around the area and causing everyone around it to start crying uncontrollably. Sobble will then use this distraction as a chance to escape.

These three Pokemon are going to be the first you encounter in the Galar region. You can check out some of the other new Pokemon you’re bound to run into during your journey, who are unique to the region. You can expect more Pokemon to get revealed during E3 2019 and we’re going to have more information as we approach the release date for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, which releases this year on November 15.