Sword and Shield Wild Area Map Size: Twice as Big as a Region in BotW, According to Pokemon Rep


A representative for Pokémon Sword and Shield claims the size of the Wild Area will be twice as large as a region in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Sword and Shield are the upcoming eighth generations of Pokémon games; they take place in the fictional Galar region, which is based on the UK. One of the key new features of Sword and Shield is that there will new type of zone to explore in the region. This new zone is called the Wild Area, and Pokémon can be found walking all over. Players can do a variety of things in the Wild Area, including joining force with other players online to do Raid Battles together. Read more about what we know about the Wild Area here.

While Game Freak has hyped the Wild Area since it was announced, the actual size of the zone has been hard to determine. Based on the footage, the area looks enormous, most likely the most significant single area in the entire franchise. You can go on the water, climb mountains, and there are even different sections of the Wild Area to explore.

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With that said, it appears that we’ve finally gotten a good estimation of how big the Wild Area is supposed to be. A representative from the Pokémon Company told Metro that the size of the Wild Area is about the same as two regions in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. BotW is a large open-world game, with many different regions that gamers can travel in. It’s hard to determine how big is two regions, but the assumption is that the rep is saying the Wild Area is supposed to be very large.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will be arriving onto the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15.