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Pokemon Sword and Shield arrive on Nintendo Switch in less than a month, and we continue to learn new things about the games in the period prior to its launch. One of the most important characteristics of the titles, both figuratively and literally, is the Wild Area, an extension of the open world that extends through the Galar region. This area is home to a variety of different Pokmon, which roam the outside world as in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, and it seems that some of these monsters will be too difficult for you to face initially.
According to the recent practical impressions of Eurogamer, depending on where you go in the Wild area, some of the Pokmon you find will be "drastically drastic", which means that if you do not step on with caution, you may encounter a monster that is too strong for you fight This marks a dramatic change from previous deliveries; In the past, wild Pokémon levels will gradually escalate as you go through the region, but in Sword and Shield, it seems you can quickly get over your head if you're not careful.
This should be good news for the fans who have felt that the Pokemon games have become easier over the years. In addition, Eurogamer says that wild Pokmon with good statistics will now have a visual indicator. The Pokmon that have a pair of perfect IVs will be surrounded by a faint yellow aura, so it is much easier to know which monsters are worth catching.
The Wild Area is also where you can take advantage of the new Pokemon Camp feature. While you're in the area, you can set up camp and play with your Pokmon, which in turn helps them improve in battle. Raid battles also occur periodically in the Wild area; these have you and even three other players taking a large Pokmon Dynamax. Some of the Pokmon Raid that you catch will also be capable of Gigantamaxing, which not only increases the size of the monster but also changes its appearance.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 15. We had the opportunity to try the games recently and we learned that this time you can skip the capture tutorial. You can read more about the titles and the various pre-order bonuses that are available to them in our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.