The Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games take place in the Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments- an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokemon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. Fans will have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in the Galar region in their quest to become Champion. They will not be alone, since the newly discovered Pokemon they choose to be their first partner will be by their side.
The adventure begins in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield when players choose one of three new Pokemon-Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Grookey, a Grass-type Chimp Pokemon, is mischievous and full of boundless curiosity. Bursting with energy, Scorbunny, a Fire-type Rabbit Pokemon, is always running about. The stealthy Sobble, a Water-type Water Lizard Pokemon, shoots out attacks as it hides itself in water.