The Pokémon Company has shared fresh details on Pokémon Sword and Shield as part of its World Championships event taking place as we speak.

Most of the new details can be found in this brand new trailer above, but we'll run through them for you below:


First up, the previously announced Galarian Weezing will have an ability called Neutralising Gas which neutralises the effects of all other abilities. Useful abilities like Levitate can be completely undone by the new ability, presenting a whole bunch of new things to think about in battle. Also, Corviknight has the hidden ability Mirror Armor, which reflects any stat-lowering effects.

Two new held items have been revealed. The first, called Room Service, lowers the Pokémon's speed during Trick Room, while Eject Pack makes your Pokémon switch out if its stats are lowered.

A new move called Breaking Swipe has been revealed which lowers the attack of all targets hit - luckily for the user, it can hit multiple opponents in one go.


On top of that, the Pokémon Battle Stadium has been revealed. The Battle Stadium allows you to connect to the internet and battle against Trainers from all over the world. Features like Rental Teams and Online Competitions will also allow for different ways to connect to other Pokémon Trainers. It's worth noting that you'll need a paid Switch Online membership to access this feature, but you won't need to set up a Pokémon Global Link account.

The Battle Stadium will offer Ranked Battles, Casual Battles, and online competitions. You can read all about it right here if you're interested.

Ranked Battles in the Battle Stadium
Ranked Battles in the Battle Stadium

Finally, it was also revealed that Sword and Shield will be the official video games used for competitive play during the 2020 Play Pokémon Season.

So, that's your lot. There's quite a lot to take in, but make sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Looking forward to the Battle Stadium? Scared about Galarian Weezing's ability? Exciting times.

[via swordshield.pokemon.com]