With Pokémon Sword and Shield getting its own Direct recently, it would have been foolish to expect a whole segment dedicated to even more footage. Despite this, the game was mentioned briefly with new info being shared about the Poké Ball Plus.

Released with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké Ball Plus was used as a special controller and could be used to take your Pokémon out for walks in the real world. The latter of these two functionalities has also made it over to Sword and Shield.

It was confirmed that the accessory will not work as a controller with the game in the same way that it could with the Let's Go titles, but it's nice to see that the quirky controller will be getting some more use, at least.