Galar region pokedex pokemon sword and shield leak

For better or for worse, Pokémon Sword and Shield are out tomorrow. For many of us who are not completely turned off by the myriad controversy surrounding the game, another Pokémon adventure is in store–hopefully, one that does the series justice on new hardware. Like the seven generations preceding it, the journey in Pokémon Sword and Shield will begin with selecting a starter. Who will you be picking?

This time around, we get to choose from Grookey, Sobble, and Scorbunny. I am currently going back and forth between Sobble and Scorbunny, but am leaning toward Scorbunny. I usually flip between fire and water type starters from game to game, most recently selecting Mudkip in OmegaRuby, and Cyndaquil in HeartGold just before that. That brings me back to Scorbunny this time around. Complicating matters is the fact that I really just cannot decide which design I like best. The leaked evolutions (check out Grookey and Sobble here) do little to point me in either direction, so it really is quite a toss-up.

Which starter will you be choosing in Pokémon Sword and Shield? Is there a specific type that you always go with? Do you have a clear favorite standing head and shoulders above the rest? Let us know your pick in the comments.


Andrew Rockett
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to talk games old and new.


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