'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Trailer Predictions: Starter Evolutions and More

We're less than 24 hours from the latest Pokémon Sword and Shield information, and the Pokémon community is dying to know what the latest trailer has to offer.

Past trailers have given Pokémon fans a look at the Galar region, new Pokémon and new battle mechanics like Dynamax and Gigantamax. But what might this upcoming info dump bring?

There's still plenty of mystery surrounding Sword and Shield, but here are our predictions for what we'll see next from the Gen 8 games.

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The 'Pokemon Sword and Shield' Starters The Pokemon Company


When Pokémon Sword and Shield was first announced, fans were introduced to the three Starter Pokémon that will join them on their journey.

Since then, there has been little to no information on Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble. Many players hope to see the evolutions of the Starters before making their choice. It's been six months, and I believe it's time to see the middle evolutions of our three Starters.

While it may not help some trainers decide who to choose, at least they will have a better idea as to where all three Pokémon will end up.


One of the biggest aspects of Generation 4 was the way older Pokémon received evolutions. Magmar, Electabuzz, Sneasel, Porygon 2, Yanma and more all received evolutions, and I think we'll get to see the first new regional evolution in Wednesday's trailer.

A lot of this prediction goes off of a leak that has seemingly been confirmed by Sword and Shield trailers. In that leak, the poster says that "Some Pokémon, like Farfetch'd, will get regional evolutions." The leaker says the name of this evolution is Sirfechtd.

This is the same leak that confirmed the name of certain trainers and the existence of Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing before it was officially shown, so it's highly likely this will indeed come to fruition, and it'll get the Pokémon community excited to see some of their favorite older Pokémon get evolutions after so many years. Here's hoping for a Tauros evolution.


Surprisingly, the evil team of the Galar region has yet to be revealed. Six months after the announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield - and just three months until release - players don't know who they'll be taking on during their Galar adventure.

I appreciate that The Pokémon Company and GameFreak are trying to keep the story a secret and let players experience the plot when the game is released, but it's just a bit odd. Team Skull of Pokémon Sun and Moon were revealed ahead of the game's release and they weren't the true bad guys in the end.

If Sword and Shield go down that same route, we can still learn who we will be facing off against. The aforementioned leak states that there is an evil team with a peculiar name, so it's very possible we'll learn about them on Wednesday.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will release November 15 on Nintendo Switch.

What are your predictions for Wednesday's Sword and Shield information drop? Let us know in the comments section below.