Why Pokémon Sword And Shield Got DLC Instead Of A Standalone Follow-Up

Changing times.

The current generation of Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch has potentially changed the way we’ll get our regular pocket monster fix moving forward. Based on Pokémon Sword and Shield, it looks like the new model could be to release paid DLC expansion content, rather than make fans buy standalone follow-ups.

What’s the reason behind this decision, though? The Pokémon Company recently explained why during a chat with Game Informer. Rather than making players start from scratch, it felt it would be better if players could continue their journey throughout the Galar region with the same party. Here is The Pokémon Company’s full response:

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