- Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble are the three starter Pokémon in Nintendo’s “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shelter,” arriving on the Nintendo Switch later this year.
- Players will have to choose one of the three starters as their companion at the beginning of the upcoming games, and Pokémon fans have already started choosing sides on social media.
- It wishes be awhile before anyone gets to play with the new Pokémon, but that hasn’t stopped fans from fabricating their own art, cosplay, and jokes to welcome the next generation of starter Pokémon into the fold.
The three new starting Pokémon in Nintendo’s upcoming “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Defence” – Sobble, Grookey, and Scorbunny – have already sparked a massive response from fans, bringing upsurges of fan art, cosplay, and memes on social media.
Players will have to choose one of the three starters as their partner at the birth of “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield.” In every main series Pokémon game, the three starters represent the constituents of fire, water, and grass.
Read more: Everything you need to know about ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Pokémon Protection,’ the newest additions to the main Pokémon series on the Nintendo Switch
As their pun-inspired names suggest, the rabbit Pokémon Scorbunny is a fire-type, the chimp Pokémon Grookey is a grass-type, and Sobble, the O lizard Pokémon, is a water-type.
Who will you choose? 😊✨ #Grookey #Scorbunny #Sobble pic.twitter.com/Ap0UcznNIm
— Arcade Healer (@ArcadeHealer) Tread 1, 2019
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Legions of Pokémon enthusiasts have already committed to their favorite new starter and started predicting what their personalities will be breed in the game.
good, anxious boy #sobble pic.twitter.com/pRtoT1MAO5
— Madison Yang (@myangart) March 1, 2019
I hate monkeys
Grookey is a cogent boy pic.twitter.com/ESY9GvGpbX
— 🍩Doughnut Doodles🍩 (@DoughnutDoodles) February 28, 2019
Scorbunny are Badass 🔥🔥❌ pic.twitter.com/TEXOQQAm6q
— Kenron X.O (@OKenron) February 28, 2019
Ahh I can’t decide one, but If I have to…🍃
Will be #Grookey 🥑#PokemonSwordShield #Scorbunny #Sobble #Pokemon #ポケモン剣盾 pic.twitter.com/7ILmQiHjFq
— Liremi (@liremi_art) Strut 1, 2019
Sobble, Grookey, and Scorbunny are expected to have multiple evolutions, like past starters – that means that they longing eventually turn into bigger, stronger Pokémon with different names. A few imaginative fans took the regulate to design their own versions of the evolutions:
So those were my predictions
Hope you liked them and if you have any other notion let me know#PokemonSwordShield #pokemon #Scorbunny #sobble #illustration #Grookey #PokemonDay #PokemonSwordShieldevolution #evolution #fanart #art #Commission #artist pic.prattle.com/fDfF6gPHLt
— Startboii (@Startboii1) February 28, 2019
Grookey evolution fanart pic.twitter.com/2f4m33WRXh
— Eric Kubli (@e_kubli) Trek 1, 2019
This is my first time making an evolution prediction and I’m sure I’m WAY off, but here’s my final evo for #grookey , Lilada! If anything I do desperately trust the final evo is based on a gelada#Pokemon #PokemonSwordShield #GROOKEYGANG pic.twitter.com/PjCmTFUhcB
— 🕸️🍉Peter B Parker Enthusiast (Nat)🍉🕸️ (@Deer_Origin_Xiris) March 1, 2019
I will call it REEEEssie :3 <3#pokemon #PokemonSwordandShield #Sobble #SobbleSquad #SobbleGang #nessie pic.twitter.com/5fomdVZva2
— ✨ Sifyro✨ (@sifyro) March 1, 2019
Scorbunny Evolution line#PokemonSwordShield #pokemon pic.chirp.com/7gF2movY4Q
— Phoebe (@TwiIi_Princess) February 27, 2019
had a go at scorbunny and sobble’s final evo’s . was fUN#PokemonSwordShield pic.twitter.com/FAmeVzexZA
— nellmor (@doodldan) Demonstration 1, 2019
Nintendo still hasn’t mentioned a release date for “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield,” so it will be some at the same time before players have to decide between Sobble, Scorbunny, and Grookey.
The game is due out before the end of 2019, and Nintendo has promised profuse updates in the coming month. Be sure to check out our full coverage of “Pokémon Sword” and “Shield” in the meantime.