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People are freaking out over the new starters in ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Shield’

  • 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.

Legions of Pokémon enthusiasts have already committed to their favorite new starter and started predicting what their personalities will be breed in the game.

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:

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.

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