Since Pokémon Sun & Moon, Game Freak has prepared several changes for Pokemon They are looking to make each delivery feel somewhat fresh and different. For example, in those games the gymnastics fights that accompanied the franchise for years were withdrawn. Now with Pokémon Sword & Shield it seems that the company is preparing another similar change, which would break an important tradition of Pokemon.
What we mean is that, recently, The Pokémon Company updated the official site of Pokémon Sword & Shield. In it he informed that, before facing the champion of Galar, the trainers who complete the gyms will participate in the Champion Cup. It is an annual tournament in which the best coaches in the region will meet to have epic confrontations and decide who He has the most powerful team of all. Whoever is the champion will be the one who can challenge the current champion.
“Once a year, a series of battles is held in Galar Pokemon to face the flower and cream of the Coaches: the Champions Cup! This is the competition in which it is decided who will dispute the title to the current Champion ”, mentions the official site of Pokémon Sword & Shield. “The most outstanding Coaches in the entire region, such as those who successfully overcome the gymnastics challenge, can participate in the Champions Cup. The Champions Cup matches are broadcast on television and are followed by Galar! ”
While Game Freak never said it explicitly, many have taken this as a clue that the Elite Four will disappear in Pokémon Sword & Shield. In case you do not know, it is a tradition of the series in which you had to face 4 talented coaches before having the right to face the champion of each of the regions.
It is worth mentioning that, for the moment, Game Freak has not confirmed anything about it. That is, this new tournament could well be an extra step towards the Elite Four or that these coaches appear otherwise in the game. That said, considering that the series has undergone several changes, it would not be surprising that its developer studio has decided to put something new in this installment. In addition, we believe that it would be a bit abrupt change, since after all it would also be a series of fights before facing the champion of the region.
And you, do you think this change would be a good idea? If true, would you miss the Elite Four? Tell us in the comments.
Pokémon Sword & Shield will be released on November 15 in Nintendo Switch. You can know more about this new generation of Pokemon If you click here.