Appendix:Sword and Shield walkthrough/Section 1

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Intro

The player is immediately given the choice of several languages- English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Korean, and both Traditional and Simplified Chinese- in which to play the game. Then the game allows them to pick a gender, default appearance, and name for their player character. These choices can't be changed later on in the game after they are selected. Once the player finalizes their decisions, the game will open with the introductory cutscene, where Chairman Rose will introduce new players to the world of Pokémon and the Galar Region. Once he finishes his introduction, Rose announces that an exhibition match between the current Galar Champion Leon and the Dragon-type Gym Leader Raihan. Just then Leon and his trusty partner Charizard appear from a cloud of smoke while Raihan stands on the other side of the pitch, taunting him. Once their banter ends, Leon uses Dynamax on his Charizard, changing its appearance while having it grow giant in size. The camera then pans up and the game's logo is revealed.

Postwick

Your journey starts in your very own living room, as the player character is just now finishing the opening cutscene on their Rotom Phone. Your next-door neighbor Hop and his Wooloo suddenly burst through the door, eagerly telling you to meet him at his house since Leon, who turns out to be his older brother, is coming to meet you both and he has something big in store. Afterward, you head to your room and grab your parent's old bag and hat in preparation for the journey.

Once you say goodbye to your mother, you leave your house and find that Hop has been waiting for your outside. He runs on ahead towards his house and shouts for you to follow him. Once you get there you find out that Leon isn't there yet, and Hop's mum tells you both that Leon's running late and advises you to head towards the train station in Wedgehurst to meet him there.

Route 1

Route 1 is just north of Postwick and is split into two different paths. The shorter route leads straight to Wedgehurst, while the longer route has Tall grass where you can encounter wild pokémon. Since you have no pokémon on you right at this moment, Hop will tell you to take the straight path to Wedgehurst, that way you don't get attacked by any wild pokémon. So just head on down the route and cross the bridge to meet Leon at last!

Wedgehurst

Upon your first visit to Wedgehurst, you and Hop see that Leon's currently putting on a show for his fans in front of the station. He eventually spots you both in the crowd and says that it's finally good to meet you since he's heard a lot about you from Hop. He then ends his little meet and greet and then runs off back towards Postwick, with you, Hop, and Leon's Charizard all following after him out of worry since he's so bad with directions.

Postwick

Upon returning to Postwick, Leon will present you and Hop with Starter Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. After a brief cutscene with them, you can make a choice as to which starter you would like to pick.

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Grookey
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Scorbunny
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Sobble
Grass Fire Water
Thwackey Thwackey Raboot Raboot Drizzile Drizzile
Grass Fire Water
Rillaboom Rillaboom Cinderace Cinderace Inteleon Inteleon
Grass Fire Water
Rillaboom Gigantamax
Rillaboom
Cinderace Gigantamax
Cinderace
Inteleon Gigantamax
Inteleon
Grass Fire Water

Hop will choose the starter who has a type disadvantage against the one you chose, and Leon will train the remaining starter. You will partake in a dinner feast with Hop and Leon. The following morning, you and Hop will have your first battle with each other. Hop will lead with Wooloo, then use the starter weak to your own.

First battle

Grookey If the player chose Grookey:



Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:



Sobble If the player chose Sobble:



Slumbering Weald

After the battle with Hop, you will hear a crashing noise from the other side of Postwick. You and Hop run there to find out the gateway in front of the Slumbering Weald has been crashed through, and find that the Wooloo who attempted to charge in broke through it. Both of you run in to save the rolling Wooloo.

You will run into three distinct Wild Pokémon along the way, but then you and Hop run into a thick fog, but not before becoming confronted by a strange wild Pokémon. You battle it, but cannot touch it as it seemingly vanishes.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Forced random encounters
Sw Sh
Grass
2 One
Sw Sh
Grass
3 One
Sw Sh
Grass
2 One
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh
Premier Ball
Only one
 ??? One
Sw Sh
Premier Ball
Only one
 ??? One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

After this battle, you and Hop both faint. Both of you wake up eventually, and end up running into Leon, who ran in trying to find both of you. He manages to find the Wooloo and safely take it back. After this, both of you head back to Postwick.

Sword and Shield
walkthrough
Route 1, Wedgehurst, Route 2, Magnolia's Lab, Wild Area Station Part 2 →


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