Galarian Town Shown in New ‘Sword & Shield’ Trailer By: Water Pokémon Master Posted 4 weeks ago to Games 22 comments Shigeru Ohmori, director of Pokemon Sword and Shield, has released a video showing an in-depth look at a Galarian Town. We see the outside of Professor Magnolia’s research lab, a Pokemon Center, a railway station, and a boutique. It’s also been announced that the Pokemon Global Link will not support Sword and Shield. Its functionality will be replaced by Pokemon HOME and the Nintendo Switch’s online services: Hello there, Trainers! Thank you for using our products and services. We have some information regarding Pokémon Global Link (PGL) and the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, which will release for Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. For Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, services equivalent to the current Rating Battle and Online Competitions are planned to be supported. However, PGL will not support Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. These battles and Online Competitions can be enjoyed in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield using just the connectivity features of Nintendo Switch* Game Sync will not be required for these new games. For more information on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, visit the official site. In addition, functionality from PGL to view services such as Rankings, Distribution Regulations, and the events calendar will be provided through Pokémon HOME, which is planned for release on iOS and Android devices in early 2020. Please look forward to more details about Pokémon HOME coming soon!