Pokemon Sword and Shield Has Proof Pokemon Are Our Friends, Not Just Servants

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu was the first mainline game that did away with random encounters in favor of putting Pokemon directly on the map. It went a long way to making the Pokemon universe feel like a real, living place. Pokemon Sword and Shield likewise lets its Pokemon run free, and a new quirk suggests the little beasties really are our friends and not simply tools. It’s been debated since pretty much forever over whether humans in the Pokemon universe have a right to nick Pokemon…

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