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Forge a path to greatness
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===Forge a path to greatness===
[[File:Sword EN boxart.png|200px150px|thumb|Pokémon Sword box art.]]
The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|Sword and Shield}} on February 27, 2019. These games were released internationally on November 15, 2019. Fewer Pokémon were revealed prior to the game's release compared to other generations to increase anticipation.<ref></ref> These games introduced the [[Dynamax]]ing and [[Gigantamax]]ing features, while abandoning the Mega Evolution and Z-Move features introduced in previous generations. The games became the fastest selling Nintendo Switch games, beating out [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]] and selling 6 million copies worldwide.