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Forge a path to greatness
===Forge a path to greatness===
[[File:Sword EN boxart.png|150px|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 eighth generation is set in the [[Galar]] region, which is based on the United Kingdom, similar to how Unova is based on the United States. The games became the fastest selling Nintendo Switch games, beating out [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]] and selling 6 million copies worldwide.
Instead of releasing a separate "third version" or sequel(s) to Sword and Shield, a pair of DLCs, [[The Isle of Armor]] and [[The Crown Tundra]], were introduced in its place, featuring all-new areas, returning Pokémon, and new Legendaries.