Sword & Shield arc (Adventures)
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The Sword & Shield arc (Japanese: 第十五章 ソード・シールド編 The Fifteenth Chapter: Sword & Shield arc) is the fifteenth story arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga. It began serialization in November 2019, and ended in June 2023.
The arc follows the adventures of Henry Sword, an expert toolsmith specialized in fixing and maintaining the gear that various Pokémon use, and Casey Shield, a hyperactive girl who helps Professor Magnolia in her Dynamax research, as they take part in Galar's famed Gym Challenge. Their intention is to use the media attention attracted to them by the event to help Casey find the Pokémon that she had lost a year earlier. They are accompanied on their journey by a boy named Marvin, who recently moved to the region and is still new to everything it has to offer. In the background, Chairman Rose of Macro Cosmos has a plan that could threaten to disrupt the Gym Challenge and the lives of everyone in Galar.
- Main article: List of Pokémon Adventures Sword & Shield volumes
As with the two arcs before it, the Sword & Shield arc is being collected separately into mini-volumes. The first volume was released on June 26, 2020.
- Main article: List of Pokémon Sword & Shield volumes
An English translation of the Sword & Shield arc was released by VIZ Media under the title Pokémon Sword & Shield, which were released in their own mini-volumes as with the three arcs before it. The first volume was released on August 10, 2021.
The following Pokémon are added:
- Henry's Gurdurr, Steeler (PASS04)
- Henry's Oranguru, Fanguru (PASS12)
- Henry's Mr. Rime, Kayne (PASS20)
- Henry's Urshifu, Āman (PASS37)
The following Pokémon return to their Trainer:
- Casey's Arrokuda, Kilo (PASS11)
- Casey's Toxtricity, Tera (PASS15)
- Casey's Eiscue, Peta (PASS20)
- Casey's Falinks, Giga (PASS28)
- Casey's Galarian Stunfisk, Mega (PASS28)
Henry and Casey defeat the following Gym Leaders:
- Milo (PASS07; Henry and Casey)
- Nessa (PASS09; Henry and Casey)
- Kabu (PASS11; Henry and Casey)
- Allister (Henry; PASS14) (Casey; prior to PASS15)
- Opal (PASS17; Henry)
- Melony (PASS21; Henry)
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