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Game Boys, Ep. 170: “Pokémon Sword and Shield” Impressions



Whether you’re talking about a media, people, or experiences, first impressions are everything. Pokémon Sword and Shield are finally out, but seeing as how the Game Boys have had far less than a week with the games, they’re not quite ready to give a full review of the eighth generation of Pokémon. Split into a spoiler free discussion of the game and a full spoilers segment, this week is all about their initial impressions of the Galar Region and everything it contains. Are the Game Boys responding well to the Switch’s first proper Pokémon title? How are the new Pokémon? Is this the best main series Pokémon game to date? All this and more on Game Boys!

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Tim is not the droids you are looking for. He resides quietly in the Emerald City where he can often be found writing, reading, watching movies, or playing video games. He is the Xbox editor for Goomba Stomp and the site's official Pokémon Master.