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Fans are getting another look at Pokemon Sword and Shield this week. The Pokemon Company is broadcasting a 24-hour livestream related to the games starting tomorrow, October 4. Unlike a typical stream, however, this will be an animal cam-style broadcast from Glimwood Tangle, a mysterious forest area in the Galar region.
We don’t know exactly what we’ll see during this week’s Pokemon Sword and Shield livestream, although The Pokemon Company teases that viewers “may notice things that surprise you.” If you’re interested in tuning in, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about tomorrow’s livestream, including where you can watch it, below.
How To Watch
The livestream will be broadcast on the official Pokemon YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ve also embedded the stream above, so you can bookmark this page and tune in right here once the stream begins.
What To Expect
As previously mentioned, this week’s stream won’t be presented like a traditional one; rather, it will showcase 24 hours of “live” footage from an in-game location. According to The Pokemon Company, this stream is part of research being conducted by Sonia, Professor Magnolia’s granddaughter and assistant. The company shared the following message from Sonia regarding the stream:
“My name’s Sonia, and I’m a Pokemon researcher. Here in Galar, I’m always helping out with research for my gran–Professor Magnolia, that is! I’m sending this message because I could really use your help with some research I’m doing. Next week, a camera will be set up in a strange forest here in Galar known as Glimwood Tangle, and the camera will begin broadcasting live footage. The broadcast will last for 24 hours! If you could take a gander when you have time, that’d be just great. Thanks in advance!”
The Pokemon Company has been tight-lipped about what we can expect to see during the stream, but since it is being broadcast “live” from Glimwood Tangle, we’ll likely get to observe some Pokemon in their natural habitat, presumably including some new Gen 8 monsters.
The Pokemon Company has been steadily revealing new Pokemon ever since Sword and Shield were officially unveiled earlier this year, so it seems like a safe bet we’ll see at least one new monster during this week’s stream. In the meantime, you can check out all the new Gen 8 Pokemon revealed so far in our gallery.