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Pokemon Sword and Shield are less than two months away, and The Pokemon Company is hosting another livestream ahead of the games’ launch. The next one is scheduled to begin next Friday, October 4, but it will be a little different from previous streams.
Beginning at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET, The Pokemon Company will broadcast 24 hours of “live” footage from Glimwood Tangle, a forest area in the Galar region. The stream is presented as research being conducted by Sonia, Professor Magnolia’s assistant and granddaughter, to observe Pokemon in their natural habitat.
The Pokemon Company teases that viewers “may notice things that surprise you” during the stream, which presumably means we’ll get a glimpse at another new Gen 8 Pokemon, although that has not been confirmed. You can read more details about next week’s stream on the official Pokemon website.
The Pokemon Company has been gradually revealing new monsters since Sword and Shield were officially announced earlier this year; most recently, we got our first look at Sirfetch’d, a Galar-exclusive evolution of Farfetch’d. Nintendo’s big September Direct also unveiled two monsters–Polteageist and Cramorant–as well as the first details about two new features: Pokemon Camp and curry cooking.
Pokemon Sword and Shield launch for Nintendo Switch on November 15. You can catch up on all the new Gen 8 Pokemon revealed so far in our gallery. If you’re interested in picking up either title, be sure to also check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.