Which Pokemon Should Be Your Starter in “Sword and Shield”?

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By: Talin Vartanian

5 Min Quiz

When fighting in a battle, you want your starter Pokémon to look ...

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Which of these elements lies within your Pokésoul?

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If your starter Pokémon was a real-life animal, it would probably be a ...

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Which of these Pokémon moves would you use to defeat your enemies?

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What legendary Pokémon will you catch as your "sword" or "shield"?

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Which of these adjectives would you use to describe your personality?

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Which of these gym leaders would you be able to defeat with zero problems?

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Would you like to choose one of these old-school starter Pokémon as your sidekick?

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Who's going to be your new BFF in "Sword and Shield"?

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Which of these Gigantamax (aka giant Pokémon) will you use to scare away your enemies?

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In "Sword and Shield," you can change up your hairstyle! Which of these will you pick from?

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What's your strategy when it comes to winning Pokémon battles?

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Which of these weather patterns would be ideal for catching some new friends?

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How would you deal with Team Yell, who always seems to be rooting for Marnie?

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Which of these towns will serve as your next rest stop?

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Which of these unique moves is strategic enough for the Pokémon League?

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You can also change your outfits in "Sword and Shield!" Which of the following would show off your Poké spirit?

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Overall, you want to catch Pokémon that are ...

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Which of these "regional forms" Pokémon would you like to catch in the Galar region?

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Can you pick just one of these adorable Pokémon to include on your team?

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Can you pick just one of these old-school professors to learn a thing or two from?

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Which of these Pokémon types would you stay far, far away from?

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What type of Poké mint will make your Pokémon as happy as a clam?

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Would you want to trade your starter Pokémon for someone much stronger?

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What kind of Poké stat would you focus on increasing?

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Which of these in-game items would you use for a Poké camp cookout?

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During your adventures, you'll primarily be using what type of Pokéball?

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What does the word "friendship" mean to you?

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Which of these Pokémon songs represents your path to victory?

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What kind of season would you and your Pokémon thrive in?

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Image: Game Freak / The Pokémon Company / Nintendo

About This Quiz

The Pokemon series has come a long way since 1996, which was the year of the Pokemon Red and Green versions. Since then, there have been games like Pokemon Gold, Pearl, Sapphire, Moon and "Black." But what's the latest game in this Poke series? Well, that would be "Sword and Shield!"

Taking place in the Galar region, "Sword and Shield" is available on the Nintendo Switch. It also features new types of creatures, league cards, customizable hairstyles and outfits for your character and plenty of wild areas to explore. Battle against enemies like Team Yell, Bede and Leon, or learn about some new creatures with Professor Magnolia. But don't get too distracted because your mission as a Pokemon trainer involves battling the four gym leaders (Milo, Nessa, Bea and Allister) and eventually winning the Pokemon League. 

But you can't do this all alone, because you'll need a special starter friend to help you out on your travels. These include Grookey, Sobble and Scorbunny, and they each have unique personalities and fighting moves. So, which one should you choose for your next adventure? Leave that big decision to us, because in this "Sword and Shield" quiz, we'll determine which Pokemon starter should be your new BFF!

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