But of course, the most exciting part of the package: the new Pokémon!
While the trailer subs in the likes of Pikachu and some other familiar faces to simulate the gameplay, it does open the door on the three starter monsters we’ll be meeting this time around. Naturally, we get one fire-type Pokémon, one water-type Pokémon, and one grass-type Pokémon. Here are the fearsome beasts, up close and personal:
This is Scorbunny, a fire-type Pokémon who looks sort of like if the Trix Rabbit got into body paint (and muttonchops).
This is the water-type Sobble, kind of a sad-yet-adorable-looking Sour Patch Kid.
And finally, Grookey—a grass-type monkey whose face is kind of reminiscing of those Hello Panda cookies. …You know, maybe I’m just hungry right now.
We’re sure to get more details on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in the coming months, but for now we are relegated only to admiring its beautiful landscapes and cute-as-heck new entries into the Pokémon canon. Let’s hope this game doesn’t take too much longer to get to us!