These Pokémon Switch Controllers Are Based On Sword And Shield Starters
It’s no surprise that Pokémon Sword and Shield have become (pocket) monster successes for the Nintendo Switch, with fans making it the best-selling launch in the series’ entire history. Capitalizing on this success, developer Game Freak has prepared even more content in store for trainers, with a pair of expansions set to bring new depth to the Galarian region throughout the rest of the year. However, in the meantime, fans can look forward to a trio of new Pokémon Nintendo Switch controllers set to arrive later this month.
As shown on Amazon, peripheral company PowerA has listed three custom Nintendo Switch controllers themed around Sword and Shield – each featuring looks based on the games’ three starter Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. More than a simple recoloring, each version features its own unique pattern as well as a small image of the respective Pocket Monster. The green Grookey controller highlights plantlife, the red Scorbunny controller punctuates swift motion, and the blue Sobble controller outlines water and bubbles.
Along with distinct appearances, these officially-licensed Pokémon Switch controllers feature similar functionality to other PowerA peripherals. Sporting wireless Bluetooth 5.2, each controller supports motion controls as well as two programmable Advanced Gaming Buttons placed on the rear. However, in lieu of the typical rechargeable route, these controllers instead require the use of two AA batteries, which the listing assures is good for “up to 30 hours of gameplay.”
The lack of a rechargeable battery and amiibo support are certain drawbacks of these devices, but such shortcomings likely fly in the face of the three controllers’ designs, which are admittedly pretty slick in appearance. The green Grookey, red Scorbunny, and blue Sobble controllers are now available for pre-order on Amazon, with each going for $49.99 USD. All of the Pokémon Nintendo Switch controllers will be fully available on February 14th.
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