LW4K Game Spotlight: Pokemon Sword and Shield

This is the next video in a new Learningworks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Pokemon Sword and Shield. Click here to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer Sam for his work on this awesome video!

 

Hey everyone, welcome to Learningworks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a new series where we will be walking through some of your favorite games and talking about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! 

Today we are going to be talking about two games in one of the most popular series to ever exist: Grab your Pokedex, Grab your Partner, we’re going for an adventure through Galar in Pokemon Sword and Shield! These two games were the first Pokemon games to be released for the Nintendo Switch back in 2019. In each game you start out by picking one starter Pokemon and begin your journey through the Galar region in order to compete at various gyms. There are eight total gyms within the games where you will square off against the gym leaders and eventually take the title of Pokemon League Champion. 

The game plays like a traditional RPG, where you are wandering around in an open world and randomly encountering Pokemon as you go along. The player uses the Pokemon they catch to form a team for each unique gym battle. Using planning skills is important here because certain Pokemon are better suited to fighting others which can help you in difficult battles. 

There is also the new Max Raid system where you can battle with other people against a Dynamax or Gigantimax Pokemon. Here you will need to use focus and collaborate with other players to defeat the super-sized Pokemon and earn some pretty sweet items. 

If you have purchased the DLC pack, you can participate in Max Raid Adventures. Here you must use your self awareness skills to work with a team of trainers.You must select from random Pokemon with select moves. Some Pokemon are better as support team members instead of Attackers.  You only have a total of four lives to split between the team, and your Pokemon don’t heal between battles! Use this knowledge to plan ahead and defeat the Boss Pokemon which is Legendary or Mythical!

Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at learningworksforkids.com! 

 

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