Dataminers have confirmed that Pokémon: Sword & Shield are reusing assets for Pokémon from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon rather than creating new content.

In fact, with polygon counts, Bulbasaur has less polygons on Nintendo Switch then 3DS. It counts at 5372 triangles on 3DS and 5200 on Nintendo Switch, that’s 172 less then the very underpowered (when compared to the current Nintendo hand-held) system. That’s quite depressing, and ultimately means that Game Freak might’ve not put their all in this latest entry.

White modes are from the latest game, while Black models are from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Pokémon: Sword & Shield launches on November 15th, 2019.

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