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Easy-to-miss Pokemon Sword & Shield Switch easter egg found

by Connor Bennett
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Pokemon Sword and Shield players have found an easy-to-miss easter egg that places their real-life Nintendo Switch into the Galar region.

After months of waiting, Pokemon fans finally got their hands on Sword and Shield on November 15, as they get to discover the huge list on new Pokemon available to them in the Galar region.

The new release has received plenty of praise and criticism across the board – with complaints about animations, Pokemon evolutions, and the overall difficulty of the game clashing with some early, high-scoring reviews.

Yet, for those fans who just want to dive right into the next generation of Pokemon, there is a Nintendo Switch-themed easter egg that they might miss if they’re in a hurry to get exploring and catching them all. 

Pokemon, YouTube
Pokemon, YouTube
Players have finally had the chance to explore the Galar region and find the new Pokemon.

A number of Twitter users have noted that the Switch that appears in your character’s bedroom, similar to older Nintendo consoles in older titles, will change color depending on your Joy-Con scheme.

That means that if you have the Red and Blue edition Switch, they will appear as that color in-game. For Pokemon fans who have the Pikachu Yellow scheme, they’ll see that in their virtual bedroom.

However, anyone who has a funky, third-party Joy-Con set, the console will only show as the classic Grey color instead of anything else.

Of course, this is such an easy-to-miss easter egg considering how small the console will actually show in-game, but it’s a pretty cool nod from the developers to incorporate a player’s actual Switch.

Anyone who has jumped into the game and missed it, be sure to head back to your home and check it out. For anyone else who is still waiting to get their hands on Sword or Shield, make sure to check our guide on the biggest differences before deciding which version you want to pick up.