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Pokemon Sword and Shield Spirits coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate

by Kamil Malinowski
Nintendo / The Pokemon Company

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Nintendo is holding a special Pokemon-themed event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, allowing players to get all new Sword and Shield Pokemon on their Spirit Board. 

The Spirit Board is a custom game mode in Smash Bros. Ultimate which lets players compete against the AI for a chance to earn all-new exclusive characters.

Generally, this mode consists of a group of famous characters from the Nintendo universe and allows players to fight them in special challenge modes to unlock them. Some characters are staples on the board, while others rotate on a weekly basis with new events.

Nintendo have announced the latest event, which features all-new Sword and Shield Pokemon.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the most popular fighting games in the world.

When is the Pokemon Sword and Shield event in Smash Bros. Ultimate?

The Pokemon Sword and Shield event is set to kick off on November 21 and will last for five days, until November 26.

When the event has started you’ll be able to simply enter your Spirit Board and choose to challenge the various species that will be added to the game. 

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Pokemon Sword and Shield is the latest iteration of the hit series.

Which Pokemon are on the Spirit Board?

There are four sets of Pokemon on the Spirit Board, all of which are brand new in the Galar Region, making up seven different characters in total. The legendary duo Zacian and Zamazenta, the starters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, as well as two standalone Pokemon, Corviknight and Morpeko.

Once you find these Pokemon you will be able to take them on and add them to your collection by defeating them. You’ll also earn more Spirit Points while doing this.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield starters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are entering Ultimate's Spirit Board.

This is one of many Spirit Board events in Ultimate and just like the others it only lasts for a few days. The battles can be fairly tough, so set some time aside to make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to add some new characters to your collection.

No other events have been announced for the mode, but it is likely that Nintendo will continue their tradition and fans will see many more events with plenty of unique characters going forward.