Selected Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch are on sale at GameStop with a "Buy one, get one free" offer
As Nintendo approaches the end of the Switch cycle, a look back at the console's seven-year history confirms that it has been host to a whole range of...
As Nintendo approaches the end of the Switch cycle, a look back at the console's seven-year history confirms that it has been host to a whole range of Pokémon games. Not all of them adhered to the typical Pokémon standard, but there were some that will be fondly remembered for a long time, even as we transition to the next Nintendo console model. If you happened to miss out on some of them while occupied with other games, GameStop now offers the perfect opportunity to catch up with their "Buy one, get one free" promotion.
Some selected Pokémon games for the Switch are currently included in the offer. Scarlet & Violet don't seem to be part of it, but based on what people have been saying about the latest Pokémon games, even after the release of the Teal Mask DLC, it might not be the worst thing in the world. However, one of the main games that was released prior is included in the offer: Pokémon Shield.
For some strange reason, the counterpart Pokémon Sword is currently not included in the offer. It is unclear whether this is a mistake or not, as it seems a bit odd. However, it might be worth checking again later if you are interested in acquiring Sword to see if it is included in the games on offer. If you don't mind not getting Sword, the remakes of the fourth generation, Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, are definitely included. You can even purchase both for the price of one if you prefer not to mix things up.
Pokémon Shield was one of two games that introduced trainers to the Galar region. Exclusively available for the Nintendo Switch, like most other mainline Pokémon games, it has a counterpart title, Pokémon Sword.
For me, the best game on offer is New Pokémon Snap. It's not only my favorite game in the Pokémon series on the Switch, but also one of my absolute favorite games on the Switch overall. The long-awaited sequel to Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64 doesn't involve catching Pokémon or making them battle each other. Instead, New Pokémon Snap takes you to the Lental region, where your task is simply to take photos of them, hence the name.
New Pokémon Snap
As a sequel to the Nintendo 64 classic, New Pokémon Snap is a kind of safari game where your task is to take photos of over 200 Pokémon across six different islands and over 20 courses. Your photos are evaluated, and you have the opportunity to edit and share them online.
Although no mainline Pokémon games for the Switch are being released this year, there will still be at least one more Pokémon game coming to the console before it gets replaced. Detective Pikachu Returns will be released on October 6th. There are also many Pokémon toys to watch out for and collect. Clefairy and Teddiursa are receiving the "Squishmallow" treatment, and Umbreon is being transformed into a Funko Pop! figure.