Pokémon Global Link Will Not Be Supported by Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Global Link (PGL) service

The Pokémon Global Link (PGL) service enriches the experience of games dedicated to the most famous monsters on the planet for several generations since Black and White in 2010. Well, it’s time to say goodbye, since it’s about to retire. Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Sword and Shield, titles coming in November on Switch, will not support it.

This, however, does not mean that the two new titles will be devoid of network functionality. It will be possible to access the Scoring Lots and Online Races simply through the Nintendo Switch connectivity features. Furthermore, it will not be necessary to use the Sync., While PGL Services and features such as rankings, downloadable rules, and event calendar will be accessible on Pokémon HOME, which will be launched on iOS and Android devices early next year. We take the opportunity to remind you that, as is now customary on the hybrid, playing online will require a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

Pokémon Sword and Shield will be launched on November 15th. Just today, Game Freak has released a new video featuring Game Director Shigeru Ohmori, which led us to discover the Pokémon Center, the Pokémon Laboratory and the railway stations of one of the cities in the Galar region.