Pokémon Sword and Shield will have optional self-rescue

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The most attentive fans had already noticed it by watching the trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield showed during Nintendo Direct in early September, but now we have official confirmation: the two new titles dedicated to the famous monsters will include a self-rescue function.

This was confirmed by Shigeru Ohmori during an interview granted to Game Informer. The director explained that the two games will save in the background, without interrupting the action. “This is a new feature: the complete auto-rescue. Traditionally, in Pokémon, it has always been necessary to stop and save, a real staple for the series. This time we entered the auto-save feature, thanks to which you can easily go on an adventure while the game saves the game “.

If you are one of the most traditional coaches, don’t worry. Ohmori specified that the new feature will be completely optional. If you want, you can go back to the old system and stop saving manually every time you think it is necessary. Maybe before an important fight, or while you’re hunting for extremely elusive Pokémon.