Pokemon Sword and Shield was recently released on November 15, 2019. It introduces 81 new Pokemons. It also takes place in the Galar Region. One of the newest popular Pokemon is the Galar Ponyta. They also had released a new type of a Pokemon condition called Gigantamaxing which increases the pokemon's size.
As like any other Pokemon games you are able to choose which character fits you best! In Pokemon Sword and Shield there are basically for varieties of different players you can choose from to be as you.
In all the Pokemon games there are always threee different types of starters, a fire type, water type, and a grass type. For Pokemon Sword the starter are, Sobble who is a water type, Scorbunny the fire type, and Grookey who is the grass type. They all have different advantages and weaknesses. For example, I chose Scorbunny as my starter and since it's is a fire type, his weakness is a water type and his strength is against a grass type.