What was Game Freak's goal in creating Pokemon Sword and Shield? That's simple...the team wanted to make the greatest Pokemon game ever. That's exactly what Game Freak's Shigeru Ohmori sad in an interview with Game Informer.
“We set out with the idea of making the ultimate, strongest, the best Pokemon game yet, being on Nintendo Switch, the first time an all-new generation is coming to a console. It was really just every facet of the game: gameplay, visuals, everything. That was really the theme for when I set out making the game: the greatest Pokemon game.”
It's true that Pokemon Sword and Shield pushes the Pokemon mainline games in some new and interesting ways, including the Gigantamax mechanic. You can check out some new footage of Gigantamax Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Meowth, and Butterfree below.