No, the Pokémon Sword and Shield starter evolutions haven’t been leaked

Just stop.

Pokémon Sword and Shield
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Over the past 24 hours, various sites have begun to report on two supposed leaks for Pokémon Sword and Shield that claim to reveal information about the evolutions of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

Most of this appears to be fake, however.

The first “leak” points towards a Nintendo Direct that will be showcased on Nov. 13, which apparently will include information on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, as well as other things. This, however, just appears to be another user trolling the community.

The second and more notable leak that is being passed around this morning comes from 4chan, a site already synonymous with fake leaks, which comes from a user claiming to have played the game back on Oct. 17. This date follows the time when media were permitted to post their two2-hour previews.

In both supposed leaks the only information about the Pokémon Sword and Shield starter evolutions that is touched upon is supposed types. Neither of the two leaks shows any kind of photo proof and, as we have seen with leaks over the past few months, 99 percent of those tend to be fake.

Until The Pokémon Company or Nintendo make a comment, you probably shouldn’t trust what you see. The only leak at present to be proven right, and likely where these “leaks” are pulling their information from, is the one back in June, which also touched on the starter evolutions.

Most of the information that leaker put out has been correct so far, so we imagine that the information on Scorbunny’s evolution being pure fire and Sobble evolving into Sizzile and then Intrelleon, as well as everything else that was discussed there, is correct due to how perfect that leak has been so far.

Pokémon Sword and Shield releases worldwide on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15.