The Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta Edition is Available Now

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The Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Zacian and Zamazenta special edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite has launched! It hasn't always been easy to find, but, at the time of writing, you can order one here on Amazon, here at Best Buy, and here at Walmart for $199. Note that the Nintendo Switch Lite isn't part of Nintendo's underwheliming official Black Friday offers, and we haven't seen any upcoming Black Friday deals from retailers, so simply getting your hands on one of the Pokemon special editions is probably as good as it will get.

If you're unfamiliar, the Nintendo Switch Lite doesn't actually do any switching, there are no Joy-Cons (though it can connect to extra controllers), and the screen is smaller at 5.5-inches. However, the Lite does offer the same fundamental handheld experience as the standard Switch at a price point that's $100 cheaper. It's also more portable, has better battery life, more color options, and an actual D-pad. These features combine to make the Lite attractive as a second Switch console, a console for kids, or a console for people that simply don't care about playing on the TV.

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As for the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games, they will be hitting store shelves on November 15th. If you plan on getting both, you might be interested in reserving a copy of the double pack at Best Buy because it's $10 reward eligible and now comes with a collectible coin as a free bonus (you'll also get a special Gigantamx Meowth as an early purchase bonus). You can reserve a copy of the double pack with the bonus coin here for $119.99 while it lasts. Walmart is offering an exclusive charm keychain bonus with the double pack while GameStop's version includes a banner bonus and Target's includes a Steelbook. Then again, you can get a total of $20 in Amazon Prime credits by ordering the games individually.

The official description for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield reads:

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"A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games."

  • A new generation of Pokemon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system.
  • Become a Pokemon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region!
  • Choose from one of three new partner Pokemon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble.
  • In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokemon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokemon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story.
  • Get ready for the next Pokemon adventure in the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games.

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