Pokemon Sword and Shield players on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are shocked after discovering an adorable feature that is apparently very easy to miss. This holiday season will be two years since the release of Sword and Shield. Despite this, many players are regularly discovering "new" features, and new is in quotation marks, because, technically, they aren't new, just not widely known. What this is indicative of, who can say, but a couple of times of a month, a player over on Reddit or Twitter discovers a "new" feature, and the discovery goes viral because so many players of the game had no clue it existed. Today, we have another example of this phenomenon.
Over on Twitter, user "Anubis" pointed out that Sword and Shield tracks the "sociability of Pokemon," which many think increases currymons. Whatever the case, each individual Pokemon has a score that ranges from 0 to 255, a score that can be increased by making curry with the Pokemon or having it play with other Pokemon in camp.
SWSH tracks the "sociability" of a Pokémon. Some believe it increases currymons.
Sociability is tied to a Pokémon, ranges from 0-255, and increases with making curry or playing with other mons in camp. Trading doesn't affect it.
Pictured: messages from 255/255, 255/0, 0/0 pairs pic.twitter.com/uXNDHFFn0D— Anubis (@Sibuna_Switch) May 22, 2021
As noted, this isn't a newly discovered feature. We've known about this for a long time. However, apparently, most players, including some of the game's most hardcore players, had no clue it existed.
"Sounds like a very useful thing, thanks Game Freak. And discovered after what, 2-plus years after game release? C'mon," reads one reply to the tweet above. "That's crazy I did not know about this," added another reply.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or two letting us know what you think or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler Fischer_ and let me know over there. Did you know about this Pokemon Sword and Shield feature? Meanwhile, for more coverage on the pair of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite games and all things Pokemon -- including all of the latest news, rumors, leaks, and viral posts on Reddit and elsewhere -- click here. In recent and related news, the latest update to Sword and Shield made a secret change without telling anybody.