The Pokémon Company have shared on the official Pokémon website a statement from Junichi Masuda, the producer of Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield. Masuda appreciates the love and passion that fans have for the Pokémon games but just because not all Pokémon will be available in Sword/Shield, it doesn’t mean they won’t return in future games.
The statement was made after recent backlash from fans after it was revealed that not all Pokémon can be transferred over to Pokémon Sword/Shield using the Pokémon Home app. We have the statement from Junichi Masuda below as presented on the official Pokémon website. The English translation is directly underneath the original Japanese statement.
A Message for Pokémon Video Game Fans