Game Freak has released a ton of new information about Pokémon Sword and Shield, and one of the significant features that surprisingly didn’t end up in the new reveal trailer is the concept of Poké Jobs. You can send your Pokémon to work, like any responsible citizen of the Galar region.
According to the official Pokémon website, jobs can be taken up at any Pokémon Center by using a Rotomi (basically the new PC system). Listed job descriptions include “Help wanted on our farm”, “Construction work, heavy lifting”, and “To protect our investments” (sounds shady). Additionally, trainers can choose how long their Pokémon will work. What’s important to note is that certain types of Pokémon are more suited to particular jobs than others. For instance, you wouldn’t send Wooloo to do construction work – Wooloo’s power level would probably wreck the place anyway. While working, Pokémon will receive experience points and can potentially come back from the job with a rare item.
This whole Pokémon thing is lowkey starting to feel like borderline slavery. No? Is it just me? Okay then. If anything, this means that all those Pokémon you tend to leave abandoned in PC Boxes will finally have something to do. Wait until Pikachu shows you who the real breadwinner is around here.