Your Pokémon Sword and Shield adventure begins in the small town of Postwick.
Get Ready for Your Adventure
After the cutscene, move the control stick or press any button to stand up. Then you can press X to open the menu, where you can save the game, view the town map, and change your options. If you are ever not sure what to do next, press X to open the menu and there will be a hint at the bottom of the screen.
When you are ready, go east to your room and check on your bag and hat on the corner of the bed. An Adventure Guide will be displayed, explaining some of the features of the game. Press A or B to close it.
Now go west, then south from the red rug to go outside. There will be a cutscene.
Go down the stairs and there will be a cutscene. Afterward, go east until you reach a gate with a mailbox. Go east into the yard and check on the front door of the house to go in. There will be a cutscene.
Go back outside, and go west to return to the main path. Go north and you will meet Hop, who warns you to stay out of the tall grass in Route 1.
Keep going north and you find Hop again. Go north past him and you will find a crowd of people gathered at the entrance of Wedgehurst.
Approach the crowd at Wedgehurst and there will be a cutscene.
Choose Your Starter
After the cutscene, you can choose your starter pokémon. The choices are the Fire type Scorbunny, the Grass type Grookey, and the Water type Sobble. Walk up to the pokémon that you want, and you will be asked if you want that one. You can say No if you want to choose a different one.
After you make your choice, there will be a cutscene. Hop will choose the starter that is weak to the one that you chose. Leon will take the third starter.
Leon will ask you to battle Hop. He has a level 3 Wooloo and a level 5 starter pokémon. If you chose Scorbunny, he has Grookey. If you chose Grookey, he has Sobble. If you chose Sobble, he has Scorbunny. Hop will explain about type advantages during the battle. You get 400 Pokédollars for winning.
After the battle, Leon heals your pokémon.
Go west and you will meet Hop. There will be a cutscene.
Afterward, go southwest past Hop to enter the Slumbering Weald.