The online Pokémon Secret Club, which is available to fans who pre-ordered Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield from Japanese stores, revealed messages of support in the lead up to the game’s release from Zaregoto illustrator take, Land of the Lustrous creator Haruko Ichikawa, and Undertale creator Toby Fox, all of whom contributed to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Ichikawa’s message included an illustration depicting two characters she had designed: Chairman Rose and Oleana. A member of the club posted the image on Twitter on November 13.
Both artists are also credited in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon as character designers. Toby Fox composed a musical track for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield shipped worldwide for the Switch on November 15.