Pokémon Sword

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 15/11/2019

Early purchase bonus

If you purchase Pokémon Sword before January 15th, you'll receive a Gigantamax Meowth to use in-game!

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A new and wild Pokémon adventure!

A whole new Pokémon RPG adventure awaits in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on Nintendo Switch!

Get ready to experience Galar, an expansive region with diverse environments, from a peaceful countryside and contemporary cities to a thick forest and snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon who live here work together closely to develop the industries within it.

Begin your journey by choosing a partner Pokémon, catch, train and trade Pokémon to form a team, and take on the Gym Challenge to ultimately become Champion of the region!

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Meet its inhabitants

Throughout your travels in Galar, you’ll encounter all kinds of people and Pokémon. From brand new Pokémon to familiar ones and everything in between, an immersive world bustling with life awaits. And hey, why not stand out from the Galarian crowd and customise your look with a flashy getup and hairdo?

So much to discover!

The Galar region is home to all-new features and modes, such as larger and more powerful Pokémon with the Dynamax and Gigantamax phenomena, a vast Wild Area to explore, multiplayer Max Raid Battles and more. You can even play and cook with your Pokémon with Pokémon Camp!

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For all the latest details, head on over to the official Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield website.

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What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

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After the purchase is completed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to the respective Nintendo Account, or respective Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

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Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership service.

Please note: this software does not support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership’s Save Data Cloud backup feature.

Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

Your first partner

Your adventure in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield begins when you choose one of three new Pokémon as your partner!

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Grookey

is a Grass-type Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.

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Scorbunny

is a Fire-type Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about.

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Sobble

is a somewhat timid Water-type Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in water.

New Pokémon to discover, catch and train!

Many different species of Pokémon call the Galar region home. Much is unknown about the biology of these Pokémon, so researchers are working diligently to discover more information. Here are just some of the new Pokémon you’ll encounter.

There are several differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, such as the species of Pokémon that appear and different Gym Leaders to challenge.

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Gossifleur

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Eldegoss

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Wooloo

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Corviknight

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Drednaw

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Alcremie

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Yamper

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Rolycoly

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Duraludon

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Obstagoon

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Morpeko

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Cramorant

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Polteageist

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Sirfetch’d

exclusive to Pokémon Sword

Galarian forms!

Certain Pokémon have adapted to the unique environment of one specific region and look different than the same species might look when found in another region.

These different appearances are known as the regional forms of those Pokémon, and it seems their behaviour also differs from that of their previously discovered forms. The Galar region has its own regional forms of Pokémon, known as Galarian forms!

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Weezing

Galarian Form

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Zigzagoon

Galarian Form

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Linoone

Galarian Form

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Ponyta

Galarian Form, exclusive to Pokémon Shield

Legendary Pokémon

The Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta are shrouded in mystery and are unknown even to those who live in the Galar region.

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Zacian

attacks so gracefully that its movements can even captivate its opponents. It holds what appears to be a sword in its mouth.

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Zamazenta’s

regal and majestic movements overwhelm any opponents that dare face it. Its body is covered in what seems to be a shield.

Friendly – and not so friendly – faces

As a resident of the Galar region, you’ll embark on an adventure to become the Champion and meet many people along the way

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Leon

Leon is the current Champion of the Galar region and has never been defeated in an official Pokémon battle. His personality, together with his peerless skill, has made him extremely popular. He truly deserves the title of “the greatest Trainer in all of Galar”.

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Hop

Hop is Leon’s younger brother and will become one of your rivals. He and you are neighbours, and you’ll begin your journeys on the same day. He aims to become Champion, just like his older brother did.

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Professor Magnolia

Professor Magnolia is the pre-eminent Pokémon Professor of the Galar region. Her main focus of research has been the Dynamax phenomenon. She shares her home with Sonia and has given her a certain research task...

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Bede

Bede is one of your rivals who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match! While he clearly is aiming to become Champion, he seems to have other objectives as well...

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Marnie

Marnie is one of your rivals who has a competitive side. Together with her partner Morpeko, she aims to become the Champion of the Galar region in order to accomplish a certain goal.

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Team Yell

Team Yell is a group of troublemakers who seem to appear wherever the Gym Challenge takes you and who attempt to get in your way at every opportunity.

Style your profile!

Put on your favourite clothes, get a new hairdo, and set out on your adventure in style! On your travels, you’ll come across boutiques and hair salons where you can buy new clothes or change your hairstyle to freshen things up.

There are plenty of different clothing items, hairstyles, and even make-up options, so try out different combinations and show the entire Galar region your favourite look!

The Dynamax phenomenon

Dynamax is a phenomenon unique to specific locations in the Galar region, where Pokémon can take on gigantic appearances during battle, and it’s an integral part of Pokémon battles in the region.

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Pokémon from the Galar region are able to Dynamax, and when they do, they become tremendously strong and receive a boost to their power. All the moves of a Dynamax Pokémon will turn into special Max Moves. Max Moves pack a punch, but that’s not all! Some of them can even trigger powerful additional effects!

Gigantamaxing changes the game!

While Dynamaxing seems to be a phenomenon common to the Pokémon from Galar, it’s been discovered that there’s a special phenomenon known as Gigantamaxing, too! Only certain species of Pokémon can Gigantamax – and even among such species, only rare specimens will be able to Gigantamax.

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Gigantamax Pokémon become bigger, and just like normal Dynamaxing, Gigantamaxing boosts the power of the Pokémon. It also allows each Gigantamax Pokémon to use a unique move known as a G-Max Move! Each G-Max Move is particular to a specific species of Gigantamax Pokémon, and regular Dynamax Pokémon can’t use G-Max Moves at all!

Explore the Wild Area

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The Wild Area is a vast expanse of land in the Galar region with untamed wilderness. It is full of nature and connects several different towns and cities. You’ll find a greater variety of Pokémon living in the Wild Area than anywhere else in the Galar region, and you can even connect with other players here online* or via local wireless**! There are lots of different ways to do so, including:

Joining a Max Raid Battle

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Max Raid Battles are a new battle format that takes place in the Wild Area, in which you’ll team up with up to three other players online or via local wireless to take on a wild Dynamax Pokémon. Players will then get a chance to catch the wild Dynamax Pokémon if they manage to defeat it – but it won’t go down easily.

Camping with your Pokémon

Enjoy a Pokémon Camp almost anywhere anytime you’re exploring in the Galar region! If you ever feel like spending some time with the Pokémon in your party or cooking up a nice meal with them, then there’s no need to hesitate – in many cases, you can just set up camp right then and there!

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When camping with up to three other players, you can let your Pokémon play with their Pokémon, or cook up a big pot of curry and enjoy it together!

The Battle Stadium

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you can connect to the internet and battle against players from all over the world in the Battle Stadium. Features like Rental Teams and Online Competitions also allow for different ways to connect to other players.

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A gigantic Meowth

If you purchase Pokémon Sword before January 15th, you’ll receive a Gigantamax Meowth to use in-game!

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Digital version

You can purchase a digital version of Pokémon Sword from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or via the official Nintendo website*. You can also purchase a download code from selected retailers.

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£2.50 in Gold Points

Receive £2.50 worth of Gold Points with your download that you can use as a discount on your next Nintendo eShop purchase.

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Available with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers

If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member, there’s an exclusive offer available to you: the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers programme!

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It allows you to buy two Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers for just £84.00. Each voucher can be redeemed for a download version of any game from the programme’s catalogue, so you get two games together – such as Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield – at a reduced price!

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Version exclusives

There are several differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, such as the species of Pokémon that appear and different Gym Leaders to challenge.

Packaged versions

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Pokémon Sword

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Pokémon Shield

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack**

Arriving on the same day is the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack, which contains Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, an Exclusive Golden Dual Game Card SteelBook® case, and two Dynamax Crystal codes (one per game)!

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Compatible with Poké Ball Plus

You can use certain functions of the Poké Ball Plus accessory (sold separately), allowing you to take a Pokémon out for a stroll through the real world with you! If you spend some quality time with a favourite Pokémon of yours, then something good might happen!

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It also contains a very special bonus – the Mythical Pokémon Mew!****

Categories

RPG

Players

1 - 8

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

GAME FREAK

Age rating

  • 7
  • Violence

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

15/11/2019

Age rating

7

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Download size

9770.00 MB

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

15/11/2019

Age rating

7

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean