Pokémon Shield
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Pokémon Shield

Introducing the Galar region
Mild violence, Online interactivity

Get ready to discover 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.

Throughout your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in your quest to become Champion! You won’t be alone though, as Galar is home to newly discovered Pokémon that you can choose to be your very first partner!

The wild adventure continues with the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass!



Amazon - Australia
Big W - Australia
Catch - Australia
EB Games - Australia
Gamesmen - Australia
JB Hi-Fi - Australia
My Nintendo Store (AU)
Target - Australia

New Zealand

EB Games - New Zealand
JB Hi-Fi - New Zealand
Mighty Ape - New Zealand
My Nintendo Store (NZ)
The Warehouse - New Zealand

Game and DLC Bundles

Pokémon Shield + Expansion Pass

Pokémon Shield + Expansion Pass

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A set including the Pokémon Shield game as well as an expansion pass which will allow you access to all downloadable content once it is released.

DLC Packs

Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

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Your adventure continues with the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, containing new stories to experience, new Pokémon to encounter, and new Wild Areas to explore! You’ll even meet new and returning Legendary Pokémon along the way! The Expansion Pass contains two expansions, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. The following DLC is included: - The Isle of Armor - The Crown Tundra Purchase benefits When you purchase the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you’ll receive “Pikachu Uniform” and “Eevee Uniform” as a purchase bonus. Note: * You'll need to select MYSTERY GIFT from the game menu, followed by GET A MYSTERY GIFT and then GET VIA INTERNET. * The MYSTERY GIFT option will appear on the game menu the first time you visit a Pokémon Center in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. (Estimated play time: 1 hour. This time may vary from person to person.) * An internet connection is required to receive the above items. * A paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to receive the above items. * You can check the clothing items you've received in the changing room of any boutique. * Even if you've already purchased the Expansion Pass, you can collect the clothing items once The Isle of Armor has been released.

Game specifications

Release date15/11/2019
GenreRole-Playing Game, Adventure
No. of playersUp to 4 players
Game file size12.42GB
Supported languagesJapanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English

Supported play modes

TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

This game supports the following features:


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 subscription.

Local multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player.
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