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Pokémon™ Shield

Nintendo Switch
Everyone
$79.99
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Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon™ Sword and Pokémon™ Shield games.

A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles* in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.

Certain Pokémon can even Gigantamax to gain a new look and a powerful set of G-Max moves. But there’s more to being a champion than honing your battle skills: you can pick your own clothes and get a new hairdo while visiting the stores in town, so you can be the trainer you want to be. Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter newly discovered Pokémon as well as familiar ones that will look a little different in their new Galarian forms! For another way to level up your Pokémon, assign them Poké Jobs to complete, and for fun, you can even play with your Pokémon in Pokémon Camp! 

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Platform
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
Nov 15, 2019
No. of Players
up to 4 players
File Size
9.5 GB
Category
Role-Playing, Adventure
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
GAME FREAK Inc.
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

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DLC Packs

Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

Released Jan 09, 2020

DLC details
$ $37.79

This Expansion Pass is only for Pokémon Shield. If you are playing Pokémon Sword, please pick the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass.

Continue your Pokémon Shield™ adventure in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, two new areas to explore that will be added to the Galar region as part of the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass! Each area offers a different adventure, where you’ll be able to visit the far reaches of the Galar region and meet the people and Pokémon that live there. You’ll also see some familiar Pokémon that didn’t appear in the Galar region before, a total of over 200 Pokémon. If you buy the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you’ll be able to enjoy both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as they’re released!

The Isle of Armor is full of different landscapes, including beaches, bogs, forests, and more. Here you’ll become the student of a former champion and train alongside the new Legendary Pokémon Kubfu. While this area is focused on growing as a trainer, The Crown Tundra is all about exploring uncharted territory! Traverse The Crown Tundra’s blizzard-swept expanse and the depths of Pokémon Dens as you unravel the mystery of the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex. These new areas aren’t just about training and exploring—there are new Gigantamax forms, clothes, items, and more to enjoy. Keep the adventure going with your existing Pokémon Shield save data and jump into this new expansion to Pokémon Shield! It looks like there’s more to the Galar region than meets the eye. 

  • With the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you can enjoy both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as they’re released
  • Encounter more than 200 Pokémon, including familiar faces and new Legendary Pokémon
  • Explore these locations as you do the Wild Area, where you can move around freely and control the camera
  • Trade with friends—this expansion has Pokémon that can’t be found in the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

If you purchase the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you’ll get two special uniform sets of in-game apparel as a bonus.

Galarian Slowpoke appears! You can encounter it at Wedgehurst Station in the game, and you can use a special item only found on The Isle of Armor to evolve it into Galarian Slowbro and a special item only found on The Crown Tundra to evolve it into Galarian Slowking!

 

The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass is only compatible with the Pokémon Sword game and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass is only compatible with the Pokémon Shield game.

Please only choose the Expansion Pass for the full game that you own. If you own both the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games and want access to the Expansion Passes for both games, both the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass are required.

Full version of the game is required to use DLC for that game; sold separately.

Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Nintendo.com/switch-online.

Game and DLC bundle

Pokémon Shield + Expansion Pass

Released Jan 09, 2020

DLC details
$ $117.78

Begin your adventure in the Galar region AND discover newly-added areas, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, with the Pokémon Shield + Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass! This bundle includes both the base Pokémon Shield game and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, which gives you access to two new areas, hundreds of additional Pokémon, and stories of growth and exploration as they become available!

Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles* in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.

Continue your Pokémon Shield adventure in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, two new areas to explore that will be added to the Galar region as part of the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass! Each area offers a different adventure, where you’ll be able to visit the far reaches of the Galar region and meet the people and Pokémon that live there. You’ll also see some familiar Pokémon that didn’t appear in the Galar region before, a total of over 200 Pokémon. Keep the adventure going with your existing Pokémon Shield save data and jump into this new expansion to Pokémon Shield! With the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you’ll be able to enjoy both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as they’re released!

  • This bundle includes both the Pokémon™ Shield game and the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass
  • Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on a new adventure in the Galar region
  • Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!
  • Players can move around freely and control the camera in the vast Wild Area, The Isle of Armor, and The Crown Tundra as they are released
  • Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles*!
  • With the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you can enjoy both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as they’re released

If you purchase the Pokémon Shield + Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, you’ll get some in-game apparel as a bonus.

Galarian Slowpoke appears! You can encounter it in Wedgehurst Station, and you can use an item found on The Isle of Armor to evolve it into Galarian Slowbro and an item found on The Crown Tundra to evolve it into Galarian Slowking!

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. This game includes an in-game option to purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership for users who do not have one. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

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