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!
- Release date:
- November 15, 2019
- up to 4 players
- Adventure, Role-Playing
- GAME FREAK Inc.
- Game file size:
- 12.4 GB
- Supported Languages:
- Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, American English
- Supported Play Modes:
Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.
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Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass
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, releasing in June 2020 and fall 2020 respectively.
The following DLC is included:
- The Isle of Armor: Scheduled for release on 06/17/2020
- The Crown Tundra: Scheduled for release by 10/22/2020
SPECIAL PURCHASE BONUS
Players who purchase the Pokémon Shield + Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass or the Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass separately, you’ll be able to receive a Pikachu Uniform and an Eevee Uniform as a special purchase bonus.
USE THESE STEPS, ALONG WITH YOUR CODE, TO RECEIVE A PIKACHU UNIFORM AND AN EEVEE UNIFORM.
1. Launch your Pokémon Shield game.
2. Select Mystery Gift on the X menu.
3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
4. Select Get with Code/Password to connect to the internet.*
5. Enter your code.
6. Watch as the gift arrives in your game.
7. Be sure to save your game.
*MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary. See retailer for details.
**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. This game does not support Save Data Cloud backup. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*Additional games, systems and a Nintendo Switch Online membership required; sold separately. Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
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