Everyone

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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Release date:
Nov 15, 2019
Players:
up to 4 players
Genre:
Adventure, Role-Playing
Publisher:
Nintendo
Developer:
GAME FREAK Inc.
Game file size:
11.3 GB
Supported Languages:
Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, English
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:

DLC Packs

Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass

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Your adventure continues with the Pokémon Sword 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 11/30/2020

EARLY PURCHASE BONUS
Players who purchase the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass by 08/31/2020 will receive Leon’s Look Sport cap and Patterned Tights in game as an early-purchase bonus

Players will be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor until 7:59 a.m. PDT on Monday, August 31.

TO RECEIVE THE ITEMS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THE ISLE OF ARMOR:
1. Open the X menu in your game.
2. Select Mystery Gift.
3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
4. Select Get via Internet*

The Mystery Gift menu option will appear in the X menu after you visit your first Pokémon Center in the Pokémon Sword game. (This occurs after about an hour of gameplay. However, individual gameplay time may vary.)

An internet connection is required to receive the above items.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid) is not required to receive the above items.

You can see the clothing items you’ve received by visiting a boutique fitting room.

Those who purchased the Expansion Pass before the above items were revealed will still be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor.


SPECIAL PURCHASE BONUS
Players who purchase the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, 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 Sword 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.

Full version of game required to use the Expansion Pass for that game. Games and Expansions Passes sold separately.