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Pokémon Shield

  • Nintendo Switch
Release date
  • 15 November, 2019
Supported Play Styles

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Number of players
  • Up to 4 players
Age rating
  • Adventure
  • Nintendo
  • English
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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!

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!

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.

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.

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

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*!

Pokémon Sword
Pokémon Sword
A new and wild Pokémon adventure!
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual pack
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual pack
Both Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in one outstanding bundle!


  • 8/10"Pokémon Sword/Shield bjuder på nytänkande utan att någonsin lämna grunderna."−

  • 9,3/10 "Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are closer to my dream Pokemon RPGs than anything that’s come before." −

  • 90/100 "The new Pokemon are great as a whole, and the Pokedex at large strikes an excellent balance of cute, cool-looking, and battle-ready monsters." −

  • 90/100 "Gameplay tweaks and attention to detail make Pokemon Sword and Shield the most compelling Pokemon world." −

  • 88/100 "Pokémon Sword & Shield deliver a new generation of creatures to capture throughout a consistently enjoyable adventure." −

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