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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now! Explore the Galar Region today!


A new generation of Pokémon™ has come 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 Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta.


  • Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on a new adventure in the Galar region!
  • Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon (as well as familiar ones that look a little different in their new Galarian forms).
  • 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 face off against huge 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.
  • Pick your own in-game clothes and get a new hairdo while visiting the stores in town. 
  • As another way to level up your Pokémon, assign them Poké Jobs to complete. You can even play with your Pokémon in Pokémon Camp, just for fun!  

Early Purchase Bonus

Get a special Gigantamax Meowth as an early purchase bonus!

If you purchase Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield before January 15th, 2020, you can receive a special Gigantamax Meowth.*** Unlike others found in the Galar region, this Meowth can Gigantamax to take on an imposing, elongated appearance and is capable of using a mighty G-Max Move (please note this special Meowth cannot evolve). You can receive this special Meowth by selecting the “Get via Internet option” in Mystery Gift. Don’t forget to claim this Scratch Cat Pokémon before January 15th, 2020!

Digital Purchase Bonus

For a limited time, players of the digital version of either game can receive an in-game present of 12 Quick Balls. If you purchase and download the digital version of either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield from Nintendo eShop by January 15th, 2020, you can receive a code redeemable for 12 Quick Balls!

Quick Balls are special Poké Balls that are more likely to catch Pokémon if you use them as soon as a battle begins. Codes will be distributed between November 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020, will expire on November 30, 2020, and can only be used once in either the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game. 

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