Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on an all-new adventure in the Galar region
Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon
Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!
Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles***!
Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and try catching them***
This game will be available on November 15, 2019. For pre-purchases, the code will be sent via email and you can start downloading immediately. You'll be able to start playing it after downloading a small update on the game's release date.
A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel 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. And participate in Max Raid Battles*** in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.
Begin your adventure by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade. Players can control the camera and explore the vast areas around them in the Wild Area. Team up with other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles. Trainers who possess the special item Dynamax Band can Dynamax their own Pokémon. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.
For a limited time, players of the digital version of either game can receive an in-game present of 12 Quick Balls.****
*Additional games and systems may be required; sold separately. **Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. ****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, and expire on November 30, 2020.
You’ll receive an email with a download code and instructions on how to redeem your purchase directly on your console or online through your console’s website.