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Pokemon Sword - Nintendo Switch

About this item

At a glance

Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible

Highlights

  • 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***

Specifications

Model Compatibility: Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch

ESRB Content Description: Comic mischief, mild cartoon violence

Electronics Condition: New

Video Game Genre: Action/Adventure

Software Format: ROM cartridge

ESRB Age Rating: E - Everyone

Battery: No Battery Used

TCIN: 54540588
UPC: 045496596583
Item Number (DPCI): 207-30-0175

Description

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.

If you don’t already have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can try it out with a free 7-day trial. Don't worry if you already activated a previous free trial— an additional seven-day free trial is now available.

Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

*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. nintendo website/switch-online
*** An internet connection is required to receive the special Meowth.

Accolades:
IGN - “"...a complete joy to play."” – 9.3/10
GameSpot - “a consistent delight” – 9/10
Newsweek - “The music and atmosphere of the Galar region makes it one of my all-time favorites…" – 9/10
Game Informer - "an outstanding new installment" – 8.75/10
EGM - “...among the best games the series has ever offered." – 4/5
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite
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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
67% would recommend
9 recommendations
sound quality: 4.5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 3.5 out of 5
graphics: 3.9 out of 5
gameplay: 3.7 out of 5
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So much fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
alyssag59 - 3 months ago
I absolutely love this game. There's plenty of game play (I've been playing A LOT since getting the game a couple weeks ago and I'm still not done), the visuals are beautiful, and the Pokemon are so cute and fun. There's a good mix of Pokemon I remember from the old games I played as a kid as well as ones I've never seen before. The storyline and characters are really fun and interesting, and I haven't had a single glitch or issue. If you love Pokemon you will love this game!
gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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ONE OF THE BEST

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jasmine - 4 months ago
I've played every Pokemon game and this is by far one of the best ones I've ever played. The visuals are beautiful, the new Pokemon designs are great, and I love the soundtrack! Yes, they've made a few undesirable changes, but they've also made really great changes as well. Overall it is a very great, fun, and addicting game. I recommend it to all. You won't know if you'll like it unless you try it yourself. ;)
gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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A great game!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Millie - 7 months ago
I'm not sure why everyone keeps complaining about this game. I got it yesterday to see what all the fuss was about, and couldn't put it down! I'm loving everything about it so far. I'm 25 years old, and have been a huge fan of Pokemon since the Gameboy Color. I've owned Pokemon games on almost all of Nintendo's consoles, so I too, am very picky about my Pokemon. People keep complaining about the Pokedex being cut in half, but this is 2019. It's time to experience new Pokemon! Maybe they all come back? Who knows. This is the opportunity to step outside of what we've been used to for over two decades now. It's not like the whole game is brand new Pokemon. There is still some nostalgia in there, and I get excited when I encounter them. The only downside for me so far is that I can't catch Pokemon higher than a certain level without a certain gym badge, even if my lower level Pokemon weakened it to catch it. Even with that, I think everyone should give this a chance. The gameplay and story mode really is nice.
gameplay: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
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Cut rate

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Justin - 7 months ago
So they cut the amount of pokemon you can catch in half. How sad. No longer the game it was, the variety is pathetic. Loved getting all the past starters and they removed all but the original trio.
gameplay: 1 out of 5
sound quality: 3 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 1 out of 5
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Very bad example of a Pokemon game

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
HannahS - 7 months ago
Very short, bland and low quality Pokemon game. It is definitely not worth $60. It uses graphics from the 3DS and has many bugs in gameplay, it can even fry your Switch and all other games save files. It only has about 40% of existing Pokemon available. It is very tutorial and baby proofed feeling the entire game. Way too easy. Characters are annoying and constantly interrupt gameplay. Many graphical shortcomings and poor quality graphics.
gameplay: 1 out of 5
graphics: 1 out of 5
lasting appeal: 1 out of 5
sound quality: 4 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
CK - 7 months ago
Extremely fun and visually appealing. I've enjoyed it so far.
gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 4 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Angel - 7 months ago
I think this game is amazing! The graphics are good, the story is good, and it's very cute.
gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 4 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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If your mad about the pokedex cut you can die mad.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Alaric - 7 months ago
Oh no less pokemon, cause you were really gonna use ledian to beat the game. Now you don't have to catch the useless ones. New pokemon, new typings, gyms are back, its a new region, it doesn't hold your hand like sun and moon, its the first legit pokemon game on the switch. Lets go evee and pickachu where a 60 dollar pokemon go expansion. There's no reason not to play it. Just wait 6 months or so until its cheaper if you're not sure.
sound quality: 5 out of 5
gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
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