Pokemon Sword and Shield - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Pokemon Sword and Shield Strategy Guide Page containing game walkthroughs, game databases, gym challenge strategy guides, tips, tricks, news, and updates for the upcoming Pokemon game developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo.

News and Updates

Pokemon Sword and Shield - News and Updates

▼Pokemon Sword and Shield News

News and Features Archive

Walkthroughs

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Walkthroughs

Main Story

Walkthroughs
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Pokemon Sword and Shield - Hulbury WalkthroughHulbury Pokemon Sword and Shield - Motostoke WalkthroughMotostoke
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Hammerlocke WalkthroughHammerlocke Pokemon Sword and Shield - Stow-on-Side WalkthroughStow-on-Side
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Ballonlea WalkthroughBallonlea Pokemon Sword and Shield - Circhester WalkthroughCirchester
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Spikemuth WalkthroughSpikemuth Pokemon Sword and Shield - Hammerlocke Revisited WalkthroughHammerlocke Revisited
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Wyndon and Champion Cup WalkthroughWyndon and Champion Cup Pokemon Sword and Shield - Obtaining Zacian and Zamazenta (Post Game) WalkthroughPost Game

Story Walkthroughs

Pokemon Battles

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Pokemon Battles

Gym Challenge Guides

▼Gym Challenges
Milo Nessa
Kabu Bea
Allister Opal
Gordie Melony
Piers Raihan

Champion Cup Challenge and Battle Guides

▼Champion Cup Challenges and Battles
Marnie Hop
Oleana Bede
Nessa Bea
Allister Raihan
Chairman Rose Wild Eternatus
Champion Leon

Post Game Storyline Battle and Max Raid Guides

▼Post Game Storyline Battles and Max Raids
Hop Sordward
Shielbert Wild Dynamax Tsareena
Wild Dynamax Gyarados Wild Dynamax Torkoal
Sordward and Shielbert Wild Dynamax Conkeldurr
Wild Dynamax Dusknoir Bede
Wild Dynamax Gigalith Wild Dynamax Froslass
Wild Dynamax Haxorus Sordward
Shielbert Wild Zacian (Hero Form)
Wild Zamazenta (Hero Form) Wild Zacian (Crowned Form)
Wild Zamazenta (Crowned Form) Hop with Zacian/Zamazenta
Marnie Game Freak Morimoto

Post Game Wyndon Champion Cup Guides

▼Post Game Wyndon Champion Cup Matches
Allister Bea
Bede Cher
Corvin Deneb
Dunne Gordie
Hop Icla
Izar Kabu
Kent Leon
Marnie Melony
Milo Nessa
Phoebus Pia
Piers Polaire
Raihan Terry
Theemin Vega
Wei Yue

Post Game Battle Tower Guides

▼Post Game Battle Tower Matches
Adrienne Agila
Ajani Alan
Albie Alby
Alex Allegra
Allegra Angie
Ann Anselm
Astraea Ava
Avit Aya
Bartholomew Bate
Becka Benedict
Berti Blake
Blau Blaue
Bon Booker
Brenner Brent
Brodo Cadet
Celinda Chad
Chelsea Civaro
Clarence Claus
Columban Cooper
Cornelius Crawly
Curon Cyl
Daltz Darcie
Davis Desmond
Diego Dromena
Dusk Egbert
Egbert Elwood
Eva Fairamay
Feng Fero
Fingal Finley
Finn Freeman
Frost Gelete
Ghia Gig
Goodwin Gracia
Gram Graymond
Greta Gunter
Haily Hardy
Hardy Harvey
Heaton Hertz
Hestia Holly
Hugo Isabelle
Isla Jay
Jung Jung
Katherine Keanu
Krysia Kushi
Laelia Laguna
Laramie Lazlo
Leon Lia
Lila Madi
Madlyn Maggie
Marko Marvo
Mason Matthew
Maya Mckinzie
Mika Mindy
Moira Mornix
Narra Nasser
Nat Nat
Nav Navin
Nebula Nick
Niel Noel
North Oratoria
Orla Patton
Penelope Polly
Prudence Rachael
Raise Reese
Rei Rennie
Reu Rich
Rikke Rister
Rita Robin
Robin Russet
Savvas Savvas
Sayla Selmer
Sheriff Sienna
Silky Stan
Stanley Stella
Tansy Tayster
Thea Theodore
Therme Tiff
Torren Tosh
Townsend Tricia
Trinn Tsapeli
Ulster Ultan
Ulva Vassallo
Walden Waldna
Walker Waylin
Wellington Wenson
Wilde Winslow
Winslow York
Zara

Beginner Guides

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Beginner Guides

▼Beginner Guides
Version Differences Which Starter Pokemon to Choose
Permanent Events What are Max Raid Battles?
Pokemon Camp Poke Jobs
Boutiques Hair Salon
Abilities Type Chart
Trading Pokemon

Strategy Guides

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Strategy Guides

Useful Guides

▼Useful Guides
Recommended Pokemon Daily Activities
Tips on Catching Pokemon Max Raids Battles
Wild Area Weather Guide Brilliant and Shiny Pokemon Differences
How to Get All Legendary Pokemon Gym Challenges
Recommended TR Moves Post-Game Unlockables
How to Acquire Dynamax Candies How to Get Rare Candies
How to Farm Watts Money Farming Guide
New Supplements Guide Evolutionary Stone Guide
Other Evolution Methods How to Get Master Ball
How to Obtain Mints Individual Values and Checking Them
EV Training with Poke jobs How to Catch Eevee and their Locations
How to Find Ditto How to Get Charmander
How to Get Gigantamax Meowth How to Catch Rotom
How to Find Shiny Pokemon How to Get Bottle Caps and Gold Bottle Caps
Fossil Guide Rotom Bike Guide
Rotom Rally Guide  Pokerus Guide
How to Get Lucky Egg How to Get Oval Charm
How to Get Catching Charm How to Get Shiny Charm
Unlocking More PC Boxes Save File Guide
Changing Game Language Recommended TR Moves

Game Database

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Game Database

Pokemon-related

▼Pokemon Database
Galar Region Pokedex Pokémon Revealed by Region
Shiny Pokemon Gallery All Pokemon Base Stats
Transfer Only Pokemon All Trade Machine (TM) Locations
All Technical Records (TR) Max Moves
Unusable Moves Collectible Marks
Collectible Ribbons EV Training Spots
Egg Group Changes Rental Teams

Character-related

▼Character Database
Boutique Options Hair Salon Customizations

NPC-related

▼NPC Database
Useful NPCs Locations All Move Tutor Locations
Pokemon Trader Locations Camp Owner Locations

Item-related

▼Item Database
Poke Mart Shop Items Poke Balls
Incenses Berries
Camping Ingredients Curry Dex / Curry Recipes
All Held Item Locations Wild Pokemon Held Items
Pickup Items Destiny Knot Locations
Digging Duo Items

Game Overview

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Game Overview

Announced on the Nintendo Pokemon Direct on February 27, 2019, Pokemon Sword and Shield is the latest entry in the long-running Pokemon series of role-playing adventure games. The upcoming game will be set in a brand new region called Galar.

Galar Region – Based on the United Kingdom!

Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Region

Many regions in past Pokemon games were inspired by real countries. Among these are Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh (Japan) Unova (New York, USA,) Kalos (Paris, France,) and Alola (Hawaii).

Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Region Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Region

The Galar region looks like it is aesthetically based on the United Kingdom, featuring a vast explorable countryside, modern cities, and snowy mountains. The most recognizable landmark is the clock tower which easily invokes images of London’s famous Clock Tower.

Locations

Pokemon Sword and Shield is the second Pokemon game to be released on the Nintendo Switch, after Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Nintendo’s portable console hybrid brings the game’s many locations to life in a bigger way, making the player feel more immersed in the game world in a way akin to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Areas range from grassy countrysides and snow-veiled cities to underground mines where different Pokemon are encountered.

Pokemon Battles

Pokemon Sword and Shield Trainer Battle
Pokemon battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield seem to be retaining much of the series’ Trainer battle design. From the picture above, the player character is challenged by what appears to be a female student upon being spotted.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Trainer Battle

The player versus the challenging Trainer beginning their battle.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Region

A rival Trainer sending out a Grubbin in battle.

Redesigned Pokemon League?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Stadium

A scene in the announcement event shows the player character walking out to what seems like a giant stadium. It is highly speculated that this may be the new design of the Pokemon League, typically the last destination in the game where the best trainers in the region test their skills against the Elite Four and League Champions.

The scene above is reminiscent of soccer championships in the United Kingdom, highlighting the game’s hinted design inspiration.

New Legendary Pokemon!

Two legendary Pokemon called Zacian and Zamazenta will represent Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield respectively. Both Pokemon resemble large armored wolves with dominantly blue and red fur.

ZacianZacian Zacian, the Pokemon representing Pokemon Sword, appears as a fleet-footed lupine wielding a golden sword with its jaws.

Its design suggests its nature as an offense Pokemon.

ZamazentaZamazenta Zamazenta, the Pokemon representing Pokemon Shield, is visually bulkier than its counterpart.

Unlike Zacian, Zamazenta is heavily-armored to imply its specialty for defense.

New Starter Pokemon Revealed!

Pokemon Sword and Shield Grookey Pokemon Sword and Shield Scorbunny Pokemon Sword and Shield Sobble
Name: Grookey Name: Scorbunny Name: Sobble
Type: Grass Type: Fire Type: Water
Description: A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity. Description: A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy. Description: A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.

Appearance in Pokemon Direct Announcement Video

Pokemon Sword and Shield Grooky Pokemon Direct

  • The three new starter Pokemon have also been revealed. The grass starter Pokemon is called Grookey and is described as a naughty primate.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Scorbunny Pokemon Direct

  • The fire starter Pokemon is called Scorbunny and appears to be a fleet-footed rabbit. Scorbunny leaves embers wherever it stands.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Sobble Pokemon Direct

  • The water starter Pokemon is Sobble, a timid amphibian that can camouflage itself when in water.

Announcement Video

Source: Nintendo YouTube Channel

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Game Information

Game Pokemon Sword and Shield
Genre Role-Playing
Platform Nintendo Switch
Developer Game Freak
Publisher Nintendo / The Pokemon Company / Game Freak
Release Date November 15, 2019
Official Website https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/