Pokémon Sword for Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Sword

Nov 15, 2019

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone


Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.

Gamer Reviews

8492 Reviews
19 reviews
Jun 17, 2020

-the textures are ugly, some animations laughable (-0.5)

-the story is stupid (-0.5)

-the number of pokemon is inferior to some previous titles (-0.2)

-the whole game is a tutorial and is linear as hell (-0.5) (x2, combo!)

-combat is basic as always (-0.5) (x2, combo!)

-the game is way too easy (-0.2) (x2, combo!)

-for a switch title, it sure feels like a nintendo gameboy pokemon, originality is dead (-0.5) (x4, wombo combo!)

-no voice actors ? (-0.2) (x4, wombo combo!)

-the game is devoided of content, even the main story is done in 20 hrs (-0.5) (x4, wombo combo!)

in conclusion, a good soundtrack from a small indi studio

Jun 14, 2020

Pokemon Sword is my first pokemon game,

and as someone who loves turn-based RPG game, I think this game is decent compared to other great turn-based RPG title.

Jun 1, 2020

100% the best game on the nintendo switch


Critic Reviews

65 Reviews
James GalizioNov 19, 2019
I firmly believe that the games would’ve benefited from another year in development. Even if the region itself hadn’t seen many changes, just patching up the presentation a bit, adding a little more content to mess with during the post-game, and fixing the story’s unfortunate pacing could’ve done this game wonders. There was a chance for these games to be some of the best in the series, and it’s just depressing that the final product that we’re left with is so utterly flawed.
Alexander ThomasNov 25, 2019
Pokemon Sword and Shield present a revitalizing and refreshing perspective on the series, taking steps back to the series’ roots to remind players what it means to try and become the Pokemon Champion. Several of the new streamlined mechanics make this an easy experience to jump into while focusing more on strategic gameplay in the wild, yet remaining kid-friendly. The new Wild Area is a great feature, and seeing the Pokemon before you encounter them makes for incredible immersion.
Jack WaibelNov 18, 2019
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have both soaring highs and saddening lows. In many ways they are the best that Pokemon has ever been, shedding the series's antiquated game mechanics to create a grand, efficient, and fun experience that I'm itching to play again. Unfortunately, their underutilized Wild Area, barren late-game zones, and gutted trading system drag them down and leave me dreaming about the greatness that could have been. They are, simply put, good games with too much unfinished content to be considered great.

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