Pokémon Shield Switch

Pokémon Shield Switch - Europe

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Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch is the sister game to Pokémon Sword and features the first ever Pokémon from the eighth generation of the diminutive but combative creatures. This pair of games are the first for the Nintendo Switch. About the Game Pokémon has changed a lot since its early days, when Pikachu was the favourite Pokémon and the one called upon the most. The games graphics have improved beyond measure and battles are smooth and exciting, with excellent perspectives on the ...
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Pokémon Sword Switch

Sword - Europe

  • Legendary Pokémon: Zacian
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Pokémon Shield Switch

Shield - Europe

  • Legendary Pokémon: Zamazenta
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- Legendary Pokémon: Zamazenta
Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch is the sister game to Pokémon Sword and features the first ever Pokémon from the eighth generation of the diminutive but combative creatures. This pair of games are the first for the Nintendo Switch.

About the Game


Pokémon has changed a lot since its early days, when Pikachu was the favourite Pokémon and the one called upon the most. The games graphics have improved beyond measure and battles are smooth and exciting, with excellent perspectives on the action, so even the most anxious trainer can see every move their little Pokémon makes. Let us have a look at what lies ahead in this game:

The player must take his or her three starter Pokémon and travel about the land, catching and training up the Pokémon until his or her Poké Balls (a sort of portable storage device for the creatures that can fit in a pocket, even though it can hold a Pokémon, most of whom are around a foot or so tall when they are out and about the landscape) are full. Most trainers carry six full Poké Balls with them, along with some empty spares for emergencies or special occasions.

The player must work their way through all the competition, battling other Pokémon trainers (more about whom below) until they have bested them all: at this point it will be time to head for the Champion’s Cup to battle for overall glory and the successful completion of the game.

Differences Between Sword and Shield


Each version of the game will offer exclusive Pokémon that will not be found anywhere else in the Pokémon universe. In one of the games, some legendary Pokémon will be catchable, while the other will feature the creatures, but not have them as attainable for the trainer to catch and use in their gameplay.

The gym leaders will change according to the version you obtain: however, the broad premise of the game will remain the same.

The cover art on the two releases are, as always with Pokémon simultaneous releases, completely unique to each version.

Trainers to Battle


On the way to the Champions Cup, the player will have to battle several other strong trainers from the region of Galar. Galar is strongly inspired by the United Kingdom, and has a wonderfully British sub-text to the landscape, including features like Big Ben and many more that will be instantly recognisable to Anglophiles. Some of the trainers the player will face include:

  • Milo: this grass-type Pokémon specialist is new to the Shield and Sword games, and has green skin, peach-coloured spiky hair hidden under a broad-brimmed straw hat and is male

  • Nessa: this Pokémon trainer is blue skinned and blue haired and, as might be guessed from her colouration, is a water-type trainer. She is sporty looking and has long hair with both light and dark blue streaks

  • Bea: this combative fight-type Pokémon trainer is the Gym Leader in the twin game Pokémon Sword. She is, as might be guessed from her training type, always ready for a battle, and very good at it. She is muscular and tall, with grey hair and eyes and a very serious expression!

  • Allister: is the leader of the Gym in Galar, which makes him a serious proposition for our trainer wannabe. He looks rather spooky, having a zombie-like pose and round black eyes – all of which is appropriate for a Pokémon trainer of ghost-type creatures. He has black hair that falls over his face and wears semi-goth outfits to complete his spectral appearance

  • Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch is available for purchase on Instant Gaming for a fraction of its retail price. You will receive an official key and be able to play the game in seconds. Play smart. Pay less.

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    I chose Shiled mostly because I like Zamazenta more than Zacian but that should not be your main reason for buying either of the games. In fact, many regional pokémon and Max Raid battles should be the reason to buy them. This Pokémon game might not let you ride your Pokémon into battle all across the map nor will it show you a shiny pokémon when it spawns instead it will have you take a more challenging but much more fun path to completing it in its entirety.
    After compliting the main story I can say that it starts off qute slow, still interasting if you follow the conversations. I nejoyed the second part the most. Overall a good pokemon story. I've been enjoying cathcing more pokemon in post story gameplay. The only thing is, I think wild areas whould be more spread out and better placed. The wather conditions changes are annoying.
    • The return of wild pokemon combat
    • Good graphics
    • Good story
    This game was awesome although the animation isn't really ,,Nintendo-like". It sometimes feel like they didn't even care about visuals like blurry graphics and robotic, lifeless NPCs and Pokémon. It is also not very enjoyable that some Pokémon can be obtained with only trading. Gigantamax and shiny Pokémons are also a bit overly rare. But to say something good the story was great and challangenging and the game is well balanced. Every leader can be beat no matter what party Pokémon the player is using. It only needs tactics and knowledge. I beat the game using kantonian Persian most of the time just fine.
    • Great story.
    • Lots of Pokémon.
    • Balanced difficulty.
    • Beatiful visuals.
    • Cool Legendaries and Pseudos'
    • Bad graphics and animations.
    • Version exclusive Pokémon.
    • Too rare G-Maxs and Shinies.
    • Too expensive.
    This game is fab! I love the amount of variety for character customisation, the pokemon are super cute, and the story was lovely.
    I'm a fairly casual fan of pokemon, but this was right up my alley. You can meet other players online and nearby, and even fight in raid battles with them.
    • graphics
    • gameplay
    • playtime
    • can get a bit laggy in the wild area if connected to internet
    i love this game so much to do the story the gym battles the random pokemon just doing their own thing the outfits that you can wear into battle are cool the massive raid battles you can do is great well worth getting this game
    • everything is great
    I had great fun playing this game. However, it doesn't feel like there was a good enough improvement on the game for the Switch. Feels like a 3DS game on a Switch. Also, as someone else stated, I do miss my favourite pokemons.
    I had fun and would buy again, but I was expecting more.
    Nice pokèmon game, it miss various things but the characters and the story is very good
    There is not a villain and victory road, the pokemon are really good but the online feature does lack of fps and stability
    the competitive is funnier and easier
    • Story
    • Empaty
    • You are actually the champion even after the end
    • Raid
    • Competitive
    • No villain
    • No victory road
    • Online feature
    Wonderful game. Its my first Pokémon game and i like it. It s funky, dynamax and gigamax pokémons are a grenat Idea and it will be a fantastic ans grenat endgame. I Hope Gamefeeak will add somefree content
    • On Switch
    • Nothing
    I've been playing pokemon since Pokemon cristal

    This is a huge drop in quality, don't buy it

    If you want to know all the problems, just check pokemon subreddit

    Also bad new pokemons, I miss my favourites
    • Bad Graphics for a 2019 game
    • Not all pokemons
    • Bad animations
    • Remove of mega evo and zmoves
    • Bad writing, and still no voice acting

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