Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.1.1)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch (originally released on November 15th 2019 in Europe, North America, and Japan).

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Pokémon Sword and Shield – Software updates

Ver. 3.0.0

  • Release date: November 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Coming soon!

  • List of changes:
  • adds contents related to The Crown Tundra DLC

Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: end of June 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Coming soon!

  • List of changes:
  • adds contents related to The Isle of Armor DLC

Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: March 17th 2020 (North America) / March 18th 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed various issues to improve gameplay
  • Additional notes: this update fixes an issue caused by hacked Pokémon received via trade, causing the game to stop. If you were impacted before it was released, this update will allow to resume playing.
  • Source: Nintendo

Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: January 9th 2020 (North America, Europe) / January 10th 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Added a feature to jump to the eShop
  • Added a bonus for Expansion Pass purchasers
  • Additional Pokémon will be added
  • Fixed various issues to improve gameplay

Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: October 30th 2019 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the base version of the game, that you get by pre-ordering the game on the Nintendo eShop or buying the game at retail at launch.
  • Source: Nintendo

How to download updates for Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Pokémon Sword and Shield, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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