Pokémon Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield add some brilliant new creatures, but like their gargantuan Dynamax forms, the games feel like a hollow projection.

Key events

Pokémon Sword and Shield Weather types, how to change the weather and weather battle conditions explained

Everything you need to know about the weather in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Persian and Cofagrigus locations explained

How to add Persian and Cofagrigus to your Galar Pokédex.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Snorlax - release date, how to get Gigantamax Snorlax and exclusive G-Max Move explained

Everything you need to know about the Gigantamax Snorlax in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Pokémon explained - including G-Max moves and possible Gigantamax locations explained

Everything you need to know about Gigantamax Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Yamask evolution method: how to evolve Yamask into Runerigus explained

Everything you need to know about the unique evolution method for Galarian Yamask.

Pokémon Sword and Shield TMs: locations list for where to find every TM in Galar

A list of all the TMs and their locations we've confirmed so far.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Toxel evolution method: how to evolve Toxel into Toxtricity with Low Key Form and Amped Form explained

Everything you need to know about evolving Toxel into either Low Key or Amped Toxtricity.

Pokémon Sword is the biggest single-format release this year

Second biggest UK Pokémon launch ever.

Pokémon Sword and Shield starters Sobble, Scorbunny and Grookey - evolutions, base stats and which starter is best?

Everything we know about Pokémon Sword and Shield's three starter Pokémon.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Wild Area explained - what we know about how the open world Wild Area works

An in-progress explainer on what we know so far about Sword and Shields big new Wild Area.

Pokémon Sword and Shield strong-looking Pokémon and how to get their guard down explained

How to deal with the higher level creatures you may come across.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Mew explained - how to get Mew using the Poké Ball Plus

Bring a classic legendary Pokémon into Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield saving explained - how to save, autosave and turning off autosaving

Everything you need to know about autosaving in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield free gift Meowth: How to download special early-purchase bonus Meowth explained

How to download a Meowth with the ability to Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield ??? Pokémon explained: What is the mysterious Pokémon in the early game?

Be warned this guide contains story-line spoilers for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and guide to your journey through Galar

Our in-progress walkthrough to Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Let's Go reward: How to get a Pikachu or Eevee from playing Let's Go explained

How to receive a Pikachu or Eevee with the ability to Gigantamax in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield pre-order tracksuit: How to get the bonus Tracksuit explained

How to get your special orange tracksuit in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon Sword and Shield - Double Pack Larvitar and Jangmo-o Dynamax Crystals reward explained

Everything you need to know about the pre-order bonus Dynamax Crystals for the Pokémon Sword and Shield Double Pack.

Why Pokémon's #ThankYouGameFreak is trending

"I know times are rough, but there are still fans that love what you do."

Pokémon Sword and Shield version differences, including version exclusive Pokémon

Our in-progress guide on the differences between Pokémon Sword and Shield explained, including exclusive Pokémon and Gym Leaders.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Pokédex: every Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex confirmed so far

All Pokémon confirmed as available in Sword and Shield's Galar Pokédex.

Pokémon Sword and Shield new Pokémon list: all new Gen 8 Pokémon revealed so far

Every new Pokémon coming to Gen 8's Sword and Shield.

Competition: Win a Switch Lite Pokémon Edition with Sword & Shield

Where did you begin your first Pokémon adventure?

24-hour Sword and Shield livestream reveals new Pokémon

UPDATE: Galar Ponyta will be Shield exclusive.

Jelly DealsGet Link's Awakening and a new Switch Lite console for Ł219.99

Plus, other freebies from the Nintendo UK Store

Pokémon Sword and Shield has an Industrial Revolution Weezing and hangry hamster

New rivals, Galarian forms and Poké Jobs detailed.

Pop-up Pokémon Centre London announced

UPDATE: Open in Shepherd's Bush for a month.

Game Freak isn't recycling 3DS models in Pokémon Sword and Shield after all

Developer says all models have been made from scratch.

Pokémon Sword and Shield legendaries: Zacian and Zamazenta legendary wolf details we know so far

What we know about the Sword and Shield legendary wolves Zacian and Zamazenta.

Four new Pokémon games and apps announced

Including a sleep tracker "consulted on by Snorlax".

Pokémon Sword and Shield's getting a Nintendo Direct next week

And there's a Pokémon press conference this evening.