Compatibility
Okay
Game functions with major graphical or audio glitches, but game is playable from start to finish with workarounds.
Release(s)
01008DB008C2C000

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Pokémon Shield

Summary

Pokémon Sword and Shield is currently in a playable state.

In order to have the best possible experience, please follow the instructions below:

  • Dump and use your NAND and keys from your console following our quickstart guide.
  • Under Graphics, enable the Use Asynchronous GPU Emulation option.
  • Under Controls, choose the Custom Preset option and map Pro Controller or Dual Joycons under the Players category along with checking Enable Docked Mode under the Handheld category.

As with most emulators, your in-game performance is highly dependent on the power of your system, especially the single core power of your CPU.

HARDWARE ISSUES

  • AMD GPU users who run Windows may experience graphical glitches in the game. They are caused by AMD’s proprietary drivers, and therefore, you either need to wait for AMD to fix drivers, or install a Linux distribution (not recommended if you have no experience with Linux) and use Mesa drivers.
  • Intel GPU users will not get reliable performance. Due to being integrated graphics is generally built on the efficiency and power saving perspective. Use of dedicated GPUs is highly recommended.
  • Users with a CPU that lacks FMA get a slowdown to 2-4fps when walking(4257)

Known Issues

Title Created Last Updated
Pokémon SwSh Box screen not rendering properly November 16, 2019 January 18, 2020
Softlocks in pokemon sword and shield November 16, 2019 January 18, 2020
Missing HLE service command 'SetOperationMode' in 'ISystemLocalCommunicationService' (ldn:s) November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Running in Tall Grass isn't possible November 15, 2019 January 18, 2020
Some games crash seconds after being ingame November 25, 2019 June 18, 2020
No 3D output in Sword/Shield on AMD November 16, 2019 November 23, 2019
Wireframe on certain models in Sword/Shield on AMD November 20, 2019 February 21, 2020
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Weird graphical glitch November 17, 2019 January 18, 2020

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
08/1/2020 wapdamX on 08/02/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
GeForce GTX 1060/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
eebf1fe
Great
07/24/2020 hide1 on 07/25/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
1a392ca
Great
07/14/2020 erralasa on 07/14/2020 AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics
Radeon RX 560 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
2b6bfbd
Bad
07/13/2020 Nyffi on 07/14/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
6974e9f
Great
07/1/2020 Traiver on 07/01/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
26b7790
Great
06/27/2020 rdg159 on 06/28/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 630
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
b0c7e20
Okay
06/27/2020 Mx3 on 06/28/2020 AMD FX(tm)-4350 Quad-Core Processor
GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
eecf58e
Bad
06/27/2020 Aman_Mittal on 06/29/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Radeon(TM) 520
Windows
Mainline Build
eecf58e
Okay
06/24/2020 sasha2 on 06/25/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
889d908
Okay
06/24/2020 sasha2 on 06/25/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
889d908
Intro/Menu

Savefiles

Name Description
Boy, John, Start Beginning of game. Past the unskippable softlock.
Girl, Jane, Start Beginning of game. Past the unskippable softlock.