Pokémon Shield

Summary

Pokémon Sword and Shield are 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 Controls, use either the Pro Controller or Dual Joycons controller options along with setting the Console Mode to Docked.

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

HARDWARE ISSUES

  • A horizontal line effect on characters may occur while playing this game in OpenGL on non-NVIDIA based hardware. AMD users in Windows may switch to Vulkan to fix this.
  • Intel GPU users will not get reliable performance. Due to being integrated graphics is generally built on the efficiency and power-saving perspective. The use of dedicated GPUs is highly recommended.

known issue

  • Time base event like poke job not work properly (this can be solve with CUSTOM RTC setting)
  • crash occur in some specific scene for some user (it can bypass with disable multicore)

Known Issues

Title Created Last Updated
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Running in Tall Grass isn't possible November 15, 2019 September 26, 2022
Missing HLE service command 'SetOperationMode' in 'ISystemLocalCommunicationService' (ldn:s) November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
No 3D output in Sword/Shield on AMD November 16, 2019 November 23, 2019
Softlocks in pokemon sword and shield November 16, 2019 January 18, 2020
Pokémon SwSh Box screen not rendering properly November 16, 2019 February 27, 2021
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Weird graphical glitch November 17, 2019 January 18, 2020
Wireframe on certain models in Sword/Shield on AMD November 20, 2019 September 22, 2020
Some games crash seconds after being ingame November 25, 2019 June 18, 2020

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
11/24/2021 Fentiza on 11/24/2021 AMD Ryzen 5 3500 6-Core Processor
Radeon RX 570 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
2655193
Great
12/15/2021 tangyuanyiyao on 12/21/2021 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1231 v3 @ 3.40GHz
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
d63ed47
Okay
11/9/2021 NeM on 11/10/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
ec1b5f1
Intro/Menu
01/2/2022 zzj1554 on 01/19/2022 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10875H CPU @ 2.30GHz
GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
3200520
Perfect
11/29/2021 Poas on 11/30/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H CPU @ 2.60GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d969cc2
Perfect
12/9/2021 ZOLOTOV41 on 12/19/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
Mainline Build
c9e536c
Perfect
12/5/2021 figure on 12/13/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
Linux
Mainline Build
ea85b30
Perfect
11/17/2021 TheBrutalSkull on 12/09/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
5ecccbe
Great
12/19/2021 Alex_Jacobs on 12/20/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1065G7 CPU @ 1.30GHz
Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics
Windows
Mainline Build
c25e33d
Okay
01/17/2022 Naldo on 01/18/2022 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz
Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
Windows
Mainline Build
c5647b8
Perfect
Compatibility
Great
Game functions with minor graphical or audio glitches and is playable from start to finish. May require some workarounds.
Release(s)
01008DB008C2C000

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