Compatibility
Bad
Game functions, but with major graphical or audio glitches. Unable to progress in specific areas due to glitches even with workarounds.
Release(s)
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Pokémon Shield

Summary

Pokémon Sword & Shield boots and will go in-game.

Issues that the developers are aware of

  • (Major, Unplayable) The game will soft-lock (freeze) every time an event occurs meaning that you will need about 4 dumped save files from a hacked Switch to even get to the second city and an unknown number of save files to finish the game (and it is unknown if the game can even be finished.) You can use a savefile (found below) to bypass the first cutscene that softlocks.

Thus, Pokémon Sword & Shield is completely unplayable. The project developers do not know what the cause of the soft-lock is and they are currently researching it, so it could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years for the game to be fixed.

Known Issues

Title Created Last Updated
Some games crash seconds after being ingame November 25, 2019 November 27, 2019
Wireframe on certain models in Sword/Shield on AMD November 20, 2019 November 25, 2019
Pokémon SwSh Box screen not rendering properly November 16, 2019 November 23, 2019
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Weird graphical glitch November 17, 2019 November 23, 2019
Softlocks in pokemon sword and shield November 16, 2019 November 25, 2019
Missing HLE service command 'SetOperationMode' in 'ISystemLocalCommunicationService' (ldn:s) November 15, 2019 November 23, 2019
No 3D output in Sword/Shield on AMD November 16, 2019 November 23, 2019
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Running in Tall Grass isn't possible November 15, 2019 November 28, 2019

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
12/15/2019 kanelakis on 12/15/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
ac974d2
Bad
12/14/2019 Alexandre_Savard on 12/14/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
2b49309
Bad
12/10/2019 Yair_Yakobson on 12/12/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
GeForce 840M/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
733d67a
Bad
12/9/2019 Gran_Master on 12/09/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz
GeForce RTX 2070/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
fd62490
Bad
12/9/2019 FentyFive on 12/09/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce RTX 2080/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
fd62490
Intro/Menu
12/7/2019 Aman_Mittal on 12/08/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Radeon(TM) 520
Windows
Mainline Build
e9e7631
Bad
12/2/2019 Squall1989 on 12/02/2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1231 v3 @ 3.40GHz
GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d4881e8
Bad
12/2/2019 Tulio_Santos1 on 12/02/2019 AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d4881e8
Bad
12/1/2019 FentyFive on 12/01/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce RTX 2080/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
3e66f31
Intro/Menu
12/1/2019 Tulio_Santos1 on 12/01/2019 AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
a1351ff
Bad

Savefiles

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