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 February 21, 2020
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Weird graphical glitch November 17, 2019 January 18, 2020
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 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 January 18, 2020

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
02/20/2020 Aman_Mittal on 02/21/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Radeon(TM) 520
Windows
Mainline Build
450a4bf
Bad
02/18/2020 hansel455 on 02/19/2020 AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
c7dcc1d
Bad
02/16/2020 SNIELSEL on 02/16/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GeForce GTX 1070
Windows
Mainline Build
b8ce8dd
Intro/Menu
02/12/2020 kanelakis on 02/12/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
Mainline Build
5f4d5dc
Bad
02/8/2020 lmnjun on 02/08/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d0d76d0
Bad
02/5/2020 kanelakis on 02/06/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
Mainline Build
301dcac
Won't Boot
02/4/2020 kanelakis on 02/04/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
Mainline Build
4434ddc
Bad
02/4/2020 kanelakis on 02/04/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
Mainline Build
4434ddc
Bad
01/31/2020 Aman_Mittal on 02/02/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Radeon(TM) 520
Windows
Mainline Build
7ee7636
Bad
01/28/2020 Kcoryz on 01/29/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
9120a71
Bad

Savefiles

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