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 Sword

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
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
12/13/2019 Yair_Yakobson on 12/13/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
GeForce 840M/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
9ae9355
Bad
12/12/2019 lucab1705 on 12/12/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
4999f76
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
12/8/2019 tungweimun on 12/09/2019 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
c71b7bc
Bad
12/8/2019 Mihir on 12/09/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
c71b7bc
Intro/Menu
12/7/2019 Trevor223 on 12/08/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M330
Windows
Mainline Build
e9e7631
Bad
12/2/2019 Gawain on 12/02/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
d4881e8
Bad
12/1/2019 Gawain on 12/01/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
3e66f31
Bad
12/1/2019 Daggy1234 on 12/02/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
Windows
Mainline Build
3e66f31
Intro/Menu
12/1/2019 jiesebot on 12/01/2019 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
GeForce MX150/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
3e66f31
Great

Savefiles

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