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 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
Missing HLE service command 'SetOperationMode' in 'ISystemLocalCommunicationService' (ldn:s) November 15, 2019 November 23, 2019
Softlocks in pokemon sword and shield November 16, 2019 January 18, 2020
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
02/24/2020 Jack01 on 02/24/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
GeForce GTX 1060/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
9675abf
Bad
02/24/2020 ijat on 02/25/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
9675abf
Bad
02/23/2020 Cawfee on 02/23/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
1c35c9f
Bad
02/23/2020 Selim_Braham on 02/23/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz
AMD Radeon HD 8500M
Windows
Mainline Build
1c35c9f
Bad
02/23/2020 QKNR on 02/24/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-9100F CPU @ 3.60GHz
GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
1c35c9f
Perfect
02/23/2020 Cawfee on 02/23/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz
GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
1c35c9f
Bad
02/22/2020 Lashiel on 02/23/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz
GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
1fe5612
Bad
02/21/2020 Yair_Yakobson on 02/22/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
GeForce 840M/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
7ff1c48
Bad
02/21/2020 DFGSDF on 02/21/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
7ff1c48
Intro/Menu
02/20/2020 ijat on 02/20/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
450a4bf
Bad

Savefiles

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