Compatibility
Okay
Game functions with major graphical or audio glitches, but game is playable from start to finish with workarounds.
Release(s)
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Pokémon Sword

Summary

Pokémon Sword and Shield is 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 Graphics, enable the Use Asynchronous GPU Emulation option.
  • Under Controls, choose the Custom Preset option and map Pro Controller or Dual Joycons under the Players category along with checking Enable Docked Mode under the Handheld category.

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

HARDWARE ISSUES

  • AMD GPU users who run Windows may experience graphical glitches in the game. They are caused by AMD’s proprietary drivers, and therefore, you either need to wait for AMD to fix drivers, or install a Linux distribution (not recommended if you have no experience with Linux) and use Mesa drivers.
  • Intel GPU users will not get reliable performance. Due to being integrated graphics is generally built on the efficiency and power saving perspective. Use of dedicated GPUs is highly recommended.
  • Users with a CPU that lacks FMA get a slowdown to 2-4fps when walking(4257)

Known Issues

Title Created Last Updated
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 May 1, 2020
Pokemon Sword & Shield - Running in Tall Grass isn't possible November 15, 2019 January 18, 2020
No 3D output in Sword/Shield on AMD November 16, 2019 November 23, 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

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
08/12/2020 hide1 on 08/12/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
3dfadbe
Great
08/7/2020 hjaeger0597 on 08/10/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
5b28eb1
Okay
08/7/2020 SnowyLght on 08/08/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Radeon RX 570 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
5b28eb1
Intro/Menu
08/7/2020 quntum on 08/07/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-9100F CPU @ 3.60GHz
Radeon RX Vega
Windows
Mainline Build
5b28eb1
Bad
08/5/2020 EmaDima on 08/07/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
AMD Radeon (TM) R7 M340
Windows
Mainline Build
6a2094a
Bad
08/5/2020 vanbaron18 on 08/06/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz
GeForce 920M/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
6a2094a
Okay
08/5/2020 hide1 on 08/05/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
114426a
Great
08/4/2020 Bloody666X on 08/04/2020 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
e155366
Great
07/31/2020 EliteCitra on 07/31/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
7cd542e
Bad
07/31/2020 leonleow0812 on 08/01/2020 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
7cd542e
Great

Savefiles

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