Patches & Updates

Pokémon Sword & Shield are on the Nintendo Switch and are capable of patches and updates to the software. This is done typically automatically when your Switch is in Stand By mode but can be prompted by pressing Start on the Switch's Home Screen and selecting Software Update. These updates offer a variety of changes including bugfixes and more

Version 1.1

Release Dates:

January 9th 2020



  • Added Galarian Slowpoke
  • Added small event in Wedgehurst featuring Slowpoke
  • Fixes a bug that causes Sucker Punch or Quash to not hit when there is only one opponent Pokémon.
  • Fixes a bug that causes the game to lock if you have taught certain Pokémon many TM/TR moves and then go to the Move Relearner.
  • Various Bug Fixes

This update is required for your game to go online.