Pokemon Sword and Shield Release Time Guide - Prima Games

Pokemon Sword and Shield Release Time Guide

by Nicholas Barth

There is plenty of excitement circulating throughout the Pokemon community with the highly anticipated games of Sword and Shield set to be released this week. Trainers from across the world are waiting for the exact release time for when they will be able to boot up their Nintendo Switches and experience the latest chapters in the legendary franchise. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about the release time for these two particular titles covered. 

Pokemon Sword and Shield Release Time

Individuals will be able to load up and enjoy these new worlds at midnight local time on November 15th. That means whenever it strikes midnight in your region, you will have seen the official release period arrive and allow you to enjoy these games as much as you want. We recommend pre-loading whichever of the two games you purchased before they become available. Doing so will allow you to jump in when the release time passes immediately, and the games become available. 

Pokemon Sword and Shield Release Time

That way, you will not have to wait for your title to download and install before being able to pick your starter and heading off on the beginning of your newest adventure in the popular video game universe. 

Would you like to learn more about the worlds of Sword and Shield besides the release time for when you can start playing them? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile games or our three most recent pieces of coverage below:

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Nicholas Barth

Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]