Welcome to Switch History, the feature series dedicated to rounding up the software updates for some of Nintendo’s biggest Switch games. In today’s piece, we’re highlighting the updates for 2019’s Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield:

Sword

Update History:

Ver. 1.3.2 (Released May 11, 2021):

  • Fixed the issue where some Pokémon icons were not properly displaying during online or local wireless battles.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.3.1 (Released December 21, 2020):

  • Fixed some issues for a better gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.3.0 (Released October 22, 2020):

  • Expansion Pass Part 2, The Crown Tundra, has been released as downloadable content:
    • Customers who have purchased the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass or Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass can now explore The Crown Tundra
  • Additional Pokémon now appear:
    • Even if you have not purchased the expansion pass, you can find additional Pokémon through online gameplay.
  • Other updates:
    • Fixed a number of issues so that gameplay is more enjoyable.

Ver. 1.2.1 (Released July 7, 2020):

  • A bug in regards to the number of digits for password settings has been fixed:
    • In regards to the passwords that can be set for Y-Comm and Max Raid Battles, we fixed the bug where players could be matched with others whose passwords were not coinciding.
  • Other updated content:
    • We fixed several other issues to improve game play experience.

Ver. 1.2.0 (Released June 16, 2020):

  • Part 1, The Isle of Armor, has been released as downloadable content:
  • Additional Pokémon now appear:
    • Even without purchasing an Expansion Pass, customers can use network connections to play and have additional Pokémon appear.
  • Link Codes are now 8-digits long:
    • Link Codes used in the Y-Comm or set for Max Raid Battles are now 8 digits instead of 4.
  • Battle regulation marks:
    • Pokémon carried over from other regions via Pokémon HOME can now participate in online competitions and ranked battles. A battle regulation mark can be replaced on the Pokémon at the Battle Tower in order to participate in online competitions and ranked battles.
    • Please check game news for more information.
  • Addressed issue with online battles:
    • We’ve fixed an issue with online battles where the battle results could be arbitrarily invalidated.
  • Additional updated content:
    • In addition, various issues were addressed to create a more enjoyable gaming experience.

Ver. 1.1.1 (Released March 17, 2020):

  • Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.1 (Released January 9, 2020):

  • Added a feature to jump to the eShop
  • Added a bonus for Expansion Pass purchasers
  • Additional Pokémon will be added
  • Fixed various issues to improve gameplay

Source: Nintendo

By Jack Longman

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