Pokémon Sword And Shield File Size Revealed On Download Cards

Zacian Zamazenta Pokémon Sword and Shield Screenshot

Thanks to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield download cards starting to appear in retailers across Japan, we can now learn the file size for the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives.

Those wanting to buy either game digitally on the portable home console will need 10.3 GB of free space. As a quick comparison, Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! had required 4.2 GB each.

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having the chance to explore the Galar region – with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 15th.

Alex Seedhouse
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