Pokémon Sword and Shield

The latest entry in the 25-year old monster-catching series, Pokémon Sword and Shield, introduces Trainers to the English-inspired Galar region. Here's a closer look at the best Pokémon in the game, everything the two DLCs offer, and so much more.


Tips and strategies to master Max Raid Battles in 'Pokémon Sword and Shield'

Putting the "Max" in Dynamax.


Everything you need to know about Poké Jobs in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield'

The job market is busted.


How to redeem mystery gift codes and get 'Sword and Shield's latest freebie

Christmas came early for Pokémon trainers.


'Pokémon Sword and Shield': How to catch and evolve Galarian Slowpoke

Everyone's favorite half-salamander and half-hippopotamus has a new look.


Everything we know about 'Pokémon Sword and Shield's DLC legendaries

Get your Pokédex ready.

Inverse Codex

Everything you need to know to use the wildly complicated Pokémon Home

The process is more convoluted than filing your own taxes.


Everything to know about Pokémon Home's Wonder Box feature, the cooler way to Wonder Trade

Here's how to navigate one of Pokémon Home's most confusing ways to trade.

Lit Kitten

Can you get Litten and other Dexit critters in 'Sword and Shield' without Pokemon Home?

Can I catch 'em all?


How to transfer Pokémon from GBA games into 'Sword and Shield' using Pokémon Home

Let your oldest Pokémon live on.

Im baby

Pokémon Sword and Shield Easter event 2020: Max Raid Battles bring the babies

Don't worry, Animal Crossing fans: there aren't as many eggs.

Game Guides

How to catch Gigantamax Pikachu in Pokémon Sword and Shield

It's big time electric.

Game Guides

How to catch Gigantamax Eevee in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Gary Oak would scream at this prospect.

blasting off

How to catch Gigantamax Meowth in Pokémon Sword and Shield

It’s your last chance to get the feline, “That’s right!”

Big Boi Central

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Sword and Shield's Gigantamax Festival

The gangs all here!

Isle of Armor DLC Guides
Inverse Game review

Isle of Armor is a first glimpse at the Pokémon world fans always dreamed of

Inverse Score: 9/10

gotta catch 'em all

Isle of Armor added 100+ Pokémon to Sword and Shield. Here’s the full list.

More than 100 pocket monsters will be added to the Galarian Pokédex to try and fix Dexit.

Game Guides

How to get to the Isle of Armor in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Time to get away from it all.

Game Guides

How to get Pokémon to follow you in Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor DLC

The beloved "Walking Pokémon" feature is back.

Game Guides

Where to find Max Mushrooms in Pokémon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor

This is where you can find Max Mushrooms during and after your trial in Pokémon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor.

Game Guides

Pokémon Isle of Armor Dojo upgrade guide and Watt farming strategies

Can you make enough to keep the lights on?

Game Guides

How to make every new Poké Ball in Pokémon: Isle of Armor

Unleash the power of the Apricorn.

Game Guides

Where to find 20 Diglett in Pokémon: Isle of Armor's Soothing Wetlands

Find every little Diglett

Inverse Codex

Where to find 19 Digletts in Pokémon: Isle of Armor's Fields of Honor

Where are the underground hooligans?

Catch 'Em All

How to evolve Kubfu in the Pokémon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor DLC

Here's how the Sword & Shield's new legendary will work.