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|website_en=[https://swordshield.pokemon.com Official site]<br>[https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield/ Pokémon.com]<br>[https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-sword-switch Nintendo.com (Sword)]<br>[https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-shield-switch Nintendo.com (Shield)]
'''Pokémon Sword''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター ソード''' ''Pocket Monsters Sword'') and '''Pokémon Shield''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター シールド''' ''Pocket Monsters Shield'') are the primary [[Core series|paired versions]] of [[Generation VIII]]. The games were released on the [[Nintendo Switch]] worldwide on November 15, 2019 for both retail sale and download. All copies of the game are playable in nine languages: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.