Pokémon Sword or Shield? If you've recently decided that you'd like to experience the latest generation of Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch, that's probably a question you've asked—or are still asking—yourself.
Since the release of 1996's Red and Blue, Pokémon fans have had the choice between two games in each generation. The different versions are complementary opposites—two halves of a larger whole—rather than two different games entirely. As such, while there have always been differences between the versions on offer, they tend to be subtle and the core experience for all players has been the same regardless of the version chosen.