Pokemon Sword & Shield has rewarded patient fans, bringing a full-fledged version of the series to console, as it’s now available for the Nintendo Switch. The question on a lot of players’ minds surrounds whether you can change difficulty or not? We’ve got all you need to know about Pokemon Sword & Shield’s difficulty right here.
Can You Change the Difficulty in Pokemon Sword & Shield?
Whether you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge or would like to make things a bit easier in Pokemon Sword & Shield, unfortunately, what you see is what you get. In short, there is no way to change your difficulty in the game.
Just like previous installments in the series, Pokemon Sword & Shield starts everyone out at level one, having them train against NPCs and wild Pokemon to level up.
As such, the difficulty comes in going up against stronger opponents level-wise, not through an actual system of difficulty.
If you are looking for a bit of a challenge, then going up against trainers and wild enemies with higher levels is one way to test yourself. Type advantage also makes for interesting battle disadvantages too.
Do keep in mind that you can also try your hand at multiplayer if you are trying to find the best trainers out there.
No, the difficulty can not be changed in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Competing against higher levels and opposite types will make things harder if you’re looking for a challenge, and you can also go against other trainers in multiplayer battles.
That is everything you need to know about if you can change difficulty in Pokemon Sword & Shield.
If you’re still on the lookout for tips and tricks for training your Pokemon and navigating this new region, be sure to check out our official Pokemon Sword & Shield guide wiki. Here are a few guides to get you started.