After a long wait, we’re finally getting a proper mainline Pokemon entry on the Nintendo Switch. Set in the British-inspired Galar Region, Pokemon Sword & Shield feature new creatures to capture, and a whole new world to explore. If you’re wondering whether you can use the Pro Controller in Pokemon Sword & Shield, here’s what you need to know.
Can You Use a Pro Controller in Pokemon Sword & Shield?
Last year’s release of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee did not, in fact, allow you to use the comfortable Pro Controller when you were playing in docked mode, which was a disappointment. Players had to resort to using the Joy-Cons, which was certainly less than ideal.
However, all that has changed with the two latest entries. You can indeed use the Pro Controller in this game, which should make for a much more comfortable gaming experience overall.
Just connect the Pro Controller to your Switch like you normally would, and you’re all good to go. While there are some features in Pokemon Sword & Shield that require motion controls, such as the cooking feature when you’ve set up camp, you can use the buttons on the controller to handle those.
Instead of motion controls, you’d be mashing the A button or rotating the right analog stick instead. You don’t have to worry about losing any functionality, and you can always swap over to the Joy-Cons whenever you want.
Yes, and you don’t have to worry about losing any functionality in-game.
That’s all you need to know about whether you can use the Pro Controller in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Be sure to check our Pokemon Sword & Shield guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.
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