Pokémon Sword and Shield might only be a few months old, but like fan-artists, cosplayers work very fast. With each new tidbit of information and teased content, cosplayers launch themselves into a flurry of activity and work. The results are amazing works of creativity, passion, and skill. Here we’d like to feature some of the best cosplay we’ve seen for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
10 Best Pokémon Sword & Shield Cosplays
HAPPY POKEMON DAY! Pokemon is 23 years old today! Nintendo just released the starters for Pokemon Sword and Shield!
I’m already planning a low-key cosplay of Scorbunny! More details soon!
Cosplay: Princess Peachachu (Pokemon/Mario mashup)
Photography: Chris Goss Photography pic.twitter.com/AYN4OAoRGD
— Mink the Satyr (@minkthesatyr) February 27, 2019
Minkthesatyr may not be sporting anyone specific from the new games, but she’s certainly done an excellent job of portraying the mascot. Where would the franchise be without Pikachu?
Pokémon Sword and Shield hype!!! ?? I keep watching the Direct over and over and I can’t wait to dive into this new region.
— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) June 5, 2019
Scorbunny is a popular one, both for cosplayers like MicaBurton and as a smarter choice for many. We’re always impressed with people that cosplay Pokémon, taking an animal character and adapting it to a human form.
Pokemon sword and shield news is coming so soon!!! Ah!!! Because I’m excited, have some Scorbunny ?? If you’d like to support my future projects, please visit my Ko-Fi. Link in the link tree in my bio.
Cosplay by me
— Amanda (@NerdDoll) May 31, 2019
Speaking of that hot-crossed-bunny, NerdDoll does an excellent rendition that looks ready to fight. Although I think all of us hope it doesn’t gain a secondary Fighting type.
— ❤ Princess Morgan ❤ @ WW Pitt (@PrincessMorganB) March 15, 2019
Wrapping up our Scorbunny list is PrincessMorganB, with an adorably cheerful Scorbunny with flawless hair.
— Gamercosplayerfit (@TimcangJr) June 28, 2019
TimcangJr brought the legendary Zamazenta to life with his cosplay. We are genuinely in awe and inspired by the work put into this. Transferring a Pokémon to a human cosplay is hard, but loyally recreating an animal form is equally impressive.
? Wooloo! ?
— ?????? (AF: Team Dream) (@PuppyOfPeace) June 12, 2019
Wooloo soared to popularity upon release. It’s no surprise that cosplays started to surface soon after. What is a surprise is how PuppyofPeace managed to get this beautiful cosplay done in only two days.
Check out these new photos of my Pokemon Sword and Shield male protagonist cosplay!
— Spatial Gum (@splgum) April 3, 2019
Moving away from the Pokémon cosplays, now we have some trainers and Gym Leaders. Splgum starts us off with his rendition of the main protagonists in the upcoming games. The recreated backpack is what gets us.
pokemon waifu sonia
i wanted it to b a simple closet cosplay but i spent hours figuring out the wig? pic.twitter.com/ir3zAQUxXr
— Rinnie (@OfficialRinnieR) June 6, 2019
OfficialRinnieR does a fantastic job portraying Sonia, the newest lab assistant in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
“You’re strong to have made it this far, but I won’t be going easy on you!” #nessa #nessacosplay #nessapokemon #PokemonSwordShield #pokemon #cosplay #cosplayer #blackcosplayer #hispaniccosplayer #blackcosplayerhere #cosplayphotography #Videogame #girl #gym #PokemonSwordandShield pic.twitter.com/xZfvPTahPD
— Leiracosplays ? @blerdcon (@leiracosplays) June 25, 2019
Scorbunny wins the cosplay popularity contest for the Pokémon, but all eyes are on Nessa when it comes to the Gym Leaders. Leiracosplays knocks this one out.
Nessa is one of the most beautiful character to come out of Pokemon. But there’s so much racism it hurts my heart. Racism is not getting my attention today
Beautiful fan art and cosplay deserve our attention. Please comment post any amazing Nessa fan art n cosplay you find? pic.twitter.com/N0vQl4GiHb
— George Joestar @ AX (@game2hype) June 21, 2019
Finally, Game2hype’s version of Nessa is impressive and a reminder of the creativity of cosplayers.
As with the fanart features, we cannot possibly feature every amazing cosplayer, but we can give you a glimpse into the world. All the cosplayers here deserve recognition for their hard work and incredible talent.
This is only some of the fantastic cosplays out there, and with new information on the upcoming games getting released, we will only see more of the Pokémon fandom’s brilliance and creativity.