Modders Are Adding Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Axed Characters Into the Game


Although Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield do have plenty of characters to go around, some fans are disappointed that the game doesn’t include a complete National Pokedex. To that end, some modders have taken it upon themselves to add deleted characters into the game.

As previously reported by NintendoLife, one of those modders, a Twitter user named SciresM, has already chronicled adding such characters into the game. In this case, it’s Omastar, and you can see how that progress is coming along in the tweets below.

The tech stuff, though, is pretty amazing, with SciresM noting his progress in a tweet from earlier this morning:

While SciresM has noted his progress with the project, they’re not willing to take on all challenges—like adding in characters from the Let’s Go games, for instance. Other modders, however, may give that a shot somewhere down the road. Where there’s a will…

Granted, this doesn’t mean they’ll be unlocked in-game across the board for everyone to try. But it’s interesting to see what SciresM has come up with, and what could have been added to the game.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are available now for Nintendo Switch.