Whether you're purchasing one of the new Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl games for yourself or someone else, there are tons of sweet Pokémon-themed accessories that pair perfectly with these games. I've gathered together the coolest options out there for you to look through. Here are some of the best Pokémon Switch accessories that will hopefully catch your eye.
This cross-shoulder backpack makes it easy to travel with your Nintendo Switch and any other accessories you wish to take with you. It's large enough to fit your Switch or Switch Lite while in a hardshell case. I love the black and yellow coloring and the awesome-looking Pikachu tail at the bottom. There's also a Poké Ball-themed option as well.
All Sword and Shield starters
This impressive wireless Switch Controller works with both the Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite. It displays all three starters on the front. You can get this Blue one with the coloring for Sword or a Red one with the coloring for Shield. They both look super cool.
Sword and Shield starters
This wonderful case not only keeps the Switch protected from damage but also shows off the Pokémon Sword and Shield starters. One side is red while the other is blue, reflecting the two versions. It has room to hold up to 10 Switch games and continues the red and blue theme inside.
Pokédex-themed game case
This fun game card case takes on the shape of the Pokédex, as seen in the Pokémon animated series. It holds up to six games and is made of light-yet-durable aluminum. The compact size makes it easy to port around and travel with.
If you're still playing through the last Pokémon release, Sword and Sheild, this awesome book shows off all 400 Pokémon from the Sword and Shield games and talks about each one's strengths and weaknesses. It's sure to be helpful as you navigate the Galar region.
Another great pick for those still catching up is this awesome-looking official strategy guide not only helps guide you through the game but also features exclusive concept artwork. It also comes with a Pokémon Sword and Shield Joy-Con controller skin and tech decal pack so you can spice up your Switch in style.
Pikachu vs. Mew
If the person you're buying for is more of a Gen 1 fan, they'll love this sweet controller that shows Mew and Pikachu fighting. I love the sweet turquoise and pink paint splatters. Additionally, the feel of this controller in your hands is way better than using a Joy-Con. It's compatible with both the Switch and the Switch Lite.
Nintendo Switch console carrying case
If you anticipate bringing the larger Switch around with you and other accessories, this case will do the trick. It has room for a Pro Controller, nine game cartridges, the Switch charger, and, of course, your Switch console. I love that it has a hard shell and a carrying case to protect it and make it easier to transport.
Play in comfort
This Pikachu play stand unfolds to a hands-free stand for either Switch or Switch Lite. Two different common angles help keep you comfortable during your adventures into the Wild Area and team battles. And fold the stand back up for an easy travel size to tuck into your favorite case.
Add a grip
Change out your regular Joy-Cons for a bigger and more comfortable grip with this Pikachu Split Pad Pro. Even though these controllers add size to your Switch, they don't add a lot of weight. You will also be able to dock your system with the Hori Split Pad Pro attached to your console. This adorable design features a black and gold Pikachu and lightning bolts across the front.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield are super fun RPGs for the Nintendo Switch. If you're looking for some sweet Pokémon-themed accessories for yourself or someone else this holiday season, there are plenty to choose from.
My absolute favorite is the Pikachu-themed Hori Travel Bag since it works with both the Switch and the Switch Lite. It also makes it easier to bring your Switch and favorite accessories with you wherever you go.
If you're looking for a more comfortable gaming experience, you should really consider getting one of the PowerA wireless controllers. They feel way better in your hands than the Joy-Cons, and there are plenty of design options.
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Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.