Finding the right pair of Joy-Con is an important process. You can make your Joy-Con fit your style with colors that match your favorite games. Joy-Con of all colors are in stock regularly, so you can buy as many different-colored extra Joy-Con as you want! You can even make your controller look new with a silicone cover or a new shell! Here's every color Nintendo Switch Joy-Con available, plus a few customization options so you can really stand out.
Pro Tip: Do not put an adhesive skin on your Joy-Con controllers. According to DBrand, a top-named adhesive skin maker, the factory coating on the Joy-Con and the console can be damaged by adhesives. Also, since some of these controllers are rare, they may not be available through first-party sellers.
Of course, the most popular color is the one that comes standard on most Nintendo Switch devices. If you want to stick with the norm, you can get this standalone pair.
This beautiful blue pair of Zelda Joy-Con were released for the Nintendo Switch July 21, 2021 alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. They can be a little difficult to track down and may be more than the standard cost of a pair of Joy-Con. Right now, they are sold out pretty much everywhere, and they are only available through third-party sellers.
Mix it up
When the Nintendo Switch first launched, it was available with standard gray controllers or the red and blue variety. The left Joy-Con controller is red, and the right one is blue.
Nintendo released a set of neon yellow Joy-Con controllers to coincide with the launch of ARMS. These bright controllers are hard to miss. You might even be able to see them in the dark. They're pretty hard to come across, so your best bet is to buy on eBay.
Splash it up
Nintendo Switch officially released the Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Con controllers in the U.S. in January of 2018. They match the theme of Splatoon 2 perfectly!
Gray and red are an aesthetically pleasing combination of colors. You can liven up your Switch with a set of reds (officially called "Neon Red") to pair up with your standard set. Unfortunately, they can't be bought as a pair from official shops anymore, so your best bet is buying them secondhand online, if you can find them.
Blue is a trendy color, so much so that they are nearly impossible to find nowadays. If you really want this pair, you're probably going to have to buy them used and might need to buy the left and right sides separately.
Gotta catch 'em all!
This is yet another Joy-Con set that is only available via a Switch bundle. The colors match two of your favorite Pokémon and go along with the Pikachu and Eevee-themed dock design. This pair is scarce and will cost you a pretty penny.
This color set is perfect for Halloween. This is a great set to check out if that is your aesthetic. Keep in mind the December 6, 2020, in-stock date if you're ordering through certain retailers.
These green Joy-Con were released just two days before Luigi's Mansion. They match the scared plumber's attire and are the perfect controllers to play the new game. The color was a Best Buy exclusive, but now you're better off trying to find a pair from a reseller or customizing a pair yourself.
Dark and light
Tired of the red and green? Change up the look of your Joy-Con with this blue and yellow contrast pair. These colors are reminiscent of the colors of Splatoon teams and will make your Switch stand out.
Nintendo released a new Switch in March 2020, bundled with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The only way to get this beautiful pair of pastel-colored Joy-Con is by buying the bundle. However, on eBay is an option to buy replacement shells already assembled to new Joy-Con in the same colors.
This sweet set of nostalgic NES Joy-Con is only available to those with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Nintendo only lets you purchase one pair per customer. To learn more, read our article on how to buy new NES controllers for Nintendo Switch.
You can have your entire console match with a custom-painted Nintendo Switch that is complete with your choice of colors for the tablet, the dock, the Joy-Con, and the Straps. There are even options for buying just the custom-painted controllers. When it comes to colors, you can choose from solids, metallics, gloss, or matte.
Out of the shell
If you'd prefer more unique color options, consider switching out the shell of your Joy-Con. There are over 20 awesome colors to choose from. Just keep in mind that replacing the shell voids the warranty on your controllers. But if the warranty is already up, there's nothing to lose. This company also offers replacement backplates for your Switch console.
Classic see through
These awesome hard-covers for your Joy-Con will blow you away. Relive the nostalgia with the same see-through design of your old Gameboy. Something about seeing all the cables and hardware makes it that much more exciting and retro. Plus, you get to choose from one of six colors.
Cover it up
Get your favorite color Joy-Con more easily and change them whenever you want with a silicone cover. This seller even states that you can contact them if you'd like a combination of colors.
If you're a diehard Splatoon fan and don't want to pony up for a set of pink and green Joy-Con controllers, you can get an official Nintendo silicon cover with the Splatoon splatter design. This is a Japanese import that you can find for about a quarter of the pink and green Joy-Con cost. Plus, these look even cuter.
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There are many great controller options for the Nintendo Switch, but the Joy-Con are by far the most customizable. Whether you simply want a color change or you didn't care for the color Joy-Con your Switch came with; there are several replacement options out there. Customizing your controllers adds a touch of you to your console setup and changes your console's overall feel. There are tons of different designs and color choices out there for you to consider, so make sure you pick the one that pulls your heart the most!
I love the vibrancy of the Mario Red Joy-Con and the unique shade of red. The Neon Orange and Neon Purple set also looks great, flanking the sides of any Nintendo Switch.
Since Joy-Con can be incredibly expensive, you might want to consider the cheaper option of switching out the shell with an eXtremeRate replacement Joy-Con shell. In addition to the beautiful red, there are several other colors to choose from. If you love the feeling of nostalgia, consider these NES Classic-style controllers.
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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.
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