Pokemon Sword and Shield is an exclusive title available only for Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, Pokemon enthusiasts who don’t own a Switch cannot play the game directly on PC. Yet, players can still download and play Pokemon Sword and Shield on any Windows system using the game’s XCI files.

For unaware ones, the XCI file is a game package used by the Nintendo Switch emulators, such as Yuzu to run Switch games on PC. Therefore, make sure to install the Yuzu emulator first before downloading the Pokemon Sword and Shield XCI file.

Download Pokemon Sword and Shield XCI Files

Once you install the Yuzu emulator on the system, download the Pokemon Sword and Shield XCI file from the below links:

Pokemon Sword XCI File Download: https://bit.ly/3Iqr1q5

Pokemon Shield XCI File Download: https://bit.ly/3qJZIAT

Each XCI file weighs around 10GB; hence make sure that your system has enough storage to accommodate the files.

How to use XCI Files for Pokemon Sword and Shield

Download and Use Pokemon Sword and Shield XCI file
Pokemon Sword and Shield

As we’ve mentioned earlier, XCI files can be run on a PC using the Yuzu emulator. So, it’s essential to install the emulator first on your system.

Then, follow these steps to use Pokemon Sword and Shield XCI Files:

  1. Launch Yuzu emulator on the PC.
  2. Click on the File option on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Press the Load File button.
  4. Locate game’s XCI file in the download folder.
  5. Select the file and hit OK button.

After that, the emulator will take some time to load the game files. Once the files are loaded, you can play Pokemon Sword and Shield on your PC using a keyboard and mouse. In case of any wrong keymapping, go to emulator controller settings to customize according to your preference.

If you still have any questions regarding the Pokemon Sword and Shield XCI file, feel free to ask them in the comments section.


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