Camping And Cooking Features Announced For Pokemon Sword & Shield

Camping And Cooking Features Announced For Pokemon Sword & Shield

During today’s Nintendo Direct, two new features for Pokemon Sword & Shield were revealed.

The first is Camping, which as the name implies is a feature where players camp out in the wild area with their Pokemon. While camping, you will be able to play with your Pokemon to improve their capabilities in battle. Furthermore, you can also visit camps from other players you encounter in the wild area. Up to three players can play together in the camp at the same time.

The next feature is Cooking, where players can cook up some delicious curry dishes while camping. Each curry dish has different effects depending on the ingredients and amount of “heart” put into them. There is also a “curry dex” that you can fill out.

Check out some screenshots and additional details below:

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You can enjoy a moment of relaxation and fun with the Pokémon in your party through Pokémon Camp! Watch your Pokémon closely as they have fun camping, and as they play together, you might discover a new side to them that you don’t normally get to see!

Just give a call to any Pokémon that’s far away, and it’ll happily come to you!

You can also play with your Pokémon while camping. There are several toys that your Pokémon will enjoy—you can play with them using a Poké Toy or a variety of bouncing balls! Take some time to play with your Pokémon and get to know them better!


The Wild Area is a vast expanse of open land in the Galar region. There are lots of different ways to connect with other players in the Wild Area, and Pokémon Camps are just one example! You can join the camp of another player or have other players visit your own camp until a total of four players are gathered to interact with Pokémon or make some curry!

If you come across a tent while using local communication or when connected to the internet, it’s a sign that another player has set up their Pokémon Camp there. You can take one of your party Pokémon with you, so why not have a look and join their camp! Membership in the Nintendo Switch Online (paid) service is required for joining other players’ Pokémon Camps using an internet connection. You do not need to be have a membership to play with other players using local communication features.

When camping with other players, you can let your Pokémon play with their Pokémon, or you can cook up a big pot of curry and enjoy it together!


In your Pokémon Camp, you’ll be able to make wondrous curries that are hugely popular in the Galar region! Curry is a dish with tons of variety. You can create curries of many different flavors depending on which ingredients and Berries you choose to add to your pot! Pour your heart into cooking and create a delicious plate of curry!

The first step to cooking up some curry is choosing the ingredients you want to add. The type of curry you’ll make will change depending on what ingredients and Berries you choose to put in.

You’ll need to fan the flames until they’re strong enough and then stir the pot just right to make the best batch of curry!

Once you’re done cooking, you and your Pokémon can dig in together! The ingredients you choose change the type of curry you’ll end up with. There are plenty of types of curry, so try to cook them all and complete your Curry Dex!

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Nintendo Direct, Link