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Is Palworld on Nintendo Switch?

A Palworld Switch version would be fantastic for fans of Nintendo’s console, so let’s take a look at how likely it is that the game is coming to the console.

Palworld Switch: A huge yellow and black pal with a human on its back and it's holding a huge machine gun

Is Palworld Switch coming out? We hope so. Palworld is taking the gaming world by storm, though it appears to be the videogame version of Marmite – some people love it while others hate it. The best way to describe Palworld is ‘Pokémon with guns,’ and you know what, we’re here for it. The boss fights are fun, the gameplay is a riot, and the world is actually pretty exciting to explore. Sounds good, right?

It’s been over a year since the release of Scarlet and Violet, and Palworld can scratch that itch while we wait for the release of the new Pokémon game Pokémon Legends: Z-A, so if you have access to Palworld, it’s worth your time. It’s not just this game like Pokémon that we want to see on Switch, however. Check out our God of War Switch, Lies of P Switch, Resident Evil 4 Remake Switch, and Elden Ring Switch guides to see how likely we are to enjoy those TGA nominees on Nintendo’s console.

Anyway, here’s what we know about a possible Palworld Switch version.

Palworld Switch: A Pal using an attack in a canyon

Is Palworld on Nintendo Switch?

No, Palworld isn’t available on Nintendo Switch yet, and it seems pretty unlikely. Despite only being available on two platforms at launch, the game sold five million units in the first three days, reaching 1.5 million concurrent players on Steam, making it the third most-played game on Valve’s platform. With all that in mind, it makes sense that the developer and Publisher, Pocket Pair, would want to tap into other player bases.

While it makes sense for the developer to want its game in front of as many players as possible, we can’t see Nintendo quite agreeing with putting the game on Switch. Why, you ask? Simple, ‘Pokémon with guns’ doesn’t exactly scream ‘Nintendo approved.’ Plus, as reported by our sister site, PCGamesN, Nintendo is going on a copyright spree against Palworld modders using mods to bring actual Pokémon into Palworld. We looked at a particular Palworld Mod by ToastedShoes, who has since removed their video showing off the mod, stating on Twitter (X) that “Nintendo has come for me.”

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What are the Palworld platforms?

Palworld is currently available on PC and Xbox through early access, and there are no plans to bring it to Nintendo Switch or the PlayStation. Plans can change, of course, so we’ll be sure to update you should the game come to other player bases. You can check The Loadout for the latest on any Palworld PS5 release date.

For all you mobile gamers out there, we can’t say that you fair too much better when it comes to the odds of Palworld landing on your platform, with an iOS or Android release being pretty unlikely. However, should that change, we’ll be sure to let you know.

If you want to know what to expect from the action-adventure survival game, check out our sister site, PCGamesN. They have a Palworld review in which they claim that “Palworld has given the static formula of Pokémon a clear shake-up, both mechanically and ethically.” We imagine the questionable ethics come in the form of shooting your pals. We get it; I can’t say I’d be too happy if my owner kept pointing a rifle at me.

Anywho, PCGN can also help you get to grips with the world thanks to their Palworld carbon fiber, Palworld Leather, Palworld bosses, and Palworld base guides. If that’s not enough for you, our pals can tell you how Palworld cooking works, how to hatch Palworld eggs, and where to get Palworld milk. Also, check their full Palworld map for dungeon locations and our console Palworld admin commands. And for characters, here’s a list of all  Palworld Pals and Palworld bosses list.

With that, you know everything about a possible Palworld Switch release. If you want some Pokémon goodness, we can tell you all about Scyther’s evolution, Gloom’s evolution, Rockruff’s evolution, and Misdreavus’ evolution. We can even tell you how to beat the various types through articles such as our dark Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, ice Pokémon weakness, and steel Pokémon weakness guides.