Pokemon Sword and Shield aren’t particularly long games, in the skewed realm of the JRPG genre. The main campaign will take you about two dozen hours, depending on how much time you spend exploring and tracking down creatures in the Wild Area. Once you complete the game, with the credits rolling, you’ll likely wonder what to do next. There’s actually a few options open to you. So here’s a break down of what to do post game in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
What to do Post Game
The first thing you’ll likely want to do is complete the official post game quest. Not as robust or enjoyable as the Delta Episode or other Pokemon post game missions, this one will still yield you a Legendary Pokemon by the end. I don’t want to spoil any of the twists and turns ahead of you, so just follow the same prompts as always. The map will show you where you need to go to trigger the next story sequence. Once you complete this mission you are truly in the post game, as there’s no official quests left to you. But there’s still plenty to do.
The Battle Tower is sure to be your next target. This gauntlet of high level trainers to battle offers a lot of reward for the time investment. If you’ve never experienced the Battle Tower before, it’s a never ending gauntlet of trainer battles. Winning will get you BP to spend on items in-game. You’ll earn a ton of XP, and it’s basically just a great option when you want to battle some other Pokemon trainers in Sword and Shield.
Catching them all will also likely be a great way to spend the rest of your time post game in Sword and Shield. To do this you’ll probably want to check out our other guides on where some of the more rare creatures are found. You’ll also need to do some breeding, which is another great post game activity. Try to get the very best IVs for every Pokemon you own. Of course, even that might not be enough, so how about some shiny hunting?
Also, while you explore the Galar region as its Champion be sure you chat with people. Many of them will relish the opportunity to challenge the Champion himself. A few examples include the police officer in the Circhester hotel, the Bargain Seller in Stow-on-Side, and the Young Man in Motostoke who stands near shipping containers. These trainer battles offer some big rewards, so be on the lookout for them and more.
And that’s what to do post game in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but the real answer is to have fun. Did you like the Wild Area? Explore it more. Enjoy raids? Get in and do more. Maybe invite some friends.