What's the Max Level Cap in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Train up to reach the Max Level Cap in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, players want to know what the Max Level Cap is. Not only is it a great way to set a goal for yourself, it also gives you an idea of how much training time you have left with your Pokemon. To clarify everything, we’ve put together a quick guide breaking down the Max Level Cap in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

What’s the Max Level Cap in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

What's the Max Level Cap in Pokemon Sword and Shield?
The Max Level Cap is Level 100 in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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Right now, the Max Level Cap for Pokemon in Sword and Shield is Level 100. Once your Pokemon reaches Level 100, you won’t be able to earn EXP and level it up any further in Sword and Shield. Setting the Level Cap to Level 100 in Sword and Shield makes sense given that numerous other Pokemon properties have used the Level 100 cap.

What’s nice about the Max Level Cap in Pokemon Sword and Shield though is that you can still improve their efficacy in battle by teaching them new TMs should you stumble across one that may work better. Keep in mind that if you plan to test your might via competitive online battles, some will ask you to submit Pokemon capped at Level 50 or Level 75, etc.

Because of this, it helps to keep some Pokemon at different level points. That said, reaching the Max Level Cap won’t prevent you from doing things like battling NPCs or breeding that Pokemon. The only thing it may complicate is the aforementioned online competitive battles, but even then, it’s not that big of a deal.

Additionally, you don’t need to hit the Max Level Cap for anything in Pokemon Sword and Shield other than the satisfaction of doing so. Again, this is similar to previous Pokemon titles where you could beat the game with Pokemon under the Level 100 cap. Reaching the Level 100 cap is totally optional in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Now that you know what the Max Level Cap is in Pokemon Sword and Shield, be sure to read through some of our other guides including where to get the Bicycle in Pokemon Sword and Shield, how to skip cutscenes in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and how to create a custom League Card in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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