While collecting controllers has always been a big hobby for video game enthusiasts, the Nintendo Switch may be the most unique market for it. Not only can you get a variety of cool and distinctive colors, but they can also be swapped out and used together to make some interesting combos.
To celebrate this, we’ve put together a list of every Nintendo Switch Joy-Con color released so far. Be sure to let us know what your favorite (s) is in the comment section below.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Joy-Con
What better way to start than to list one of the most wholesome and beloved franchises on the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
These pastel blue and green Joy-Con originally came with the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition when it was released on Mar. 13, 2020.
Disney Tsum Tsum Joy-Con
Considering how important they are in the entertainment industry in general, it should come as no surprise that Disney has their own controllers. To be exact, these mulberry and pink controllers are a part of the Disney Tsum Tsum collection.
The Disney Tsum Tsum Joy-Con was released on Nov. November 8, 2019, as a part of the themed Nintendo Switch they came with.
Dragon Quest XI S Joy-Con
The Dragon Quest series has proven to be some pretty cool merchandise over the years, and these dark blue controllers definitely rank among the best of them.
The Dragon Quest XI S Joy-Con was released as part of the Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch Back on Sept. 27, 2022.
Fortnite Limited Edition Joy-Con
For some people, the Nintendo Switch is just a Fortnite machine they can take on the go. As such, it makes complete sense that Nintendo will release these slick blue and yellow controllers.
The Fortnite Limited Edition Joy-Con was released on June 4, 2021.
Sometimes simplicity is the best. That is exactly the case with these gray controllers, especially since they are now a collector’s item, as they’ve been discontinued since.
The Gray Jon-Con was released on July 25, 2019.
Labo Creators Contest Joy-Con
While the Labo craze for the Nintendo Switch has come and gone, there is no denying it came with some interesting items and ideas. In fact, a unique set of light brown controllers were even created to help celebrate the product’s release.
The Labo Creators Content Joy-Con was released back in 2018 and was the only given to the winners of the contest.
Monster Hunter Rise Joy-Con
You always need the right weapons when you’re going into a fight in Monster Hunter. As such, there are no better items to bring into battle than these cool black and gray controllers.
The Monster Hunter Rise Joy-Con came out on Apr. 26, 2021, just a month after the game’s initial release.
NES & Famicom Joy-Con
To move forward in the future, you have to recognize your past! That is exactly what these cool NES and Famicom-themed controllers represent for the Nintendo Switch.
The NES & Famicom Joy-Con were released back in December 2018.
Neon Blue and Yellow Joy-Con
Sometimes, mixing and matching colors makes for the best combinations. That is certainly the case with these two amazing controllers.
These classic Neon Blue and Yellow Joy-Con were released on Oct. 4, 2019.
Neon Green Joy-Con
In order to celebrate the upcoming release of Luigi’s Mansion on the Nintendo Switch, brand-new controllers were released for the console, making everyone else neon green with envy.
The Neon Green Joy-Con was released on Oct. 27, 2019.
Neon Purple And Orange Joy-Con
Another interesting mix of colors, these controllers will make any Nintendo fan jump for joy, with the purple controller coming on the left and the orange coming on the right.
The Neon Purple and Orange Joy-Con were released on Oct. 4, 2019.
Neon Yellow Joy-Con
When it comes to Joy-Con that are difficult to lose, look no further than the yellow variant of these Nintendo Switch controllers, which are as bright as the sun.
The Neon Yellow Joy-Con was released on June 16, 2017.
Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con
Is that a puma? No, but that was a Red vs Blue reference, and these are two equally great Nintendo Switch Joy-Con variants.
The Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con were released on Mar. December 3, 2017, as a part of the release of the original Nintendo Switch.
Pikachu and Eevee Pokemon Let’s Go! Joy-Con
When most people think of Nintendo, one of the first franchises they think of is Pokemon. As such, it makes complete sense that there would be controllers made for the series, with the right side being yellow and the left side bronze.
The Pikachu and Eevee Pokemon Joy-Con were released back on Nov. Nintendo Switch.
Splatoon 2 Neon Pink and Green Joy-Con
Another great color variation tied to the release of a popular Nintendo franchise, these controllers are all about Splatoon 2. To be exact, the right one is pink and the left one is green.
The Splatoon 2 Neon Pink and Green Joy-Con were released back on July 21, 2017.
Super Mario Red Joy-Con
Super Mario Odyssey is still seen by many as the greatest switch game ever released. Combine that with the importance of the franchise to Nintendo, and it’s a no-brainer that they’ve paired its release with a nice controller.
The Super Mario Red Joy-Con was released back on Oct. February 27, 2017
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gray Joy-Con
Did you break your controller after losing your friend in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Thankfully, Nintendo made a spare, and this one has dope logos from the game on it.
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gray Joy-Con Released On Nov. 2, 2018, as a part of the title of the Nintendo Switch bundle – just a little before the release of the actual game.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Joy-Con
It is the only fitting list that ends the list with The Legend of Zelda, which is heralded by many as one of the most groundbreaking and important series throughout Nintendo’s catalog. These controllers were created to celebrate the re-release of Skyward Sword, with the left being bright navy blue and the right violet-blue.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Con was released back on July 16, 2021, as part of a special edition console for the game.