@RSM-HQ might be able to help me with this.
Sure, I could have googled this. But I feel like I'll get a more straightforward answer here.
I know at least from long-term fans point of views there seems to be problems with Sword & Shield. But, for someone like me who hasn't played a recent mainline Pokemon game since X/Y, it may not be seen as an issue. The expansion passes have got me interested again at least. I've started to miss Pokemon anyway.
So, onto the question: should I buy the two versions? Only because, if I'd like to catch everything available, I've read that Pokemon Home will allow me to trade without having to have a second Switch handy? This is only something I'm contemplating on though. Not sure if I want to spend $100+ on virtually the same game. There's always the option to trade online too for version exclusive Pokemon? Plus, if Pokemon Home can't do what I want it to, I'll just buy the one version. I've always found trading with myself with a second console to be tedious when I've done it previously.