Install Pycharm CE on Nintendo Switch

Pycharm CE

Python Community Edition IDE for Professional and Educational Developers.

You must configure the IDE to run each script ("py" file), or create a new environment.
For Educational purposes, the "EDUtools" plugin can be installed. Go to the right corner from the Pycharm start up portal: Configurate > Plugins > Search for: EDUtools > Install it and restart the IDE. Then you will able to select "Learn and Teach" for courses.

WARNING for all 32-bit OS users: All JetBrains applications are deprecated on 32-bit OS. Move to a 64-bit OS to be able to use the latest version.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> Pycharm Community Edition
To run in a terminal: /opt/pycharm-community/bin/

Fortunately, Pycharm CE is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Pycharm CE.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
Pycharm CE will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Pycharm CE

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Pycharm CE.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Pycharm CE in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Pycharm CE for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at