Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon: every new addition to the Pokedex listed

By Alex Donaldson, Friday, 25 October 2019 11:30 GMT

It’s that time again – a new Pokemon game means a bunch of new Pokemon. Here’s all the new Pokedex additions in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

As it stands right now, this isn’t an exhaustive list, of course. Pokemon Sword and Shield take place in The Galar Region, which is an expansive land that hints from the Pokemon company have hinted is at least partially based on the United Kingdom. As always a new region brings with it a bunch of all new Pokemon creatures to discover, catch, bond and battle with – but exactly how many remains unclear.

In the past, Pokemon games have varied greatly. The first games introduced 151, of course, but every generation since then we’ve had newcomers – sometimes a handful, sometimes over a hundred. We don’t know exactly where Pokemon Sword and Shield will fall in that grand scheme just yet – but we do know the identities and temperaments of some of the new Pokemon you’ll meet across the Galar Region. It’s worth noting that while many classic Pokemon will appear in Galar, you won’t be able to trade non-Galar native Pokemon from older games this time around – resulting in a smaller overall Pokedex.

Here on this page we’ll list them all, complete with their type, evolutions (where known), descriptions and of course pictures so you can get a feel for how Galar Pokemon look. As well as listing the all-new Galar region Pokemon, we’re also listing the new Gigantimax forms for both old and new Pokemon and Galarian forms of classic Pokemon that are exclusive to this region – so you’ll find three different handy list tables below.

We’ll keep updating these lists as we get closer the game’s November launch – and if you want to know even more about what’s new in this generation, check out our pre-release Pokemon Sword and Shield guide.

Pokemon Sword & Shield: New Pokemon List

New Pokemon TypeNotes
Grookey [starter]Grass
ThwackeyGrassEvolves from Grookey Lvl 16
Rillaboom
GrassEvolves from Thwackey Lvl 35
Scorbunny [starter]
Fire
Raboot
FireEvolves from Scorbunny Lvl 16
Cinderace
FireEvolves from Raboot Lvl 35
Sobble [starter]
Water
Drizzile
WaterEvolves from Sobble Lvl 16
Inteleon
WaterEvolves from Drizzile Lvl 35
Skwovet
Normal
Greedent
NormalEvolves from Skwovet Lvl 24
RookideeFlying
Corvisquire
FlyingEvolves from Rookidee Lvl 18
Corviknight
Flying / SteelEvolves from Corvisquire Lvl 38
Blipbug
Bug
Dottler
BugEvolves from Blipbug Lvl 10
Orbeetle
Bug / PsychicEvolves from Dottler Lvl 30
Nickit
Dark
Thievul
DarkEvolves from Nickit Lvl 18
Gossifleur
Grass
Eldegoss
GrassEvolves from Gossifleur Lvl 20
Wooloo
Normal
Dubwool
NormalEvolves from Dubwool Lvl 24
Chewtle
Water
Drednaw
Rock / WaterEvolves from Chewtle Lvl 22
Yamper
Electric
Boltund
ElectricEvolves from Yamper Lvl 25
RolycolyRock
Carkol
Rock / FireEvolves from Rolycoly Lvl 18
Coalossal
Rock / FireEvolves from Carkol Lvl 34
Applin
Grass / Dragon
Flapple
Grass / DragonEvolves from Applin with Tart Apple
Sword Exclusive
Appletun
Grass / DragonEvolves from Applin with Sweet Apple
Shield Exclusive
Silicobra
Ground
Sandaconda
GroundEvolves from Silicobra Lvl 36
Cramorant
Flying / Water
Arrokuda
Water
Barraskewda
WaterEvolves from Arrokuda
Toxel
Electric / Poison
Toxtricity
Electric / PoisonEvolves from Toxel Lvl 30
Has two forms
Sizzlipede
Fire / Bug
Centiskorch
Fire / BugEvolves from Sizzlipede Lvl 28
ClobbopusFighting
GapploctFightingEvolves from Clobbopus
SinisteaGhost
PolteageistGhostEvolves from Sinistea
HatennaPsychic
HattremPsychicEvolves from Hatenna
HatterenePsychicEvolves from Hattrem
ImpidimpDark / Fairy
MorgremDark / FairyEvolves from Impidimp
GrimmsnarlDark / FairyEvolves from Morgrem
ObstagoonDark / NormalEvolves from Galarian Linoone
PerrserkerSteelEvolves from Galarian Meowth
CursolaGhostEvolves from Galarian Corsola
Sirfetch'dFightingEvolves from Galarian Farfetch'd
Mr. RimeIce / PsychicEvolves from Galarian Mr. Mime
RunegerisGround / GhostEvolves from Galarian Yamask
MilceryFairy
Alcremie
FairyEvolves from Milcery
FalinksFighting
PincurchinElectric
SnomIce / Bug
FrosmothIce / BugEvolves from Snom
StonjournerRock
EiscueIceHas Two Forms
IndeedeePsychic / NormalMale Sword only,
Female Shield only
MorpekoElectric / Dark
CufantSteel
CopperjahSteelEvolves from Cufant
DracozoltElectric / DragonFossil Pokemon
ArctozoltElectric / IceFossil Pokemon
DracovishWater / DragonFossil Pokemon
ArctovishWater / IceFossil Pokemon
Duraludon
Steel / Dragon
DreepyDragon / Ghost
DrakloakDragon / GhostEvolves from Dreepy
DragapultDragon / GhostEvolves from Drakloak
ZacianFairy / SteelSword version Legendary
Zamazenta
Fighting / SteelShield version Legendary
EternatusPoison / Dragon

Pokemon Sword & Shield Gigantamax Forms

Gigantamax FormGigantamax PictureG-Move
AlcremieFairy-type moves used by Gigantamax Alcremie will change to G-Max Finale. G-Max Finale will heal all Pokémon on Alcremie's side while dealing damage to an opponent!
CorviknightFlying-type moves used by Gigantamax Corviknight will change to G-Max Wind Rage. G-Max Wind Rage deals damage to an opponent, but that’s not all—it will also remove any effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain that the opponents may have!
DrednawWater-type moves used by Gigantamax Drednaw will change to G-Max Stonesurge. G-Max Stonesurge doesn't just deal damage to an opponent—it will scatter sharp rocks around the opponent and cause Pokémon entering the battlefield to take damage!
CharizardFire-type moves used by Gigantamax Charizard will change to G-Max Wildfire. G-Max Wildfire will set up a Fire Spin while dealing damage to an opponent!
Butterfree
Bug-type moves used by Gigantamax Butterfree will change to G-Max Befuddle. G-Max Befuddle will deal damage to an opponent and cause them to become poisoned, become paralyzed, or fall asleep!
Pikachu
Electric-type moves used by Gigantamax Pikachu will change to G-Max Volt Crash. G-Max Volt Crash will deal damage to an opponent and cause them to become paralyzed!
Meowth
Normal-type moves used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rushwill deal damage to an opponent and leave coins on the ground!
EeveeNormal-type moves used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle. G-Max Cuddle will deal damage to an opponent and infatuate any Pokémon of an opposite gender!

Pokemon Sword & Shield Galarian Forms List

Here's a list of all the new Galar region forms that are available for Pokemon in Pokemon Sword & Shield
PokemonImageTypeDescription
Galarian Ponyta
PsychicGalarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. It seems that Ponyta’s mane will become more colorful, and even emit a sparkling glow, if there is a lot of energy around.
Galarian WeezingPoison / FairyGalarian Weezing consumes polluted air and poisonous gases for sustenance. The air and gases absorbed will have toxins removed before being spewed out again from the tops of Weezing's heads.
Galarian ZigzagoonDark / NormalThe Zigzagoon of the Galar region move about however they like and never settle down. They’re known to inhabit all areas of the region, including fields, forests, and even towns! There is some speculation that the zigzag movements of the Zigzagoon in other regions stem from the restless nature of Galarian Zigzagoon, which is considered to be the oldest branch of the species.
Galarian LinooneDark / NormalGalarian Linoone are rash and fearless, and they will recklessly pick fights even with opponents stronger than themselves. Their fearlessness, as well as their tendency to attack opponents head on, make Galarian Linoone very popular among the disaffected youths of the Galar region, who have nowhere to direct their frustration and anger.
Galarian ObstagoonDark / NormalThough Obstagoon is extremely combative, it seems that it doesn't often launch the first attack. It will taunt an opponent, goading it into attacking. When it does, Obstagoon will cross its arms and meet the oncoming attack with its Obstruct move.
Galarian Sirfetch'dFightingIn battle, Sirfetch’d uses the sharp stalk of its leek as a lance and the thick leaves as a shield. It maintains this leek over the span of many years and treasures it more than anything. When its leek finally withers, Sirfetch’d will leave the battlefield and retire from battling entirely.

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