Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon: every new addition, Galarian Form and evolution listed

By Alex Donaldson, Monday, 18 November 2019 12:00 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 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
GrookeyGrassStarter
ThwackeyGrassEvolves from Grookey Lvl 16
Rillaboom
GrassEvolves from Thwackey Lvl 35
Scorbunny
FireStarter
Raboot
FireEvolves from Scorbunny Lvl 16
Cinderace
FireEvolves from Raboot Lvl 35
Sobble
WaterStarter
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
Grapploct
FightingEvolves from Clobbopus - Lvl Up with Taunt Move
Sinistea
Ghost
Polteageist
GhostEvolves from Sinistea with Pot item
Hatenna
Psychic
Hattrem
PsychicEvolves from Hatenna Lvl 32
Hatterene
PsychicEvolves from Hattrem Lvl 42
Impidimp
Dark / Fairy
Morgrem
Dark / FairyEvolves from Impidimp Lvl 32
Grimmsnarl
Dark / FairyEvolves from Morgrem Lvl 42
Obstagoon
Dark / NormalEvolves from Galarian Linoone - Lvl 35 at night
Perrserker
SteelEvolves from Galarian Meowth Lvl 28
Cursola
GhostEvolves from Galarian Corsola Lvl 38
Sirfetch'd
FightingEvolves from Galarian Farfetch'd after 3 Critical Hits in a battle
Mr. Rime
Ice / PsychicEvolves from Galarian Mr. Mime Lvl 42
Runegeris
Ground / GhostEvolves from Galarian Yamask
MilceryFairy
Alcremie
FairyEvolves from Milcery
Falinks
Fighting
Pincurchin
Electric
Snom
Ice / Bug
Frosmoth
Ice / BugEvolves from Snom - Lvl up at night while happy
Stonjourner
Rock
Eiscue
IceHas Two Forms
Indeedee
Psychic / NormalMale Sword only,
Female Shield only
Morpeko
Electric / Dark
Cufant
Steel
Copperjah
SteelEvolves from Cufant Lvl 34
DracozoltElectric / DragonFossil Pokemon
Arctozolt
Electric / IceFossil Pokemon
Dracovish
Water / DragonFossil Pokemon
Arctovish
Water / IceFossil Pokemon
Duraludon

Steel / Dragon
Dreepy
Dragon / Ghost
Drakloak
Dragon / GhostEvolves from Dreepy Lvl 50
Dragapult
Dragon / GhostEvolves from Drakloak Lvl 60
Zacian
Fairy / SteelSword version Legendary
Zamazenta
Fighting / SteelShield version Legendary
Eternatus
Poison / Dragon

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 MeowthSteelLiving with a savage, seafaring people has toughened this Pokémon's body so much that parts of it have turned to iron.
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 Rapidash
Psychic / FairyBrave and prideful, this Pokémon dashes airily through the forest, its steps aided by the psychic power stored in the fur on its fetlocks.
Galarian Farfetch'd
FightingThe stalks of leeks are thicker and longer in the Galar region. Farfetch'd that adapted to these stalks took on a unique form.
Galarian Weezing
Poison / 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 Mr. Mime
Ice / PsychicIts talent is tap-dancing. It can also manipulate temperatures to create a floor of ice, which this Pokémon can kick up to use as a barrier.
Galarian CorsolaGhostWatch your step when wandering areas oceans once covered. What looks like a stone could be this Pokémon, and it will curse you if you kick it.
Galarian Zigzagoon
Dark / 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 Linoone
Dark / 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 Darumaka
IceIt lived in snowy areas for so long that its fire sac cooled off and atrophied. It now has an organ that generates cold instead.
Galarian Darmanitan
IceOn days when blizzards blow through, it comes down to where people live. It stashes food in the snowball on its head, taking it home for later.
Galarian Yamask
Ground / GhostA clay slab with cursed engravings took possession of a Yamask. The slab is said to be absorbing the Yamask's dark power.
Galarian Stunfisk
Ground / SteelIts conspicuous lips lure prey in as it lies in wait in the mud. When prey gets close, Stunfisk clamps its jagged steel fins down on them.

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