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Pokemon • Jul 10, 2019

Full list of Pokemon confirmed to appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex

Full list of Pokemon confirmed to appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex is slowly filling up - we list every Pokemon that has been seen in the Galar region so far.


Excluding those arriving with the eighth generation, there are 809 Pokemon, a number which is expected to increase to well over 900 when Pokemon Sword and Shield is released.

While it has been confirmed a portion of that 809 won't be in the Galar region, a lot will be and some of those have already been revealed.

With the latest hype surrounding the addition of a possible Galarian form of Ponyta, let's take a look at all the Pokemon that have been confirmed for Sword and Shield.

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Here's what Cramorant (left) and Polteageist (right) will look like in Pokemon's upcoming title.


List of currently known Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Here is the full list of all seen Pokemon Sword and Shield, broken down by generation:

  • Gen 1: Arcanine, Butterfree, Charizard, Clefable, Dugtrio, Eevee, Gastly, Goldeen, Growlithe, Gyarados, Machamp, Machoke, Machop, Metapod, Mew, Pikachu, Raichu, Rhydon, Snorlax, Vulpix, Ditto, Oddish
  • Gen 2: Hoothoot, Mantine, Quagsire, Steelix, Tyranitar, Wobbuffet, Sudowoodo, Shuckle
  • Gen 3: Castform, Duskull, Electrike, Flygon, Ludicolo, Milotic, Ralts, Snorunt, Wailmer, Wingull, Wynaut, Trapinch, Claydol, Vileplume, Mawile
  • Gen 4: Budew, Hippopotas, Lucario, Mantyke, Munchlax, Rotom, Snover, Vespiquen, Weavile, Cherubi
  • Gen 5: Axew, Braviary, Cottonee, Ferrothorn, Frillish, Golurk, Hydreigon, Minccino, Sawk, Seismitoad, Vanillish, Zweilous, Boldore
  • Gen 6: Avalugg, Bunnelby, Espurr, Hawlucha, Inkay, Meowstic, Mudsdale, Pancham, Phantump, Swirlix, Togekiss, Goodra
  • Gen 7: Bewear, Bounsweet, Grubbin, Morelull, Mudsdale, Shiinotic, Steenee, Stufful, Toxapex, Wishiwashi


Here are 16 of the confirmed Gen 8 Pokemon. That's not all though, there's more.

Some of you may notice that Pokemon listed here don't have their evolved forms listed. At this stage it isn't clear if all evolutions of a particular Pokemon will be in the game, if one has already been seen.

If there are one form from an evolution chain included, though, it's almost certain that their other evolutions will also be included in the game. For example, if Vileplume is set to feature, you can bet Oddish will be as well. 

Gen 8 Pokemon confirmed

Here are the confirmed Pokemon from Gen 8:

  • Grookey
  • Scorbunny
  • Sobble
  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta
  • Gossifleur
  • Eldegoss
  • Wooloo
  • Corviknight
  • Drednaw
  • Alcremie
  • Yamper
  • Rolycoly
  • Duraludon
  • Impidimp*
  • Cramorant
  • Polteageist
  • Obstagoon
  • Morpeko
  • Sirfetch'd
  • Weezing (Galarian form)
  • Zigzagoon (Galarian form)
  • Linoone (Galarian form)
  • Ponyta (Galarian form)*

*Not confirmed officially


It has been confirmed that three of these Pokemon are able capable of Gigantamaxing, a new feature announced for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

There's expected to be at least 100 new Pokemon added for Gen 8 and a sizeable amount included from previous generations. When including evolutions this number could already be well over 200 but we'll have to wait for further details in the coming weeks and months.

This article will be updated as and when new, and old, Pokemon are confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Page last updated 06:43 EDT, October 9, 2019

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