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List of every Pokemon confirmed to appear in Sword and Shield

Published: 10/Jul/2019 10:14 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 20:01

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex is slowly filling up – we list every Pokemon that has been seen in the Galar region so far ahead of its much anticipated release.

Excluding those arriving with the eighth generation, there are 809 Pokemon in total, 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.

Here we list all the confirmed Pokemon for Sword and Shield. This is an important distinction as the entire Galar region Pokedex has been reportedly leaked.

Pokemon CompanyHere’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 returning Pokemon in Sword and Shield, broken down by generation:

  • Gen 1: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Pikachu, Raichu, Clefairy, Clefable, Vulpix, Ninetales, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Diglett, Dugtrio, Growlithe, Arcanine, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch’d, Gastly, Hunter, Gengar, Onix, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Koffing, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Goldeen, Seeking, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Mew
  • Gen 2: Pichu, Cleffa, Bellossom, Steelix, Tyrogue, Hitmontop, Espeon, Umbreon, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Chinchou, Lantum, Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss, Sudowoodo, Wooper, Quagsire, Wynaut, Wobuffet, Quilfish, Shuckle, Sneasel, Weavile, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Remoraid, Octillery, Mantyke, Mantine, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
  • Gen 3: Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Wingull, Pelipper, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Sableye, Mawile, Electrike, Manectric, Roselia, Roserade, Wailmer, Wailord, Torkoal, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Baltoy, Claydol, Feebas, Milotic, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Snorunt, Glalie
  • Gen 4: Leafeon, Glaceon, Munchlax, Budew, Froslass, Combee, Vespiquen, Cherubi, Cherrim, Shellos, Gastrodon, Drifloon, Drifblim, Bronzor, Bronzong, Riolu, Lucario, Hippopotas, Hippowdown, Skorupi, Drapion, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Snover, Abomasnow, Rotom
  • Gen 5: Purrloin, Liepard, Munna, Musharna, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith, Woobat, Swoobat, Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr, Tympole, Plapitoad, Throh, Sawk, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Scraggy, Scarfty, Maractus, Sigilyph, Trubbish, Garbodor, Minccino, Cinccino, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Vanillite, Vanillish, Vanilluxe, Karrablast, Escavalier, Frillish, Jellicent, Joltik, Galvantula, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Klink, Klang, Klinklang, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Golett, Golurk, Pawniard, Bisharp, Rufflet, Braviary, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon
  • Gen 6: Bunnelby, Diggersby, Pancham, Pangoro, Espurr, Meowstic, Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash, Swirlix, Slurpuff, Inkay, Malamar, Helioptile, Heloplisk, Hawlucha, Goomy, Sliggoo, Goodra, Phantump, Trevenant, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist, Bergmite, Avalugg, Noibat, Noivern
  • Gen 7: Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Cutiefly, Ribombee, Wishiwasha, Mareanie, Toxapex, Mudbray, Mudsdale, Morelull, Shiinotic, Stufful, Bewear, Bounsweet, Steenee, Tsareena, Wimpod, Golisopod, Pyukumuku, Togedemaru, Mimikyu, Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o

Pokemon CompanyHere 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)

It has been confirmed that eight of these Pokemon are able capable of Gigantamaxing, a new feature announced for Pokemon Sword and Shield. These include Drednaw, Corviknight, Alcremie, Pikachu, Charizard (which provoked quite the response), Eevee, Meowth and Butterfree.

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

Page last updated 15:01 EST, November 9, 2019


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.