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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Exclusives

This list is for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Exclusive Pokémon

Blue= Sword

Red= Shield

Sword Shield
Zacian
Zamazenta
Mawile
Sableye
Turtonator
Drampa
 
Stonjourner
 
Eiscue
Solrock
Lunatone
Basculin Red-Striped
Basculin Blue-Striped
Passimian
Oranguru
 
Indeedee (Male)
 
Indeedee (Female)
 
Applin
 
Flapple
 
Applin
 
Appletun
Rufflet
Braviary
Vullaby
Mandibuzz
 
Galarian Darumaka
 
Galarian Darmanitan
 
Galarian Corsola
 
Cursola
Scraggy
Scrafty
Croagunk
Toxicroak
 
Galarian Farfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Galarian Ponyta
 
Galarian Rapidash
Swirlix
Slurpuff
Spritzee
Aromatisse
Seedot
Nuzleaf
Shiftry
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Gothita
Gothorita
Gothitelle
Solosis
Duosion
Reuniclus
Deino
Zweilous
Hydreigon
Goomy
Sliggoo
Goodra
Jangmo-o
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar

† Applin appears in both version but evolves differently depending on the item it is holding. In Sword, you'll receive the Tart Apple. In Shield, you'll receive the Sweet Apple.

Exclusive Gym Leaders

In a first for the series, some cities in the Galar region will be home to different Gyms depending on which version you're playing.

Sword Shield
Bea (Fighting-type expert)
Allister (Ghost-type trainer)
 
Gordie (Rock-type trainer)
 
Melony (Ice-type Leader)

Non-Exclusives

The Pokedex has a staggering 400 Pokemon to find and catch, the most in any Pokemon game to date. 72 have special evolution conditions, evolveing through means other than hitting a level number; hold items, time of day, stats, ect.

Eevee
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Espeon
Umbreon
Leafeon
Glaceon
Sylveon
Ralts
Kirlia
Gardevoir
Gallade
Tyrogue
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Hitmontop
Oddish
Gloom
Vileplume
Bellossom
Grookey
 
Thwackey
 
Rillaboom
Scorbunny
 
Raboot
 
Cinderace
Sobble
 
Drizzile
 
Inteleon
 
Blipbug
 
Dottler
 
Orbeetle
Caterpie
Metapod
Butterfree
Grubbin
Charjabug
Vikavolt
 
Rookidee
 
Corvisquire
Corviknight
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Zigzagoon
Linoone
Obstagoon
Bounsweet
Steenee
Tsareena
Budew
Roselia
Roserade
Vanillite
Vanillish
Vanilluxe
Swinub
Piloswine
Mamoswine
Snorunt
Glalie
Froslass
Nincada
Ninjask
Shedinja
Klink
Klang
Klinklang
Tympole
Palpitoad
Seismitoad
Duskull
Dusclops
Dusknoir
Machop
Machoke
Machamp
Gastly
Haunter
Gengar
Rolycoly
 
Carkol
 
Coalossal
Roggenrola
Boldore
Gigalith
Timburr
Gurdurr
Conkeldurr
Pichu
Pikachu
Raichu
 
Impidimp
 
Morgrem
 
Grimmsnarl
 
Hatenna
 
Hattrem
 
Hatterene
Cleffa
Clefairy
Clefable
Togepi
Togetic
Togekiss
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Rhyperior
Litwick
Lampent
Chandelure
Trapinch
Vibrava
Flygon
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus
Honedge
Doublade
Aegislash
Mime Jr.
 
Galarian Mr. Mime
 
Mr. Rime
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
 
Dreepy
 
Drakloak
 
Dragapult
Yamask
Cofagrigus
Hoothoot
Noctowl
 
Skwovet
 
Greedent
 
Nickit
 
Thievul
Wooloo
 
Dubwool
 
Chewtle
Drednaw
Purrloin
Liepard
Yamper
 
Boltund
Bunnelby
Diggersby
Minccino
Cinccino
Wingull
Pelipper
Joltik
Galvantula
Electrike
Manectric
Vulpix
Ninetales
Growlithe
Arcanine
Baltoy
Claydol
Mudbray
Mudsdale
Dwebble
Crustle
Golett
Golurk
Munna
Musharna
Natu
Xatu
Stufful
Bewear
Snover
Abomasnow
Krabby
Kingler
Wooper
Quagsire
Corphish
Crawdaunt
Pancham
Pangoro
Combee
Vespiquen
Bronzor
Bronzong
Drifloon
Drifblim
Gossifleur
Eldegoss
Cherubi
Cherrim
Stunky
Skuntank
Magikarp
Gyarados
Goldeen
Seaking
Remoraid
Octillery
Shellder
Cloyster
Feebas
Milotic
Trubbish
Garbodor
 
Sizzlipede
 
Centiskorch
Diglett
Dugtrio
Drilbur
Excadrill
Woobat
Swoobat
Noibat
Noivern
Onix
Steelix
 
Arrokuda
 
Barraskewda
 
Galarian Meowth
 
Perrserker
 
Milcery
Alcremie
Cutiefly
Ribombee
Ferroseed
Ferrothorn
Pumpkaboo
Gourgeist
Espurr
Meowstic
Dewpider
Araquanid
Wynaut
Wobbuffet
Chinchou
Lanturn
Barboach
Whiscash
Shellos
Gastrodon
Wimpod
Golisopod
Binacle
Barbaracle
Salandit
Salazzle
Pawniard
Bisharp
Koffing
 
Galarian Weezing
Bonsly
Sudowoodo
Munchlax
Snorlax
Cottonee
Whimsicott
Karrablast
Escavalier
Shelmet
Accelgor
Elgyem
Beheeyem
Cubchoo
Beartic
Skorupi
Drapion
Inkay
Malamar
Sneasel
Weavile
Riolu
Lucario
 
Cufant
 
Copperajah
Frillish
Jellicent
Mareanie
Toxapex
 
Toxel
 
Toxtricity
 
Silicobra
 
Sandaconda
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Helioptile
Heliolisk
 
Sinistea
Polteageist
Phantump
Trevenant
Morelull
Shiinotic
 
Snom
 
Frosmoth
 
Clobbopus
 
Grapploct
Mantyke
Mantine
Wailmer
Wailord
Bergmite
Avalugg
 
Darumaka
 
Darmanitan
Type: Null
Silvally
Delibird
Wishiwashi
Pyukumuku
 
Stunfisk
Shuckle
Throh
Sawk
Maractus
Sigilyph
Torkoal
Mimikyu
Qwilfish
Cramorant
Durant
Heatmor
Hawlucha
Morpeko
 
Falinks
Togedemaru
 
Pincurchin
Dhelmise
Lapras
Duraludon
Rotom
Ditto
 
Dracozolt
 
Arctozolt
 
Dracovish
 
Arctovish
 
Eternatus

† A galarian variant is present within the game.

‡ Galarian variant shown because it has an additional evolution stage. A regular version is present within the game.

Pokeballs

There are 23 different Pokeballs of varying rarity in the game. Some are more versatile or situational than others. Below are the best Pokeballs to have on hand at all times for the efficient trainer.

Ball Description Location Cost
Quick Ball Has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter. Wyndon Poke Center / Watt Trader 1000 / 50 Watts
Net Ball Most effective when attempting to catch Water or Bug-type Pokemon. Motostoke Poke Center / Watt Trader 1,000 / 50 Watts
Repeat Ball Works especially well on a Pokemon species that have been caught before. Wyndon Poke Center 1000
Dusk Ball Makes it easier to catch wild Pokemon at night or in dark places such as caves. Hammerlocke / Wild Area Watt Trader 1,000/ 50 Watts
Ultra Ball An ultra-high-performance PokeBall that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokemon than a Great Ball. Poke Center 800

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