Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Galarian Forms

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Galarian Forms

There's lots of Galar Pokemon to catch in Sword and Shield, and we've got them all listed here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield involve a new kind of Pokemon known as Galarian Form Pokemon, whose appearance and abilities differ to that of the normal kind. We'll explain Galarian form Pokemon below, and what to expect compared to their regular counterparts.

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All Galarian Forms in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Below we've listed all available Galarian forms in Pokemon Sword and Shield and where you can catch them. Keep in mind that Galarian forms are different to Pokemon native to the Galar region. This includes Pokemon that evolve from Galarian forms, such as Meowth evolving into the Galar-specific Perrserker.

Meowth52SteelRoute 4
Ponyta77PsychicGlimwood Tangle (Shield Only)
Rapidash78Psychic/FairyRaid battles, evolving Ponyta(Shield only)
Slowpoke79PsychicSee here
Farfetch'd83FightingRoute 5, Raid Battles (Sword only)
Wheezing110Poison/FairyEast Lake Axewell, Lake of Outrage, Slumbering Weald, Raid Battles
Mr. Mime122Ice/PsychicRoute 10, Lake of Outrage, Raid Battles
Corsola222GhostGiant's Mirror, Raid Battles (Shield only)
Zigzagoon263Dark/NormalRoute 2, Route 3, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Stony Wilderness, Raid Battles
Linoone264Dark/NormalBridge Field, Giant's Cap, evolving Zigzagoon
Darumaka554IceRoute 8, Route 10, Raid Battles (Sword only)
Darmanitan555Ice (or Ice/Fire, if caught in Zen Mode)Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness, Raid Battles, evolving Darumaka (Sword Only)
Yamask562Ground/GhostRoute 6, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins, Raid Battles
Stunfisk618Ground/SteelSlumbering Weald, Galar Mine No. 2, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
Galarian Linoone Sword and Shield

What are Galarian Forms?

Galarian Forms in Sword and Shield are similar to the Alolan forms seen in previous games, in which Pokemon native to Galar have distinct appearances and types from their normal forms. They may also learn different moves, or evolve into entirely new Pokemon altogether, such as Meowth evolving into Perrserker.

Are Galarian Forms Better?

No, usually a Galarian form is just in some way different to the original, rather than being better. When choosing between a Galarian or regular Pokemon for your team, look at any weaknesses or types you might need, and choose based on that, assuming you're going for strategy.

If you liked that, there's plenty more great Pokemon content here at USG! See here how an artist is resurrecting lost Pokemon, or take a look at one of the mysterious Galar pokemon still to be revealed here.

Joel Franey

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