Pokemon Sword and Shield is coming to Nintendo Switch very soon indeed. When it arrives, it won’t feature all 8 generations of Pokemon, and will instead pick and choose from various points in the series. It is useful then, if we put together one page collecting all of the Pokemon confirmed so far for Pokemon Sword and Shield. In this Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokemon List Guide we’ll do just that, and we’ll be updating it as we hear more.
Gen 8 Pokemon
With the introduction of Generation 8 into the Pokemon world, we’re starting to see brand new Pokemon being revealed. We haven’t seen too many so far. Just below, we've rounded up a list of all the brand new Pokemon that Game Freak briefly showcased in the Nintendo Direct:
- Wooloo - A sheep Pokemon thats wool is used by townsfolk.
- Gossifleur - Favors places with clean air.
- Eldegoss - The evolution of Gossifleur, with seeds scattered all over it.
- Drednaw - Uses sharp jaws to bite off rocks.
- Corviknight - Acts as a flying taxi for your character.
- Alcremie - Shoots whipped cream
- Yamper - Electric Corgi
- Galarian Ponyta
Pokemon Sword and Shield Morpeko
A brand new Pokemon was just revealed for Pokemon Sword and Shield, and it's unlike anything we've seen thus far. It's called Morpeko, and will change forms depending on how hungry it is. It's full belly form sees it possessing an electric type, while its Hungry form will be a dark type. Check out the screen below to see Morpeko in action.
Gen 1 Pokemon - Kanto Region
So far we’ve seen a bunch of Kanto Pokemon popping up in the Galar Region. It seems that GameFreak is pulling heavily rom Gen 1, no doubt using up more of those nostalgia reserves created in the mid to late 90s. Here are all of the Gen 1 Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield:
Gen 2 Pokemon - Johto Region
The Johto Region has pretty good representation in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here are the Gen 2 Pokemon we’ve noticed so far:
Gen 3 Pokemon - Hoenn Region
Gen 3 is another that is represented pretty well in Pokemon Sword and Shield so far. Here’s all of the Hoenn Pokemon we’ve spotted so far:
Gen 4 Pokemon - Sinnoh Region
Given that Gen 4 is one of the more beloved by Pokemon fans, it’s good to see some Sinnoh Pokemon in the lineup for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s the list so far:
Gen 5 Pokemon - Unova Region
Gen 5 is actually one of the most featured in Pokemon Sword and Shield preview materials so far. Let’s take a look at the confirmed Unova Pokemon for Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Gen 6 Pokemon - Kalos
Generation 6 of Pokemon brought with it the brand new Kalos Region. Here are the Gen 6 Pokemon we’ve spotted so far in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Gen 7 Pokemon - Alola Region
Finally we have everyone’s new favorite, the Alola Region! Here are all of the Gen 7 Pokemon we’ve had confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield so far.
As more Pokemon are confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield, be sure to check back, as we’ll be keeping this page updated. In the meantime, learn more about the game by visiting our Pokemon Sword and Shield Everything We Know Guide. Unfortunately, it looks like not all of the Pokemon we’ve seen in the series so far will be in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read GameFreak’s reasoning behind this controversial decision in our Pokemon Sword and Shield Interview.