Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex List – Galar Pokedex, All Currently Known Pokemon!

We're taking a full look at all the currently known Pokemon that will be appearing in Sword and Shield!

We're taking a detailed look at the Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Pokedex! Our list features all of the currently known Pokemon that will be showing up in the game, as well as the ones that are unique to each of the games in Generation 8. This is not the full Pokedex just yet, but we'll be adding every Pokemon that is revealed in the coming months immediately to the list!

We got our first big look at the game with an initial trailer that let us in on some information about the starter Pokemon in Sword and Shield. We then got a whole lot more information via the Pokemon Direct in June, and then some additional information on some new Pokemon from E3!

There has been some recent news that's not so great for fans who have large collections of Pokemon. You will not be able to transfer the full national dex into Sword and Shield. The list that will be available is limited to what is being defined as the "Galar Dex", and we don't know just yet which Pokemon will make the cut. We also don't know exactly how many Pokemon from the over 800 species that exist will actually be in the game. We'll keep this post updated with any new information!

Update (9/4/19): Two new Pokemon revealed at the Nintendo Direct!

Pokemon Gen 8 List

Here's a breakdown of the new Pokemon from the upcoming generation, there's more detailed information on them if you scroll down the page!

Starter Pokemon

  • Grookey
  • Scorbunny
  • Sobble

General List

  • Alcremie
  • Corviknight
  • NEW: Cramorant
  • Drednaw
  • Duraludon
  • Eldegoss
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Gossifleur
  • Impidimp
  • Morpeko
  • Obstagoon
  • NEW: Polteageist
  • Rolycoly
  • Wooloo
  • Yamper


  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

Pokemon Gen. 8 Detailed Information


When attacked by an opponent, Alcremie will throw sweet-scented cream to distract them or temporarily blind them, giving itself time to escape. The cream it uses for this purpose has an incredibly powerful soothing effect, and any opponent that tries to eat the cream will rapidly lose the will to battle.

  • Category: Cream Pokemon
  • Type: Fairy
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs.
  • Ability: Sweet Veil


Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence. Because of this, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi, helping transport people from town to town.

  • Category: Raven Pokemon
  • Type: Flying/Steel
  • Height: 7'03
  • Weight: 165.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Pressure / Unnerve


  • Category: Gulp Pokemon
  • Type: Flying/Water
  • Height: 1'00
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Gulp Missile


Drednaw is known to be extremely vicious, and it takes a skilled Trainer to tame and handle this Pokémon. It seems that some Trainers will release Drednaw back into the wild once they discover they can’t handle it.

  • Category: Bite Pokemon
  • Type: Water, Rock
  • Height: 3'03
  • Weight: 254.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Strong Jaw, Shell Armor


Duraludon live in caves and mountainous areas. Their two arms have slightly different shapes from each other, and they use these to grind down rock surfaces for food. They share their habitat with Tyranitar, and these two Pokémon are often seen battling each other in the mountains of the Galar region.

  • Category: Alloy Pokemon
  • Type: Steel, Dragon
  • Height: 5'11
  • Weight: 88.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Light Metal/Heavy Metal


The tiny seeds attached to the cotton fluff are said to be highly nutritious and beneficial to both people and Pokémon. Eldegoss spreads these seeds throughout the region by sending them on the wind, making the soil of the Galar region rich in nutrients.

  • Category: Cotton Bloom Pokemon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1'08
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Cotton Down, Regenerator

Galarian Weezing

Galarian Weezing consumes polluted air and poisonous gases for sustenance. The air and gases absorbed will have toxins removed before being spewed out again from the tops of Weezing’s heads. Apparently the air produced through this purification process is very clean!

  • Category: Poison Gas Pokemon
  • Type: Poison/Fairy
  • Height: 9'10
  • Weight: 35.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Levitate/???


Gossifleur travels over long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It controls the direction of its travels by twisting its body and petals.

  • Category: Flowering Pokemon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1'4
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Cotton Down, Regenerator


A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.

  • Category: Chimp Pokemon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • Ability: Overgrow


  • Type: Dark, Fairy


When experiencing prolonged hunger, the balance of hormones within Morpeko’s body changes. This causes its fur color to change and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type.

  • Category: Two-Sided Pokemon
  • Type: Electric/Dark
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Hunger Switch


Though Obstagoon is extremely combative, it seems that it doesn’t often launch the first attack. It will taunt an opponent, goading it into attacking. When it does, Obstagoon will cross its arms and meet the oncoming attack with its Obstruct move.

  • Category: Blocking Pokemon
  • Type: Dark/Nomral
  • Height: 5'3
  • Weight: 101.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Reckless/Guts


  • Category: ?
  • Type: Ghost
  • Height: 0'08
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Weak Armor


Steam Engine Ability

Rolycoly’s Ability, Steam Engine, is a new Ability introduced in these titles. A Pokémon with this Ability will get a Speed stat boost if it’s hit with a Fire- or Water-type move during battle!

  • Category: Coal Pokemon
  • Type: Rock
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Steam Engine/Heatproof


A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.

  • Category: Rabbit Pokemon
  • Type: Fire
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Blaze


A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.

  • Category: Water Lizard Pokemon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Torrent


Wooloo live as a herd and mimic the actions of their Trainer or herd leader. They dislike conflict, and if they need to escape from enemies, they will simply roll away.

  • Category: Sheep Pokemon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 2'
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Fluffy, Run Away


Ball Fetch Ability

If the Pokemon is not holding an item, it will fetch the Poke Ball from the first failed throw of the battle.

  • Category: Puppy Pokemon
  • Type: Electric
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 29.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Ball Fetch


Zacian attacks so gracefully that its movements can even captivate its opponents. It holds what appears to be a sword in its mouth.


Zamazenta’s regal and majestic movements overwhelm any opponents that dare face it. Its body is covered in what seems to be a shield.

Known Pokemon Appearing in the Game

Here's a list of Pokemon that have been seen in the trailers and in videos that have shown some gameplay.

  • Axew
    • Fraxure
    • Haxorus
  • Bergmite
    • Avalugg
  • Bronzor
    • Bronzong
  • Bounsweet
    • Steenee
    • Tsareena
  • Budew
    • Roselia
    • Roserade
  • Bunnelby
    • Diggersby
  • Caterpie
    • Metapod
    • Butterfree
  • Charmander
    • Charmeleon
    • Charizard
  • Chinchou
    • Lanturn
  • Combee
    • Vespiquen
  • Cleffa
    • Clefairy
    • Clefable
  • Deino
    • Zweilous
    • Hydregion
  • Diglett
    • Dugtrio
  • Drifloon
    • Drifblim
  • Duskull
    • Dusclops
    • Dusknoir
  • Eevee
    • Espeon
    • Flareon
    • Glaceon
    • Leafeon
    • Jolteon
    • Sylveon
    • Umbreon
    • Vaporeon
  • Electrike
    • Manectric
  • Espurr
    • Meowstic
  • Farfetch'd
  • Feebas
    • Milotic
  • Ferroseed
    • Ferrothorn
  • Flygon
  • Frillish
    • Jellicent
  • Gastly
    • Haunter
    • Gengar
  • Goldeen
    • Seaking
  • Golett
    • Golurk
  • Goomy
    • Sliggoo
    • Goodra
  • Growlithe
    • Arcanine
  • Grubbin
    • Charjabug
    • Vikavolt
  • Hawlucha
  • Helioptile
    • Heliolisk
  • Hippopotas
    • Hippowdon
  • Hoothoot
    • Noctowl
  • Inkay
    • Malamar
  • Jangmo-o
    • Hakamo-o
    • Kommo-o
  • Joltik
    • Galvantula
  • Lapras
  • Larvitar
    • Pupitate
    • Tyranitar
  • Lotad
    • Lombre
    • Ludicolo
  • Ludicolo
  • Magikarp
    • Gyarados
  • Machop
    • Machoke
    • Machamp
  • Mantyke
    • Mantine
  • Mantyke
  • Maractus
  • Mareanie
    • Toxapex
  • Mawile
  • Meowth
    • Persian
  • Mew
  • Mimikyu
  • Minccino
    • Cinccino
  • Mudbray
    • Mudsdale
  • Munchlax
    • Snorlax
  • Noibat
    • Noivern
  • Onix
    • Steelix
  • Pancham
    • Pangoro
  • Pichu
    • Pikachu
    • Raichu
  • Pumpkaboo
    • Gourgeist
  • Ralts
    • Kirlia
    • Gardevoir
    • Gallade
  • Rhyhorn
    • Rhydon
    • Rhyperior
  • Riolu
    • Lucario
  • Roggenrola
    • Boldore
    • Gigalith
  • Rufflet
    • Braviary
  • Sawk
  • Seismitoad
  • Sneasel
    • Weavile
  • Snover
    • Abomasnow
  • Snorunt
    • Glalie
    • Froslass
  • Steenee
  • Stufful
    • Bewear
  • Swirlix
    • Slurpuff
  • Togepi
    • Togetic
    • Togekiss
  • Trapinch
    • Vibrava
    • Flygon
  • Trubbish
    • Garbodor
  • Tympole
    • Palpitoad
    • Seismitoad
  • Tyrogue
    • Hitmonlee
    • Hitmonchan
    • Hitmontop
  • Vanillite
    • Vanillish
    • Vanilluxe
  • Vulpix
    • Ninetails
  • Wailmer
    • Wailord
  • Wimpod
    • Golisopod
  • Wingull
    • Pelipper
  • Wishiwashi
  • Woobat
    • Swoobat
  • Wooper
    • Quagsire
  • Wynaut
    • Wobbuffet
  • Zigzagoon
    • Linoone

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  1. Charizard should be added to the list, as he is part of the champion’s team or at least behind him in the trailer.

  2. Raichu should also be on this list, it was in promo videos in big dynamax form. Ghastly is spelled Gastly-I’ve made this mistake before and so now I never forget; one is the word and one is a pokemon.

  3. Won’t be preordering till I see the full dex. If it doesn’t have my team of original six Pokémon I played with since Red I’m not buying. Maybe it’s just time to move on from this game. Why did I pay money to put them in the bank, again?