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!

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

  • Corviknight
  • Drednaw
  • Eldegoss
  • Gossifleur
  • New: Impidimp
  • Wooloo
  • New: Yamper


  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta

Pokemon Gen. 8 Detailed Information


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


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


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


  • 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


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



  • 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.

  • Type: Electric
  • 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.

  • Arcanine
  • Axew
  • Bewear
  • Braviary
  • Budew
  • Bunnelby
  • Butterfree
  • Charizard
  • Duskull
  • Flygon
  • Frillish
  • Gastly
  • Goldeen
  • Golurk
  • Growlithe
  • Grubbin
  • Gyarados
  • Hawlucha
  • Hippopotas
  • Hoothoot
  • Inkay
  • Lucario
  • Ludicolo
  • Machamp
  • Machoke
  • Machop
  • Mantine
  • Mantyke
  • Metapod
  • Meowstic
  • Milotic
  • Minccino
  • Mudsdale
  • Munchlax
  • Pancham
  • Pikachu
  • Quagsire
  • Raichu
  • Rhyhorn
  • Sawk
  • Seismitoad
  • Snorlax
  • Snover
  • Steelix
  • Steenee
  • Stufful
  • Togekiss
  • Tyranitar
  • Wailmer
  • Weavile
  • Wingull
  • Wishiwashi
  • Wobbuffet
  • Wynaut
  • Zweilous

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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?