See the List of Pokemon (Pokedex) for a list of existing Pokemon in Sword and Shield.
See every new and returning Pokemon revealed for the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansions in the slideshow below!
Every New and Returning Pokemon Announced for the Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
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Kubfu – Legendary
Urshifu – Legendary
Kubfu evolves into the Legendary Pokemon Urshifu which has two different forms.
Additionally, each evolution has a unique attack that represents their fighting style. Single Strike Urshifu learns Wicked Blow, a powerful blow that always lands a Critical Hit. Rapid Strike Urshifu learns Surging Strikes, a three hit combo that also always results in a Critical Hit.
From the official Pokemon website: Kubfu will evolve into either Single Strike Style Urshifu or Rapid Strike Style Urshifu. Which form it evolves into will change depending on choices made during your adventure. The forms are not tied to the game version you are playing.
Each Urshifu form can Gigantamax, too, which you can see above.
Dark attacks used by Single Strike G-Max Urshifu will change to G-Max One Blow, and Water attacks used by Rapid Strike G-Max Urshifu will turn to G-Max Rapid Flow. Both attacks deal damage even if the target defends itself with Max Guard or Protect.
Calyrex – Legendary
Articuno recieves a Galarian form with the Crown Tundra expansion. Unlike it’s previous Ice/Flying-type original, Galarian Articuno is Psychic/Flying-type. Categorized as a “Cruel Pokemon,” its signature move is Freezing Glare. Freezing Glare is a Psychic-type special move in which the Pokémon attacks by firing psychic power from both eyes. This move may also leave the target frozen.
Zapdos recieves a Galarian form with the Crown Tundra expansion. Unlike it’s previous Electric/Flying-type original, Galarian Zapdos is Fighting/Flying-type. Categorized as a “Strong Legs Pokemon,” its signature move is Thunderous Kick. Thunderous Kick is a Fighting-type physical move in which the Pokémon overwhelms the target with lightning-like movement before delivering a kick. This also lowers the target’s Defense stat.
Moltres recieves a Galarian form with the Crown Tundra expansion. Unlike it’s previous Fire/Flying-type original, Galarian Moltres is Dark/Flying-type. Categorized as a “Malevolent Pokemon,” its signature move is Fiery Wrath. Fiery Wrath is a Dark-type special move in which the Pokémon transforms its wrath into a fire-like aura to attack. It may also make opposing Pokémon flinch.
This Legendary Pokemon is related to the Regi- series of Legendary Pokemon originally from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Regidrago is a new Pokemon introduced in the Crown Tundra expansion. This Dragon-type Regi- has the ability Dragon‘s Maw, and it’s own signature move Dragon Energy.
This Legendary Pokemon is related to the Regi- series of Legendary Pokemon originally from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Regieleki is a new Pokemon introduced in the Crown Tundra expansion. This Electric-type Regi- has the ability Transistor and it’s own signature move Thunder Cage.
Slowking, just like Slowbro, is getting a new Galarian form in the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC. Described on the Pokemon website as the “Hexpert Pokemon”, Galarian Slowking is a Poison/Psychic type featuring a unique Ability called “Curious Medicine” that resets ally stat changes when it enters the battle. Slowking also has a new move, Eerie Spell, which deals Psychic damage and drains opponents PP.
Returning Pokemon to The Isle of Armor
If a Pokemon has a ? by its name, a Pokemon in its evolutionary line has been shown, but it, technically, hasn’t been.
- Blastoise (and Gigantamax)
- Venasaur (and Gigantamax)
Returning Pokemon to The Crown Tundra
Here is a list of returning Pokemon in the Crown Tundra DLC. This list has been compiled from images, trailers, and recent leaks. A finalized, confirmed list will be created post-release:
- Nidoran Male
- Nidoran Female
- Tapu Koko
- Tapu Lele
- Tapu Bulu
- Tapu Fini