and Shield are out now, and there are plenty of new Pokemon roaming around the Galar region. From Grookey, Sobble, and Scorbunny to Zacian, Zamazenta, and beyond, there are nearly 100 new creatures to find, catch, and train.
If you want to see ’em all before you catch ’em all, you can check out our page with every new Pokemon in Sword and Shield. The list includes starter Pokemon evolutions, Galarian forms that give a fresh look to old Pokemon, and completely new Pokemon not revealed in prerelease marketing.
Every New Gen 8 Pokemon in Sword and Shield
Some of these Pokemon are exclusive to one version. For example, internet darling Sirfetch’d can only be found in Sword, and Galarian Ponyta is exclusive to Shield. Read our full list of version differences to see all of the exclusive Pokemon, gym types, legendaries, and more.
If you’re on the fence about picking up the newest Pokemon adventure, check out our review, where we called Pokemon Sword and Shield “amazing.” You can also find out roughly how long it takes to reach the end, or watch the first 15 minutes of gameplay.For more Pokemon coverage, you can take a tour of the Wild Area, Sword and Shield’s open, explorable area that lets you control the camera. To learn about skipping tutorials, camping, and more, here are 24 tips for playing Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Logan Plant is a news writer for IGN, and the Production Assistant for Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.