New Pokémon are always going to be one of the biggest draws to the latest generation of Pokémon games, and following June's pre-E3 presentation we've now finally had the first batch of non-start new Pokémon in Sword and Shield confirmed.

That's on top of an already pretty vast number of returning Pokémon that have been confirmed too, so below we'll detail the full list of them - both the new additions and those confirmed to be available as part of the Sword and Shield Gen 8 Pokédex.

This is particularly important as not every Pokémon will be supported in Sword and Shield.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield new Gen 8 Pokémon confirmed so far

Here's a runthrough of all the new Pokémon confirmed so far, along with their official descriptions and info. Note the following list doesn't include:

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Gossifleur

  • Category: Flowering Pokémon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1′4″
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

Description: Gossifleur prefers land with clear water and air. Its pollen has a healing effect and is commonly used as a folk medicine remedy and made into a tea given to children in the Galar region when they are ill. 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.

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Eldegoss

  • Category: Cotton Bloom Pokémon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1′8″
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

Description: When Gossifleur evolves into Eldegoss, its head becomes covered in thick cotton fluff. This cotton fluff serves as a cushion that helps to protect Eldegoss's head from damage. 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, making the soil of the Galar region rich in nutrients.

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Wooloo

  • Category: Sheep Pokémon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 2′
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Fluffy / Run Away

Description: The white fur that covers Wooloo's body grows throughout its life and will fully grow back in three months even if it has been completely shorn. The fur is used for clothing, carpets, and other goods and is very popular as a specialty product of the Galar region. 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.

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Corviknight

  • Category: Raven Pokémon
  • Type: Flying/Steel
  • Height: 7′3″
  • Weight: 165.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Pressure / Unnerve

Description: It is said that Corviknight is the strongest Pokémon living in the skies of the Galar region. It can often be seen fearlessly soaring through the air. Many say that any Pokémon foolish enough to challenge Corviknight are sent running with just a sharp glare and cry from this fearsome Pokémon. Because Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi and help transport people from town to town.

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Drednaw

  • Category: Bite Pokémon
  • Type: Water/Rock
  • Height: 3′3″
  • Weight: 254.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

Description: The jagged fangs of the Bite Pokémon Drednaw are strong and sharp enough to bite through rock and iron. Though it has a heavy shell, its well-developed muscles allow it to move quickly. Drednaw is known to be extremely aggressive, so 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.


Looking for more Sword and Shield pages like this? Our jumbo guide to the Pokémon Sword and Shield double pack pre-orders, release date, open world, wild battles and everything we know is the place to start, while we also have pages on Sword and Shield Legendarys Zacian and Zamazenta, Sword and Shield starter Pokémon Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble, and a list of all new Gen 8 Pokémon in the Sword and Shield Regional Pokédex for you to check out, too.


Pokémon Sword and Shield Regional Pokédex: all returning Pokémon confirmed for Gen 8's Sword and Shield

The ten new Pokémon don't have numbers yet, so we've left those out for now, but otherwise here's a full runthrough of all the Pokémon we've found in the trailers and announcement media so far. Plenty of these are evolutions of pre-evolutions of Pokémon we spotted, mind - like Rhyhorn and Rhyperior for the Rhydon we saw in one trailer - and so we've assumed they'll be available and included them in the list below.

No.ImagePokémon
# TBC
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Grookey
# TBC
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Scorbunny
# TBC
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Sobble
# TBC
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Gossifleur
# TBC
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Eldegoss
# TBC
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Wooloo
# TBC
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Corviknight
# TBC
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Drednaw
# TBC
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Zacian
# TBC
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Zamazenta
#4
4
Charmander
#5
5
Charmeleon
#6
6
Charizard
#10
10
Caterpie
#11
11
Metapod
#12
12
Butterfree
#172
172
Pichu
#25
25
Pikachu
#26
26
Raichu
#37
37
Vulpix
#38
38
Ninetales
#58
58
Growlithe
#59
59
Arcanine
#92
92
Gastly
#93
93
Haunter
#94
94
Gengar
#95
95
Onix
#208
208
Steelix
#111
111
Rhyhorn
#112
112
Rhydon
#464
464
Rhyperior
#129
129
Magikarp
#130
130
Gyarados
#446
446
Munchlax
#143
143
Snorlax
#163
163
Hoothoot
#164
164
Noctowl
#170
170
Chinchou
#171
171
Lanturn
#360
360
Wynaut
#202
202
Wobuffet
#458
458
Mantyke
#226
226
Mantine
#246
246
Larvitar
#247
247
Pupitar
#248
248
Tyranitar
#406
406
Budew
#315
315
Roeslia
#407
407
Roserade
#320
320
Wailmer
#321
321
Wailord
#328
329
Trapinch
#329
330
Vibrava
#330 Flygon
#349
349
Feebas
#350
350
Milotic
#355
355
Duskull
#356
356
Dusclops
#415
415
Combee
#416
416
Vespiquen
#477
477
Dusknoir
#436
436
Bronzor
#437
437
Bronzong
#447
447
Riolu
#448
448
Lucario
#449
449
Hippopotas
#450
450
Hoppowdown
#459
459
Snover
#460
460
Abomasnow
#535
535
Tympole
#536
536
Plapitoad
#537
537
Seismitoad
#539
539
Sawk
#572
572
Minccino
#573
573
Cinccino
#592
592
Frillish
#593
593
Jellicent
#610
610
Axew
#611
611
Fraxure
#612
612
Haxorus
#622
622
Golett
#623
623
Golurk
#627
627
Rufflet
#628
628
Braviary
#633
633
Deino
#634
634
Zweilous
#635
635
Hydreigon
#674
674
Pancham
#675
675
Pangoro
#677
677
Espurr
#678
678
Meowstic
#686
686
Inkay
#687
687
Malamar
#701
701
Hawlucha
#712
712
Bergmite
#713
713
Avalugg
#736
736
Grubbin
#737
737
Charjabug
#738
738
Vikavolt
#746
746
Wishiwashi
#749
749
Mudbray
#750
750
Mudsdale
#759
759
Stufful
#760
760
Bewear
#761
761
Bounsweet
#762
762
Steenee
#763
763
Tsareena

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