Pokémon Sword and Shield Gen 8 Pokémon list: all new Pokémon and Regional Pokédex confirmed so far

All Pokémon, new and old, confirmed available in Gen 8's Sword and Shield.

New Pokémon continue to be one of the main draws to the latest generation of Pokémon games, and following Pokémon Sword and Shield's reveal at the start of the year we've now had several waves of them announced.

That's on top of an already pretty vast number of returning Pokémon that have been confirmed too - despite the lack of full National Pokédex - so below we'll detail the full list of them, featuring 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, in case you hadn't heard, not every Pokémon will be supported in Sword and Shield.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield new Pokémon confirmed for Gen 8 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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Gigantamax Corviknight

  • Type: Flying/Steel
  • Height: 45′11″+
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Ability: Pressure/Unnerve

Corviknight uses its massive wings to catch updrafts created by Gigantamax energy to hover in the air while it battles. The armor on its body has been reinforced, so attacks from Pokémon on the ground barely have any effect. Gigantamax energy has caused the armor covering Corviknight's wings to separate and become blade birds, capable of flying independently. Flying-type moves used by Gigantamax Corviknight will change to G-Max Wind Rage, which removes any effects of moves like Reflect, Light Screen, Spikes, and Electric Terrain that the opponents may have.

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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.

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Gigantamax Drednaw

  • Type: Water/Rock
  • Height: 78′9″+
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

The power of Gigantamaxing has allowed Drednaw to stand on its hind legs and become bipedal. From its standing position, it can come crashing down on opposing Pokémon and crush them with its massive body. Drednaw normally keeps its neck retracted within its shell, but when it attacks, it can rapidly shoot its neck out. Its jaws are also incredibly strong and can easily bite through huge metal towers. The strength of its jaws combined with the force of its neck gives Drednaw the power to punch a hole through a rocky mountain in a single strike. Water-type moves used by Gigantamax Drednaw will change to G-Max Stonesurge. G-Max Stonesurge doesn't just deal damage to an opponent-it will scatter sharp rocks around the opponent and cause Pokémon entering the battlefield to take damage.

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Alcremie

  • Category: Cream Pokémon
  • Type: Fairy
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs.
  • Ability: Sweet Veil

Alcremie can produce whipped cream, which becomes richer the happier Alcremie is feeling. Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner. When attacked by an opponent, Alcremie will throw sweet-scented cream to distract them or temporarily blind them, giving itself time to escape.

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Gigantamax Alcremie

  • Type: Fairy
  • Height: 98′5″+
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Ability: Sweet Veil

The cream pouring out of its body hardens when subjected to impacts-the stronger the impact, the harder it becomes-giving Alcremie an impressive resistance to physical attacks. Additionally, the giant “Berry” decorations on Alcremie's body are as hard as diamonds, and it's said that most attacks won't even be able to leave a scratch. Alcremie will launch high-calorie cream missiles around itself to attack its opponents. Any Pokémon that touches this cream will be filled with energy and euphoria but at the same time will fall into a state of complete confusion. Fairy-type moves used by Gigantamax Alcremie will change to G-Max Finale, which will heal all Pokémon on Alcremie's side while dealing damage to an opponent.

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Yamper

  • Category: Puppy Pokémon
  • Type: Electric
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 29.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Ball Fetch

Yamper tends to be drawn to things that are moving quickly. It can chase after people, Pokémon, or even vehicles. It has an organ in its body that generates electricity, and it's activated when Yamper runs around. Yamper can't store the electricity it generates, so it's often seen running around with electric sparks crackling around it. Yamper's Ability, Ball Fetch, is a new Ability that comes into play when the Trainer throws a Poké Ball at a wild Pokémon but fails to catch it. If Yamper isn't holding an item, it will fetch the first Poké Ball that failed to catch the Pokémon, regardless of what type of Poké Ball it is.

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Rolycoly

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

Rolycoly's red eye can illuminate dark areas, while it uses the lump of coal attached to its body like a wheel to move through coal mines and caves. It is able to travel smoothly even over rough terrain. Until about one hundred years ago, every household in the Galar region had a Rolycoly. The families would use the coal that dropped off its body for cooking and heating their homes. Rolycoly's Ability, Steam Engine, is a new Ability that provides a Speed stat boost if it's hit with a Fire- or Water-type move during battle.

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Duraludon

  • Category: Alloy Pokémon
  • Type: Steel/Dragon
  • Height: 5′11″
  • Weight: 88.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Light Metal / Heavy Metal

Duraludon live in caves and mountainous areas. Their two arms have slightly different shapes, and they use them to grind down rock surfaces for food. Its body is composed of incredibly durable metal but is also surprisingly light, so Duraludon can move quite quickly despite its appearance. Its body is susceptible to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily. They share their habitat with Tyranitar, so these two Pokémon are often seen battling each other in the mountains of the Galar region.

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Obstagoon

  • Category: Blocking Pokémon
  • Type: Dark/Normal
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 101.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Reckless / Guts

The Linoone of the Galar region live in harsh conditions and engage in fierce competition with others of their species. As a result, their survival instincts have been honed, leading to their Evolution into Obstagoon. Though Obstagoon is extremely combative, it often does not 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. Obstagoon is especially skilled at throwing its opponents off guard and counterattacking with its sharp claws.

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Morpeko

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

The sacs in Morpeko's cheeks constantly generate electricity. This consumes energy, causing Morpeko to be constantly hungry. To satisfy this hunger, Morpeko always carries around Berry seeds to snack on. When experiencing prolonged hunger, Morpeko's hormone balance changes. This causes its fur to change colors and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type. Morpeko's Ability, Hunger Switch, is a new Ability that causes it to change its appearance each turn. Aura Wheel is Morpeko's signature move, and it changes type depending on Morpeko's form. In Full Belly Mode, the move is Electric type. In Hangry Mode, the move becomes Dark type.


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,the new Galarian Pokémon Forms appearing in Sword and Shield 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 properly new Pokémon don't have numbers yet, so we've left them un-numbered for now, but otherwise here's a full runthrough of all the Pokémon we've found in the trailers and announcement media so far, ordered by their National Pokédex number (but grouped with their evolutions for ease of use).

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.

Up to date as of 7th August 2019. Scroll right to see full table on mobile.

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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Yamper
# TBC
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Rolycoly
# TBC
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Alcremie
# TBC
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Duraludon
# TBC
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Morpeko
# 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
#173
173
Cleffa
#35
035
Clefairy
#36
036
Clefable
#37
37
Vulpix
#38
38
Ninetales
#50
050
Diglett
#51
051
Dugtrio
#58
58
Growlithe
#59
59
Arcanine
#66
066
Machop
#67
067
Machoke
#68
068
Machamp
#92
92
Gastly
#93
93
Haunter
#94
94
Gengar
#95
95
Onix
#208
208
Steelix
#236
236
Tyrogue
#106
106
Hitmonlee
#107
107
Hitmonchan
#237
237
Hitmontop
#109
109
Koffing
#110
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Weezing (Galarian)
#111
111
Rhyhorn
#112
112
Rhydon
#464
464
Rhyperior
#118
118
Goldeen
#119
119
Seeking
#129
129
Magikarp
#130
130
Gyarados
#131
131
Lapras
#133
133
Eevee
#134
134
Vaporeon
#135
135
Jolteon
#136
136
Flareon
#196
196
Espeon
#197
197
Umbreon
#470
470
Leafeon
#471
471
Glaceon
#700
700
Sylveon
#446
446
Munchlax
#143
143
Snorlax
#151
151
Mew
#163
163
Hoothoot
#164
164
Noctowl
#170
170
Chinchou
#171
171
Lanturn
#175
175
Togepi
#176
176
Togetic
#468
468
Togekiss
#194
194
Wooper
#195
195
Quagsire
#360
360
Wynaut
#202
202
Wobuffet
#215
215
Sneasel
#461
461
Weavile
#458
458
Mantyke
#226
226
Mantine
#246
246
Larvitar
#247
247
Pupitar
#248
248
Tyranitar
#263
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Zigzagoon (Galarian)
#264
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Linoone (Galarian)
#TBC
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Obstagoon
#270
270
Lotad
#271
271
Lombre
#272
272
Ludicolo
#278
278
Wingull
#279
279
Pelipper
#280
280
Ralts
#281
281
Kirlia
#282
282
Gardevoir
#475
475
Gallade
#303
303
Mawile
#309
309
Electrike
#310
310
Manectric
#406
406
Budew
#315
315
Roeslia
#407
407
Roserade
#320
320
Wailmer
#321
321
Wailord
#328
328
Trapinch
#329
329
Vibrava
#330
330
Flygon
#349
349
Feebas
#350
350
Milotic
#355
355
Duskull
#356
356
Dusclops
#477
477
Dusknoir
#361
361
Snorunt
#362
362
Glalie
#478
478
Froslass
#415
415
Combee
#416
416
Vespiquen
#425
425
Drifloon
#426
426
Drifblim
#436
436
Bronzor
#437
437
Bronzong
#447
447
Riolu
#448
448
Lucario
#449
449
Hippopotas
#450
450
Hoppowdown
#453
453
Croagunk
#454
454
Toxicroak
#459
459
Snover
#460
460
Abomasnow
#509
509
Purrloin
#510
510
Liepard
#524
524
Roggenrola
#525
525
Boldore
#526
526
Gigalith
#527
527
Woobat
#528
528
Swoobat
#535
535
Tympole
#536
536
Plapitoad
#537
537
Seismitoad
#539
539
Sawk
#556
556
Maractus
#568
568
Trubbish
#569
569
Garbodor
#572
572
Minccino
#573
573
Cinccino
#577
577
Solosis
#578
578
Duosion
#579
579
Reuniclus
#582
582
Vanillite
#583
583
Vanillish
#584
584
Vanilluxe
#592
592
Frillish
#593
593
Jellicent
#595
595
Joltik
#596
596
Galvantula
#597
597
Ferroseed
#598
598
Ferrothorn
#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
#659
659
Bunnelby
#660
660
Diggersby
#674
674
Pancham
#675
675
Pangoro
#677
677
Espurr
#678
678
Meowstic
#684
684
Swirlix
#685
685
Slurpuff
#686
686
Inkay
#687
687
Malamar
#694
694
Helioptile
#695
695
Heloplisk
#701
701
Hawlucha
#704
704
Goomy
#705
705
Sliggoo
#706
706
Goodra
#710
710
Pumpkaboo
#711
711
Gourgeist
#712
712
Bergmite
#713
713
Avalugg
#714
714
Noibat
#715
715
Noivern
#736
736
Grubbin
#737
737
Charjabug
#738
738
Vikavolt
#746
746
Wishiwashi
#747
747
Mareanie
#748
748
Toxapex
#749
749
Mudbray
#750
750
Mudsdale
#759
759
Stufful
#760
760
Bewear
#761
761
Bounsweet
#762
762
Steenee
#763
763
Tsareena
#767
767
Wimpod
#768
768
Golisopod
#778
778
Mimikyu
#782
782
Jangmo-o
#783
783
Hakamo-o
#784
784
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