Pokémon Sword and Shield new Pokémon list: all new Gen 8 Pokémon revealed so far

Every new Pokémon coming to Gen 8's Sword and Shield.

Sword and Shield's new Pokémon continue to be one of the main draws to the latest generation of Pokémon games; with the fascinating mixture of dual-types, plus creative designs, Gen 8 has been revealed to be a very interesting generation.

Now that Sword and Shield has been released, we can reveal the full list of Gen 8 Pokémon, including their details and a short description from their Pokédex entries.

For a full list of all the Pokémon confirmed for the games so far, meanwhile, our big Pokémon Sword and Shield Galar Pokédex page has you covered.

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.

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Grookey (one of the Pokémon Sword and Shield starters)

  • Category: Chimp Pokémon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • Ability: Overgrow

Description: "The stick held by Grookey was originally a branch from the forest where troops of Grookey live, but it's no longer a simple branch. It has gained special powers after being exposed to the energy within Grookey's body.

"Its green fur creates energy from sunlight. Wilted flowers and leaves have been seen to regain their color when Grookey drums with its stick near them."

Thwackey

  • Category: Beat Pokémon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 2'4"
  • Weight: 30.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Overgrow

Description: 'When it's drumming out rapid beats in battle, it gets so caught up in the rhythm that it won't even notice that it's already knocked out its opponent. The faster a Thwackey can beat out a rhythm with its two sticks, the more respect it wins from its peers.'

Rillaboom

  • Category: Drummer Pokémon
  • Type: Grass
  • Height: 6'11"
  • Weight: 198.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Overgrow

Description: 'The one with the best drumming techniques becomes the boss of the troop. It has a gentle disposition and values harmony among its group. By drumming, it taps into the power of its special tree stump. The roots of the stump follows its direction in battle.'

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Scorbunny (one of the Pokémon Sword and Shield starters)

  • Category: Rabbit Pokémon
  • Type: Fire
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Blaze

Description: "Scorbunny uses its powerful legs to run and jump around its opponents, confusing and disorienting them. The soles of its feet can become very hot, and Scorbunny can kick opponents to damage and burn them, too! Scorbunny has a fire sac in its chest, which contains viscous fire energy.

"If Scorbunny is able to increase its heart rate and body temperature by running around and warming up properly, the true power of its fire energy will be awakened and its physical capabilities will greatly increase."

Raboot

  • Category: Rabbit Pokémon
  • Type: Fire
  • Height: 2'
  • Weight: 19.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Blaze

Description: 'Its thick and fluffy fur protects it from the cold and enables it to use hotter fire moves.'

Cinderace

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Fire
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Blaze

Description: TBC

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Sobble (one of the Pokémon Sword and Shield starters)

  • Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Torrent

Description: "When Sobble touches water, its body changes its pattern and color, allowing it to blend into its surroundings. Sobble is a bit timid, and so if it gets nervous or embarrassed, it will secrete the water within its body like sweat and disappear into the surroundings. Sobble's tears are capable of making others cry.

"This effect is so strong, it is said that its tears are as potent as 100 onions. If Sobble feels threatened, it will start to bawl and spread its tears around the area, causing everyone around it to start crying uncontrollably. Sobble will then use this distraction as a chance to escape."

Drizzile

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Water
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Torrent

Description: TBC

Inteleon

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Water
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Torrent

Description: TBC

Blipbug

  • Category: Larva Pokémon
  • Type: Bug
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 17.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Swarm

Description: 'Often found in gardens, this Pokémon has hairs on its body that it uses to assess its surroundings.'

Dottler

  • Category: Radome Pokémon
  • Type: Bug / Psychic
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 43 lbs.
  • Ability: Swarm

Description: 'As it grows inside its shell, it uses its psychic abilities to monitor the outside world and prepare for evolution. It barely moves, but it's still alive. Hiding in its shell without food or water seems to have awakened its psychic powers.'

Orbeetle

  • Category: Seven Spot Pokémon
  • Type: Bug / Psychic
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 89.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Swarm

Description: 'It emits psychic energy to observe and study what's around it - and what's around it can include things over six miles away. It's famous for its high level of intelligence, and the large size of its brain is proof that it also possesses immense psychic power.'

Rookidee

  • Category: Tiny Bird Pokémon
  • Type: Flying
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 4 lbs.
  • Ability: Pressure / Unnerve / Keen Eye

Description: 'Jumping nimbly about, this small-bodied Pokémon takes advantage of even the slightest opportunity to disorient larger opponents.'

Corvisquire

  • Category: Raven Pokémon
  • Type: Flying
  • Height: 2'7"
  • Weight: 35.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Pressure / Unnerve / Keen Eye

Description: 'The lessons of many harsh battles have taught it how to accurately judge an opponent's strength.Smart enough to use tools in battles, these Pokémon have been seen picking up rocks and flinging them or using ropes to wrap up enemies.'

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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

Description: "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."

Skwovet

  • Category: Cheeky Pokémon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 1"
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Cheek Pouch

Description: 'It eats berries non stop - a habit that has made it more resilient than it looks. It'll show up on farms, searching for yet more berries.'

Greedent

  • Category: Greedy Pokémon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 2'
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Cheek Pouch

Description: 'Common throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon has strong teeth and can chew through the toughest of berry shells. It stashes berries in its tail - so many berries that they fall out constantly. But this Pokémon is a bit slow-witted, so it doesn't notice the loss.'

Greedent was originally in the pre-release material for Sword and Shield, where it appeared on the sweatshirt of a fan watching a match at an in-game stadium.

Nickit

  • Category: Fox Pokémon
  • Type: Dark
  • Height: 2"
  • Weight: 19.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Unburden

Description: 'Cunning and cautious, this Pokémon survives by stealing food from others. It erases its tracks with swipes of its tail as it makes off with its plunder.'

Thievul

  • Category: Fox Pokémon
  • Type: Dark
  • Height: 3'11"
  • Weight: 43.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Unburden

Description: 'With a lithe body and sharp claws, it goes around stealing food and eggs. Boltund is its natural enemy. It secretly marks potential targets with a scent. By following the scent, it stalks its targets and steals from them when they least expect it.'

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Obstagoon

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

Description: "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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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."

Dubwool

  • Category: Sheep Pokémon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 4'3"
  • Weight: 94.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Fluffy / Run Away

Description: 'Its majestic horns are meant only to impress the opposite gender. They never see use in battle.'

Chewtle

  • Category: Snapping Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 18.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

Description: 'Apparently the itch of its teething impels it to snap its jaw at anything in front of it.'

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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

Description: "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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Yamper

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

Description: "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."

Boltund

  • Category: Dog Pokémon
  • Type: Electric
  • Height: 3'3"
  • Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Ability: Ball Fetch

Description: 'It sends electricity through its legs to boost their strength. Running at top speed, it easily breaks 50 mph.'

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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."

Sizzlipede

  • Category: Radiator Pokémon
  • Type: Fire / Bug
  • Height: 2'4"
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Description: 'It wraps prey up with its heated body, cooking them in its coils. Once they're well done, it will voraciously nibble them down to the last morsel. It stores flammable gas in its body and uses it to generate heat. The yellow sections on its belly get particularly hot.'

Centiskorch

  • Category: Radiator Pokémon
  • Type: Fire / Bug
  • Height: 9'10"
  • Weight: 264.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Description: 'While its burning body is already dangerous on its own, this excessively hostile Pokémon also has large and very sharp fangs.'

Centiskorch also has a Gigantax form.

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Rolycoly

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

Description: "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."

Carkol

  • Category: Coal Pokémon
  • Type: Fire / Ground
  • Height: 3'7"
  • Weight: 172 lbs.
  • Ability: Steam Engine / Heatproof / Flame Body

Description: 'By rapidly rolling its legs, it can travel at over 18 mph. The temperature of the flames it breathes exceeds 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. It forms coal inside its body. Coal dropped by this Pokémon once helped fuel the lives of people in the Galar region.'

Coalossal

  • Category: Coal Pokémon
  • Type: Fire / Ground
  • Height: 9'2"
  • Weight: 684.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Steam Engine / Heatproof / Flame Body

Description: 'While it's engaged in battle, its mountains of coal will burn bright red, sending off sparks that scorch the surrounding area.'

Coalossal also has a Gigantamax form.

Arrokuda

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Water
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Propeller Tail

Description: TBC

Barraskewda

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Water
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Propeller Tail

Description: TBC

Perrserker

  • Category: Viking Pokémon
  • Type: Steel
  • Height: 2'7"
  • Weight: 61.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Tough Claws / Steely Spirit

Description: 'After many battles, it evolved dangerous claws that come together to form daggers when extended. What appears to be an iron helmet is actually hardened hair. This Pokémon lives for the thrill of battle.'

Milcery

  • Category: Cream Pokémon
  • Type: Fairy
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 0.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Sweet Veil

Description: 'They say that any patisserie visited by Milcery is guaranteed success and good fortune. This Pokémon was born from sweet-smelling particles in the air. Its body is made of cream.'

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Alcremie

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

Description: "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

Description: "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."

Applin

  • Category: Apple Core Pokémon
  • Type: Grass / Dragon
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs.
  • Ability: Ripen

Description: 'As soon as it's born, it burrows into an apple. Not only does the apple serve as its food source, but the flavour of the fruit determines its evolution.'

Flapple

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Grass / Dragon
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Ripen

Description: TBC

Appletun

  • Category: Apple Nectar Pokémon
  • Type: Grass / Dragon
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 28.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Ripen

Description: 'Its body is covered in sweet nectar, and the skin on its back is especially yummy. Children used to have it as a snack.'

Appletun has a Gigantamax form, which it shares with Flapple, called Flappletun.

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Sirfetch'd

  • Category: Wild Duck Pokémon
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: 2'7"
  • Weight: 257.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Steadfast

Description: "The Farfetch'd of the Galar region can evolve into Sirfetch'd after experiencing many battles. They are calm and collected, and they make a point of always battling fairly. They are so noble in battle that they are often chosen as a motif for paintings. Of particular note is a painting-famous in the Galar region-that depicts a duel between a Sirfetch'd and an Escavalier.

In battle, Sirfetch'd uses the sharp stalk of its leek as a lance and the thick leaves as a shield. It maintains this leek over the span of many years and treasures it more than anything. When its leek finally withers, Sirfetch'd will leave the battlefield and retire from battling entirely.

Meteor Assault is a new move introduced in these games that only Sirfetch'd can learn! Sirfetch'd points its leek at the opponent and charges toward them at great speed. This move is devastatingly powerful! However, it appears that the move also puts great strain on Sirfetch'd. It will be unable to take action immediately after using this move."

Cursola

  • Category: Coral Pokémon
  • Type: Ghost
  • Height: 3'3"
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Weak Armour

Description: 'Be cautious of the ectoplasmic body surrounding its soul. You'll become stiff as stone if you touch it.'

Cursola is the second evolution for the Galar variant of Corsola.

Impidimp

  • Category: Wily Pokémon
  • Type: Dark / Fairy
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 12.1 lbs.
  • Ability: Prankster

Description: 'It sneaks into people's homes, stealing things and feasting on the negative energy of the frustrated occupants. Through its nose, it sucks in the emanations produced by people and Pokémon when they feel annoyed. It thrives off this negative energy.'

You will only ever find male Impidimp in the wild.

Impidimp originally appeared in the Sword and Shield demo Eurogamer played at E3, where it was one of the water-type Gym trainers' Pokémon. It also made an appearance on the 24-hour safari stream alongside Galarian Ponyta.

Morgrem

  • Category: Devious Pokémon
  • Type: Dark / Fairy
  • Height: 2'7"
  • Weight: 27.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Prankster

Description: 'With sly cunning, it tries to lure people into the woods. Some believe it to have the power to make crops grow. When it gets down on all fours as if to beg for forgiveness, it's trying to lure opponents in so that it can stab them with its spear-like hair.'

Grimmsnarl

  • Category: Bulk Up Pokémon
  • Type: Dark / Fairy
  • Height: 4'11"
  • Weight: 134.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Prankster

Description: 'Is hairs work like muscle fibers. When its hairs unfurl, they latch onto opponents, ensnaring them as tentacles would. With the hair wrapped around its body helping to enhance it muscles, this Pokémon can overwhelm even Machamp.'

Grimmsnarl also has a Gigantamax form.

Cufant

  • Category: Copperderm Pokémon
  • Type: Steel
  • Height: 3'11"
  • Weight: 220.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Sheer Force / Heavy Metal

Description: 'If a job requires serious strength, this Pokémon will excel at it. Its copper body tarnishes in the rain, turning a vibrant green colour.'

Our first sighting of Cufant was a brief second in one of the pre-release trailers, where Cufant was seen bursting out of a Pokéball. This image only gave us a vague idea of what Cufant looked like, now we can truly see them in all their elephant glory.

Copperajah

  • Category: Copperderm Pokémon
  • Type: Steel
  • Height: 9'10"
  • Weight: 1433 lbs.
  • Ability: Sheer Force / Heavy Metal

Description: 'These Pokémon live in herds. Their trunks have incredible grip strength, strong enough to crush giant rocks into powder.'

Copperajah also had a Gigantamax form.

Hatenna

  • Category: Calm Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Anticipation

Description: 'If this Pokémon senses a strong emotion, it will run away as fast as it can. If prefers areas without people. Via the protrusion on its head, it senses other creatures' emotions. If you don't have a calm disposition, it will never warm up to you.'

Interestingly, you can only caught female Hatenna.

Hatterm

  • Category: Serene Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic
  • Height: 2'
  • Weight: 10.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Anticipation

Description: 'Using the braids on its head, it pummels foes to get them to quiet down. One blow from these braids would knock out a professional boxer. No matter who you are, if you bring strong emotions near this Pokémon, it will silence you violently.'

Hatterene

  • Category: Silent Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic / Fairy
  • Height: 6'11"
  • Weight: 11.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Anticipation

Description: 'If you're too loud around it, you risk being torn apart by the claws on its tentacle. This Pokémon is also known as the Forest Witch. It emits psychic power strong enough to cause headaches as a deterrent to the approach of others.'

Hatterene also has a Gigantamax form.

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Cramorant

  • Category: Gulp Pokémon
  • Type: Flying/Water
  • Height: 2'7"
  • Weight: 39.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Gulp Missile

Description: "When it comes to food, Cramorant will try to swallow anything it can fit in its mouth. Sometimes it will swallow things that aren't its intended prey, spitting them out once it realizes its mistake. A Cramorant can be forgetful, but it will never forget a Trainer it grows to trust.

"However, even Trainers will face fierce attacks from their Cramorant if they try to steal its food. Cramorant's Ability, Gulp Missile, is a new Ability that can be triggered during battles. After Cramorant uses Surf or Dive, it will return with a catch in its mouth. If it takes damage while in this state, Cramorant will retaliate by spitting out its catch at that opponent."

Toxel

  • Category: Baby Pokémon
  • Type: Poison / Electric
  • Height: 1'4"
  • Weight: 24.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Rattled

Description: 'It manipulates the chemical makeup of its poison to produce electricity. The voltage is weak, but it can cause a tingling paralysis. It stores poison in an internal poison sac and secretes that poison through its skin. If you touch this Pokémon, a tingling sensation follows.'

Toxtricity

  • Category: Punk Pokémon
  • Type: Poison / Electric
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 88.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Punk Rock

Description: 'It has an electrical organ on its chest. While generating electricity, it fills its surroundings with what sounds like the strumming of a bass guitar. Capable of generating 15,000 volts of electricity, this Pokémon looks down on all that would challenge it.'

Toxtricity has two forms - Low Charge and Amped.

Silicobra

  • Category: Sand Snake Pokémon
  • Type: Ground
  • Height: 7'3"
  • Weight: 16.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Sand Spit

Description: 'It spews sand from its nostrils. While the enemy is blinded, it burrows into the ground to hide. As it digs, it swallows sand and stores it in its neck pouch. The pouch can hold more than 17 pounds of sand.'

Sandaconda

  • Category: Sand Snake Pokémon
  • Type: Ground
  • Height: 12'6"
  • Weight: 144.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Sand Spit

Description: 'Its unique style of coiling allows it to blast sand out if its sand sac more efficiently.'

Runerigus

  • Category: Grudge Pokémon
  • Type: Ground / Ghost
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 146.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Wandering Spirit

Description: 'Never touch its shadow like body, or you'll be shown the horrific memories behind the picture carved into it.'

Runerigus is the second evolution of the Galar version of Yamask.

Sinistea

  • Category: Black Tea Pokémon
  • Type: Ghost
  • Height: 4"
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Weak Armour

Description: 'It absorbs the life-force of those who drink it. It waits patiently, but opportunities are fleeting - it tastes so bad that it gets spat out immediately. This Pokémon is said to have been born when a lonely spirit possessed a cold, leftover cup of tea. '

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Polteageist

  • Category: Black Tea Pokémon
  • Type: Ghost
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Weak Armour

Description: "Polteageist's body is made from black tea, and it's said to have a very distinct aroma and flavor. It will only allow a Trainer it trusts to sample its tea, although drinking too much can lead to indigestion. Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants where they disguise themselves and hide among the tableware. Because they can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, they're often treated as pests."

Indeedee

  • Category: Emotion Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic / Normal
  • Height: 2'11"
  • Weight: 61.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Sychronize / Psychic Surge

Description for the female Indeedee: 'They diligently serve people and Pokémon so they can gather feelings of gratitude. The females are particularly good at babysitting.'v

The appearance of an Indeedee depends on whether it's male or female.

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Morpeko

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

Description: "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."

Falinks

  • Category: Formation Pokémon
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: 9'10"
  • Weight: 136.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Battle Armour

Description: 'The six of them work together as one Pokémon. Teamwork is also their battle strategy, and they constantly change their formation as they fight.'

Snom

  • Category: Worm Pokémon
  • Type: Ice / Bug
  • Height: 1"
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Shield Dust / Ice Scales

Description: 'It eats snow that piles up on the ground. The more snow it eats, the bigger and more impressive the spikes on it back grow. It spits out thread imbued with a frigid sort of energy and uses it to tie its body to branches, disguising itself as an icicle while it sleeps.'

Frosmoth

  • Category: Frost Moth Pokémon
  • Type: Ice / Bug
  • Height: 4'3"
  • Weight: 92.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Shield Dust / Ice Scales

Description: 'It shows no mercy to any who desecrate fields and mountains. It will fly around on its icy wings, causing a blizzard to chase offenders away.'

Clobbopus

  • Category: Tantrum Pokémon
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: 2'
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Limber

Description: 'Its tentacles tear off easily, but it isn't alarmed when that happens - it knows they'll grow back. It's about as smart as a three-year-old.'

Grapploct

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 86 lbs.
  • Ability: Limber

Description: 'Searching for an opponent to test its skills against, it emerges onto land. Once the battle is over, it returns to the sea.'

Pincurchin

  • Category: Sea Urchin Pokémon
  • Type: Electric
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Lightning Rod

Description: 'It stores electricity in each spine. Even if one gets broken off, it still continues to emit electricity for at least three hours.'

Mr. Rime

  • Category: Comedian Pokémon
  • Type: Fairy / Ice
  • Height: 4'11"
  • Weight: 128.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Screen Cleaner

Description: 'It's amusing movements make it very popular. It releases its psychic power from the pattern on its belly.'

Stonjourner

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Rock
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Power Spot

Description: TBC

Eiscue

  • Category: Penguin Pokémon
  • Type: Ice
  • Height: 4'7"
  • Weight: 196.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Ice Face / Noice Face

Description: 'This Pokémon keeps its heat-sensitive head cool with ice. It fishes for its food, dangling its single hair into the sea to lure its prey. The hair on its head connects to the surface of its brain. When this Pokémon has something on its mind, its hair chills the air around it.'

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Duraludon

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

Description: "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."

Dracozolt

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Electric / Dragon
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Volt Absorb

Description: 'The powerful muscles in its tail generate its electricity. Compared to its lower body, its upper half is entirely too small.'

Arctozolt

  • Category: Fossil Pokémon
  • Type: Electric / Ice
  • Height: 7'7"
  • Weight: 330.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Static

Description: 'That Pokémon lived on prehistoric seashores and was able to preserve food with the ice on its body. It went extinct because it moved so slowly. The shaking of its freezing upper half is what generates its electricity. It has a hard time walking around.'

Dracovish

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Water / Dragon
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Water Absorb

Description: 'Its mighty legs are capable of running at speeds exceeding 40 mph, but this Pokémon can't breathe unless its underwater.'

Arctovish

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Water / Ice
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Water Absorb

Description: 'The skin on its face is impervious to attack, but breathing difficulties made this Pokémon go extinct.'

Dreepy

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Dragon / Ghost
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Clear Body

Description: 'If this weak Pokémon is by itself, a mere child could defeat it. But if Dreepy has friends to help it train, it can evolve and become much stronger.'

Drakloak

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Dragon / Ghost
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Clear Body

Description: 'Without a Dreepy to place on its head and care for, it gets so uneasy it'll try to substitute any Pokémon it finds for the missing Dreepy.'

Dragapult

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Dragon / Ghost
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Clear Body

Description: 'Apparently the Dreepy inside Dragapult's horns eagerly look forward to being launched out at Mach speed.'

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Zacian

  • Category: Warrior Pokémon
  • Type: Fairy
  • Height: 9'2"
  • Weight: 242.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Intrepid Sword

Description: "Zacian's attacks are so graceful that its movements captivate opponents. Holding what appears to be a sword in its mouth, Zacian's shining blade can cut through anything. Known as a legendary hero, this Pokémon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle."

Zacian has the ability to become a fairy and steel-type Pokémon.

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Zamazenta

  • Category: TBC
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Ability: Dauntless Shield

Description: "With majestic movements and what appears to be a shield covering its body, Zamazenta can turn back any attack and overwhelm any opponents that dare face it."

Zamazenta has the ability to become a fighting and steel-type Pokémon.

Eternatus

  • Category: Gigantic Pokémon
  • Type: Poison / Dragon
  • Height: 65'7"
  • Weight: 2094.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Pressure

Description: 'It was inside a meteorite that fell 20,000 years ago. There seems to be a connection between this Pokémon and the Dynamax phenomenon.'

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