Pokémon Sword and Shield new Pokémon list: All DLC and other Gen 8 Pokémon we know 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.

We've also included the new Gen 8 Pokémon that will be released alongside the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. There may be new additions to this list in the future, so keep your eyes peeled.

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.

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Gen 8 Pokémon we know so far coming as Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC

Here are the Gen 8 Pokémon that we currently know will be released alongside The Isle of Armor, the first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. There may be more Pokémon added to this list in the future.

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Kubfu

  • Category: Wushu Pokémon
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: 2'
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Ability: Inner Focus

Kubfu is a new Legendary Pokémon.

Description: "This Pokémon is hardworking and strives to train both its body and mind. It uses each defeat as motivation, training itself with even more vigor after a loss in order to grow stronger. It has an organ that produces "fighting energy" in its lower abdomen, and before heading into battle, Kubfu will increase this energy through unique breathing techniques and intense focus.

Wild Kubfu live in mountainous areas far away from the Galar region, but it was once a species that called Galar its home. It's noted in historical texts that this species used to head to uncharted lands with people as they set out to trade or explore. Records suggest that the Kubfu living in faraway mountains today may have descended from Kubfu that became naturalized to the distant lands they visited in their journeys."

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Urshifu

  • Category: Wushu Pokémon
  • Type: Single Strike Style - Fighting and dark-type / Rapid Strike Style - Fighting and water-type
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 231.5 lbs
  • Ability: Unseen Fist

Urshifu is a new Legendary Pokémon and the evolution of Kubfu. It also has a Gigantamax form.

Description: "Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu after it has undergone sufficient training. It seems that Urshifu has two forms-a Single Strike Style and a Rapid Strike Style-and it appears that each form has different types as well.

Urshifu in Single Strike Style form favor battling without holding anything back. When enraged, they will mercilessly attack an opponent until it is utterly defeated. A Single Strike Style Urshifu's movements are often direct and involve rushing forward in a straight line. It will keep its distance from its opponents at first only to leap in close instantly to deliver a powerful blow.

Urshifu in Rapid Strike Style form maintain a calm demeanor, observing their opponents and measuring their strength while dodging attacks. A Rapid Strike Style Urshifu will use flowing movements in battle to smoothly parry an opponent's moves and then overwhelm the opponent with a flurry of rapid strikes."

Here the Gen 8 Pokémon that we know will be released alongside The Crown Tundra, the second part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. There may be more new Gen 8 Pokémon added to this list at a future date.

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Calyrex

  • Category: King Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic and grass-type
  • Height: 3'7"
  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • Ability: Unnerve

Calyrex is a new Legendary Pokémon.

Description: "This Pokémon ruled all of Galar in ancient times. Though it appears delicate and slight, its every move is filled with grace and dignity. It also has extremely high intelligence, and it's said to see every past, present, and future event."

Gen 8 Pokémon released with Pokémon Sword and Shield

Here's a run-through of all the Gen 8 Pokémon released with Pokémon Sword and Shield, 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."

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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.'

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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."

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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. It kicks berries right off the branches of trees and then juggles them with its feet, practising its footwork.'

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Cinderace

  • Category: Striker Pokémon
  • Type: Fire
  • Height: 4'7"
  • Weight: 72.8 lbs.
  • Ability: Blaze

Description: 'It juggles a pebble with its feet, turning it into a burning soccer ball. Its shots strike opponents hard and leave them scorched. It's skilled at both offence and defence, and it get pumped up when cheered on. But if it starts showboating, it could put itself in a tough spot.'

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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."

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Drizzile

  • Category: Water Lizard Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 2'4"
  • Weight: 25.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Torrent

Description: 'A clever combatant, this Pokémon battles using water balloons created with moisture secreted from its palms. Highly intelligent but also very lazy, it keeps enemies out of its territory by laying traps everywhere.'

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Inteleon

  • Category: Secret Agent Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 99.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Torrent

Description: 'It has many hidden capabilities, such as fingertips that can shoot water and a membrane on its back that it can use to glide through the air. Its nictitating membranes let it let it pick out foes' weak points so it can precisely blast them with water that shoots from its fingertip at Mach 3.'

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Blipbug

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

Description: 'Often found in gardens, this Pokémon has hairs on its body that it uses to assess its surroundings. A constant collector of information, this Pokémon is very smart. Very strong is what it isn't.'

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Dottler

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

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.'

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Orbeetle

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

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.'

Orbeetle has Gigantamax form for you to find.

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Rookidee

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

Description: 'It will bravely challenge any opponent, no matter how powerful. This Pokémon benefits from every battle - even a defeat increases its strength a bit. Jumping nimbly about, this small-bodied Pokémon takes advantage of even the slightest opportunity to disorient larger opponents.'

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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."

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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. Found throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon becomes uneasy if its cheeks are ever completely empty of berries.'

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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.

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Nickit

  • Category: Fox Pokémon
  • Type: Dark
  • Height: 2"
  • Weight: 19.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Run Away / 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. Aided by the soft pads on its feet, it silently raids the food stores of other Pokémon. It survives off its ill-gotten gains.'

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Thievul

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

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Dubwool

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

Description: 'Weave a carpet from its springy wool, and you end up with something closer to a trampoline. You'll start to bounce the moment you set foot on it. Its majestic horns are meant only to impress the opposite gender. They never see use in battle.'

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Chewtle

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

Description: 'It starts off battles by attacking with its rock-hard horn, but as soon as the opponent flinches, this Pokémon bites down and never lets go. 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."

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Boltund

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

Description: 'This Pokémon generates electricity and channels it into its legs to keep them going strong. Boltund can run nonstop for three full days. 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."

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Sizzlipede

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

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.'

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Centiskorch

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

Description: 'When it heats up, its body temperature reaches about 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. It lashes its body like a whip and launches itself at enemies. 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 Gigantamax 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."

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Carkol

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

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Coalossal

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

Description: 'It's usually peaceful, but the vandalism of mines enrages it. Offenders will be incinerated with flames that reach 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.

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Arrokuda

  • Category: Rush Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 1'8"
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Propeller Tail

Description: 'If it sees any movement around it, this Pokémon charges for it straightaway, leading with its sharply pointed jaw. It's very proud of that jaw. After it's eaten its fill, its movements become extremely sluggish. That's when Cramorant swallows it up.'

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Barraskewda

  • Category: Skewer Pokémon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 4'3"
  • Weight: 66.1 lbs.
  • Ability: Swift Swim

Description: 'It spins its tail fins to propel itself, surging forward at speeds of over 100 knots before ramming prey and spearing into them. This Pokémon has a jaw that's as sharp as a spear and as strong as steel. Apparently Barraskewda's flesh is surprisingly tasty too.'

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Perrserker

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

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.'

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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."

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Applin

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

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. It spends its entire life inside an apple. It hides from its natural enemies, bird Pokémon, by pretending it's just an apple and nothing more.'

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Flapple

  • Category: Apple Wing Pokémon
  • Type: Grass / Dragon
  • Height: 1'
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Ripen / Gluttony

Description: 'It ate a sour apple, and that induced its evolution. In its cheeks, it stores an acid capable of causing chemical burns. It flies on wings of apple skin and spits a powerful acid. It can also changes its shape into that of an apple.'

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

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Appletun

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

Description: 'Eating a sweet apple caused its evolution. A nectarous scent wafts from its body, luring in the bug Pokémon it preys on. 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."

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Cursola

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

Description: 'Its shell is overflowing with its heightened otherworldly energy. The ectoplasm serves as protection for this Pokémon's core spirit. 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.

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Impidimp

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

Pokemon__Morgrem

Morgrem

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

Pokemon__Grimmsnarl

Grimmsnarl

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

Description: 'Is hairs work like muscle fibres. 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.

Pokemon__Cufant

Cufant

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

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. It digs up the ground with its trunk. It's also very strong, being able to carry loads of over five tons without any problem at all.'

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.

Pokemon__Copperajah

Copperajah

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

Description: 'These Pokémon live in herds. Their trunks have incredible grip strength, strong enough to crush giant rocks into powder. They came over from another region long ago and worked together with humans. Their green skin is resistant to water.'

Copperajah also had a Gigantamax form.

Pokemon__Hatenna

Hatenna

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

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.

Pokemon__Hatterm

Hatterm

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

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.'

Pokemon__Hatterene

Hatterene

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

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."

Pokemon__Toxel

Toxel

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

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.'

Pokemon__Toxtricity

Toxtricity

  • Category: Punk Pokémon
  • Type: Poison / Electric
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 88.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Amped Form - Punk Rock or Plus / Low Key Form - Punk Rock or Minus

Description of Amped Form: 'This short-tempered and aggressive Pokémon chugs stagnant water to absorb any toxins it might contain. When this Pokémon sounds as it's strumming a guitar, it's actually clawing at the protrusions on its chest to generate electricity.'

Description of Low Key Form: '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.

Pokemon__Silicobra

Silicobra

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

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.'

Pokemon__Sandaconda

Sandaconda

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

Description: 'Its unique style of coiling allows it to blast sand out if its sand sac more efficiently. When it contracts it body, over 220 pounds of sand sprays from its nose. If it ever runs out of sand, it becomes disheartened.'

You can also find Sandaconda, which have the ability to Gigantamax.

Pokemon__Runerigus

Runerigus

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

Description: 'A powerful curse was woven into an ancient painting. After absorbing the spirit of Yamask, the painting began to move. 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.

Pokemon__Sinistea

Sinistea

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

Description of Phony Form: 'This Pokémon is said to have been born when a lonely spirit possessed a cold, leftover cup of tea. The teacup in which this Pokémon makes its home is a famous piece of antique tableware. Many forgeries are in circulation.'

Description of Antique Form: 'The swirl pattern in this Pokémon's body is its weakness. If it gets stirred, the swirl looses its shape, and Sinistea gets dizzy.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. '

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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."

Pokemon__Indeedee_Female

Indeedee

  • Category: Emotion Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic / Normal
  • Height: 2'11"
  • Weight: 61.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Female - Sychronize or Own Temp / Male - Sychronize / Inner Focus

Description for the female Indeedee: 'These intelligent Pokémon touch horns with each other to share information between them. They diligently serve people and Pokémon so they can gather feelings of gratitude. The females are particularly good at babysitting.'

Description for the male Indeedee: 'It uses the horns on its head to sense the emotions of others. Males will act as valets for those they serve, looking after they every need. Through it horns, it can pick up on the emotions of creatures around it. Positive emotions are the source of its strength.'

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."

Pokemon__Falinks

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. Five of them are troopers, and one is the brass. Teamwork is also their battle strategy, and they constantly change their formation as they fight.'

Pokemon__Snom

Snom

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

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.'

Pokemon__Frosmoth

Frosmoth

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

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. Icy scales fall from its wings like snow as it flies over fields and mountains. The temperature of its wings is less than - 290 degrees Fahrenheit.'

Pokemon__Clobbopus

Clobbopus

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

Description: 'It's very curious, but its means of investigating things is to try to punch them with its tentacles. The search for food is what brings it onto land. 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.'

Pokemon__Grapploct

Grapploct

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

Description: 'A body made up of nothing but muscle makes the grappling moves this Pokémon performs with its tentacles tremendously powerful. Searching for an opponent to test its skills against, it emerges onto land. Once the battle is over, it returns to the sea.'

Pokemon__Pincurchin

Pincurchin

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

Description: 'It feeds on seaweed, using its teeth to scrape it off rocks. Electric current flows from the tips of its spines. It stores electricity in each spine. Even if one gets broken off, it still continues to emit electricity for at least three hours.'

Pokemon__Mr_Rime

Mr. Rime

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

Description: 'It's highly skilled at tap-dancing. It waves its cane of ice in time with its graceful movements. It's amusing movements make it very popular. It releases its psychic power from the pattern on its belly.'

Pokemon_Stonjourner

Stonjourner

  • Category: Big Rock Pokémon
  • Type: Rock
  • Height: 8'2"
  • Weight: 1146.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Power Spot

Description: 'Once a year, on a specific date and at a specific time, they gather out of where and form up in a circle. It stands in grasslands, watching the sun's descent from zenith to horizon. This Pokémon has a talent for delivering dynamic kicks.'

Pokemon_Eiscue

Eiscue

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

Description for Ice Face: '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. It drifted in on the flow of ocean waters from a frigid place. It keeps its head iced constantly to make sure it stays nice and cold.

Description for Noice Face form: 'The ice covering this Pokémon's face has shattered, revealing a slightly worried expression that many people are enamoured with. 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.'

This Pokémon has two forms - Ice Face and Noice Face.

pokemon_sword_shield_new_pokemon_duraludon

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."

Duraludon can also be found with the ability to use a Gigantamax form.

Pokemon__Dracozolt

Dracozolt

  • Category: Fossil Pokémon
  • Type: Electric / Dragon
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 418.9 lbs.
  • Ability: Hustle / Volt Absorb

Description: 'In ancient times, it was unbeatable thanks to its powerful lower body, but it went extinct anyway after it depleted all its plant-based food sources. The powerful muscles in its tail generate its electricity. Compared to its lower body, its upper half is entirely too small.'

Pokemon__Arctozolt

Arctozolt

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

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.'

Pokemon__Dracovish

Dracovish

  • Category: Fossil Pokémon
  • Type: Water / Dragon
  • Height: 7'7"
  • Weight: 474 lbs.
  • Ability: Water Absorb / Strong Jaw

Description: 'Powerful legs and jaws made it the apex predator of its time. Its own over-hunting of its prey was what drove it to extinction. Its mighty legs are capable of running at speeds exceeding 40 mph, but this Pokémon can't breathe unless its underwater.'

Pokemon__Arctovish

Arctovish

  • Category: Fossil Pokémon
  • Type: Water / Ice
  • Height: 6'07
  • Weight: 385/8 lbs.
  • Ability: Water Absorb

Description: 'The skin on its face is impervious to attack, but breathing difficulties made this Pokémon go extinct. Though it's able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on the top of its head.'

Pokemon__Dreepy

Dreepy

  • Category: Lingering Pokémon
  • Type: Dragon / Ghost
  • Height: 1'8"
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Clear Body / Infiltrator

Description: 'After being reborn as a ghost Pokémon, Dreepy wanders the areas it used to inhabit back when it was alive in prehistoric seas. 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.'

Pokemon__Drakloak

Drakloak

  • Category: Caretaker Pokémon
  • Type: Dragon / Ghost
  • Height: 4'07"
  • Weight: 24.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Clear Body / Infiltrator

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. It's capable of flying faster than 120 mph. It battles alongside Dreepy and dotes on them until they successfully evolve.'

Pokemon__Dragapult

Dragapult

  • Category: Stealth Pokémon
  • Type: Dragon / Ghost
  • Height: 9'10"
  • Weight: 110.2 lbs.
  • Ability: Clear Body / Infiltrator

Description: 'When it isn't battling, it keeps Dreepy in the holes on its horns. Once a fight starts, it launches the Dreepy like supersonic missiles. 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

Zacian has two forms - Hero of Many Battles and Crowned 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 in its Crowned Sword form.

pokemon_sword_shield_legendaries_zamazenta

Zamazenta

  • Category: Warrior Pokémon
  • Type: Fighting
  • Height: 9'6"
  • Weight: 463 lbs.
  • Ability: Dauntless Shield

Zamazenta has two forms - Hero of Many Battles and Crowned 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 in its Crowned Shield form.

Pokemon__Eternatus

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. The core on is chest absorbs energy emanating from the lands of the Galar region. This energy is what allows Eternatus to stay alive.'

pokemon_mythical_zurude

Zarude

  • Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
  • Type: Dark / Grass
  • Height: 1.8m
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Ability: Leaf Guard

Description: 'Zarude can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. The vines are strong and flexible. They can be used to wrap around tree branches to move around or to grab Berries from distant branches.'

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