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Pokémon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor: Returning Pokémon and the Isle of Armor Pokédex explained

Every past generation Pokémon returning in the Isle of Armor DLC.

The Isle of Armor DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield not only sends you on a new Pokémon journey, but also gives you a whole new Pokédex to complete.

This Pokédex is separate from the main Galar Pokédex in a similar way to how each island in Pokémon Sun and Moon has its own Pokédex for the specific Pokémon that live upon it.

Within this Pokédex, you'll record all the Pokémon that have returned from past generations, alongside new additions to Gen 8, new Galarian forms and, of course, Pokémon you've already encountered in the main games.

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How to unlock the Isle of Armor Pokédex in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Before you can begin completing the Isle of Armor Pokédex, you need to have your Pokédex updated. This, thankfully, is a very simple process and occurs when you first start your Isle of Armor journey.

When you first reach the Isle of Armor after departing from Wedgehurst train station, you'll be met with a Pokémon researcher. She will update your Pokédex for you, adding in the Isle of Armor Dex, and ask you to complete this special Pokédex for her. (Why she can't do it herself is a mystery…)

After this, talking to this researcher will lead to a Pokédex evaluation and, depending on the amount of Pokémon you've caught and seen, she'll give you some advice on how to find new Pokémon.

You'll be able to access the specific Isle of Armor Pokédex by opening your Pokédex and then selecting that specific Dex you wish to view.

Every past generation Pokémon you can find in the Isle of Armor DLC

There are 107 Pokémon from past generations that have returned in the Isle of Armor DLC and each one has its own spot in that region's special Pokédex.

Below you'll find the complete list, arranged in National Dex order, of all the Pokémon that have returned from past generations in the Isle of Armor:

Thank you to elnomii from reddit for the help with this information.

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Lickitung
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
  • Tauros
  • Igglybuff
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Slowking
  • Dunsparce
  • Scizor
  • Heracross
  • Skarmory
  • Kingdra
  • Porygon 2
  • Miltank
  • Blissey
  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Azurill
  • Carvanha
  • Sharpedo
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Buneary
  • Lopunny
  • Happiny
  • Magnezone
  • Lickilicky
  • Tangrowth
  • Porygon-Z
  • Lillipup
  • Herdier
  • Stoutland
  • Venipede
  • Whirlipede
  • Scolipede
  • Petilil
  • Lilligant
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Emolga
  • Foongus
  • Amoonguss
  • Mienfoo
  • Mienshao
  • Druddigon
  • Bouffalant
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Skrelp
  • Dragalge
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Dedenne
  • Klefki
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc
  • Fomantis
  • Lurantis
  • Comfey
  • Sandygast
  • Palossand

Although they won't appear in your Pokédex, you can earn one of the following Pokémon by finding the many Digletts hidden across the Isle of Armor:

  • Rowlet
  • Dartrix
  • Decidueye
  • Litten
  • Torracat
  • Incineroar
  • Popplio
  • Brionne
  • Primarina

Pokémon Isle of Armor Pokédex: Every Pokémon you can find in the first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

There are 211 Pokémon to be found on the Isle of Armor in total and, below, you'll find the complete Pokédex for this location. This includes all the returning Pokédex, aside from the Gen 7 starters, listed above, new Galarian Forms and the new Gen 8 Pokémon that appear on the island:

Num. PokémonTypeGen.
#1Galarian Slowpoke
Psychic Gen 1 (RBY)
#2Galarian Slowbro
Poison / PsychicGen 1 (RBY)
#3Slowking
Water / PsychicGen 2 (GSC)
#4Buneary
Normal Gen 4 (DDP)
#5Lopunny
Normal Gen 4 (DDP)
#6Happiny
Normal Gen 4 (DPP)
#7Chansey
Normal Gen 1 (RBY)
#8Blissey
Normal Gen 2 (GSC)
#9Skowvet
Normal Gen 8 (SWSH)
#10Greedunt
Normal Gen 8 (SWSH)
#11Igglybuff
Normal / FairyGen 2 (GSC)
#12Jigglypuff
Normal / FairyGen 1 (RBY)
#13Wigglytuff
Normal / FairyGen 1 (RBY)
#14Blipbug
BugGen 8 (SWSH)
#15Dottler
Bug / PsychicGen 8 (SWSH)
#16Orbeetle
Bug / PsychicGen 8 (SWSH)
#17Fomantis
GrassGen 7 (SM)
#18Lurantis
GrassGen 7 (SM)
#19Applin
Grass / DragonGen 8 (SWSH)
#20Flapple
Grass / DragonGen 8 (SWSH)
#21Appletun
Grass / DragonGen 8 (SWSH)
#22Fletching
Normal / FlyingGen 6 (XY)
#23Fletchinder
Fire / FlyingGen 6 (XY)
#24Talonflame
Fire / FlyingGen 6 (XY)
#25Shinx
ElectricGen 4 (DPP)
#26Luxio
ElectricGen 4 (DPP)
#27Luxray
ElectricGen 4 (DPP)
#28Klefki
Steel / FairyGen 6 (XY)
#29Pawniard
Dark / SteelGen 5 (BW)
#30Bisharp
Dark / SteelGen 5 (BW)
#31Abra
Psychic Gen 1 (RBY)
#32Kadabra
Psychic Gen 1 (RBY)
#33Alakazam
Psychic Gen 1 (RBY)
#34Ralts
Psychic / FairyGen 3 (RSE)
#35Kirlia
Psychic / FairyGen 3 (RSE)
#36Gardevoir
Psychic / FairyGen 3 (RSE)
#37Gallade
Psychic / FightingGen 4 (DPP)
#38Krabby
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#39Kingler
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#40Tentacool
Water / PsychicGen 1 (RBY)
#41Tentacruel
Water / PsychicGen 1 (RBY)
#42Magikarp
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#43Gyarados
Water / FlyingGen 1 (RBY)
#44Remoraid
WaterGen 2 (GSC)
#45Octillery
WaterGen 2 (GSC)
#46Mantyke
Water / FlyingGen 4 (DPP)
#47Mantine
Water / FlyingGen 2 (GSC)
#48Wingull
Water / FlyingGen 3 (RSE)
#49Pelipper
Water / FlyingGen 3 (RSE)
#50Skorupi
Posion / BugGen 4 (DPP)
#51Drapion
Posion / DarkGen 4 (DPP)
#52Dunsparce
NormalGen 2 (GSC)
#53Bouffalant
NormalGen 5 (BW)
#54Lickitung
NormalGen 1 (RBY)
#55Lickilicky
NormalGen 4 (DPP)
#56Chewtle
WaterGen 8 (SWSH)
#57Drednaw
Water / RockGen 8 (SWSH)
#58Wooper
Water / GroundGen 2 (GSC)
#59Quagsire
Water / GroundGen 2 (GSC)
#60Goomy
DragonGen 6 (XY)
#61Sliggoo
DragonGen 6 (XY)
#62Goodra
DragonGen 6 (XY)
#63Druddigon
DragonGen 5 (BW)
#64Shelmet
BugGen 5 (BW)
#65Accelgor
BugGen 5 (BW)
#66Karrablast
BugGen 5 (BW)
#67Escavalier
Bug / SteelGen 5 (BW)
#68Bulbasaur
Grass / PoisonGen 1 (RBY)
#69Ivysaur
Grass / PoisonGen 1 (RBY)
#70Venusaur
Grass / PoisonGen 1 (RBY)
#71Squirtle
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#72Wartortle
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#73Blastoise
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#74Venipede
Bug / PoisonGen 5 (BW)
#75Whirlipede
Bug / PoisonGen 5 (BW)
#76Scolipede
Bug / PoisonGen 5 (BW)
#77Foongus
Grass / PoisonGen 5 (BW)
#78Amoonguss
Grass / PoisonGen 5 (BW)
#79Comfey
FairyGen 7 (SM)
#80Tangela
GrassGen 1 (RBY)
#81Tangrowth
GrassGen 4 (DDP)
#82Croagunk
Posion / FightingGen 4 (DPP)
#83Toxicroak
Posion / FightingGen 4 (DPP)
#84Pichu
ElectricGen 2 (GSC)
#85Pikachu
ElectricGen 1 (RBY)
#86Raichu
ElectricGen 1 (RBY)
#87Zorua
DarkGen 5 (BW)
#88Zoroark
DarkGen 5 (BW)
#89Oranguru
Normal / PsychicGen 7 (SM)
#90Passimian
FightingGen 7 (SM)
#91Corphish
WaterGen 3 (RSE)
#92Crawdaunt
Water / DarkGen 3 (RSE)
#93Cramorant
Flying / WaterGen 8 (SWSH)
#94Goldeen
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#95Seaking
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#96Arrokuda
WaterGen 8 (SWSH)
#97Barraskewda
WaterGen 8 (SWSH)
#98Staryu
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#99Starmie
Water / Psychic Gen 1 (RBY)
#100Kubfu
FightingGen 8 (SWSH)
#101Urshifu
Fighting / DarkGen 8 (SWSH)
#102Emolga
Electric / FlyingGen 5 (BW)
#103Dedenne
Electric / FairyGen 6 (XY)
#104Morpeko
Electric / Dark Gen 8 (SWSH)
#105Magnemite
Electric / SteelGen 1 (RBY)
#106Magneton
Electric / SteelGen 1 (RBY)
#107Magnezone
Electric / Steel Gen 4 (DPP)
#108Inkay
Dark / PsychicGen 6 (XY)
#109Malamar
Dark / PsychicGen 6 (XY)
#110Wishiwashi
WaterGen 7 (SM)
#111Carvanha
Water / DarkGen 3 (RSE)
#112Sharpedo
Water / DarkGen 3 (RSE)
#113Lillipup
NormalGen 5 (BW)
#114Herdier
NormalGen 5 (BW)
#115Stoutland
NormalGen 5 (BW)
#116Tauros
NormalGen 1 (RBY)
#117Miltank
NormalGen 2 (GSC)
#118Scyther
Bug / FlyingGen 1 (RBY)
#119Scizor
Bug / SteelGen 2 (GSC)
#120Pinsir
BugGen 1 (RBY)
#121Heracross
Bug / FightingGen 2 (GSC)
#122Dwebble
Bug / RockGen 5 (BW)
#123Crustle
Bug / RockGen 5 (BW)
#124Wimpod
Bug / WaterGen 7 (SM)
#125Golisopod
Bug / WaterGen 7 (SM)
#126Pincurchin
ElectricGen 8 (SWSH)
#127Mareanie
Posion / WaterGen 7 (SM)
#128Toxapex
Posion / WaterGen 7 (SM)
#129Clobbopus
FightingGen 8 (SWSH)
#130Grapploct
FightingGen 8 (SWSH)
#131Shellder
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#132Cloyster
Water / IceGen 1 (RBY)
#133Sandyghast
Ghost / GroundGen 7 (SM)
#134Palossand
Ghost / GroundGen 7 (SM)
#135Drifloon
Ghost / FlyingGen 4 (DPP)
#136Drifblim
Ghost / FlyingGen 4 (DPP)
#137Barboach
Water / GroundGen 3 (RSE)
#138Whiscash
Water / GroundGen 3 (RSE)
#139Azurill
Normal / FairyGen 3 (RSE)
#140Marill
Water / FairyGen 2 (GSC)
#141Azumarill
Water / FairyGen 2 (GSC)
#142Poliwag
Water Gen 1 (RBY)
#143Poliwhirl
Water Gen 1 (RBY)
#144Poliwrath
Water / FightingGen 1 (RBY)
#145Politoed
WaterGen 2 (GSC)
#146Psyduck
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#147Golduck
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#148Whismur
NormalGen 3 (RSE)
#149Loudred
NormalGen 3 (RSE)
#150Exploud
NormalGen 3 (RSE)
#151Woobat
Psychic / FlyingGen 5 (BW)
#152Swoobat
Psychic / FlyingGen 5 (BW)
#153Skarmory
Steel / FlyingGen 2 (GSC)
#154Roggenrola
RockGen 5 (BW)
#155Boldore
RockGen 5 (BW)
#156Gigalith
RockGen 5 (BW)
#157Rockruff
Rock Gen 7 (SM)
#158Lycanroc
Rock Gen 7 (SM)
#159Salandit
Posion / FireGen 7 (SM)
#160Salazzle
Posion / FireGen 7 (SM)
#161Scraggy
Dark / FightingGen 5 (BW)
#162Scrafty
Dark / FightingGen 5 (BW)
#163Mienfoo
FightGen 5 (BW)
#164Mienshao
Fight Gen 5 (BW)
#165Jangmo-o
DragonGen 7 (SM)
#166Hakamo-o
Dragon / FightingGen 7 (SM)
#167Kommo-o
Dragon / FightingGen 7 (SM)
#168Sandshrew
GroundGen 1 (RBY)
#169Sandslash
GroundGen 1 (RBY)
#170Cubone
GroundGen 1 (RBY)
#171Marowak
GroundGen 1 (RBY)
#172Kangaskhan
NormalGen 1 (RBY)
#173Torkoal
FireGen 3 (RSE)
#174Silicorba
GroundGen 8 (SWSH)
#175Sandaconda
GroundGen 8 (SWSH)
#176Sandile
Ground / DarkGen 5 (BW)
#177Krokorok
Ground / DarkGen 5 (BW)
#178Krookodile
Ground / DarkGen 5 (BW)
#179Rufflet
Normal / FightingGen 5 (BW)
#180Braviary
Normal / FightingGen 5 (BW)
#181Vullaby
Dark / FlyingGen 5 (BW)
#182Mandibuzz
Dark / FlyingGen 5 (BW)
#183Rhyhorn
Ground / RockGen 1 (RBY)
#184Rhydon
Ground / RockGen 1 (RBY)
#185Rhyperior
Ground / RockGen 4 (DPP)
#186Larvesta
Bug / FireGen 5 (BW)
#187Volcarona
Bug / FireGen 5 (BW)
#188Chinchou
Water / ElectricGen 2 (GSC)
#189Lanturn
Water / ElectricGen 2 (GSC)
#190Wailmer
WaterGen 3 (RSE)
#191Wailord
WaterGen 3 (RSE)
#192Frillish
Water / GhostGen 5 (BW)
#193Jellicent
Water / GhostGen 5 (BW)
#194Skrelp
Poison / WaterGen 6 (XY)
#195Dragalge
Poison / WaterGen 6 (XY)
#196Clauncher
WaterGen 6 (XY)
#197Clawitzer
WaterGen 6 (XY)
#198Horsea
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#199Seadra
WaterGen 1 (RBY)
#200Kingdra
Water / DragonGen 2 (GSC)
#201Petilil
GrassGen 5 (BW)
#202Lilligant
GrassGen 5 (BW)
#203Combee
Bug / FlyingGen 4 (DPP)
#204Vespiquen
Bug / FlyingGen 4 (DPP)
#205Exeggcute
Grass / PoisonGen 1 (RBY)
#206Exeggutor
Grass / PoisonGen 1 (RBY)
#207Ditto
NormalGen 1 (RBY)
#208Porygon
NormalGen 1 (RBY)
#209Porygon2
NormalGen 2 (GSC)
#210Porygon-Z
NormalGen 4 (DPP)
#211Zarude
Dark / GrassGen 8 (SWSH)

With it finally in the wild, here's how to start the Crown Tundra DLC and our full Pokémon Crown Tundra walkthrough. Plus, here's how to catch Calyrex, Glastrier and Spectrier, the Regieleki and Regidrago puzzle solution and Regirock, Regice, Registeel locations, details on how to catch Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in the Crown Tundra, the Ultra Beasts and Necrozma adventure, Dynamax Adventures, including the legendries you can catch on these adventures, and the new Crown Tundra Pokédex and returning Pokémon explained. For Isle of Armor players, here's how to find the Slowpoke, where to find Max Mushroom locations, and how to get Kubfu, become best friends and evolve it, plus all Diglett locations too! For the base game, here's info on the ability to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home, the Wild Area, lists of all TM locations and TRs, all Galarian forms and finally our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough for the whole game.


Everything else we know about the Isle of Armor Pokédex in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

Aside from the Pokemon from previous generations and the new additions to Gen 8, the majority of the Isle of Armor Pokédex consists of Pokémon that have already appeared in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

It's important to know that, while the Expansion Pass promises to bring 200 Pokémon from previous generations into Pokémon Sword and Shield, not all of these Pokémon are available in the Isle of Armor DLC.

Instead, these Pokémon are spread across the Isle of Armour and Crown Tundra DLC, which will also have it's own dedicated Pokédex for you to complete.

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