Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon: every new Pokemon and evolution native to Galar

As is tradition, a new Pokemon generation brings with it... new Pokemo n, obviously. Pokemon Sword and Shield are no different to any other generation in this respect - the two games add a bunch of new Pokemon to the game - and on top of the new Pokemon, there's actually a few new Galarian Forms of existing fan favorite Pokemon.

How many New Pokemon are in Sword and Shield?

Well, this is a simple enough question to answer now that the game is out - in total, the Galar region brings with it 81 new species of Pokemon. On top of that, Sword and Shield adds 13 new regional variants exclusive to Galar.

Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon List: every new Pokemon and evolution listed

On this page, we're going to list every single new Pokemon in Sword & Shield, plus a few facts about each. We've also grouped some images in featuring the Pokemon - they're listed by Pokedex number and are generally listed as evolutionary trees, but sometimes a few solo Pokemon are also grouped together.

While some new Galarian Evolutions are, what isn't listed here is all the Galarian forms, as they're not technically new Pokemon. Those Pokemon that can Gigantimax have that listed - though we've a separate guide if you just want to know all the Gigantimax forms. Here's all the new additions, anyway - which is your favorite?


Grookey (#810) 

  • When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area.
  • Starter Pokemon obtained from Leon.
  • Grass-type

Thwackey (#811)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Grookey (Level 16)
  • Grass-type

Rillaboom (#812)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Thwackey (Level 35)
  • Grass-type

Scorbunny (#813)

  • A warm-up of running around gets fire energy coursing through this Pokémon's body. Once that happens, it's ready to fight at full power.
  • Starter Pokemon obtained from Leon.
  • Fire-type

Raboot (#814)

  • It kicks berries right off the branches of trees and then juggles them with its feet, practicing its footwork.
  • Evolves from Scorbunny (Level 16)
  • Fire-type

Cinderace (#815)

  • It juggles a pebble with its feet, turning it into a burning soccer ball. Its shots strike opponents hard and leave them scorched.
  • Evolves from Raboot (Level 35)
  • Fire-type

Sobble (#816)

  • When scared, this Pokémon cries. Its tears pack the chemical punch of 100 onions, and attackers won't be able to resist weeping.
  • Starter Pokemon obtained from Leon.
  • Water-type

Raboot (#817)

  • Highly intelligent but also very lazy, it keeps enemies out of its territory by laying traps everywhere.
  • Evolves from Sobble (Level 16)
  • Water-type

Drizzile (#818)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Drizzile (Level 35)
  • Water-type

Skwovet (#819)

  • Found throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon becomes uneasy if its cheeks are ever completely empty of berries.
  • Spawns on Route 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Dappled Grove, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, Slumbering Weld and Watchtower Ruins.
  • Normal-type

Greedent (#820)

  • Common throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon has strong teeth and can chew through the toughest of berry shells.
  • Evolves from Skwovet (Level 24)
  • Spawns on Route 6, 7, 9, Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage and Motostoke Riverbank
  • Normal-type

Rookidee (#821)

  • It will bravely challenge any opponent, no matter how powerful. This Pokémon benefits from every battle - even a defeat increases its strength a bit.
  • Spawns on Route 1, 2, 3, Motostoke Riverbank and Slumbering Weald.
  • Flying-type

Corvisquire (#822)

  • Smart enough to use tools in battle, these Pokémon have been seen picking up rocks and flinging them or using ropes to wrap up enemies.
  • Evolves from Rookidee (Level 18)
  • Spawns on Route 3, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Flying-type

Corviknight (#823)

  • This Pokémon reigns supreme in the skies of the Galar region. The black luster of its steel body could drive terror into the heart of any foe.
  • Evolves from Corvisquire (Level 38)
  • Spawns on Route 7, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage and Slumbering Weald.
  • Flying & Steel-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Blipbug (#824)

  • Often found in gardens, this Pokémon has hairs on its body that it uses to assess its surroundings.
  • Spawns on Route 1, 2, Giant's Cap and Slumbering Weald.
  • Bug-type

Dottler (#825)

  • It barely moves, but it's still alive. Hiding in its shell without food or water seems to have awakened its psychic powers.
  • Evolves from Blipbug (Level 10)
  • Spawns on Route 5, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror and Stony Wilderness.
  • Bug & Psychic-type

Orbeetle (#826)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Dottler (Level 30)
  • Spawns at the Lake of Outrage and Slumbering Weald.
  • Flying & Steel-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Nickit (#827)

  • 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.
  • Spawns on Route 1, 2, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror and Stony Wilderness.
  • Dark-type

Thievul (#828)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Nickit (Level 18)
  • Spawns on Route 7, 9, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills and Stony Wilderness.
  • Dark-type

Gossifleur (#829)

  • It anchors itself in the ground with its single leg, then basks in the sun. After absorbing enough sunlight, its petals spread as it blooms brilliantly.
  • Spawns on Route 2, 3 and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Grass-type

Eldegoss (#830)

  • The seeds attached to its cotton fluff are full of nutrients. It spreads them on the wind so that plants and other Pokémon can benefit from them.
  • Evolves from Gossifleur (Level 20)
  • Spawns on Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Riverbank and Stony Wilderness.
  • Grass-type

Wooloo (#831)

  • Its curly fleece is such an effective cushion that this Pokémon could fall off a cliff and stand right back up at the bottom, unharmed.
  • Spawns on Route 2, 3 and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Normal-type

Dubwool (#832)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Wooloo (Level 24)
  • Spawns on Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Normal-type

Chewtle (#833)

  • 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.
  • Spawns on Route 2, 4, 5, Galar Mine No. 2, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hulbury, Motostoke, Motostoke Outskirts and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Water-type

Drednaw (#834)

  • This Pokémon rapidly extends its retractable neck to sink its sharp fangs into distant enemies and take them down.
  • Evolves from Chewtle (Level 22)
  • Spawns on Route 2, 6, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Galar Mine No. 2, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror and Lake of Outrage.
  • Water & Rock-type
  • Has a Gigantimax form

Yamper (#835)

  • This gluttonous Pokémon only assists people with their work because it wants treats. As it runs, it crackles with electricity.
  • Spawns on Route 2, 4, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank and Stony Wilderness.
  • Electric-type

Boltund (#836)

  • This Pokémon generates electricity and channels it into its legs to keep them going strong. Boltund can run nonstop for three full days.
  • Evolves from Yamper (Level 25)
  • Spawns on Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Electric-type

Rolycoly (#837)

  • Most of its body has the same composition as coal. Fittingly, this Pokémon was first discovered in coal mines about 400 years ago.
  • Spawns on Route 3, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Rock-type

Carkol (#838)

  • It forms coal inside its body. Coal dropped by this Pokémon once helped fuel the lives of people in the Galar region.
  • Evolves from Rolycoly (Level 18)
  • Spawns on Bridge Field, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap and Stony Wilderness.
  • Rock & Fire-type

Coalossal (#839)

  • It's usually peaceful, but the vandalism of mines enrages it. Offenders will be incinerated with flames that reach 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Evolves from Carkol (Level 34)
  • Spawns at the Dusty Bowl and Lake of Outrage.
  • Rock & Fire-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Applin (#840)

  • As soon as it's born, it burrows into an apple. Not only does the apple serve as its food source, but the flavor of the fruit determines its evolution.
  • Spawns on Route 5, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror and Stony Wilderness.
  • Grass & Dragon-type

Flapple (#841)

  • It ate a sour apple, and that induced its evolution. In its cheeks, it stores an acid capable of causing chemical burns.
  • Evolves from Applin with Tart Apple
  • Sword Exclusive - evolve or Max Raid Battles.
  • Grass & Dragon-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Appletun (#842)

  • Its body is covered in sweet nectar, and the skin on its back is especially yummy. Children used to have it as a snack.
  • Evolves from Applin with Sweet Apple
  • Shield Exclusive - evolve or Max Raid Battles
  • Grass & Dragon-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Silicobra (#843)

  • It spews sand from its nostrils. While the enemy is blinded, it burrows into the ground to hide.
  • Spawns on Route 6.
  • Ground-type

Sandaconda (#844)

  • When it contracts its body, over 220 pounds of sand sprays from its nose. If it ever runs out of sand, it becomes disheartened.
  • Evolves from Silicobra (Level 36)
  • Spawns on Route 8 and Lake of Outrage.
  • Ground-type
  • Has a Gigantimax form

Cramorant (#845)

  • It's so strong that it can knock out some opponents in a single hit, but it also may forget what it's battling midfight.
  • Spawns on Route 9, Bridge Field, Lake of Outrage and Stony Wilderness.
  • Flying & Water-type

Arrokuda (#846)

  • After it's eaten its fill, its movements become extremely sluggish. That's when Cramorant swallows it up.
  • Spawns on Route 2 and Motostoke Riverbank.
  • Water-type

Barraskewda (#847)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Arrokuda (Level 26)
  • Spawns on Route 2, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage and Motostoke Riverbank
  • Water-type

Toxel (#848)

  • It stores poison in an internal poison sac and secretes that poison through its skin. If you touch this Pokémon, a tingling sensation follows.
  • Spawns on Route 7, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank and Stony Wilderness.
  • Electric & Poison-type

Toxtricity (#849)

  • Has two forms: Amped & Low Key
  • Evolve from Toxel (Level 30)
  • Evolution determined by nature:
    • Amped Form: Adamant, Brave, Docile, Hardy, Hasty, Impish, Jolly, Lax, Naive, Naughty, Rash, Quirky, Sassy
    • Low Key Form: Bashful, Bold, Calm, Careful, Gentle, Lonely, Mild, Modest, Quiet, Relaxed, Serious, Timid
  • Electric & Poison-type

Sizzlipede (#850)

  • 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.
  • Spawns on Route 3
  • Fire & Bug-type

Centiskorch (#851)

  • While its burning body is already dangerous on its own, this excessively hostile Pokémon also has large and very sharp fangs.
  • Evolve from Sizzlipede (Level 28)
  • Fire & Bug-type
  • Has a Gigantimax form

Clobbopus (#852)

  • 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.
  • Spawns on Route 3
  • Fighting-type

Grapploct (#853)

  • Searching for an opponent to test its skills against, it emerges onto land. Once the battle is over, it returns to the sea.
  • Evolve from Clobbopus (Level up while Clobbopus knows the Taunt move)
  • Fighting-type

Sinistea (#854)

  • This Pokémon is said to have been born when a lonely spirit possessed a cold, leftover cup of tea.
  • Spawns on Route 3
  • Ghost-type

Polteageist (#855)

  • This species lives in antique teapots. Most pots are forgeries, but on rare occasions, an authentic work is found.
  • Evolve from Polteageist with a Cracked Pot item. There are two forms - Forgery and Real - but the real form is extraordinarily rare.
  • Ghost-type

Hatenna (#856)

  • 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.
  • Spawns on Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts and Stony Wilderness.
  • Psychic-type

Hattrem (#857)

  • Using the braids on its head, it pummels foes to get them to quiet down. One blow from those braids would knock out a professional boxer.
  • Evolves from Hatenna (Level 32)
  • Spawns on Dusty Bowl and Glimwood Tangle.
  • Psychic-type

Hattrene (#858)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Hattrem (Level 42)
  • Spawns at the Lake of Outrage.
  • Psychic & Fairy-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Impidimp (#859)

  • Through its nose, it sucks in the emanations produced by people and Pokémon when they feel annoyed. It thrives off this negative energy.
  • Spawns on Giant's Mirror, Glimwood Tangle, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts and Stony Wilderness.
  • Dark & Fairy-type

Morgrem (#860)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Impidimp (Level 32)
  • Spawns on Glimwood Tangle.
  • Dark & Fairy-type

Grimmsnarl (#861)

  • Its hairs work like muscle fibers. When its hairs unfurl, they latch on to opponents, ensnaring them as tentacles would.
  • Evolves from Morgrem (Level 42)
  • Spawns at the Lake of Outrage.
  • Dark & Fairy-type
  • Has a Gigantimax Form

Obstagoon (#862)

  • Its voice is staggering in volume. Obstagoon has a tendency to take on a threatening posture and shout—this move is known as Obstruct.
  • Evolves from Galarian Linoone (Level 35, at night), from Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Dark & Normal-type

Perrserker (#863)

  • After many battles, it evolved dangerous claws that come together to form daggers when extended.
  • Evolves from Galarian Meowth (Level 28)
  • Spawns on Route 7, Route 9 and the Lake of Outrage.
  • Steel-type

Cursola (#864)

  • Its shell is overflowing with its heightened otherworldly energy. The ectoplasm serves as protection for this Pokémon's core spirit.
  • Evolves from Galarian Corsola (Level 38)
  • Shield Exclusive
  • Ghost-type

Sirfetch'd (#865)

  • Only Farfetch'd that have survived many battles can attain this evolution. When this Pokémon's leek withers, it will retire from combat.
  • Evolves from Galarian Farfetch'd (After getting 3 Critical Hits in one battle)
  • Fighting-type

Mr. Rime (#866)

  • Its amusing movements make it very popular. It releases its psychic power from the pattern on its belly.
  • Evolves from Galarian Mr. Mime (Level 42)
  • Ice & Psychic-type

Runerigus (#867)

  • Never touch its shadowlike body, or you'll be shown the horrific memories behind the picture carved into it.
  • Evolves from Galarian Yamask (Have a 49 or more damage on Yamask and walk under the Dusty Bowl's stone sculpture)
  • Ghost-type

Milcery (#868)

  • This Pokémon was born from sweet-smelling particles in the air. Its body is made of cream.
  • Spawns on Route 4, Bridge Field and Giant's Mirror.
  • Fairy-type

Alcremie (#869)

  • This species lives in antique teapots. Most pots are forgeries, but on rare occasions, an authentic work is found.
  • Evolve from Milcery.
  • Fairy-type
  • Has a Gigantimax form

Falinks (#870)

  • The six of them work together as one Pokémon. Teamwork is also their battle strategy, and they constantly change their formation as they fight.
  • Spawns on Route 8 and at the Lake of Outrage
  • Fighting-type

Pincurchin (#871)

  • It feeds on seaweed, using its teeth to scrape it off rocks. Electric current flows from the tips of its spines.
  • Spawns on Route 9
  • Electric-type

Snom (#872)

  • 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.
  • Spawns on Route 8, 10 and at the Lake of Outrage
  • Ice & Bug-type

Frosmoth (#873)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Snom (Happiness-based, at Night Time)
  • Ice & Bug-type

Stonjourner (#874)

  • It stands in grasslands, watching the sun's descent from zenith to horizon. This Pokémon has a talent for delivering dynamic kicks.
  • Sword Exclusive: Route 10 and the Lake of Outrage
  • Rock-type

Eiscue (#875)

  • This Pokémon keeps its heat-sensitive head cool with ice. It fishes for its food, dangling its single hair into the sea to lure in prey.
  • Shield Exclusive: Route 10 and the Lake of Outrage
  • Ice-type

Indeedee (#876)

  • It uses the horns on its head to sense the emotions of others. Males will act as valets for those they serve, looking after their every need.
  • Spawns in the Glimwood Tangle
  • Psychic / Normal-type

Morpeko (#877)

  • As it eats the seeds stored up in its pocket-like pouches, this Pokémon is not just satisfying its constant hunger. It's also generating electricity.
  • Spawns on Route 7, 9 and the Lake of Outrage
  • Electric & Dark-type

Cufant (#878)

  • If a job requires serious strength, this Pokémon will excel at it. Its copper body tarnishes in the rain, turning a vibrant green color.
  • Spawns on Bridge Field
  • Steel-type

Copperajah (#879)

  • These Pokémon live in herds. Their trunks have incredible grip strength, strong enough to crush giant rocks into powder.
  • Evolves from Cufant (Level 34)
  • Steel-type
  • Has a Giagantimax form

Dracovolt (#880)

  • 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.
  • Obtained by reviving Fossils, Route 6
  • Electric & Dragon type

Arctozolt (#881)

  • This 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.
  • Obtained through Fossils on Route 6
  • Electric & Ice type

Dracovish (#882)

  • Powerful legs and jaws made it the apex predator of its time. Its own overhunting of its prey was what drove it to extinction.
  • Obtained by reviving Fossils, on Route 6
  • Water & Dragon-type

Arctovish (#883)

  • Though it's able to capture prey by freezing its surroundings, it has trouble eating the prey afterward because its mouth is on top of its head.
  • Obtained via Fossils, on Route 6
  • Water & Ice-type 

Duraludon (#884)

  • The special metal that composes its body is very light, so this Pokémon has considerable agility. It lives in caves because it dislikes the rain.
  • Spawns in Route 10 and the Lake of Outrage.
  • Steel & Dragon type
  • Has a Gigantimax form

Dreepy (#885)

  • 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.
  • Spawns in the Lake of Outrage
  • Dragon & Ghost type

Drakloak (#886)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Dreepy (Level 50)
  • Dragon & Ghost type

Dragapult (#887)

  • 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.
  • Evolves from Drakloak
  • Dragon & Ghost type

Zacian (#888)

  • Known as a legendary hero, this Pokémon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle.
  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Fairy & Steel type

Zamazenta (#889)

  • This Pokémon slept for aeons while in the form of a statue. It was asleep for so long, people forgot that it ever existed.
  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Fighting & Steel type

Eternatus (#890)

  • It was inside a meteorite that fell 20,000 years ago. There seems to be a connection between this Pokémon and the Dynamax phenomenon.
  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Poison & Dragon type