New Pokémon Forms

Like all Pokémon games, Pokémon Sword & Shield introduces many new Pokémon and with these Pokémon come various forms of the Pokémon. Some interchangeable and some not. This does not factor in the brand new Regional Variant Galarian Forms

New Pokémon

Cramorant

Cramorant's forms are a change in battles. When it uses the moves Surf or Dive, your Cramorant picks up its prey and changes form. When it's hit, it shoots out that prey at an enemy to cause damage. If it has over 50% Hit Points when it changes form, it'll change into Gulping Form and if it has 50% or less then it'll change into Gorging Form. The use of Gulp Missile from Gulping Form will do damage and lower opponent's Defense. The use of Gulp Missile from Gorging Form will do damage and paralyse the opponent.

Cramorant Gulping Form Gorging Form
Cramorant Gulping Form Gorging Form
CramorantForm

Sinistea & Polteageist

Sinistea and Polteageist are rather unique in that they have alternate forms that many can play the game without noticing. Sinistea and Polteageists are ghosts that inhabit a cup and a teapot. These cups & teapots are said to be rare in Galar, but there are lots of forgeries. With this, it shows Sinistea & Polteageist having unique forms, each with their own Pokédex entry. The non-forgery Sinistea appears 1% of the time in theThese Pokémon can't actually be determined physically but only by how they evolve. The forgeries use the Cracked Pot to evolve but the very rare ones require the Chipped Pot to evolve

There is one way to tell which form you have by appearance, however. For a split frame while it's animating in the Pokédex or when you Dynamax Polteageist, the non-forgery form has got an authenticity stamp.

Forgery Non-Forgery
Forgery Real
Forgery Real
Pokémon Sword & Shield Pokémon Sword & Shield
Polteageist Form

Alcremie

Alremie has a vast number of forms, numbering in over 60. These forms are obtained when you evolve its pre-evolution, Milcery. To get them, attach a Berry Sweet, Clover Sweet, Flower Sweet, Love Sweet, Ribbon Sweet, Star Sweet, Strawberry Sweet to the Milcery and you have to spin the control stick a certain way. The way you rotate the control stick determines the colour Alcremie is and the hold item determines the decoration that it'll have. Each colour has a form for each decoration

Vanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla Cream
Vanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla CreamVanilla Cream
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Vanilla CreamRuby CreamRuby CreamRuby CreamRuby CreamRuby Cream
Vanilla CreamRuby CreamRuby CreamRuby CreamRuby CreamRuby Cream
Spin clockwise quickly in the day.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Ruby CreamRuby CreamMatcha CreamMatcha CreamMatcha CreamMatcha Cream
Ruby CreamRuby CreamMatcha CreamMatcha CreamMatcha CreamMatcha Cream
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly in the day.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Matcha CreamMatcha CreamMatcha CreamMint CreamMint CreamMint Cream
Matcha CreamMatcha CreamMatcha CreamMint CreamMint CreamMint Cream
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin clockwise quickly at night.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Mint CreamMint CreamMint CreamMint CreamLemon CreamLemon Cream
Mint CreamMint CreamMint CreamMint CreamLemon CreamLemon Cream
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Lemon CreamLemon CreamLemon CreamLemon CreamLemon CreamSalted Cream
Lemon CreamLemon CreamLemon CreamLemon CreamLemon CreamSalted Cream
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin clockwise for more than 5 seconds at night.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Salted CreamSalted CreamSalted CreamSalted CreamSalted CreamSalted Cream
Salted CreamSalted CreamSalted CreamSalted CreamSalted CreamSalted Cream
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin anticlockwise quickly at night.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Ruby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby Swirl
Ruby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby SwirlRuby Swirl
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Ruby SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel Swirl
Ruby SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel SwirlCaramel Swirl
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Caramel SwirlCaramel SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow Swirl
Caramel SwirlCaramel SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow Swirl
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Strawberry Sweet
Hold Strawberry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Berry Sweet
Hold Berry Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Love Sweet
Hold Love Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Star Sweet
Hold Star Sweet
Rainbow SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow Swirl
Rainbow SwirlRainbow SwirlRainbow Swirl
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Clover Sweet
Hold Clover Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Flower Sweet
Hold Flower Sweet
Spin anticlockwise for over 5 seconds at dusk.
Ribbon Sweet
Hold Ribbon Sweet
Alcremie Form

Eiscue

Eiscue is a new Pokémon with an ability that protects it. When sent into battle, it will be in its Ice Face, but if it gets damaged by an attack, the ice on its face breaks and it shows its other form, the Noice Face. It can revert when Hail is in effect. These forms have different stats

Ice Face Noice Face
Ice Face Noice Face
Stats:
HP: 75
Atk: 80
Def: 110
SAtk: 65
SDef: 90
Speed: 50
Stats:
HP: 75
Atk: 80
Def: 70
SAtk: 65
SDef: 50
Speed: 130
Eiscue Form

Morpeko

Morpeko is a Pokémon with an aesthetic form change. While Morpeko has the ability Hunger Switch, when the turn ends it will change to its other form. This form change doesn't do much but also affects its Aura Wheel move making it Electric-type in the Full Belly Mode and Dark-type in Hangry Mode.

Full Belly Mode Hangry Mode
Full Belly Mode Hangry Mode
Morpeko Form

Zacian

Zacian is one of the Legendary heroes of the past. Due to that, its form had changed quite considerably over time and its stats had been lowered. However, if you attach the Rusted Sword item to it, it will change its form which includes a new type and a stat boost.

Hero of Many Battles Crowned Sword
Hero of Many Battles Crowned Sword
No or other hold item Rusted Sword
Fairy Fairy Steel
Stats:
HP: 92
Atk: 130
Def: 115
SAtk: 80
SDef: 115
Speed: 138
Stats:
HP: 92
Atk: 170
Def: 115
SAtk: 80
SDef: 115
Speed: 148
Zacian Form

Zamazenta

Zamazenta is one of the Legendary heroes of the past. Due to that, its form had changed quite considerably over time and its stats had been lowered. However, if you attach the Rusted Shield item to it, it will change its form which includes a new type and a stat boost.

Hero of Many Battles Crowned Sword
Hero of Many Battles Crowned Sword
No or other hold item Rusted Shield
Fighting Fighting Steel
Stats:
HP: 92
Atk: 130
Def: 115
SAtk: 80
SDef: 115
Speed: 138
Stats:
HP: 92
Atk: 130
Def: 145
SAtk: 80
SDef: 145
Speed: 128
Zamazenta Form

Existing Forms

As the Pokémon games have progressed, many Pokémon have gained forms and in doing so, they need you to get a special item or go to a special location in order to be able to change the form which has changed from previous games

Rotom

Rotom's forms make a return once again, but this time you don't need to go to a specific place in order to change Rotom's form. In Wyndon, you'll encounter a man who battles you with his 3 Rotom forms. Once defeated, he will give you the special Rotom Catalog item which will allow you to change the form of your Rotom anywhere you desire

Rotom Mow Frost Heat Fan Wash
Rotom Mow Rotom Frost Rotom Heat Rotom Fan Rotom Wash Rotom
  Leaf Storm Blizzard Overheat Air Slash Hydro Pump
Base Stats:

HP: 50
Attack: 50
Defense: 77
Sp. Attack: 95
Sp. Defense: 77
Speed: 91
Base Stats:

HP: 50
Attack: 65
Defense: 107
Sp. Attack: 105
Sp. Defense: 107
Speed: 86
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Rotom Catalog