New Pokémon

As we approach the build up for the Generation 8 Pokémon games, Sword & Shield, various Pokémon are to be revealed for the game. This page will be updated and moved accordingly as more information is brought

Standard Pokémon

Grookey

English Name: Grookey
Jp. Name: Sarunori サルノリ

Type: Grass-type
Classification: Chimp Pokémon
Height: 1'00
Weight: 11lbs
Ability: Overgrow

Known Moves
Scratch
Razor Leaf
Growl
Taunt
Wood Hammer
Branch Poke
Slam
Uproar
Knock Off

Details:
Grookey was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in 2019. It is said that it is full of boundless curiosity.
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.

Grookey Artwork

Scorbunny

English Name: Scorbunny
Jp. Name: Hibuny ヒバニー

Type: Fire-type
Classification: Rabbit Pokémon
Height: 1'00
Weight: 9.9lbs
Ability: Blaze

Known Moves
Ember
Quick Attack
Double Kick
Growl
Flame Charge
Double-Edge
Headbutt

Details:
Scorbunny was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in 2019. It is said that it is always running about, bursting with energy.
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.

Scorbunny Artwork

Sobble

English Name: Sobble
Jp. Name: Messon メッソン

Type: Water-type
Classification: Water Lizard Pokémon
Height: 1'00
Weight: 8.8lbs
Ability: Torrent

Known Moves
Growl
Bind
Water Gun
Liquidation
Rain Dance
Soak
Water Pulse

Details:
Sobble was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in 2019. It is said that it is timid and often shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.
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.

Sobble Artwork

Wooloo

English Name: Wooloo
Jp. Name: Wooloo (ウールー )

Type: Normal-type
Classification: Sheep Pokémon
Height: 2'00"
Weight: 13.2lbs
Ability: Fluffy/Run Away

Known Moves
Defense Curl
Double-Edge
Take Down
Cotton Guard

Details:
Wooloo was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019
The white fur that covers their bodies grows throughout their lives, and it will fully grow back in three months even if the Wooloo has been completely shorn. The fur is used for clothing and carpets and the like, and it 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.

Wooloo Artwork

Gossifleur

English Name: Gossifleur
Jp. Name: Himenka (ヒメンカ)

Type: Grass-type
Classification: Flowering Pokémon
Height: 1'4
Weight: 4.9lbs
Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

Known Moves
Leaf Storm
Hyper Voice

Details:
Gossifleur was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019.
Gossifleur prefers lands with clean water and air, and its pollen has a healing effect. Its pollen works on people, too, and it used to be a common folk medicine remedy for children of the Galar region to be given a tea made from this pollen when they fell 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.

Gossifleur Artwork

Eldegoss

English Name: Eldegoss
Jp. Name: Watashiraga (ワタシラガ)

Type: Grass-type
Classification: Cotton Bloom Pokémon
Height: 1'08"
Weight: 5.5
Ability: Cotton Down / Regenerator

Known Moves
Leaf Storm
Hyper Voice

Details:
Eldegoss was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019 as the evolution of Gossifleur
When Gossifleur evolves into Eldegoss, its head becomes covered in thick cotton fluff. This cotton fluff serves as a cushion, helping 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 by sending them on the wind, making the soil of the Galar region rich in nutrients.

Eldegoss Artwork

Drednaw

English Name: Drednaw
Jp. Name: Kajirigame (カジリガメ)

Type: Water/Rock-type
Classification: Bite Pokémon
Height: 3'03"
Weight: 254.6lbs
Ability: Strong Jaw / Shell Armor

Known Moves
Bite
Liquidation
Rock Tomb
Head Smash
Body Slam
Crunch

Details:
Dreadnaw was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019
The sharp, jagged fangs of the Bite Pokémon Drednaw are strong and sharp enough to bite through rock and iron. Though it has an extremely heavy rock shell, its well-developed muscles allow it to move quickly. Drednaw is known to be extremely vicious, and 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.

Drednaw also has a Gigantamax Form

Gigantamax Drednaw
Gigantamax Drednaw

Drednaw Artwork

Corviknight

English Name: Corviknight
Jp. Name: Armorga (アーマーガア)

Type: Flying/Steel-type
Classification: Raven Pokémon
Height: 7'03"
Weight: 165.3lbs
Ability: Pressure / Unnerve / Mirror Armor

Known Moves
Brave Bird
Swagger
Drill Peck
Steel Wing
Power Trip
Hone Claws

Details:
Corviknight was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019
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. Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence. Because of this, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi, helping transport people from town to town.

Corviknight also has a Gigantamax Form

Gigantamax Corviknight
Gigantamax Corviknight

Corviknight Artwork

Yamper

English Name: Yamper
Jp. Name: Wanpachi (ワンパチ)

Type: Electric-type
Classification: Puppy Pokémon
Height: 1'00"
Weight: 29.8lbs
Ability: Ball Fetch

Known Moves
Play Rough
Spark
Crunch
Wild Charge
Tail Whip
Roar

Details:
Yamper was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield Demo at E3 in June 2019 and then revealed later on
Yamper has a tendency to be drawn to things that are moving quickly. It can chase after people and Pokémon or even go charging at vehicles!. Yamper has an organ in its body that generates electricity, and this organ is 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 Artwork

Impidimp

English Name: Impidimp
Jp. Name:

Type: Dark/Fairy-type
Classification: Pokémon
Height:
Weight:
Ability:

Known Moves
Assurance
Sucker Punch
Play Rough

Details:
Impidimp was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield Demo at E3 in June 2019

Impidimp Artwork

Alcremie

English Name: Alcremie
Jp. Name: Mawhip (マホイップ)

Type: Fairy-type
Classification: Cream Pokémon
Height: 1'00"
Weight: 1.1lbs
Ability: Sweet Veil

Known Moves
Dazzling Gleam, Draining Kiss, Attract, Sweet Kiss

Details:
Alcremie was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info release on July 8th
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. The cream it uses for this purpose has an incredibly powerful soothing effect, and any opponent that tries to eat the cream will rapidly lose the will to battle.

In September's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Alcremie has got multiple different appearances, changing its colour as well as its fruit decoration. Over 20 variants have been catalogued. They are called flavours with only two names known: Vanilla Flavor and Matcha Flavor

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Alcremie also has a Gigantamax Form

Gigantamax Alcremie
Gigantamax Alcremie

Alcremie Artwork

Rolycoly

English Name: Rolycoly
Jp. Name: Tandon (タンドン)

Type: Rock-type
Classification: Coal Pokémon
Height: 1'00"
Weight: 26.5lbs
Ability: Steam Engine & Heatproof

Known Moves
Tackle

Details:
Rolycoly was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info release on July 8th
Its 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 seems to be 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. Even in the modern day, Rolycoly is a very popular Pokémon to take for outdoor activities!.

Rolycoly Artwork

Duraludon

English Name: Duraludon
Jp. Name: Duraludon (ジュラルドン)

Type: Steel/Dragon-type
Classification: Alloy Pokémon
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 88.2lbs
Ability: Light Metal & Heavy Metal

Known Moves
Metal Claw
Flash Cannon
Dragon Breath
Metal Sound
Steel Beam
Draco Meteor
Hyper Beam

Details:
Duraludon was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info release on July 8th
The metal composing its body is incredibly durable but also surprisingly light. It only weighs about 88 lbs. in total. Thanks to this, Duraludon can move quite quickly in spite of its appearance. Its body is weak to corrosion, however, and is known to rust easily. Duraludon live in caves and mountainous areas. Their two arms have slightly different shapes from each other, and they use these to grind down rock surfaces for food. They share their habitat with Tyranitar, and these two Pokémon are often seen battling each other in the mountains of the Galar region.

Duraludon Artwork

Obstagoon

English Name: Obstagoon
Jp. Name:

Type: Dark/Normal-type
Classification: Blocking Pokémon
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 101.4lbs
Ability: Reckless & Guts

Known Moves
Obstruct, Taunt, Night Slash, Double-Edge

Details:
Obstagoon was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info release on August 7th and is the evolution of Galar Form Linoone
The Linoone of the Galar region live in harsh conditions compared to those found in other regions, with fierce competition against others of their species. Their survival instincts have been honed as a result, leading to their Evolution into Obstagoon. Though Obstagoon is extremely combative, it seems that it doesn’t often 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 Artwork

Morpeko

English Name: Morpeko
Jp. Name:

Type: Electric/Dark-type
Classification: Two-Sided Pokémon
Height: 1'00
Weight: 6.6lbs
Ability: Hunger Switch

Known Moves
Aura WHeel

Details:
Morpeko was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info release on August 7th
Morpeko constantly generates electricity with the sacs in its cheeks. This consumes energy, causing Morpeko to be constantly hungry. This is why Morpeko is always carrying around Berry seeds, protecting them with care. They serve as a snack! When experiencing prolonged hunger, the balance of hormones within Morpeko's body changes. This causes its fur color to change and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric type to Dark type.

Hangry Form
Morpeko

Morpeko Artwork

Cramorant

English Name: Cramorant
Jp. Name:

Type: Flying/Water-type
Classification: Gulp Pokémon
Height: 2'07
Weight: 39.7lbs
Ability: Gulp Missle

Details:
Cramorant was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info in the Nintendo Direct in September 2019. It uses its ability to pick up a Pokémon while using Surf or Dive which then activates its Gulping Form. When damaged in this form, it will spit out what's in its mouth
When it comes to food, it 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 in a hurry once it realizes its mistake. Cramorant can be forgetful, but it will never forget a Trainer it grows to trust. However, it seems that even Trainers will face fierce attacks from their Cramorant if they try to steal its food.

Cramorant Artwork

Polteageist

English Name: Polteageist
Jp. Name:

Type: Ghost-type
Classification: Black Tea Pokémon
Height: 0'08
Weight: 0.9lbs
Ability: Weak Armor

Details:
Polteageist was revealed in the Pokémon Sword & Shield news info in the Nintendo Direct in September 2019
Polteageist’s body is made from black tea and is said to have a very distinct aroma and flavor. It will only allow a Trainer it trusts to sample its tea. However, drinking too much can lead to indigestion or an upset stomach, so be careful! Many Polteageist make their homes inside hotels and restaurants, disguising themselves and hiding among the tableware. They can pour their power into leftover tea and create even more of their kind, so they’re often treated as pests.

Polteageist Artwork

Sirfetch'd

English Name: Sirfetch'd
Jp. Name: Negiganight

Type: Fighting-type
Classification: Wild Duck Pokémon
Height: 2'07"
Weight: 257.9lbs
Ability: Steadfast

Known Moves
Retaliate, Meteor Assault

Details:
On September 13th 2019, a new Pokémon was revealed as a glitch on the official sites with partial infomation. This was then revealed 5 days later on September 18th 2019 as Sirfetch'd, the evolved form of Farfetch'd
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.

Sirfetch'd

Unnamed Fish-like Pokémon

English Name: ??
Jp. Name:

Type: ??-type
Classification: ?? Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
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Details:
During the Nintendo Direct in September 2019, a strange fish like Pokémon is seen being shot out by Cramorant during battle after its ability activates while it's in Gulping Form

Unnamed Fish Pokémon

Unnamed Squirrel-like Pokémon

English Name: ??
Jp. Name:

Type: ??-type
Classification: ?? Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
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Details:
During the Pokémon Direct in June 2019, a squirrel-like Pokémon can be seen. This squirrel can be seen in two places. The first is in the background in the crowd in multiple places but can also be seen on a jersey worn by a child in the crowd

Squirrel Apparrel

Unnamed Squirrel Pokémon

Unnamed Pokémon

English Name: ??
Jp. Name:

Type: ??-type
Classification: ?? Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
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Details:
During the Pokémon reveal trailer, Chairman Rose sent out a mysterious as-of-yet unidentified Pokémon

Unnamed Pokémon

Unnamed Pokémon

English Name: ??
Jp. Name:

Type: ??-type
Classification: ?? Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
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Details:
During the Pokémon reveal trailer in August 2019, a mysterious as-of-yet unidentified Pokémon is seen at the café in the Pokémon Center

Unnamed Pokémon

Unnamed Pokémon

English Name: ??
Jp. Name:

Type: ??-type
Classification: ?? Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
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Details:
During the Nintendo Direct in September 2019, a mysterious as-of-yet unidentified Pokémon is seen at the docks

Unnamed Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon

Zacian

English Name: Zacian
Jp. Name: Zacian (ザシアン)

Type: -type
Classification: Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
??

Details:
Zacian was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019
Zacian attacks so gracefully that its movements can even captivate its opponents. It holds what appears to be a sword in its mouth.

Zacian Artwork

Zamazenta

English Name: Zamazenta
Jp. Name: Zamazenta (ザマゼンタ)

Type: -type
Classification: Pokémon
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Ability: ??

Known Moves
??

Details:
Zamazenta was revealed during the Pokémon Direct in June 2019
Zamazenta's regal and majestic movements overwhelm any opponents that dare face it. Its body is covered in what seems to be a shield.

Zamazenta Artwork

Region Forms

A returning feature of Pokémon Sword & Shield is the special Galarian Forms of Pokémon. These are alterations of existing Pokémon who have changed to adapt to the different microclimates in the Galar Region

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