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Pokémon Sword and Shield: All version exclusive Pokémon

Pokemon Sword and Shield Sirfetch'd
Pokemon Sword and Shield Sirfetch'd (Image credit: iMore)

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield (Image credit: iMore)

Pokémon Sword and Shield are finally available to play. I got my copy as soon as midnight hit on release day and have played for several hours now. One of the things I was most interested in learning was the Pokémon that are exclusive to either version of the game. If you only have one of these games, you'll need to trade Pokémon with a friend who has the other version if you want to complete the Galar region National Pokédex. Without further ado, here are all the Pokémon Sword and Shield exclusives.

Pokémon only found in Sword

  • Seedot (Grass)
  • Nuzleaf (Dark/Grass)
  • Shiftry (Grass/Dark)
  • Swirlix (Fairy)
  • Slurpuff (Fairy)
  • Scraggy (Fighting/Dark)
  • Scrafty (Fighting/Dark)
  • Sawk (Fighting)
  • Gothita (Psychic)
  • Gothorita (Psychic)
  • Gothitelle (Psychic)
  • Rufflet (Flying/Normal)
  • Braviary (Flying/Normal)
  • Mawile (Fairy/Steel)
  • Passimian (Fighting)
  • Turtonator (Fire/Dragon)
  • Solrock (Rock/Psychic)
  • Galarian Darumaka (Ice)
  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice)
  • Deino (Dark/Dragon)
  • Zweilous (Dark/Dragon)
  • Hydreigon (Dark/Dragon)
  • Jangmo-o (Dragon)
  • Hakamo-o (Dragon/Fighting)
  • Kommo-o (Dragon/Fighting)
  • Flapple (Grass/Dragon)
  • Galarian Farfetch'd (Fighting)
  • Sirfetch'd (Fighting)
  • Legendary Pokémon: Zacian (Fairy/Steel)

Pokémon only found in Shield

Galarian Ponyta Pokemon Sword and Shield

Galarian Ponyta Pokemon Sword and Shield (Image credit: iMore)
  • Lotad (Water/Grass)
  • Lombre (Water/Grass)
  • Ludicolo (Water/Grass)
  • Spritzee (Fairy)
  • Aromatisse (Fairy)
  • Croagunk (Fighting/Poison)
  • Toxicroak (Fighting/Poison)
  • Solosis (Psychic)
  • Duosion (Psychic)
  • Reuniclus (Psychic)
  • Vullaby (Dark/Flying)
  • Mandibuzz (Flying/Dark)
  • Sableye (Dark/Ghost)
  • Lunatone (Rock/Psychic)
  • Throh (Fighting)
  • Oranguru (Normal/Psychic)
  • Drampa (Normal/Dragon)
  • Galarian Corsola (Ghost)
  • Cursola (Ghost)
  • Larvitar (Rock/Ground)
  • Pupitar (Rock/Ground)
  • Tyranitar (Rock/Dark)
  • Goomy (Dragon)
  • Sliggoo (Dragon)
  • Goodra (Dragon)
  • Appletun (Grass/Dragon)
  • Galarian Ponyta (Psychic)
  • Galarian Rapidash (Psychic/Fairy)
  • Legendary Pokémon: Zamazenta (Fighting/Steel)

So exclusive

There you go, a list of all of the Pokémon that can only be found in one version of the game or the other. If you want to complete your Pokédex, be sure to participate in trades with friends or people online. Happy hunting and good luck on your quest to catch 'em all!

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.