List of generation VIII Pokémon

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The eighth generation (Generation VIII) of the Pokémon franchise features 96 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series, including 89 in the 2019 Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Sword and Shield as of version 1.3.0 and 7 further species introduced in the 2022 Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The Pokémon Sword and Shield starter Pokémon were the first Pokémon of the generation to be revealed on February 27, 2019.

A notable change in the eighth generation compared to previous ones is that, new Pokémon and forms were introduced via game patches rather than new games.

Design and development[edit]

The development of Pokémon Sword and Shield began in 2016, immediately following the development period of Pokémon Sun and Moon. The conceptual phase lasted approximately a year, and the debugging process continued into 2019.[1] With the Galar region based in Great Britain, some of the native Pokémon draw inspiration from British fauna, folklore, and mythology. The legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta resemble real-world wolves, drawing inspiration from wolves that frequently appear in British mythology.[2] Shigeru Ohmori, the director for Sword and Shield, stated that the design team keeps a Pokémon's habitat in mind when coming up with its design so as to make the Pokémon believable.[1]

Pokémon Legends: Arceus introduces the Hisui Region, based on the real-world Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Hisui Region is a reimagining of the Generation IV games' Sinnoh Region set in the past prior to the events of those games.

Like the previous generation, redesigned versions of previously released Pokémon ("Galarian Forms" and "Hisuian Forms") were included alongside brand new creatures.

For the first time, many new Pokémon and regional forms were added to the generation through game patches rather than through the release of a new game. Acquiring these Pokémon requires purchasing an add-on downloadable content pass separate from the base game or utilizing the in-game trade feature. Further patches added other new species, including legendary and mythical Pokémon Kubfu, Urshifu, and Zarude in June 2020 and Regieleki, Regidrago, Glastrier, Spectrier, and Calyrex in October 2020.[3]

List of Pokémon[edit]

List of Pokémon species introduced in Generation VIII (2019–2020; 2022)
Name National Pokédex
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
English Japanese Primary Secondary
Grookey Sarunori (サルノリ) 810 Grass Beginning of evolution Thwackey (#811) The Grass-type starter in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Grookey is a mischievous and curious monkey-like Pokémon.[4] It carries a special stick from the forests where its species live. Using energy from the sun transferred through Grookey, this stick can revitalize plants in the area where Grookey uses it as a drumstick.[5] In a poll held by The Pokémon Company International's official Twitter account, Grookey was the least popular of the three starters, receiving only 25% of the vote.[6] In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Grookey is a spirit along with Sobble and Scorbunny.
Thwackey Bachinkī (バチンキー) 811 Grass Grookey (#810) Rillaboom (#812) Grookey evolves into Thwackey, who is a monkey-like Pokémon that is able to use its two sticks to practice its drumming. It keeps the beat alive during its daily life.
Rillaboom Gorirandā (ゴリランダー) 812 Grass Thwackey (#811) Gigantamax Thwackey's evolution, Rillaboom, is a gorilla-like Pokémon (also sharing apparent design traits from the Gigantopithecus) who has been given a drum resembling a tree stump in addition to its two sticks. It uses this drum to unleash powerful sound waves during battle. This Pokémon has a gentle nature.
Scorbunny Hibanī (ヒバニー) 813 Fire Beginning of evolution Raboot (#814) The Fire-type starter in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Scorbunny are energetic rabbit-like Pokémon said to always be running.[4] It can run long and fast enough for the soles of its feet to ignite fires. They also have a fire-sac in their chest which becomes more powerful the more Scorbunny runs.[7] In a Twitter poll held by The Pokémon Company on the three starters, Scorbunny came in second receiving 37% of the vote, just shy of Sobble.[6] In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Scorbunny is a spirit along with Sobble and Grookey.
Raboot Rabifutto (ラビフット) 814 Fire Scorbunny (#813) Cinderace (#815) Scorbunny's evolution, Raboot, is a rabbit-like Pokémon with thick fur that enables it to survive in cold weather. It never seems to use its hands, instead preferring its feet not just in battle, but even while eating, which it accomplishes by juggling Berries into its mouth.
Cinderace Ēsubān (エースバーン) 815 Fire Raboot (#814) Gigantamax Raboot's evolution, Cinderace, is a rabbit-like Pokémon with exceptional physical abilities, such as jumping and kicking. It can use its fire energy on a stone in order to transform it into a flaming ball. It somewhat resembles a soccer player.
Sobble Messon (メッソン) 816 Water Beginning of evolution Drizzile (#817) The Water-type starter in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Sobble are timid, chameleon-like Pokémon that can blend into their surroundings when exposed to water.[4][8] Sobble frequently start crying, which causes those around it to start crying in return, in order to distract opponents and escape conflict; its tears are said to be as potent as 100 onions.[8] In a Twitter poll held by The Pokémon Company on the three starters, Sobble was the most popular, receiving 38% of the vote.[6] In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sobble is a spirit along with Grookey and Scorbunny.
Drizzile Jimereon (ジメレオン) 817 Water Sobble (#816) Inteleon (#818) Sobble's evolution, Drizzile, is a chameleon-like Pokémon that can use its tongue for eating and attacking. It is a smart Pokémon in battle, often using water-based strategies.
Inteleon Intereon (インテレオン) 818 Water Drizzile (#817) Gigantamax Drizzile's evolution Inteleon, is a chameleon-like Pokémon with a spy-like demeanor. It is able to fire water from its fingertips at Mach 3 and is also proficient at finding the weaknesses of its opponents. It resembles a secret agent; in fact, its name is the “Secret Agent Pokémon”.
Skwovet Hoshigarisu (ホシガリス) 819 Normal Beginning of evolution Greedent (#820) Skwovet is a small squirrel-like Pokémon. It likes to stuff berries in its cheeks to munch on. If its cheeks are empty of berries, it becomes very uneasy.
Greedent Yokubarisu (ヨクバリス) 820 Normal Skwovet (#819) End of evolution An overweight squirrel Pokémon, Greedent stuffs as much food as it can in its tail. Most of the food falls out, but because it's a bit dumb it doesn't really seem to care or notice. Whenever it is damaged in-game, this can be seen as a berry falls out of its tail.
Rookidee Kokogara (ココガラ) 821 Flying Beginning of evolution Corvisquire (#822) Rookidee is a nimble chickadee-like Pokémon that is willing to challenge even the most powerful opponents; even if it loses, this only benefits it, as it still gets stronger little by little. Along with its evolution Corvisquire, are the first ever regional birds to be pure flying-type and the second and third Pokémon to be pure flying type after Tornadus.
Corvisquire Aogarasu (アオガラス) 822 Flying Rookidee (#821) Corviknight (#823) A raven-like Pokémon, Corvisquire is very intelligent and is smart enough to use tools like rocks and rope in combat.
Corviknight Āmāga (アーマーガア) 823 Flying Steel Corvisquire (#822) Gigantamax Corviknight are large, raven-like Pokémon with steel bodies resembling knightarmor who are frequently used to taxi people around the Galar region through the transit system known as Flying Taxi. Their design draws inspiration from the legend of ravens guarding the Tower of London.[2] Certain Corviknight are capable of Gigantamax and grow to more than 14 m (46 ft) in height. The energy produced by Gigantamax Corviknight causes its steel feathers to form "blade birds" that fly around the creature and can be used to attack.[9] In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Corviknight is a spirit. Corviknight was officially revealed on June 5, 2019, after which it quickly became a fan favorite among most Pokémon fans.
Blipbug Satchimushi (サッチムシ) 824 Bug Beginning of evolution Dottler (#825) A larva-like Pokémon, Blipbug is very smart and intelligent. However it is not very strong. It uses its hairs to see where its at.
Dottler Redōmushi (レドームシ) 825 Bug Psychic Blipbug (#824) Orbeetle (#826) Dottler has an orange, blob-like body, though most of it is covered by its geometric-shaped, radome-like shell, with only its face and underside visible. It has cyan, beady, crystalline eyes similar to those of its pre-evolved form; a pair of blue feelers in a V-shape on each side of its face and four blue feet under its body. Its shell is made up of yellow triangular surfaces with blue circles around the points where the edges of the triangles meet. These blue circles constantly flash from top to bottom. The shell on Dottler's back is so heavy, it prevents it from getting food to eat and water to drink, leaving very small holes to breath through. While growing inside, Dottler uses its shell to examine its environment, using its psychic powers to keep itself protected and gather information about its habitat until it evolves.
Orbeetle Iorubu (イオルブ) 826 Bug Psychic Dottler (#825) Gigantamax Orbeetle is a ladybug-resemblant Pokémon with a dome-shaped wing case. It is known for its incredibly high intelligence and psychic power.
Nickit Kusune (クスネ) 827 Dark Beginning of evolution Thievul (#828) Resembling the red fox. Nickit steals food from unsuspecting people and Pokémon, while using its bushy tail to brush away its footprints and cover its tracks.
Thievul Fokusurai (フォクスライ) 828 Dark Nickit (#827) End of evolution Thievul uses a scent-tracking technique to stalk its targets and steal from them. Its design seems to be influenced by common depictions of burglars and robbers.
Gossifleur Himenka (ヒメンカ) 829 Grass Beginning of evolution Eldegoss (#830) Gossifleur are flower-like Pokémon that can ride wind gusts by spinning their petals. They prefer unpolluted land and their pollen is used in folk medicine and tea.[2]
Eldegoss Watashiraga (ワタシラガ) 830 Grass Gossifleur (#829) End of evolution The evolution of Gossifleur, Eldegoss are cotton-like Pokémon whose seeds are used as a food source by people and Pokémon.[2]
Wooloo Ūrū (ウールー) 831 Normal Beginning of evolution Dubwool (#832) Wooloo are peaceful, sheep-like Pokémon whose wool is used in certain Galar towns to create goods. When faced with combat, they tend to simply roll away. Their simple design originates from the abundance of sheep across the United Kingdom.[2] Wooloo proved popular with fans, with many of them creating fan art of it. Michael McWhertor of Polygon described Wooloo as "perfect in every way", while game director Shigeru Ohmori said that "it definitely caught [him] by surprise just how popular it became".[10][11]
Dubwool Baiūrū (バイウールー) 832 Normal Wooloo (#831) End of evolution Dubwool has four horns, similar to those of the Jacob sheep. Its majestic horns are used for nothing more than to attract mates. If you make a rug out of Dubwools wool, it'll act more like a trampoline than a rug.
Chewtle Kamukame (カムカメ) 833 Water Beginning of evolution Drednaw (#834) A small snapping turtle-like Pokémon, Chewtle first attacks with its single horn. Then when its foe flinchs, it bites down with all of its vigor.
Drednaw Kajirigame (カジリガメ) 834 Water Rock Chewtle (#833) Gigantamax Drednaw is resemblant of the alligator snapping turtle. It is a slow species of Pokémon, but are known for their immense biting power. They are particularly stubborn and hard to raise, resulting in inexperienced trainers releasing them after capture.[2] Certain Drednaw are capable of Gigantamax and grow to more than 24 m (79 ft) in height. Becoming bipedal in the process, Gigantamax Drednaw use their massive bodies to crush opponents. By rapidly extending its neck, they can punch holes in large metal structures and mountains.[12]
Yamper Wanpachi (ワンパチ) 835 Electric Beginning of evolution Boltund (#836) Yamper are corgi-like Pokémon often used for herding, who assist people with the intention of receiving treats as a reward. They have the unique ability "Ball Fetch", which retrieves used Poké Balls. Upon its initial reveal, Yamper received positive reactions with critics and fans calling it adorable.[13][14][15] Some have noted that Yamper's design may reference Queen Elizabeth II's fondness for Welsh and Pembroke corgis.[16]
Boltund Parusuwan (パルスワン) 836 Electric Yamper (#835) End of evolution Boltund resembles a greyhound. It can generate enough electricity in its legs to enable it to run for 3 full days straight. They are used to hunt Thievul.
Rolycoly Tandon (タンドン) 837 Rock Beginning of evolution Carkol (#838) Rolycoly are rock and coal Pokémon that were commonplace in Galar homes up until 100 years before the events of Sword and Shield. The coal that falls off their bodies was used for cooking and heating.[17] David Lozada of Game Revolution described Rolycoly's history as "depressing", and likened their usage to slavery. He also labeled Rolycoly as one of the weirdest Pokémon to date.[18]
Carkol Toroggon (トロッゴン) 838 Rock Fire Rolycoly (#837) Coalossal (#839) Resembling a minecart, Carkol produces coal that it stores inside of its hollowed back. The coal it produces once was a common source of fuel in the Galar region. It rides along trails on its single wheel.
Coalossal Sekitanzan (セキタンザン) 839 Rock Fire Carkol (#838) Gigantamax Coalossal is a behemoth of a Pokémon, resembling a dinosaur such as a Tyrannosaurus rex or carnotaur. It is docile in nature, but when the coal mines that it calls home are vandalized, it will incinerate the offenders. When engaged in battle, the heap of coal on its back burns bright red as sparking cinders fly off of it. Gigantamax Coalossal raids are natively exclusive to Sword.
Applin Kajitchu (カジッチュ) 840 Grass Dragon Beginning of evolution Flapple (#841)
Appletun (#842)
Applin is a small inchworm-like Pokémon that takes shelter in a cored apple its whole life. Its Dragon typing and worm-like body may be inspired by wyrms. It evolves into Flapple or Appletun depending on the item it is given. Tart Apples, only found in Pokémon Sword, evolve Applin into Flapple and Sweet Apples, found exclusively in Pokémon Shield, evolve it into Appletun. It appears to be based on the Lindwurm. If it's attacked by a bird Pokémon, it pretends to be an apple and nothing more.
Flapple Appuryū (アップリュー) 841 Grass Dragon Applin (#840) Gigantamax A wyrm-like Pokémon, Flapple's evolution was induced by the Tart Apple that it ate. The shell of the apple it once inhabited has become armor and also serves as wing-like appendages which Flapple can use to fly. It can pull the pieces of the shell together to look like an apple and shield itself. It spits a potent acid stored in its cheeks, capable of causing chemical burns. Its signature move is Grav Apple. It has a Gigantamax form. It appears to be based on the Lindwurm.
Appletun Taruppuru (タルップル) 842 Grass Dragon Applin (#840) Gigantamax A large, lumbering Pokémon, Appletun's evolution was induced by the Sweet Apple that it ate. It generates a very sweet nectar from its back, the scent of which lures bug Pokémon that it preys on. The loose patches of skin on its back are considered to be especially delicious and were once known to be peeled off and eaten as a snack by children. Its signature move is Apple Acid. It has a Gigantamax form similar to Flapple. It appears to be based on the Lindwurm.
Silicobra Sunahebi (スナヘビ) 843 Ground Beginning of evolution Sandaconda (#844) A cobra-resemblant Pokémon, Silicobra has a pouch full of sand around its neck. When attacked, it spits the sand out to blind its predator. It then digs into the ground to escape.
Sandaconda Sadaija (サダイジャ) 844 Ground Silicobra (#843) Gigantamax Sandaconda are anaconda-like Pokémon with a large sand pouch on its neck. This pouch is so thick that a Durant's mandibles can't pierce through it. They expel the sand stored inside through their nostrils at high pressure, similarly to a double-barreled shotgun. When they take on a Gigantamax form, they resemble a tornado or dust devil and attack by spinning the sand around their body.
Cramorant U'u (ウッウ) 845 Flying Water No evolution Cramorant are cormorant-like Pokémon that activate their Gulping Form (or Gorging Form if below 50 percent health) after using the moves Surf or Dive. In Gulping Form, Cramorant emerges from its dive with an Arrokuda in its mouth. In Gorging Form, it emerges with a Pikachu in its mouth, face-first, kicking its legs. If any damage is dealt to Cramorant while in this state, they will counterattack by spitting a catch from their mouth. If Pikachu is spit at the opposing Pokémon, it becomes paralyzed. It's able to knock out foes with powerful attacks, but it may forget what it's fighting mid-battle.
Arrokuda Sashikamasu (サシカマス) 846 Water Beginning of evolution Barraskewda (#847) Arrokuda is a speedy, barracuda-like Pokémon that enjoys charging at anything it sees. Leading with the pointed lower jaw that it holds great pride in. Cramorant's Gulping form has it swallowing this Pokémon.
Barraskewda Kamasujō (カマスジョー) 847 Water Arrokuda (#846) End of evolution Barraskewda's lower jaw is as powerful as a spear and is used to pierce its prey when it rams into them at speeds of over 100 knots, which it can achieve with its rotating tail fins.
Toxel Erezun (エレズン) 848 Electric Poison Beginning of evolution Toxtricity (#849) Literally known as the "Baby Pokémon". Toxel is a small lizard-like Pokémon that has a poison sac, but not as powerful as the poison of some other Pokémon. If you touch it, a stinging sensation will follow.
Toxtricity Sutorindā (ストリンダー) 849 Electric Poison Toxel (#848) Gigantamax Toxtricity resembles a reptile or amphibian. There are two forms of Toxtricity based on the Nature of the Toxel it evolves from; Low Key Form and Amped Form. The protruding organs on its belly can be clawed at to generate electricity and depending on the form, emanates sounds resemblant of an electric guitar or a bass guitar. A Gigantamax form was introduced in a Wild Area update on February 6, 2020. Raids for Amped Form Toxtricity Gigantamax appear natively in Sword, while raids for Low Key Form Toxtricity appear natively in Shield. For a limited time upon release, the appearances of these Gigantamax forms were more common in Max Raid Battles. The appearance stays the same for the two forms when Gigantamaxed.
Sizzlipede Yakude (ヤクデ) 850 Fire Bug Beginning of evolution Centiskorch (#851) A centipede-like Pokémon, Sizzlipede stores flammable gas in its body for warmth. The yellow circles on its underside tend to be the hottest part.
Centiskorch Maruyakude (マルヤクデ) 851 Fire Bug Sizzlipede (#850) Gigantamax Centiskorch are centipede-like Pokémon with a set of heat organs on its belly. They produce fire while doing this, in which fire makes up their antennae and rear end. When Centiskorch take on a Gigantamax form, they gain more legs and their fire becomes more powerful. Both Centiskorch and its Gigantamax form are inspired by the Ōmukade, a giant centipede yokai in Japanese mythology. Additionally, its Gigantamax appearance is based on a radiator heater.
Clobbopus Tatakko (タタッコ) 852 Fighting Beginning of evolution Grapploct (#853) An octopus-like Pokémon, Clobbopus is very curious in nature. However to figure out what it is looking at, it will straight out punch it with its tentacle.
Grapploct Otosupasu (オトスパス) 853 Fighting Clobbopus (#852) End of evolution Grapploct, also octopus-like, is skilled in jujitsu, attacking with powerful grabs and holds. Its strength owed to its body being made entirely of muscle. It emerges onto land to test its skill against an opponent, then returns to the seafloor when the battle is finished.
Sinistea Yabacha (ヤバチャ) 854 Ghost Beginning of evolution Polteageist (#855) Sinistea are teacup Pokémon inspired by black tea. This Pokémon is unique in that it has authentic and phony forms, emulating antique collecting. Authentic Sinisteas have a seal of authenticity on the bottom of their cup, whereas phonies do not. Authentic Sinisteas are much rarer to find than their phony counterparts. They say that this Pokémon forms because a cup of black tea was abandoned.
Polteageist Pottodesu (ポットデス) 855 Ghost Sinistea (#854) End of evolution Polteageist are teapot Pokémon inspired by black tea. They can pour their power into leftover tea to multiply themselves. This Pokémon retains the authentic or forgery forms of the Sinistea from which it evolves.[19] Leaving leftover tea unattended is just asking for this Pokémon to form.
Hatenna Miburimu (ミブリム) 856 Psychic Beginning of evolution Hattrem (#857) Hatenna has a protrusion on its head resembling a witch's hat. This protrusion is used to sense other creatures' emotions; it finds comfort with those bearing a calm disposition, but will run at the sense of strong emotion.
Hattrem Teburimu (テブリム) 857 Psychic Hatenna (#856) Hatterene (#858) Hattrem has no tolerance for strong emotion and those nearby bearing strong emotions will be pummeled into submission by the braids on its head.
Hatterene Burimuon (ブリムオン) 858 Psychic Fairy Hattrem (#857) Gigantamax Known as the Forest Witch, Hatterene prefers to be secluded and deters oncoming beings with strong psychic powers capable of causing headaches. It battles opponents with the claw-like tip of the tentacle attached to its head protrusion.
Impidimp Berobā (ベロバー) 859 Dark Fairy Beginning of evolution Morgrem (#860) Impidimp are purple imp-like Pokémon that enjoy feeding off other creatures' negative emotion. Ben Reeves of Game Informer criticized the species' design as a "monstrosity".[13]
Morgrem Gimō (ギモー) 860 Dark Fairy Impidimp (#859) Grimmsnarl (#861) A gremlin-resemblant Pokémon, Morgrem goes down on all fours, almost acting like begging for forgiveness, but this is a ploy; those suckered into its con are pierced by its sword-like hair.
Grimmsnarl Ōronge (オーロンゲ) 861 Dark Fairy Morgrem (#860) Gigantamax Inspired by mythical creatures such as the troll, the ogre and the oni. Grimmsnarl's body is covered in tightly wrapped hair that serve as muscle fibers, enhancing its muscular ability. These hairs can also be used to ensnare its foes similarly to tentacles.
Obstagoon Tachifusaguma (タチフサグマ) 862 Dark Normal Linoone (#264) End of evolution The evolution of Galarian Linoone, the first known Pokémon to be evolved exclusively from their pre-evolved forms' regional counterparts. Galarian Linoone evolved into this Pokémon as a result of their survival instincts. It is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Obstruct. Obstagoon's design seems to be based on glam rock; notable traits such as its long tongue and star pattern over its right eye bear a strong resemblance to Gene Simmons from the American rock band Kiss. Simmons acknowledged the resemblance and called it "flattering". Its design also seems to take inspiration from another singer - the late David Bowie (specifically his persona Ziggy Stardust). Bowie was a native of the United Kingdom, which coincides with the Galar Region being based on the UK.[20]
Perrserker Nyaikingu (ニャイキング) 863 Steel Meowth (#052) End of evolution The evolution of Galarian Meowth. Its design is based on Vikings due to the helmet, which is actually just hardened hair. Perrserker lives for the thrill of fights.
Cursola Sanigōn (サニゴーン) 864 Ghost Corsola (#222) End of evolution The evolution of Galarian Corsola, Cursola's shell has broken as a result of its excessive spirit energy. It fires its branches towards the sky after gathering beneath the full moon.
Sirfetch'd Negiganaito (ネギガナイト) 865 Fighting Farfetch'd (#083) End of evolution The evolution of Galarian Farfetch'd. Only the most experienced Farfetch'd in battle can evolve into Sirfetch'd. It uses its sharp leek as a weapon and for food, and retires from battle when it withers. Players must use Galarian Farfetch'd to land three critical hits in one single battle for it to evolve, even if it faints. Its leek sword and leek shield are apparently very tough.
Mr. Rime Barikōru (バリコオル) 866 Ice Psychic Mr. Mime (#122) End of evolution The evolution of Galarian Mr. Mime. Its design appears to be inspired by The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin's famous silent film character. When Mr. Rime dances, it waves its cane of ice in time with its movements. It can attack using psychic powers which it emanates from the pattern on its belly. The pattern, which resembles a face, tends to be more expressive than Mr. Rime's actual face. Mime Jr. look up to Mr. Rime and attempt to imitate their tap dancing steps, which possibly influences their evolution into Galarian Mr. Mime.
Runerigus Desubān (デスバーン) 867 Ground Ghost Yamask (#562) End of evolution The evolution of Galarian Yamask, inspired by the Ingvar runestones. As soon as murals started moving, the existence of this Pokémon was then known. Those who touch its runestones will witness the horrific memories of the imagery inscribed on them. Galarian Yamask evolves into Runerigus when the player character travels underneath the giant stone arch in the Wild Area's Dusty Bowl after Yamask has sustained at least 49 HP worth of damage.
Milcery Mahomiru (マホミル) 868 Fairy Beginning of evolution Alcremie (#869) This Pokémon resembles a blob of milk or cream and has a unique way of evolving; depending on several factors, the Milcery will evolve into a different 'flavored' Alcremie. Players need to give their Milcery a 'sweet' obtained from cafes, and then using their leftstick spin the player character. The player character will strike a pose and then Milcery will evolve. The Milcery will evolve into different flavors of Alcremie based on how long the player 'stirs' it, what direction the player stirs the thumbstick, and what time of day it is. Each form can be adorned with one of seven different varieties of Sweets.
Alcremie Mahoippu (マホイップ) 869 Fairy Milcery (#868) Gigantamax Alcremie are based on whipped cream. They can produce whipped cream that becomes richer the happier they are. Depending on how long they are spun around as a Milcery, in which direction, at what time of day, and what Sweet they are holding, Alcremie can take dozens of different forms. The Sweets that can be embedded into it include the Strawberry, Flower, Star, Clover, Berry, Ribbon, and Heart Sweets.[21] Certain Alcremie are capable of Gigantamax and in combination with a giant cake formed in the process grow to more than 29 m (95 ft) in height. The cake is extremely resistant to attacks. They use "high-calorie cream missiles" to attack opponents.[22] Critics and fans[who?] praised Alcremie's design as cute. Writers of Eater and Time also brought attention to sexual innuendos surrounding the Pokémon's descriptions.[21][15] David Lozada of Game Revolution called Alcremie one of the weirdest Pokémon to date.[18]
Pincurchin Bachin'uni (バチンウニ) 871 Electric No evolution A sea urchin-like Pokémon, Pincurchin feeds off of seaweed which it eats with its teeth. The spines on its back are laced with electricity. Even if its spines break off, they still produce electricity for a while.
Snom Yukihami (ユキハミ) 872 Ice Bug Beginning of evolution Frosmoth (#873) Snom resembles a grub. The more snow Snom eats, the bigger the icy spikes on its back are.
Frosmoth Mosunō (モスノー) 873 Ice Bug Snom (#872) End of evolution Resemblant of an arctic woolly bear moth and a moon moth, Frosmoth causes blizzards to chase away those who desecrate the fields and mountains it calls home. As it flies, icy scales flake off of its wings.
Stonjourner Ishihenjin (イシヘンジン) 874 Rock No evolution Stonjourner are blocky Pokémon. The stones that make up their body can move like arms and legs. They often gather together in a ring-shaped formation. Stonjourner is based on the rock formations of Stonehenge. Exclusive to Sword. At a certain date, at a certain time, every year, they will stand in a circle and just stand there.
Eiscue Kōrippo (コオリッポ) 875 Ice No evolution Eiscue are penguin-like Pokémon that cover their face in an ice cube "mask" to protect their heads. They produce freezing air to keep their heads cold, as they are sensitive to heat. They fish for food with the long single hair on their head. Eiscue changes from the bulky "Ice Face" to the faster "Noice Face" when hit by a physical attack, and can change back once per battle when Hail is active. Exclusive to Shield.
Indeedee Iessan (イエッサン) 876 Psychic Normal No evolution These mammalian Pokémon resemble butlers and maids respectively, and can sense other people's emotions. Particularly enjoying those such as gratitude and optimism. In the wild, male Indeedee are exclusive to Sword, while females are exclusive to Shield. Both gender forms can be obtained in the same game via breeding.
Morpeko Morupeko (モルペコ) 877 Electric Dark No evolution Morpeko are rodent Pokémon seemingly based on hamsters and guinea pigs. They have electric abilities; the electricity that they generate causes them to become hungry. When they get extremely hungry, they also become violent. Morpeko's signature move Aura Wheel changes type depending on whether it is in Full Belly Mode (Electric) or Hangry Mode (Dark). In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Morpeko is a spirit.
Cufant Zōdō (ゾウドウ) 878 Steel Beginning of evolution Copperajah (#879) Resembling the Indian elephant, Cufant's copper-like skin tarnishes into a vivid green color. Its very strong, easily lifting objects over 5 tons. It likes to help out at construction sites.
Copperajah Daiōdō (ダイオウドウ) 879 Steel Cufant (#878) Gigantamax Copperajah is based on the Indian elephant. Their skin is resistant to water and they use their large, strong trunks to dig through rock and stone. The Pokedex entry says it came to Galar from another region. Implying that it originates from a Pokémon region that hasn't been discovered yet, possibly a Pokémon region based on India. This is further supported by Raichu's Pokédex entry in Legends Arceus, where it's stated to have enough power to decimate Copperajahs, whereas games prior to Copperajahs introduction which stated this mentioned Indian elephants instead.
Dracozolt Patchiragon (パッチラゴン) 880 Electric Dragon No evolution Four new fossil Pokémon were introduced in Sword and Shield, seemingly based on the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, a collection of misassembled dinosaur sculptures on display in London's Crystal Palace Park. Each come from various combinations of four fossils: Bird, Dino, Drake and Fish. If you resurrect two fossils, the outcome will be one of these Pokémon. The Fozzilized Bird and Fossilized Dino items are more common in Sword. and the Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Drake items are more common in Shield. Dracozolt was almost unbeatable in its time thanks to its powerful strong legs in its lower half of its body, although the top was entirely too small in size. While it can generate electricity in the muscles in its tail, its depletion of its plant-food resources caused its own extinction.
Arctozolt Patchirudon (パッチルドン) 881 Electric Ice No evolution The shaking upper half of Arctozolts body is what generates electricity. It also could preserve food in the ice on its body to save for a later time if it was hungry. The reason why it went extinct in the first place was because it found itself too slow and it had a hard time moving around.
Dracovish Uonoragon (ウオノラゴン) 882 Water Dragon No evolution Dracovish's powerful jaws and legs made it the most fearless predator of its time, but its own doing made it extinct by over hunting it's underwater prey. Although it can run up to 40 mph, it can't breathe unless it's underwater. It is very popular in competitive Pokémon due to its signature move, Fishious Rend and its statistics compared to the other fossils.[23]
Arctovish Uochirudon (ウオチルドン) 883 Water Ice No evolution The skin on Arctovish's face is completely immune to attacks and while freezing its surroundings is how it hunts prey, it can have a hard time eating it due to the mouth on the top of its head. It couldn't breathe very well, leading to its extinction. As such, their bodies feature many abnormalities that make it difficult for these Pokémon to live well. It is unknown what the Galar Fossil Pokémon looked like when they were alive in their proper forms.
Duraludon Jurarudon (ジュラルドン) 884 Steel Dragon Beginning of evolution Gigantamax Duraludon are dragon-resemblant alloy Pokémon that are unusually light and durable and flexible for their size. It seems to be based on The Shard, the tallest building in the United Kingdom. Sharing a habitat with Tyranitar, the two species frequently battle for territory. Like all Steel-type Pokémon, Duraludon are capable of being taught the immensely powerful Steel-type move Steel Beam てっていこうせん (Tettei Kо̄sen), which, while powerful, causes the user to lose half of their base HP.[24]
Dreepy Dorameshiya (ドラメシヤ) 885 Dragon Ghost Beginning of evolution Drakloak (#886) Dreepy and its evolutionary family are described as coming from an extinct species of amphibian Pokémon, resembling Diplocaulus. Coming back as a ghost, Dreepy will go back to the seas of which it ruled. It is so weak on its own that a child could defeat it.
Drakloak Doronchi (ドロンチ) 886 Dragon Ghost Dreepy (#885) Dragapult (#887) Drakloak is capable of flying at over 120 miles per hour. It cares for a Dreepy that rests on its head until it evolves into a Drakloak itself.
Dragapult Doraparuto (ドラパルト) 887 Dragon Ghost Drakloak (#886) End of evolution According to its Pokedex entry, Dragapult keeps its pre-evolved counterpart, Dreepy, inside of hollow openings in the front of its horns, which can be fired out like supersonic missiles. This is Dragapult's signature attack, known as Dragon Darts[25] Dragapult may be based on supersonic jets. It is also the ninth pseudo-legendary Pokémon in the series.
Zacian Zashian (ザシアン) 888 Fairy No evolution Zacian is a wolf-like Pokémon. In its Crowned Sword form, it carries a sword in its mouth.[2] Crowned Sword Zacian fights gracefully and its sword is capable of gracefully cutting through anything.[26] In Crowned Sword form, its signature move Behemoth Blade deals double damage to Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokémon. Its design has been noted for its similarity to Sif from Dark Souls.[2][27][28] In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Zacian is a spirit along with Zamazenta.
Fairy Steel
Zamazenta Zamazenta (ザマゼンタ) 889 Fighting No evolution Zamazenta is a wolf-like Pokémon. In its Crowned Shield form, it is adorned with a large shield on the front of its body. This shield is capable of repelling any attack and also capable of sustaining some of the most powerful blows. In Crowned Shield form, its signature move Behemoth Bash deals double damage to Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokémon.[2][26] In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Zamazenta is a spirit along with Zacian.
Fighting Steel
Eternatus Mugendaina (ムゲンダイナ) 890 Poison Dragon No evolution Eternatus is said to have birthed from a meteor hitting Galar over 30,000 years ago. It causes the Darkest Day in the climax of the game, taking all the Dynamax power in Galar to its advantage. Unlike Gigantamaxing, this Pokémon has an exclusive "Eternamax" form, which is only seen in the game's climax and battled by the player. The only legitimately obtainable appearance of this Eternamax form is when Eternatus uses one of its signature moves, Eternabeam. It has a second signature move known as Dynamax Cannon, which deals double damage to Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokémon.
Kubfu Dakuma (ダクマ) 891 Fighting Beginning of evolution Urshifu (#892) Kubfu is a small, bear-like Legendary Pokémon central to the Isle of Armor story. It constantly trains to perfect its martial arts ability.
Urshifu Ūraosu (ウーラオス) 892 Fighting Dark Kubfu (#891) Gigantamax Kubfu evolves into Urshifu after completing its training in the Tower of Darkness or Tower of Waters and then being shown the scroll at the top floor of the respective tower. Its secondary type depends on its fighting style, with Dark for Single-Strike Style and Water for Rapid-Strike Style. Single-Strike Style Urshifu uses single, devastating blows with its fists, while Rapid-Strike Style Urshifu uses multiple, nonstop blows at unbelievable speed. Urshifu is capable of Gigantamax, with its 2 forms having different Gigantamax appearances. Each form also has a special new move - Wicked Blow for Single-Strike Style and Surging Strikes for Rapid-Strike Style. Both forms also have their own special G-Max move.
Fighting Water
Zarude Zarūdo (ザルード) 893 Dark Grass No evolution Zarude is a new Mythical Pokémon that was revealed on Pokémon Day 2020. Resemblant of a baboon and a mandrill, Zarude is very aggressive and lives in packs. When the vines on their body tear off, they become nutrients for the soil and stimulate the growth of the plants in the lush forests it calls home[29] However, they also occasionally exhibit a softer side. One of the Zarude, a caped one, left its pack to care for an orphaned human child. From its bond with this human child, it developed unique strength. As a result, it was nicknamed Dada.[30] This Pokémon also stars in the 23rd anime film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, released in Japan on December 25, 2020.[31] Zarude is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Jungle Healing. Jungle Healing restores HP and heals the status conditions of Zarude and its allies.
Regieleki Rejiereki (レジエレキ) 894 Electric No evolution Two Legendary Pokémon of Galar appeared in a Nintendo Direct on January 9, 2020, and are new members of the Legendary Titans, alongside Regirock, Regice, Registeel and their master Regigigas. Their official names were revealed in a trailer on June 2, 2020. They appeared in The Crown Tundra story. Only one of these two Titans can be caught per game, and the one to be caught is determined by the player. Both, along with Regirock, Regice and Registeel, are required in the party to encounter Regigigas in a Pokémon Den, meaning the Titan not captured by the player must be obtained by trading. Regieleki's body is a single organ composed of a cluster of electricity, which generates electrical energy. If the rings bounding its body together were to be removed, all of its energy would be released at once. Its signature move, Thunder Cage, damages the target and traps it in a field of electricity that damages them mildly over the course of four to five turns. It has the highest base Speed stat of any Electric-type Pokémon. Regidrago's body is made of crystallized dragon energy and is said to have the powers of all Dragon-type Pokémon. It is theorized that its arms were once the head of an ancient dragon Pokémon, but this theory remains unproven. Regidrago was created by Regigigas out of crystallized dragon energy, but ran out of crystals, and thus, only the head was completed. As a result, the people of old feared of the destruction Regidrago would cause on their land should it be completed. The ancient people immediately sealed it away in a temple. Regidrago's signature move, Dragon Energy, deals more damage the more HP it has left. Regieleki also appears in Pokémon unite, replacing Rotom in Theia Sky Ruins
Regidrago Rejidorago (レジドラゴ) 895 Dragon No evolution
Glastrier Burizaposu (ブリザポス) 896 Ice No evolution Described as the Legendary Steeds, they are Calyrex' loyal Pokémon. Depending on whether you use the Iceroot Carrots or the Shaderoot Carrots to summon a Steed, they will be the Steed that Calyrex chooses. Calyrex can mount either one and "fuse" with the Steed using the Reins of Unity to become Ice Rider Calyrex or Shadow Rider Calyrex. Only one Steed can be chosen per game. Glastrier resembles an ice-elemental unicorn with a mask of ice harder than diamond. It may be based on the horse of Conquest from the mythological Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as well as the white knight piece in chess. It emits intensely cold energy from its hooves and has massive physical strength, which it uses to belligerently take whatever it wants. To choose this Steed, the player must plant Carrot Seeds in an icy field on Snowslide Slope to grow an Iceroot Carrot.
Spectrier Reisuposu (レイスポス) 897 Ghost No evolution Spectrier resembles a ghostly horse and may be based on the horse of Famine from the mythological Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as well as the black knight piece in chess. It craves silence and solitude and probes its surroundings using every sense except sight. Spectrier absorbs the life force of sleeping creatures as it runs about at night, and its kicks are said to result in out-of-body experiences. To choose this Steed, the player must plant Carrot Seeds in a gloomy field within the Old Cemetery to grow a Shaderoot Carrot.
Calyrex Badorekkusu (バドレックス) 898 Psychic Grass No evolution Calyrex is an arctic hare-resemblant Legendary Pokémon sporting a large, bulbous crown-like growth on its head and is the focus of The Crown Tundra story. It was once a ruler of Galar who reigned during ancient times. Calyrex is a very intelligent Pokémon who has ability to envision the events of all three phases of time: Past, Present and Future. Calyrex has two additional forms that can be taken when it mounts and "fuses" with one of the Legendary Steeds using the Reins of Unity; Ice Rider form if fused with Glastrier, and Shadow Rider form if fused with Spectrier. Calyrex is merciful, bestowing healing and blessings, and also provides the growth of crops. Which is why it is also known as the King of Bountiful Harvests. Calyrex's two forms each have a signature move; Glacial Lance for Ice Rider Calyrex and Astral Barrage for Shadow Rider Calyrex. As seen in the main Crown Tundra story, should it choose to communicate with humans. Calyrex can take over one's body and use it to speak the human language.
Psychic Ice If Calyrex rides on Glastrier, its secondary type changes into Ice. In this form, Calyrex will learn the move Glacial Lance. Its second Ability will be Chilling Neigh due to the Ability As One.
Psychic Ghost If Calyrex rides on Spectrier, its secondary type changes into Ghost. In this form, it will learn the move Astral Barrage. Due to the Ability As One, Calyrex will acquire the Ability Grim Neigh.
Wyrdeer Ayashishi (アヤシシ) 899 Normal Psychic Stantler (#234) End of evolution Wydeer was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Stantler native to the Hisui region evolve into Wyrdeer after using its signature move, Psyshield Bash, in the Agile Style at least 20 times. This Pokémon has been treasured since long ago by the people of this region, for whom it is indispensable. It grows much larger when it evolves, and garments with the fur shed from its beard, tail, and legs are highly prized for their top-notch protection against the cold. A special Wyrdeer appears as a ridable Pokémon in Legends Arceus, letting the player cross terrain much faster.
Kleavor Basagiri (バサギリ) 900 Bug Rock Scyther (#123) End of evolution Kleavor was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. A special mineral found in the Hisui region known as the Black Augurite causes Scyther native to the region to evolve into Kleavor. Parts of its body have hardened into stone. The stone parts often get chipped during fierce battles, and Kleavor that have survived many battles will display larger chipping across their bodies. However, the chipping actually makes these stone parts sharper, increasing their slicing power. It is said that the people of Hisui once used pieces of stone that had fallen from Kleavor to craft tools. A special Kleavor acts as one of the Noble Pokémon in Hisui and the first encountered by the player in Legends Arceus.
Ursaluna Gachiguma (ガチグマ) 901 Ground Normal Ursaring (#217) End of evolution Ursaluna was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is a new evolution of Ursaring native to the Hisui region; it evolves from Ursaring when the Peat Block item is used on it during a full moon in the game's overworld.[32] Its new form and typing is speculated to have originated from the swampy regions within the region. Similar to the crescent moon pattern on Teddiursa and the new moon pattern on Ursaring. There is a pattern on Ursaluna's head inspired by a full moon on a cloudy night. Ursaluna is inspired by the Ussuri brown bear found in Hokkaidō, the region of Japan that inspired Hisui, among other places in East Asia. One special Ursaluna acts as a ridable Pokémon in Legends: Arceus, able to track down hidden objects with its heightened senses and digging abilities.[33]
Basculegion Idaitou (イダイトウ) 902 Water Ghost Basculin (#550) End of evolution Basculegion was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The Basculin native to the Hisui region are of a new form known as White Stripe Basculin, which are the only form of Basculin that can evolve into Basculegion . This Evolution occurs when a Basculin is possessed by the souls of other Basculin from its school that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream. Basculegion fights together with these souls, which attack opponents as if with a will of their own. Its appearance and attack stats differ depending on its gender. To trigger its evolution in gameplay, a White-Striped Basculin must take at least 294 HP of recoil damage across all its battles, bar any damage after it has already fainted. A special male Basculegion appears as a ridable Pokémon in Legends Arceus, being ridden by the player to cross surfaces of water.
Sneasler Ōnyūra (オオニューラ) 903 Poison Fighting Sneasel (#215) End of evolution Sneasler was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is the evolution of Hisuian Sneasel, making it a counterpart to Weavile. No other Pokemon can come close to its ability to fight in the arctic snow. A special Sneasler appears as a ridable Pokémon in Legends Arceus, allowing the player to climb up mountains, trees, and other vertical surfaces. Like Weavile, Sneasler evolves from Sneasel when exposed to the Razor Claw item.
Overqwil Harīman (ハリーマン) 904 Dark Poison Qwilfish (#211) End of evolution Overqwil was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It can evolve from Hisuian Qwilfish when it uses its signature move, Barb Barrage, in the Strong Style at least 20 times. Its lance-like spikes and violent attitude have earned it the nickname, the "Sea Fiend".
Enamorus Rabutorosu (ラブトロス) 905 Fairy Flying No evolution Enamorus was one of the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is a female-only fourth member of the Forces of Nature group of Legendary Pokémon previously introduced in Generation V, following Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. Referred to as the Herald of Spring in the Hisui region, the appearance of Enamorus is known to mark the end of winter and the start of fresh life in the region. Despite her association with love, she is known to punish those who disrespect life. Enamorus' "Incarnate Forme" is inspired by the Japanese Ugajin, a kami of fertility and prosperity, while its "Therian Forme" stems from the Four Symbols of Chinese myth, specifically the Black Tortoise, along with the softshell turtle. It is capable of transforming between these Formes via an item called the "Reveal Glass". Its tail is visually inspired by a snake and incorporated into each form's design, tying into their respective legends.

Galarian Forms[edit]

List of Galarian Pokémon forms introduced in Generation VIII (2019–2020)
English name Japanese name National Pokédex
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
Primary Secondary
Meowth Nyāsu (ニャース) 52 Steel Beginning of evolution Perrserker (#863) The Galarian form was introduced into Sword/Shield along with a Gigantamax version of Kantonian Meowth. Galarian Meowth has a large, bushy beard and a black coin on its head. Living with savage, seafaring Vikings in years past have toughened its body, so much so that some parts of its body have turned to iron.
Ponyta Ponīta (ポニータ) 77 Psychic Beginning of evolution Rapidash (#078) The Galarian form of Ponyta was revealed through the Pokémon 24-hour Sword and Shield Content Reveal live stream. The unicorn-inspired appearance of Galarian Ponyta came from the life energy of the forests. Its mane is capable of storing this energy. Exclusive to Shield.
Rapidash Gyaroppu (ギャロップ) 78 Psychic Fairy Ponyta (#077) End of evolution Galarian Rapidash's speed is enhanced by the magical fur on its fetlocks when it gallops. The attacks from its magical horn can punch holes through thick metal. Exclusive to Shield.
Slowpoke Yadon (ヤドン) 79 Psychic Beginning of evolution Slowbro (#080)
Slowking (#199)
Released on January 9, 2020, in patch 1.1.0 to promote the reveal of the Sword and Shield expansion packs. Slowpoke will only evolve into Galarian Slowbro with a Galarica Cuff obtained in The Isle of Armor and into Galarian Slowking from a Galarica Wreath obtained in The Crown Tundra. Both of these items can be created for the player by NPCs using eight Galarica Twigs.
Slowbro Yadoran (ヤドラン) 80 Poison Psychic Slowpoke (#079) End of evolution The Galarian form of Slowbro was not made available until the release of the Isle of Armor expansion pack. Galarian Slowbro, along with its typing, were revealed in a trailer on June 2, 2020. It evolves from Galarian Slowpoke via the use of the Galarica Cuff item. Unlike Kantonian Slowbro, the Shellder that triggered its evolution has bit down onto its arm rather than its tail, triggering a chemical reaction with the spices from the Galarica Twigs that made up its diet as a Slowpoke. Galarian Slowbro can use the Shellder latched on its arm to spray liquid venom at opponents. Its signature move is Shell Side Arm.
Farfetch'd Kamonegi (カモネギ) 83 Fighting Beginning of evolution Sirfetch'd (#865) Unlike Kantonian Farfetch'd, the Galarian form of Farfetch'd is Fighting type instead of Normal and Flying type and carries an oversized leek stalk much larger than those wielded by its Kantonian form. Although they have become strong enough to carry these large leeks, the leeks are so heavy that it becomes very difficult for these Pokémon to fly, which led to them fighting on land, using the leeks like swords or javelins. If Galarian Farfetch'd lands three critical hits in a single battle, even if it faints, it will evolve into Sirfetch'd. Exclusive to Sword.
Weezing Matadogasu (マタドガス) 110 Poison Fairy Koffing (#109) End of evolution The Galarian form of Weezing is adorned with smog resembling facial hair and has top hat-like smokestacks extending from the top of its two heads. It inhales polluted air and expels purified air from its smokestacks. It uses the smog on its faces as a weapon during battle. Their signature move is Strange Steam.
Mr. Mime Bariyādo (バリヤード) 122 Ice Psychic Beginning of evolution Mr. Rime (#866) Unlike normal Mr. Mime, who excel in miming, Galarian Mr. Mime are talented in tap dancing. They radiate cold temperatures from the bottoms of their feet to form floors of ice, which they can kick up to utilize as a barrier.
Articuno Furīzā (フリーザー) 144 Psychic Flying No evolution Galarian Articuno seems to have the ability to immobilize opponents by shooting a ray of psychic energy from its eyes. It is known to create magical clones of itself, and it can fly without flapping its wings thanks to its psychic powers. Its signature move is Freezing Glare. It has a 10% chance of Freezing opponents.
Zapdos Sandā (サンダー) 145 Fighting Flying No evolution Galarian Zapdos, unlike the previously discovered Zapdos, is now no longer capable of flight, like an ostrich. It can run fast, and it can pulverize a dump truck with one kick from its two very powerful legs. Its signature move is Thunderous Kick. It can lower the target's Defense stat.
Moltres Faiyā (ファイヤー) 146 Dark Flying No evolution Galarian Moltres has red flame-like auras coming out of its head and wings. It is talented in attacking people's minds. Its opponents are overcome by deep fatigue should they be hit by such attacks. Its signature move is Fiery Wrath. It may cause opponents to flinch.
Slowking Yadokingu (ヤドキング) 199 Poison Psychic Slowpoke (#079) End of evolution The Galarian form of Slowking was not made available until the release of the Crown Tundra expansion pack. Galarian Slowking and its typing was revealed in a trailer on September 29, 2020. It evolves from Galarian Slowpoke via the use of the Galarica Wreath item. When the Shellder that triggered its evolution bit down onto its head, it triggered a chemical reaction with the spices from the Galarica Twigs that made up its diet as a Slowpoke. It is said to gather in groups and chant mysterious incantations, used to cast spells or communicate with one another; these chants are not yet fully understood by humans. Its signature move is Eerie Spell.
Corsola Sanīgo (サニーゴ) 222 Ghost Beginning of evolution Cursola (#864) The Galarian form of Corsola is based on coral bleaching caused by climate change. This reflects the sea it used to live in, as every Corsola had withered and paled after a meteorite impact caused the temperature to cool. As a result, it is Ghost-type, in contrast to its Johtonian form being Water and Rock-type. Its branches are not really solid, but they can absorb the life force of a victim. Those who carelessly walk through the places where these Corsola once happily lived and accidentally kick one will be cursed by it. Exclusive to Shield.
Zigzagoon Jiguzaguma (ジグザグマ) 263 Dark Normal Beginning of evolution Linoone (#264) The Galarian form of Zigzagoon is more resemblant to an ordinary raccoon, in comparison to its Hoennian form, which also bears resemblance to the Japanese raccoon dog. Galarian Zigzagoon runs in many direction patterns. It is often believed to be the original form of Zigzagoon. It enjoys battling and provokes other Pokémon in order to battle with them.
Linoone Massuguma (マッスグマ) 264 Dark Normal Zigzagoon (#263) Obstagoon (#862) The Galarian form of Linoone can charge at destructive speeds. It is a popular Pokémon among angry youths, mainly because of its ability to pick fights against stronger opponents. It will antagonize opponents with its long tongue in order to start fights.
Darumaka Darumakka (ダルマッカ) 554 Ice Beginning of evolution Darmanitan (#555) The Galarian form of Darumaka came from the Pokémon's original Unova form adapting to the cold climate of the region it lives in. It likes to have snowball fights with the people and Pokémon that it befriends. Exclusive to Sword.
Darmanitan Hihidaruma (ヒヒダルマ) 555 Ice Darumaka (#553) End of evolution The Galarian Form of Darmanitan has a large snowball on its head, which it uses for food storage and to attack opponents. Its fire sac, along with its fighting nature, have cooled down almost completely in the cold weather and should Galarian Darmanitan have its Hidden Ability, Zen Mode, upon losing at least half of its max HP, it will become Ice and Fire type and will resemble a hopping snowman with a flaming nose.
Yamask Desumasu (デスマス) 562 Ground Ghost Beginning of evolution Runerigus (#867) While Unova Yamask is a spirit possessing a mask, its Galarian counterpart is a cursed rune possessing the Yamask.
Stunfisk Maggyo (マッギョ) 618 Ground Steel No evolution Living in mud with a high iron content has given Stunfisk a body of steel. It resembles a foothold trap and behaves as such in the overworld. Should a player approach what appears to be a Poké Ball (indicating an item to be found on the overworld), which is actually its mouth, Galarian Stunfisk will swing the halves of its body upwards, initiating a wild Pokémon encounter.

Hisuian Forms[edit]

List of Hisuian Pokémon forms introduced in Generation VIII (2022)
English name Japanese name National Pokédex
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
Primary Secondary
Growlithe Gādi (ガーディ) 58 Rock Fire Beginning of evolution Arcanine (#59) Growlithe's Hisuian form has longer, more voluminous fur than the previously discovered form of Growlithe. This soft, heat-retaining fur helps the Pokémon thrive even in the frigid Hisui region, and tend to be in pairs. The sharp horn on its head is made of rock, but it breaks easily, so Hisuian Growlithe uses it only when it will have the greatest effect.
Arcanine Uindi (ウインディ) 59 Rock Fire Growlithe (#058) End of evolution An Arcanine was once the Noble Pokémon of Cobalt Coastlands before passing away. Its role is later filled by its newly evolved offspring.
Voltorb Biriridama (ビリリダマ) 100 Electric Grass Beginning of evolution Electrode (#101) Hisuian Voltorb looks very similar to the Poké Balls of the Hisui region. This Pokémon is always in high spirits and has a friendly personality. However, it discharges its stored electricity when it gets excited, so it frequently shocks nearby humans and Pokémon.
Electrode Marumain (マルマイン) 101 Electric Grass Voltorb (#100) End of evolution A special Electrode appears as one of the Noble Pokémon in Hisui, acting as the guardian of the Coronet Highlands. It can learn a special move that utilizes photosynthesis that damages it.
Typhlosion Bakufūn (バクフーン) 157 Fire Ghost Quilava (#156) End of evolution Hisuian Typhlosion, unlike their Johtonian counterparts, are more graceful and pacifistic than usual. Provoking such Typhlosion a lot can cause it to get angry. It can not control its feelings easily, so it would burn the provoker until not even ash remains with its 108 ghost flames. It appears to stare at space at times, but it is said to look for forsaken spirits to eat. Such form is said to be influenced by Mount Coronet itself.
Qwilfish Harīsen (ハリーセン) 211 Dark Poison Beginning of evolution Overqwil (#904) Hisuian Quilfish, unlike its normal form, have a "modified diet" that includes poison. It attacks by puffing itself, exposing its spikes. When it uses such move sufficiently, it evolves.
Sneasel Nyūra (ニューラ) 215 Fighting Poison Beginning of evolution Sneasler (#903) Sneasel adapts to its mountainous habitat and changes form. It is solitary unlike normal Sneasel, and its punches can pack a poisonous punch.
Samurott Daikenki (ダイケンキ) 503 Water Dark Dewott (#502) End of evolution Unlike normal Samurott, this form of Samurott likes to fight unfairly. It uses cheap shots and surprise attacks to attack. It also uses seamitars that causes splinters that are so hard they can scar the victim for decades.
Lilligant Doredia (ドレディア) 549 Grass Fighting Petilil (#548) End of evolution A special Lilligant appears as one of the Noble Pokémon in Hisui, acting as the guardian of Crimson Mirelands.
Zorua Zoroa (ゾロア) 570 Normal Ghost Beginning of evolution Zoroark (#571) They were first teased on October 19, 2021, in a vague found footage trailer depicting a Professor exploring the Hisuian wilderness. They would be revealed two days later in more clear version of the same trailer.[34] Zorua was described in the trailer as having a red tail and white, fluffy fur on its head and neck.[35] They have a grudge against humans and other Pokémon, but when gained trust, prove to be great bodyguards due to their protective nature.
Zoroark Zoroāku (ゾロアーク) 571 Normal Ghost Zorua (#570) End of evolution
Braviary Wōguru (ウォーグル) 628 Psychic Flying Rufflet (#627) End of evolution When Rufflet in the Hisui region evolve, they become Hisuian Braviary. In the winter, this Pokémon flies in from somewhere farther north. It is larger than the previously discovered form of Braviary and tends to live alone rather than in flocks. One special Braviary appears as a ridable Pokémon in Legends Arceus, allowing the player to soar from various heights.
Sliggoo Numeiru (ヌメイル) 705 Steel Dragon Goomy (#704) Goodra (#706) Goomy in the Hisui region evolve differently to protect it from the harsh environments. Sliggoo and Goodra in the region tend to have a shell made out of steel to protect it from threats.
Goodra Numerugon (ヌメルゴン) 706 Steel Dragon Sliggoo (#705) End of evolution
Avalugg Kurebēsu (クレベース) 713 Ice Rock Bergmite (#712) End of evolution A special Avalugg appears as one of the Noble Pokémon in Hisui, acting as the guardian of Alabaster Icelands. This Avalugg is notably gigantic compared to other members of its species.
Decidueye Junaipā (ジュナイパー) 724 Grass Fighting Dartrix (#723) End of evolution Dartrix that evolve in the Hisui region adapt to the harsh environment and evolve to Hisuian Decidueye. Their feathers are smaller, but it makes up for it by trapping air pockets to keep it warm. Unlike Alolan Decidueye, Hisuian Decidueye prefer close-range combat and are very wary of their surroundings. They have a special move, Triple Arrows, that involves an axe kick at the start.

Gigantamax Forms[edit]

List of Gigantamax Pokémon forms introduced in Generation VIII (2019-2020)
English name Japanese name National Pokédex
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
Primary Secondary
Gigantamax Venusaur Fushigibana (フシギバナ) 3 Grass Poison Venusaur (#003) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Venusaur's petals are much larger than before, and almost completely cover its head, body, and face. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Vine Lash. After used, it continues to deal damage to non-Grass-type opponents for 4 turns.
Gigantamax Charizard Rizādon (リザードン) 6 Fire Flying Charizard (#006) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Charizard's eyes and belly glow bright, and its wings become cloaked entirely in flames. The flame on the tip of its tail has also grown. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Wildfire. After used, it continues to deal damage to non-Fire-type opponents for 4 turns.
Gigantamax Blastoise Kamekkusu (カメックス) 9 Water Blastoise (#009) End of evolution Upon Gigantamaxing, Blastoise's shell has grown tremendously; the shell's size will match its body. Multiple cannons appear on the shell when it uses its G-Max Move. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Cannonade. After used, it continues to deal damage to non-Water-type opponents for 4 turns.
Gigantamax Butterfree Batafurī (バタフリー) 12 Bug Flying Butterfree (#012) End of evolution The edges of Gigantamax Butterfree's wings become green, as do its antennae. Its wings are far more large in size, with green scales flaking off as it floats in midair. These scales can paralyze, poison, or lull its opponents to sleep. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Befuddle. It inflicts poison, sleep or paralysis on all opponents.
Gigantamax Pikachu Pikachū (ピカチュウ) 25 Electric Pikachu (#025) End of evolution Upon Gigantamaxing, Pikachu becomes much more pudgy (similar to its initial appearance during the early days of Generation I), and its tail grows longer to the point that it can use its tail like a lasso. It still retains the signature thunderbolt shape. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Volt Crash. It paralyzes all opponents.
Gigantamax Meowth Nyāsu (ニャース) 52 Normal Meowth (#052) End of evolution The Kantonian Meowth's body will stretch drastically to increase its height. There is a kanji marking on Meowth's Amulet Coin. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Gold Rush. It scatters coins to be picked up after battle, and confuses all opponents.
Gigantamax Machamp Kairikī (カイリキー) 68 Fighting Machamp (#068) End of evolution Machamp will have a significant amount of glowing muscle popping out from its arms when Gigantamaxed. Its legs have darkened, giving it the appearance of a boxer. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Machamp are natively exclusive to Sword, but it can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Sword player's Max Raid Battle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Chi Strike. Raises the user and ally's critical hit chance.
Gigantamax Gengar Gengā (ゲンガー) 94 Ghost Poison Gengar (#094) End of evolution Resembling a typical haunted house inflatable decoration, Gigantamax Gengar emerges waist-deep from the ground with a massive gaping mouth. it is theorized that Gigantamax Gengar's mouth leads to the afterlife instead of inside its body. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Gengar are natively exclusive to Shield, but it can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Shield player's Max Raid Battle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Terror. It prevents opponents from escaping.
Gigantamax Kingler Kingurā (キングラー) 99 Water Kingler (#099) End of evolution Resembling a Japanese spider crab, Gigantamax Kingler has long, thorny appendages and sports a "beard" of foam. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Foam Burst. It harshly lowers Speed of all opponents.
Gigantamax Lapras Rapurasu (ラプラス) 131 Water Ice Lapras (#131) End of evolution Gigantamax Lapras' shell has a striped pattern and resembles a cruise ship and an ocarina, and has a ring of fine, thin lines hovering around it resembling a musical sheet, accompanied by ice crystals in lieu of musical notes. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Lapras are natively exclusive to Shield, but it can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Shield player's Max Raid Battle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Resonance. It sets up Aurora Veil on the user's side of the field.
Gigantamax Eevee Ībui (イーブイ) 133 Normal Eevee (#133) End of evolution Gigantamax Eevee has become much larger, and sports a much larger fur collar and a much fluffier tail. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Cuddle. It infatuates all opponents, as long as they are of opposite gender.
Gigantamax Snorlax Kabigon (カビゴン) 143 Normal Snorlax (#143) End of evolution As it sleeps on its back, Snorlax grows a tree and grass on its belly, resembling an island, upon Gigantamaxing. Snorlax's Gigantamax form was introduced via a Wild Area update, and for a limited time upon release became a more common Max Raid Battle encounter. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Replenish. It may restore the user or ally's held Berry.
Gigantamax Garbodor Dasutodasu (ダストダス) 569 Poison Garbodor (#569) End of evolution In its Gigantamax form, Garbodor has various discarded and worn-out objects such as stuffed toys and toy boats melded into its body. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Malodor. It poisons all opponents.
Gigantamax Melmetal Merumetaru (メルメタル) 809 Steel Melmetal (#809) End of evolution In its Gigantamax form, Melmetal grows into a colossal cyclopian titan. More dark-gray hexagonal nuts are embedded as fingers, as a single toe on each foot, and underneath and above its shoulders, connecting to the golden decagonal nut around its torso. Its red wire-like tail is longer, its eye glows red, and the liquid metal making its body now covers the top and rear of its head. Unlike other Gigantamax Pokémon, Melmetal's Gigantamax form cannot be obtained by feeding it Max Soup; instead, a Melmetal capable of Gigantamaxing was made available for Pokémon HOME users by transferring a Pokémon from Pokémon Go to Pokémon HOME, beginning in November 2020 when compatibility between the two became available. This Melmetal can be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Meltdown. It makes opponents unable to use the same move twice in a row.
Gigantamax Rillaboom Gorirandā (ゴリランダー) 812 Grass Rillaboom (#812) End of evolution Rillaboom's stump drum set has grown into a huge forest drum kit. A few trees make up cymbals while a few stumps make up snare drums. The huge stump at the bottom of the drum set resembles a kick drum. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Drum Solo. It ignores Abilities when attacking.
Gigantamax Cinderace Ēsubān (エースバーン) 815 Fire Cinderace (#815) End of evolution Although Cinderace does not grow very much in size, its huge Pyro Ball has grown significantly; it stands atop its massive Pyro Ball. Its ears are now longer, as well. Even without the huge Pyro Ball, Cinderace can easily overwhelm Dynamax Pokémon due to its powerful kicking moves. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Fireball. It ignores Abilities when attacking.
Gigantamax Inteleon Intereon (インテレオン) 818 Water Inteleon (#818) End of evolution Inteleon's tail, when Gigantamaxed, is said to be 40 m (131 ft) tall. It then stands on a coiled section of its tail as a platform. When it uses its signature G-Max Move, Inteleon will go into a sniper position, with water accumulating around its right fingertip to resemble a sniper rifle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Hydro snipe. It ignores Abilities when attacking.
Gigantamax Corviknight Āmāga (アーマーガア) 823 Flying Steel Corviknight (#823) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Corviknight's cluster of ruffed throat feathers becomes larger, and its wings are streaked with red-colored Dynamax energy. The metal plate on its torso splits into two plates, and the plates over its knees are slashed. Eight red glowing birds made of Dynamax Energy, known as Blade Birds, are launched from its body to attack foes independently. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Wind Rage. It removes effects of Reflect, Light Screen, entry hazards and terrain from both sides of the field.
Gigantamax Orbeetle Iorubu (イオルブ) 826 Bug Psychic Orbeetle (#826) End of evolution Orbeetle's abdomen has now taken a UFO-like shape when Gigantamaxed. Futuristic sci-fi patterns appear on the abdomen. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Gravitas. It intensifies gravity for 5 turns, which makes all moves more accurate and brings floating Pokémon to the ground.
Gigantamax Drednaw Kajirigame (カジリガメ) 834 Water Rock Drednaw (#834) End of evolution Upon Gigantamaxing, Drednaw now stands on its hind legs in a bipedal position. Its torso, as well as the horn on its head, become larger, and its tail is longer and is covered in more spikes. There are three spikes on the front of its hind legs, and there are three protrusions on the plastron of its shell, the middle being the largest. Its head is concealed in a large, protective blue neck collar. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Stones urge. It sets up Stealth Rock on the opposing side of the field.
Gigantamax Coalossal Sekitanzan (セキタンザン) 839 Rock Fire Coalossal (#839) End of evolution Upon Gigantamaxing, Coalossal becomes larger, as does the mountain of coal on its back. Its shoulder spikes have split in two, and it has open spots on its torso and under its arms, exposing intense heat from inside, resembling a stove oven. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Coalossal are natively exclusive to Sword, but it can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Sword player's Max Raid Battle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Volcalith. After used, it continues to deal damage to non-Rock-type opponents for 4 turns.
Gigantamax Flapple Appuryū (アップリュー) 841 Grass Dragon Flapple (#841) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Flapple is now encased in a large hollow apple dripping with golden nectar. Its head and neck poke out from the top, with the stem of the apple and the flesh underneath it atop its head. Its tail comes out from the backside of the apple. It looks identical to Gigantamax Appletun, but they each learn different G-Max moves. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Flapple are natively exclusive to Sword, but it can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Sword player's Max Raid Battle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Tartness. It makes opponents less evasive.
Gigantamax Appletun Taruppuru (タルップル) 842 Grass Dragon Appletun (#842) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Appletun is now encased in a large hollow apple dripping with golden nectar. It is slightly slimmer; its head and neck poke out from the top, with the stem of the apple and the flesh underneath it atop its head. Its eyes no longer droop over the sides of its head, now standing upright. Its tail comes out from the backside of the apple. It looks identical to Gigantamax Flapple, but they each learn different G-Max moves. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Appletun are natively exclusive to Shield, but it can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Shield player's Max Raid Battle. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Sweetness. It heals the user and allies of status conditions.
Gigantamax Sandaconda Sadaija (サダイジャ) 844 Ground Sandaconda (#844) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Sandaconda's body coils up in the shape of a tornado, standing on the tip of its tail. Its body has diamond-shaped markings, and the pouch of sand around its neck has become so large that the sand within has overflowed and forms a ring around its neck. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Sandblast. After used, it continues to deal damage for four to five turns and prevents escaping.
Gigantamax Toxtricity Sutorindā (ストリンダー) 849 Electric Poison Toxtricity (#849) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, both forms of Toxtricity have the same appearance. It walks on all fours, and its pupils are star-shaped. Its electric frills are both yellow and blue. The spikes on its wrist, the crescent-shaped body part on the back of its hips, and its tail are now bright pink, with its tail now resembling an electrical tower, and two protrusions resembling power conductor coils on both sides adjacent of the tail. Gigantamax Toxtricity can create a giant mass of energy shaped like a guitar that it can use as a swung weapon. Gigantamax Toxtricity was introduced via a Wild Area update, and for a limited time, upon release became a more common Max Raid Battle encounter. Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Amped Form Toxtricity are natively exclusive to Sword, and Max Raid Battles for Gigantamax Low Key Form Toxtricity are natively exclusive to Shield, but both forms can be battled and caught in either game through joining an online Shield or Sword player's Max Raid Battle, respectively. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Stun Shock. It poisons or paralyzes opponents.
Gigantamax Centiskorch Maruyakude (マルヤクデ) 851 Fire Bug Centiskorch (#851) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Centiskorch now has a larger body and a total of 100 legs, allowing it to move especially fast for its massive size. The underside of its body is yellow with consecutive bright yellow circle patterns going along its underside. The streams of flame on the front of its head are longer and are lighter at the intersection, resembling an "X". Gigantamax Centiskorch will align its body in a wavy line formation when it attacks. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Centiferno. After used, it continues to deal damage for four to five turns and prevents escaping.
Gigantamax Hatterene Burimuon (ブリムオン) 858 Psychic Fairy Hatterene (#858) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Hatterene becomes colossal in size and its eyes glow blue. Its hair has grown larger, forming a "chamber" that its body sits within; there is one central opening in this chamber, revealing its face, and there are two drop-shaped openings on the left and right of it. The "brim" of its hat-like protrusion is thinner, and the tip ends in two bulbs. Tapering from the larger bulb are three tentacles; unlike normal Hatterene's single tentacle, they do not end in claws. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Smite. It confuses all opponents.
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl Ōronge (オーロンゲ) 861 Dark Fairy Grimmsnarl (#861) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Grimmsnarl is now almost completely covered in hair, the exceptions being its face and the red diamond-shaped marking on its torso. Its limbs are longer and a bit more slender, with its body hair forming fingers and toes, with two and three digits, respectively. The hair around its collar now stands on end, forming a pointy collar of sorts, while the two longer rear locks of hair join to form a single long spike of hair. Gigantamax Grimmsnarl can form drills out of its leg and foot hair powerful enough to break through the terrain of the Galar region. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Snooze. It may make opponents drowsy, causing them to fall asleep on the next turn.
Gigantamax Alcremie Mahoippu (マホイップ) 869 Fairy Alcremie (#869) End of evolution Gigantamax Alcremie stands on top of a massive birthday cake with four layers. All of Alcremie's forms are identical when Gigantamaxed. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Finale. It recovers a little of the user and ally's HP.
Gigantamax Copperajah Daiōdō (ダイオウドウ) 879 Steel Copperajah (#879) End of evolution When Gigantamaxed, Copperajah becomes larger, stands in a bipedal position on its enlarged hind feet, and has a more blocky body. Its tusks point upward, and its trunk is larger. Like in its normal form, Gigantamax Copperajah uses its trunk like a backhoe, only its trunk is now strong enough to level mountains and topple skyscrapers. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Steelsurge. It scatters sharp spikes, which work like Stealth Rock, but checks the Steel-type effectiveness instead.
Gigantamax Duraludon Jurarudon (ジュラルドン) 884 Steel Dragon Duraludon (#884) End of evolution Adhering to Duraludon being visually based on The Shard - the largest building in the United Kingdom, the middle and lower sections of Gigantamax Duraludon's neck have "windows" on them. The head is at the roof of its "skyscraper" section. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Depletion. It depletes PP of opponents' last used moves.
Gigantamax Urshifu Ūraosu (ウーラオス) 892 Fighting Dark Urshifu (#892) End of evolution When in its Single Strike form, Urshifu grows giant and stands on both legs in a guarding stance. Its body is white with red markings. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max One Blow. It bypasses the effects of all protection moves, including Max Guard.
Fighting Water When in its Rapid Strike form, Urshifu grows giant and stands on one leg in a front-kick stance. Its body is white with blue markings. Signature G-Max Move: G-Max Rapid Flow. It bypasses the effects of all protection moves, including Max Guard.


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