Version Exclusive Pokemon | Pokemon Sword and Shield

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This page will list all Pokemon that have been confirmed as exclusive to Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield. Read on to learn more.

Version Exclusives - Overview

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While the story and gameplay is the same in both versions of Pokemon Sword and Shield, there are tiny differences between each game, such as the species of Pokemon that will appear, as well as the Gym Leaders.

Version Exclusive Pokemon

Deino and Jangmo-o only appear in Pokemon Sword, while Larvitar and Goomy only appear in Pokemon Shield.

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pokemon_jangmo.pngJangmo-o pokemon_goomy.pngGoomy

The new evolution of Farfetch'd of the Galar Region, Sirfetch'd, will appear in Pokemon Sword, while the newly discovered Galarian Ponyta will make its appearance in Pokemon Shield.

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Version Exclusives - Gym Leaders

Certain towns will have different Gyms that you can challenge depending on whether you are playing Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield.

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