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Pokemon Sword and Shield Version Exclusive Pokemon

This guide lists all Pokemon that are exclusive to Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield, along with each version's exclusive Pokemon in the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC.

Version Exclusive Pokemon

The Crown Tundra Exclusives

Compared with The Isle of Armor DLC, the Crown Tundra DLC boasts a significantly higher number of exclusive Pokemon. In addition to exclusive Pokemon found in the wild, Pokemon which are available in Dynamax Adventures vary highly by version.

Note that it's still possible to catch Version Exclusives from Dynamax Adventure in either game when playing online. Because you join another player's game in Dynamax Adventures, Pokemon from either version can appear, so the exclusives are mostly relevant for offline play.

Dynamax Adventure Exclusives

Sword Shield
Ho-oh ImageHo-oh Latios ImageLatios Lugia ImageLugia Latias ImageLatias
Groudon ImageGroudon Dialga ImageDialga Kyogre ImageKyogre Palkia ImagePalkia
Tornadus ImageTornadus Reshiram ImageReshiram Thundurus ImageThundurus Zekrom ImageZekrom
Xerneas ImageXerneas Solgaleo ImageSolgaleo Yveltal ImageYveltal Lunala ImageLunala

List of Dynamax Adventure Pokemon

Wild Pokemon Exclusives

Sword Shield
Omanyte ImageOmanyte Omastar ImageOmastar Kabuto ImageKabuto Kabutops ImageKabutops
Bagon ImageBagon Shelgon ImageShelgon Gible ImageGible Gabite ImageGabite
Salamence ImageSalamence Garchomp ImageGarchomp

The Isle of Armor Version Exclusives

Sword Shield
Heracross ImageHeracross Pinsir ImagePinsir
Clauncher ImageClauncher Skrelp ImageSkrelp
Clawitzer ImageClawitzer Dragalge ImageDragalge

The Isle of Armor has just a few Pokemon exclusive to each version as shown above.

Base Game Version Exclusives

Zacian and Zamazenta

Sword Shield
Zacian ImageZacian Zamazenta ImageZamazenta

The Legendary Pokemon and mascots of Pokemon Sword and Shield are each exclusive to their respective game. The Attack-focused Zacian can only be obtained in Pokemon Sword, while the Defensive Zamazenta is exclusive to Pokemon Shield.

Gigantamax Pokemon

Sword Shield
Gigantamax Machamp ImageGigantamax Machamp Gigantamax Lapras ImageGigantamax Lapras
Gigantamax Coalossal ImageGigantamax Coalossal Gigantamax Gengar ImageGigantamax Gengar
Gigantamax Flapple ImageGigantamax Flapple Gigantamax Appletun ImageGigantamax Appletun

Although their normal versions are available in both versions, Gigantamax versions of some Pokemon are exclusive to either Pokemon Sword or Shield. That said, players from either version can participate in Max Raid Battles featuring these Pokemon when they are hosted by another player.

Pokemon Sword Exclusives

SeedotSeedot NuzleafNuzleaf ShiftryShiftry SwirlixSwirlix
SlurpuffSlurpuff SirfetchSirfetch'd ScraggyScraggy ScraftyScrafty
GothitaGothita GothoritaGothorita GothitelleGothitelle RuffletRufflet
BraviaryBraviary MawileMawile PassimianPassimian TurtonatorTurtonator
SolrockSolrock StonjournerStonjourner DeinoDeino ZweilousZweilous
HydreigonHydreigon Jangmo-oJangmo-o Hakamo-oHakamo-o Kommo-oKommo-o

Pokemon Shield Exclusives

LotadLotad LombreLombre LudicoloLudicolo SpritzeeSpritzee
AromatisseAromatisse CroagunkCroagunk ToxicroakToxicroak CursolaCursola
SolosisSolosis DuosionDuosion ReuniclusReuniclus VullabyVullaby
MandibuzzMandibuzz SableyeSableye OranguruOranguru DrampaDrampa
LunatoneLunatone EiscueEiscue LarvitarLarvitar PupitarPupitar
TyranitarTyranitar GoomyGoomy SliggooSliggoo GoodraGoodra

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1 Anonymousabout 19 hours

This article is wrong! I encountered a Pinsir in Isle of armor on Sword who knows how many times! I even have one!

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