This is a list of unrepeatable one-time events, as well as irreversible choices you make for your character as you advance the story in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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As you start the game, you will be asked to select a character from the lineup of photos.
You cannot change your name, gender, and skin color.
However, later on in the game, you will be able to change your hairstyle, hair color, eye color, and clothes through boutiques and salons.
How to Change Your Clothes and Appearance
When you first arrive in Wedgehurst, you can talk to a woman outside the Pokemon Center. By doing so, you can set your birthday.
Once it has been set, you cannot change it anymore.
You can celebrate on the day of your birthday by visiting any Pokemon Center.
You cannot change the Trainer ID No. that you will get. The only way to change this is by resetting the game until you get the number you want.
When you first register as a Gym Challenger, you will be asked to give a number which will be displayed on your uniform.
Once you set it, you cannot change it anymore.
One of the first choices you will make in the game is choosing your starter Pokemon. Once you choose your partner, you cannot get the other two Pokemon from the wild.
It is possible to get all three of the Galar starter Pokemon, and that is through breeding and trading!
See our guide on how to get all the starters.
How to Get All Starters
In the Isle of Armor, if you find the 100th missing Diglett, the Diglett Trainer will give you an Alola Starter as a reward. However, the type of Pokemon that you will receive depends on the Starter Pokemon you have chosen at the beginning of the base game. Check the table below for the list of Alola Starters.
|Pokemon from finding Diglett's location|
If you choose Scorbunny
If you choose Grookey
If you choose
If you want to find all the Diglett, you can check their location in the button link below.
Depending on your game version, you will get Zacian or Zamazenta as the game's legendary Pokemon.
Additionally, like previous Pokemon games, once you have caught or defeated the Legendary Pokemon, you cannot encounter that Pokemon ever again. Be sure to save before battling the Pokemon, in case you accidentally knock it out!
There are NPCs in the game that you can trade Pokemon with.
If you want to get good IVs, save the game before exchanging your Pokemon until you get the Pokemon with the IVs you want.
|Obtainable Pokemon in Sword and Shield|
|Obtainable Pokemon in Sword||Obtainable Pokemon in Shield|
If you want to get one with good IVs, you should save your game first before receiving the Pokemon since you can only get this once and you cannot breed Legendary Pokemon.
After completing the first trial from Mustard in the Master Dojo, you will have a chance to choose from two starters; Squirtle or Bulbasaur. Both starters can evolve to Gigantamax and is available in Max Raid battles. If you are wondering which starter is better, check the button link below.
After completing the third trial at the Master Dojo, talk to Mustard, and you will receive Kubfu. After confirming Kubfu, the game will save automatically. Remember, Kubfu is a Legendary Pokemon; you are unable to get it through breeding. If you want to get a Kubfu with the best possible Nature and IVs, try rerolling.
Kubfu evolves into Urshifu when you complete one of the Towers of Two Fists. You can choose from two Towers; one for Dark-type and one for Water-type. After choosing which of the two towers you want to challenge, you will be unable to change it. So, choose carefully!
Finding all 150 Diglett in The Isle of Armor will earn you various Alolan Pokemon. Remember, you can only receive this once; it is better to save the game before receiving it if you want to reroll and get the best Nature and IVs.
|List of Pokemon From Finding Diglett|
|Alolan Meowth||Slowpoke||Alolan Vulpix||Alolan Sandslash|
|Alolan Raichu||Alolan Marowak||Alolan Exeggutor||Alolan Diglett|
Just like the previous Legendary Pokemon, once you've caught Calyrex, you won't be able to catch it again. Be sure to prepare the Poke Ball of your choice, and try rerolling if you want to get a Calyrex with the best possible Nature and IVs.
|Snowslide Slope||Old Graveyard|
|Glastrier Lv. 75||Spectrier Lv. 75|
In the story of Calyrex, the Legendary Horse that you get depends on the type of carrot you planted on the field. Once you've planted it, you won't be able to go back, so choose wisely!
You can only get one Legendary and one Ultra Beast Pokemon from Dynamax Adventure. Even if you play online, you won't be able to catch more than one of each Legendary Pokemon and Ultra Beast, so keep this in mind.
You can only catch the Legendary Giants in each ruins once. It is better to save the game before starting the battle and reroll until you find the one with the best Nature and IV.
You can't catch both Regidrago and Regieleki. So, you have to choose between the two. To catch it, you need to copy the braille pattern of your chosen Regi. Make sure to check the pattern you made before interacting with the statue. Once done, you won't be able to go back and change it.
|Galarian Articuno||Galarian Zapdos||Galarian Moltres|
You can catch the Legendary Birds Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres in the Crown Tundra as you move forward in the story. Don't forget to save the game before starting the battle so you can reroll and get the one with the best Nature and IVs.
You can catch Virizion, Terrakion, Cobalion after completing the quest that Sonia gave in Freezington, which is to find all the footprints. After catching all three of the original Swords of Justice, you'll also be able to encounter Keldeo.
Unlike other Poke Balls that you can obtain elsewhere, the Dream Ball cannot be won as a Hall of Fame prize, so use it wisely.
|Getting a Good Start|
|Things to Know Before Starting Pokemon||How to Adjust Screen Size||Galar Starters|
|Which Starter Pokemon Should You Choose?||How to Get All 3 Starters||Changing Appearance|
|How to Change Your Appearance||How to Change Your Uniform||Pokemon Battles|
|Type Effectiveness and Damage Output||Fishing for Pokemon|
|How to Run Away||-||Building the Best Team|
|How to Build the Best Team||Train Pokemon Like a Pro|
|Catching Legendary Pokemon||-|
|How to Stop Evolutions||How to Release Pokemon|
|How to Get More PC Boxes||-||Online Features|
|How to Add Friends||How to Get and Use the Y-Comm|
|How to Battle and Trade with Friends||-||Pokemon Camp|
|How to Pokemon Camp with Friends||How to Get Toys|
|How to Make Best Curry||-||Useful Information|
|How to Get Money (Poke Dollars) Fast||Things to Do Every Day|
|Useful Characters and Their Locations||List of Unrepeatable One-time Events|
|List of All Mystery Gift Codes||How to Get BP||New in Sword and Shield|
|Differences Between Dynamax and Gigantamax||Access Pokemon Boxes on the Road|
|How to Get Sweets||Removed Features|
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