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
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.
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||-||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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