With the announcement last January of the two new Pokémon Sword and Shield expansions, one of the most publicized features was the presence of new Pokémon e Galar forms, as well as the reinstatement of more than 200 pocket creatures from previous generations that weren't initially included in the base game.
In this guide we will therefore list them all, specifying in which of the two new areas they will be obtainable and talking about the main characteristics of the new ones. We have recently updated this article (23/10/2020).
- The Pokémon of the Crownlands
- The Pokémon of Armor Island
- The new Pokémon introduced
- The new Gigamax shapes
All Pokémon of the Crownlands [NEW SECTION]
Several Pokémon from previous generations have been introduced in the expansion, as well as some new Galar forms (Slowking, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno), one new Gigamax (Melmetal) and a handful of legendary unpublished.
Even considering the Pokémon already introduced in the base game, the complete Pokédex of the Crownlands is made up of 210 pocket creatures:
However, the Pokédex does not include the legendary Pokémon obtainable through the Dynamax Adventures, the Ultra Beasts and the Mysterious Pokémon.
Slowking (Galar form)
- Category: Sorcerer Pokémon
- Type: Poison / Psychic
- Height: 1,8 m
- Weight: 79,5 kg
- Skills: Stranofarmaco
- Peculiar move: Disquieting, a psychic-type move that deals damage and removes 3 PP from the last one can be used by the opposing Pokémon.
So here we are at the final stage of the second evolutionary line of Galar's Slowpoke, Slowking.
Like the original version, the Pokémon maintains the Psychic type and the general concept, while turning its high intelligence towards spells and witchcraft.
On top of that, he was gifted with a unique move, Disquieting, and peculiar skill Stranofarmaco, which will override any stat changes that the partner Pokémon has suffered during Doubles Battles as soon as it enters the battlefield.
Return of the Legendary Birds
Of the various legendaries who will return to Crown's Rift, the ones who received the best treatment were certainly the first generation.
In fact, three of them, or the famous trio of the legendary birds, have received real ones unpublished variants that change their typology and general characteristics in battle.
Articuno (Galar form)
- Category: Coldblood Pokémon
- Type: Psychic / Flying
- Height: 1,7 m
- Weight: 50,9 kg
- Skills: Tenacity
- Peculiar move: Icy look, a Psychic-type move consisting of a beam coming out of the Pokémon's eyes, with a chance to freeze the opponent it hits
Compared to the original Pokémon, this new form has both physical and behavioral differences, developing slit eyes similar to a visor and presenting a much more casual and haughty course.
The latter perfectly treads his cold and detached mentality, which leads him to see anyone from top to bottom while using the psychic powers developed to stay in flight.
As for the characteristics in battle, the base stats are not yet known, but it is already known that the Ice type has been lost in favor of the Psychic type, not to mention the new ability Tenacity (replacing Pressure / Snow Cloak) and the signature move Frozen Gaze.
It can therefore be said that the Ice type has been removed in practice, but still remains within the character background of the Pokémon.
Zapdos (Galar form)
- Category: Strongpaw Pokémon
- Type: Fighting / Flying
- Height: 1,6 m
- Weight: 58,2 kg
- Skills: Race training
- Peculiar move: Thundering Football, Zapdos makes quick moves and then hits the enemy with a powerful Fighting-type move, also lowering their Defense
The feature that immediately catches the eye when observing this new incarnation of the iconic legendary of the first generation are definitely wings and legs, the former for their extremely small size compared to the basic version, the latter for the exact opposite, highlighting how this new shape prefers to move by land rather than flying.
But that's not all: the greater development of the lower limbs is believed to have been caused by the extremely competitive mentality of the Pokémon, which often leads it to attack enemies stronger than him to demonstrate his strength.
This change in attitude is fully expressed by both the new typology, which replaces the primary Electro type with the Lotta, which by the new skill, Agonism, while the fighting style is instead represented by the peculiar Thundering Kick move.
Moltres (form Galar)
- Category: Evil Pokémon
- Type: Dark / Flying
- Height: 2,0 m
- Weight: 66,0 kg
- Skills: FURORE
- Peculiar move: Fiery fury, Moltres unleashes all his rage with this new Dark-type move, instilling terror in the enemy and making him, at times, even flinch
A trending that seems to unite this new trio are certainly the much less idealized and more "violent" personalities compared to the original versions, and Moltres di Galar is certainly no exception.
Characterized by a haughty personality, the Pokémon has lost the primary Fire type in favor of the type Dark, turning the flames on his body into flashes of anger.
In addition to this, the ability has been changed to Fury, to which is added the peculiar move Fiery Fury which uses the Pokémon's anger to attack and make the opponent flinch.
Two new Regi appear in Galar
However, the three first generation birds are not the only legendary ones of the expansion that refer to specimens of the past: in fact, in some dedicated temples of the Landes of the Crown, two new specimens belonging to the royal family have been discovered, Regieleki e Regidrago, respectively of the Electro and Dragon type. follow our guide on Regi to know where and how to catch them!
- Category: Electron Pokémon
- Type: Electro
- Height: 1,2 m
- Weight: 145,0 kg
- Skills: Transistor
- Peculiar move: Electrogabbia, an Electric-type move that traps the opponent, inflicting continuous damage and preventing them from fleeing or being changed for 4/5 turns
The main feature of this Pokémon is certainly the body entirely composed of electricity, in addition to the typical circles on the front that all the legendaries of this family have in common.
Around the "shoulders" and "hips" there are also special insulating equipment, which is said to limit the offensive potential.
In battle he will be able to take full advantage of his type thanks to the peculiar Electrogabbia move (new Electro-type variant of the Pincer move) and the Transistor ability (all Electro moves will be enhanced).
- Category: Dragon Ball Pokémon
- Type: Dragon
- Height: 2,1 m
- Weight: 200,0 kg
- Skills: Dragomaxillae
- Peculiar move: Dragon energy, Dragonfly casts a powerful Dragon element beam in front of him, dealing damage proportional to his remaining HP
As evident from its physical appearance, Dragonfly is composed of a central body and a dragon head, used during its attacks to channel the power of the Dragon element.
It is said to be the result of an experiment by Regigigas aimed at creating a Pokémon that controlled crystallized dragon energy, but the development of which was interrupted at the head only after the giant ran out of all the crystals at its disposal.
It features an unprecedented ability that powers Dragon-type moves (Dragon Jaws) and a peculiar move called Energy Dragon, which uses the HP the Pokémon has during the attack to inflict massive damage, much like Gush and Eruption.
The king and his steeds: Calyrex, Glastrier and Spectrier
As with the first DLC, the lands of armor also have their own mascot, in the form of the bipedal deer Calyrex, and his two faithful steeds, Glastrier e Spectrier.
- Category: Pokémon King
- Type: Psychic / Grass
- Height: 1,1 m
- Weight: 7,7 kg
- Skills: Agitation
Although it may appear to be a very small and fragile Pokémon, in the past Calirex ruled over the entire Galar region.
He is said to possess incredible intelligence, thanks to which he could see into the past, present and future.
While it doesn't seem like such a unique Pokémon, it does have the ability to ride into battle one between Glastrier and Spectrier, although all the implications of this union are not yet clear, except that, apparently, the abilities of the two Pokémon united will be active at the same time.
Apparently, however, they will not be exclusive to one of the two versions of the game as some hypothesized, but it will be possible to choose which one to get as for Urshifu and its two forms.
Calirex (Ice Rider) Calirex (Shadow Rider)
- Category: Furiequino Pokémon
- Type: Ice
- Height: 2,20 m
- Weight: 800,0 kg
- Skills: White Nitrite
The Pokémon features the unique ability White Nitrite, which will increase its attack after knocking out an opponent.
Using the bridle of the bond he can combine with Calyrex to create Calyrex Ice Knight.
This form will allow him to combine skills thanks to Equine tune and learning the unique Ice-type move Glacial Lance, with 100 accuracy, 130 base power and the ability to hit all opponents at the same time.
- Category: Quickie Pokémon
- Type: Ghost
- Height: 2,0 m
- Weight: 44,5 kg
- Skills: Black Nitrite
As with Glastrier, Spectrier's ability, Black nitrite, will increase a Pokémon's stat as soon as it KOs the opponent, although this time the special attack will be increased.
Using the bridle of the bond he can combine with Calyrex to create Calyrex Spectral Knight.
This form will allow him to combine skills thanks to Equine tune and learning the unique Ghost-type move Astral Splinters, with 100 accuracy, 120 base power and the ability to hit all opponents at the same time.
We conclude the section dedicated to the Pokémon of the Corona Lands with the exclusive new Gigamax form of Melmetal.
Thanks to the power of this new temporary form, Melmetal's steel moves will be replaced with Gigaliquefaction, which, in addition to inflicting massive damage, will inflict the effect of Attacking on opponents.
All Pokémon from Isle of Armor
The expansion's Pokédex consists of 210 catchable Pokémon in total. About half are unreleased (represented in the table below in italics), while the others are also present in the base game.
As always, Generation I Pokémon and their respective Alola forms predominate. Reviewing Chansey, Alakazam and Slowbro is not bad at all, especially considering the Galar form of the latter.
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Interesting Generation II Pokémon include Azumarill, Kingdra, Scizor, Porygon 2, and Blissey. What can I say, many of the little monsters that longtime fans have grown up with or have used over the years.
The treatment reserved for the third generation is quite disappointing, with only 6 new Pokémon introduced in the title, even if the fourth, sixth and seventh generation have not seen it better.
Among these certainly stand out Talonflame, Lycanroc, Porygon Z and Klefki, which you may know from past competitive seasons.
On the contrary, the fifth generation received a great treatment (which I certainly do not complain about), being represented with 22 new Pokémon among which some of the favorites of the fans, such as Volcarona, Zoroark, Krookodile and Amoonguss stand out.
The list of new Pokémon introduced
In addition to the old flames, this expansion introduces Pokémon never seen before and with a fairly interesting design. Brace yourselves because we will see together the new style given to the legendary birds and much more!
Kubfu, Urshifu and the Towers of the Two Fists
Kubfu is one of the new entries of the DLC. Once arrived on the island and completed the tests of the master Mustard, a copy of Kubfu.
This small Fighting / Dark-type Pokémon, despite its seemingly innocent appearance, hides enormous power, which it can only express by undergoing rigorous training and evolving into its final stage. Urshifu.
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In terms of gameplay it translates into the need to face different fights in two specific structures, the Towers of the Two Fists, within which we will be able to fight against different coaches.
In the game there are two towers, the Dark Tower and the Water Tower, and based on which we will face we will be able to evolve Kubfu into two completely different forms, respectively Urshifu Style Single Shot e Urshifu Multi-Shot Style.
Both evolutions have the same base stats and ability, but differ in typology (Fight / Dark and Fight / Water, respectively) and in the peculiar move (Pugnotenebra and Idroraffica).
Each also has its own Gigamax, you can find everything else in our article dedicated to Urshifu.
Slowpoke (Galar form)
Going to the Brassbury station you will not only meet a new DLC character (Sofora in Pokémon Sword or Savery in Pokémon Shield), but you will have the opportunity to catch one Slowpoke in the unprecedented form Galar.
Here is his detailed information:
- Category: Snuff Pokémon
- Type: Psychic
- Height: 1,2 m
- Weight: 36,0 kg
- Skills: Voracity / Local Mind
To evolve it later in Slowbro or Slowking, however, you will need to obtain specific items, each exclusive to one of the two DLCs.
In particular, with The island of lonely armor you can find the object to evolve it into Slowbro (Galar form), while you will have to wait for the expansion The snowy lands of the crown to get the Slowking object (Galar form).
Slowbro (Galar form)
By donating a Galarnoce Band to the Slowpoke of Galar, it will be possible to evolve the Pokémon in the exclusive Galar form of Slowbro.
Compared to the original version, the Shellder is placed on its left arm, causing the Pokémon to an annoying itch that makes it more aggressive than usual.
In general, then, it has the following characteristics:
- Category: Hermit crab Pokémon
- Type: Poison / Psychic
- Height: 1,6 m
- Weight: 70,5 kg
- Skills: Colpolesto, can occasionally make Slowbro act with priority in battle.
- Peculiar move: Armaguscio, Poison-type move with 90 base power and 100 accuracy. It can also poison the opponent and will inflict physical or special damage depending on which of the two would deal more damage.
The new Gigamax shapes
As already mentioned above, the new legendary of the Urshifu DLC will have two Gigamax forms based on the chosen style.
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The Pokémon Kung Fu, however, is not the only one to have a new Gigamax form: once one of the Towers of the Two Fists is completed, in fact, we will unlock the ability to to gigamax our starter, whichever of the 3 it is.
In the adventure, moreover, we will be given the opportunity to choose between a Bulbasaur and one Squirtle, each capable, in the final stage, of gigamaxare.
Urshifu Gigamax (Single Shot style)
Peculiar move: Gigasingolcolpo, replaces any of Urshifu's Single Strike Dark-type moves, giving him not only more power, but the ability to bypass an enemy's Dynabarrier or Protection.
Urshifu Gigamax (Pluricolpo style)
Peculiar move: Gigapluricolpo, replaces Urshifu's Multi-Strike Water-type move, giving him not only more power, but the ability to bypass an enemy's Dynabarriera or Protection.
Peculiar move: Gigarullio, replaces any Grass-type moves of Rillaboom, empowering it and allowing it to ignore the effects of the enemy's ability.
Peculiar move: Gigafiammopalla, replaces any of Cinderace's Fire-type moves, empowering her and allowing her to ignore the effects of the enemy's ability.
Peculiar move: Gigasparomirate, replaces any Inteleon's Water-type moves, empowering it and allowing it to ignore the effects of the enemy's ability.
Peculiar move: Gigasferzata, replaces any Grass-type moves of Venusaur, increasing their power and dealing continuous damage to non-Grass-type enemies for 4 turns.
Peculiar move: Gigacannonata, replaces Blastoise's any Water-type moves, increasing its power and dealing continuous damage to non-Water-type enemies for 4 turns.