Pokemon Sword and Shield: Differences between versions

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Including version-exclusive Pokemon and Gyms.

Pokemon Sword and Shield is now avaliable on Nintendo Switch, and we’d thought we’d take you through differences between its versions.

Exclusive Gyms

Sword and Shield each have a version-exclusive Gym, as follows:

  • Fighting-type expert Bea will appear inside Pokemon Sword
  • Ghost-type leader Allister will feature in Pokemon Shield

Exclusive Pokemon

Sword and Shield each have version-exclusive Pokemon. They are as follows.

Sword-exclusive Pokemon

  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Shiftry
  • Swirlix
  • Slurpuff
  • Scraggy
  • Scrafty
  • Gothita
  • Gothorita
  • Gothitelle
  • Sirfetch’d
  • Passimian
  • Turtonator
  • Solrock
  • Darumaka (Galarian)
  • Darmanitan (Galarian)
  • Stonjourner
  • Deino
  • Zweilous
  • Hydreigon
  • Jangmo-o
  • Hakamo-o
  • Rufflet
  • Braviary
  • Mawile
  • Farfetch’d (Galarian)
  • Kommo-o
  • Zacian

Shield-exclusive Pokemon

  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Spritzee
  • Aromatisse
  • Croagunk
  • Toxicroak
  • Oranguru
  • Drampa
  • Lunatone
  • Corsola (Galarian)
  • Cursola
  • Eiscue
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Goomy
  • Sliggoo
  • Goodra
  • Zamazenta
  • Solosis
  • Duosion
  • Reuniclus
  • Vullaby
  • Mandibuzz
  • Sableye
  • Ponyta (Galarian)
  • Rapidash (Galarian)

There you have it! Pokemon Sword and Shield is out now on Nintendo Switch.