Pokémon Sword and Shield brought Gen 8 to Switch last November and to celebrate we created the sparkling Gen 8 Pokémon database below. It features the full Galar Pokédex, including the 81 new Gen 8 Pokémon and all returning Pokémon. Use the tool below to find out about the new Pokémon and which of your past favourites have made the cut in the Galar Pokédex.
You can also find out more about the three Pokémon Sword and Shield starters and their evolutions, check out our Pokémon type chart for info on strengths and weaknesses, hunt out Easter Eggs in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and find out how to find and evolve Galar region Pokémon from Sirfetch'd to Frosmoth, Alcremie and many more.
We'll update this database with official art as-and-when it's released. Ready to peruse the Galar Pokédex, then?...
How to use the Galar Pokédex tool
- Switch between 'List' and 'Table' view; the latter distils the information and enables you to sort by Galar Pokédex no., National Pokédex no., name, type, etc.
- To search by generation, type 'generation:8' (for example) into the bar and search, or search by name for specific Pokémon.
- For a list of Pokémon Sword or Shield version-exclusive Pokémon, type in 'exclusivity:sword' (or 'shield'), hit 'Return' and voila!
All Pokémon with Shell Armor ability in Pokémon Sword & Shield
Displaying 1 to 13 of 13
Drednaw Galar #043 / National #834
Dwebble Galar #086 / National #557
Crustle Galar #087 / National #558
Krabby Galar #098 / National #098
Kingler Galar #099 / National #099
Corphish Galar #102 / National #341
Crawdaunt Galar #103 / National #342
Shellder Galar #150 / National #090
Cloyster Galar #151 / National #091
Escavalier Galar #274 / National #589
Shelmet Galar #275 / National #616
Turtonator Galar #347 / National #776
Lapras Galar #361 / National #131
Phew! So which are your favourites from all the new faces? Remember, we'll update this with official art as and when it becomes available. In the meantime, let us know below which ones you're eager to catch.