Version-exclusive Pokémon in Sword & Shield

Like all the paired games in the Pokémon series, Sword & Shield each include Pokémon that cannot be obtained in the alternate version. To obtain Pokémon missing from your version you need to trade with someone who has the opposite version.

All the exclusives are listed below. Note that Flapple and Appletun are not stricly version-exclusive, but the items required to evolve Applin are. Interestingly, there are also two version-exclusive gyms in Pokémon Sword & Shield: in Sword there is a Fighting type gym headed by Bea and a Rock type gym headed by Gordie; in Shield they are a Ghost type gym headed by Allister and an Ice type gym headed by Melony.

Exclusive to Pokémon Sword

#083
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
Fighting
#554
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Ice
#555
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
Ice
#876
Indeedee
Male
Psychic · Normal
#550
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
Water
#633
Deino
Dark · Dragon
#127
Pinsir
The Isle of Armor
Bug
#539
Sawk
The Isle of Armor
Fighting
#692
Clauncher
The Isle of Armor
Water
#693
Clawitzer
The Isle of Armor
Water
#138
Omanyte
The Crown Tundra
Rock · Water
#139
Omastar
The Crown Tundra
Rock · Water
#250
Ho-oh
The Crown Tundra
Fire · Flying
#371
Bagon
The Crown Tundra
Dragon
#372
Shelgon
The Crown Tundra
Dragon
#373
Salamence
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Flying
#381
Latios
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Psychic
#383
Groudon
The Crown Tundra
Ground
#483
Dialga
The Crown Tundra
Steel · Dragon
#641
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
The Crown Tundra
Flying
#643
Reshiram
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Fire
#716
Xerneas
The Crown Tundra
Fairy
#791
Solgaleo
The Crown Tundra
Psychic · Steel

Exclusive to Pokémon Shield

#077
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
Psychic
#078
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
Psychic · Fairy
#222
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
Ghost
#875
Eiscue
Ice Face
Ice
#876
Indeedee
Female
Psychic · Normal
#270
Lotad
Water · Grass
#550
Basculin
Blue-Striped Form
Water
#214
Heracross
The Isle of Armor
Bug · Fighting
#538
Throh
The Isle of Armor
Fighting
#690
Skrelp
The Isle of Armor
Poison · Water
#691
Dragalge
The Isle of Armor
Poison · Dragon
#140
Kabuto
The Crown Tundra
Rock · Water
#141
Kabutops
The Crown Tundra
Rock · Water
#249
Lugia
The Crown Tundra
Psychic · Flying
#380
Latias
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Psychic
#382
Kyogre
The Crown Tundra
Water
#443
Gible
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Ground
#444
Gabite
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Ground
#445
Garchomp
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Ground
#484
Palkia
The Crown Tundra
Water · Dragon
#642
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
The Crown Tundra
Electric · Flying
#644
Zekrom
The Crown Tundra
Dragon · Electric
#717
Yveltal
The Crown Tundra
Dark · Flying
#792
Lunala
The Crown Tundra
Psychic · Ghost