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.

A few version exclusives have been revealed. We will update this page as information becomes available. Interestingly, there is also a version-exclusive gym in Pokémon Sword & Shield: in Sword it is a Fighting type gym headed by Bea; in Shield it's a Ghost type gym headed by Allister.

Exclusive to Pokémon Sword

Exclusive to Pokémon Shield

Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Rapidash