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. 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

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