The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have revealed that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will have version exclusive Pokémon and, for the first time, Gym Leaders.
Certain towns in the Galar region will have different Gyms that Trainers can challenge depending on whether they’re playing Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield. In Pokémon Sword, they will face down Bea, while in Pokémon Shield, they can test their skills against Allister.
Pokémon Sword: Exclusive Pokemon List
Height: 0.8 m
Weight: 17.3 kg
They cannot see, so they tackle and bite to learn about their surroundings. Their bodies are covered in wounds.
Height: 0.6 m
Weight: 29.7 kg
Abilities: Soundproof, Bulletproof
It expresses its feelings by smacking its scales. Metallic sounds echo through the tall mountains where Jangmo-o lives.
Zacian’s attacks are so graceful that its movements captivate opponents. Holding what appears to be a sword in its mouth, Zacian’s shining blade can cut through anything.
Pokémon Sword: Exclusive Gym Leader List
Bea is a prodigy in Galar karate, carrying on its century-old traditions and techniques. Known for her stoicism and rarely showing her emotions, Bea is also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon. Her battle style remains very precise even when she’s backed into a corner.
Pokémon Shield: Exclusive Pokemon List
Category: Soft Tissue
Height: 0.3 m
Weight: 2.8 kg
Abilities: Hydration, Sap Sipper
The weakest Dragon-type Pokémon, it lives in damp, shady places, so its body doesn’t dry out.
Category: Rock Skin
Height: 0.6 m
Weight: 72.0 kg
Larvitar is born deep under the ground. To come up to the surface, this Pokémon must eat its way through the soil above. Until it does so, Larvitar cannot see its parents.
With majestic movements and what appears to be a shield covering its body, Zamazenta can turn back any attack and overwhelm any opponents that dare face it.
Pokémon Shield: Exclusive Gym Leader List
Allister is a talented Trainer of Ghost-type Pokémon who has taken on the mantle of the Ghost-type Gym Leader at a young age. He’s extremely shy and fearful, and he always hides his face with a mask when around other people. Allister rarely makes public appearances and apparently spends most of his time around ruins or in cemeteries.
In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having the chance to explore the Galar region – with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 15th.