Your Account
    Log into your account here:
       Forgot Password

    Not registered? Sign Up for free
    Registration allows you to keep track of all your content and comments, save bookmarks, and post in all our forums.

What Pokemon Are Unobtainable?

Thank you for printing this page from to come back to check for updates to this guide and much more content for Pokemon Sword and Shield
Last Updated:

Unlike previous Mainstream Pokemon Games, not every single Pokemon was coded within Pokemon Sword & Shield originally. Instead, only the new 81 8th Generation Pokemon, along with 319 Legacy Pokemon and 35 Transfer Only Legacy Pokemon could ultimately be obtained in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Since then, the DLC Expansion Pass has brought the new areas of the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra to The Galar Region, along with hundreds of Legacy Pokemon not originally released within Pokemon Sword & Shield.

However, still not all nine hundred or so Pokemon known to exist can be found in Pokemon Sword & Shield. If a Pokemon is not found within the 400 Entry Galar Region Pokedex, 211 Entry Isle of Armor Pokedex, and 210 Entry Crown Tundra Pokedex and is not one of the select few Transfer Only Pokemon, it effectively cannot be obtained in these two games. With that said, however, this does not mean that the Pokemon Company will not eventually release another update some day down the road that will allow trainers to find the rest of the Known Pokemon within The Galar Region.

Very Helpful
Not Useful

We have questions and answers related to this topic which may also help you:

Anything missing from this guide?
ASK A QUESTION for Pokemon Sword and Shield


Comments for What Pokemon Are Unobtainable?

Add your comment here
No comments yet. Tell us what you think to be the first.
Table of ContentsClose
  • Pre-Release Spoilers & Rumors
  • The Isle Of Armor Pre-Release Spoilers
  • The Crown Tundra Pre-Release Spoilers
  • Main Story & Post Game Walkthrough
  • The Isle Of Armor Walkthrough
  • The Crown Tundra Walkthrough
  • Main Story Pokemon
  • The Isle Of Armor Pokemon
  • The Crown Tundra Pokemon
  • Main Story Legendary Pokemon
  • The Isle Of Armor Legendary Pokemon
  • The Crown Tundra Legendary Pokemon
  • Pokemon Gyms
  • Champion Cup
  • Champion Cup Rematches
  • Galarian Star Tournament
  • Max Raid Battles
  • Dynamax Adventures
  • Main Story Characters
  • The Isle Of Armor Characters
  • The Crown Tundra Characters
  • Battle Tower
  • Main Story Features
  • The Isle Of Armor Features
  • The Crown Tundra Features
  • Online Features
  • Wild Pokemon Mechanics
  • Main Story Items
  • The Isle Of Armor Items
  • The Crown Tundra Items
  • Main Story Hints & Tips
  • The Isle Of Armor Hints & Tips
  • The Crown Tundra Hints & Tips
Click to close