Pokémon Sword and Shield Version Exclusives & Differences

Pokmon Sword and Shield cover art

Posted on October 23rd, 2019, 06:53 PM by Jeremy Meisnitzer

There are various differences between Pokémon Sword and Shield such as different gyms and Pokémon to be caught. This guide goes over all differences between the two versions.

Pokémon Sword Exclusive Pokémon
Farfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Gothita
Gothorita
Gothitelle
Deino
Zweilous
Hydreigon
Turtonator
Jangmo-o
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Pokémon Shield Exclusive Pokémon
Ponyta
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Solosis
Duosion
Reuniclus
Vullaby
Mandibuzz
Goomy
Sliggoo
Goodra
Drampa
Gym Differences

Certain Gym Battles will be different depending on if you are playing Pokémon Sword or Shield.

Sword

Bea

Bea is a prodigy in Galar karate, carrying on its century-old traditions and techniques. She’s also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon!

Shield

Allister

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.