Pokémon

There are several differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and one such difference is the species of Pokémon that appear.

Pokémon Sword
Deino
Jangm-o

For example, Deino and Jangmo-o only appear in Pokémon Sword...

Pokémon Shield
Larvitar
Goomy

While Larvitar and Goomy only appear in Pokémon Shield.

Pokémon Sword
Sirfetchd

Sirfetch’d will make its appearance in Pokémon Sword.

Pokémon Shield
Ponyta

Galarian Ponyta will make its appearance in Pokémon Shield.

Pokémon Sword
Stonjourner

Stonjourner appears in Pokémon Sword.

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Pokémon Shield
Eiscue

Eiscue appears in Pokémon Shield.

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Pokémon Sword
Darumaka

Galarian Darumaka appears in Pokémon Sword.

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Pokémon Shield
Corsola

Galarian Corsola appears in Pokémon Shield.

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Pokémon Sword
Darmanitan

Galarian Darmanitan appears in Pokémon Sword.

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Pokémon Shield
Cursola

Cursola appears in Pokémon Shield.

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Each Version of the Game Has Different Gym Leaders for You to Challenge!

Certain towns will have different Gyms that you can challenge depending on whether you’re playing Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield!

In Pokémon Sword, you’ll face down Bea.

Pokémon Sword
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While in Pokémon Shield, you can test your skills against Allister.

Pokémon Shield
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In Pokémon Sword, you will face Gordie.

Pokémon Sword
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While you’ll have to take on his mother, Melony, in Pokémon Shield.

Pokémon Shield
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