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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Galarian Forms

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) A Galarian Ponyta.

A Galarian Ponyta. (left), A regular Ponyta (from Let’s Go). (right)

This is a very similar concept to the Alolan Forms introduced in Sun and Moon. The idea is that some pre-existing Pokémon have completely different appearances because they’ve adapted to Galar’s unique environment. You’ll find these new Galarian Form Pokémon naturally in the wild, while the original forms cannot be obtained (although there are exceptions).

Galarian Form Pokémon share the Pokédex numbers of the original Pokémon, but their stat distribution, types and Ability are usually different. They are technically the same Pokémon, but functionally, they might as well be different Pokémon. A new feature is that certain Galarian Form Pokémon can evolve into brand new Pokémon.

List of Galarian Forms

Pokémon Type Ability
Zigzagoon, Linoone Dark/Normal Pickup, Gluttony, Quick Feet*
Meowth Steel Pickup, Tough Claws, Unnerve*
Farfetch’d Fighting Steadfast, Scrappy*
Stunfisk Ground/Steel Mimicry
Corsola Ghost Weak Armor, Cursed Body*
Weezing Poison/Fairy Levitate, Neutralizing Gas, Misty Terrain*
Yamask Ground/Ghost Wandering Spirit
Ponyta Psychic Run Away, Pastel Veil, Anticipation*
Rapidash Psychic/Fairy Run Away, Pastel Veil, Anticipation*
Mr. Mime Ice/Psychic Vital Spirit, Screen Cleaner, Ice Body*
Darumaka Ice Hustle, Inner Focus*
Darmanitan Ice Gorilla Tactics, Zen Mode*
Slowpoke Psychic Gluttony, Own Tempo, Regenerator*

List of Galarian Evolutions

Pokémon Type Ability Evolves from
Obstagoon Dark/Normal Reckless, Guts, Defiant* Linoone
Perrserker Steel Battle Armor, Tough Claws, Steely Spirit* Meowth
Sirfetch’d Fighting Steafast, Scrappy* Farfetch’d
Cursola Ghost Weak Armor, Perish Body* Corsola
Runerigus Ground/Ghost Wandering Spirit Yamask
Mr. Rime Ice/Psychic Tangled Feet, Screen Cleaner, Ice Body* Mr. Mime


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

Brand New October 2020:

Version 1.2

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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