Update: 11/5/2019 – This article was updated regularly as new leaks came out. The leaks have now ended and we’ve compiled all known new Pokémon into our list of Pokémon in (and not in) Pokémon Sword and Shield. Be sure to check it out!



As certain as the sun rises and sets, the latest Pokémon games have leaked well before their scheduled launch day, and already new, officially-unrevealed Pokémon and other information are making their rounds on the internet.

We’ve compiled everything we’ve found so far in one handy place, but be warned: there are massive spoilers ahead. If you want to go into Pokémon Sword and Shield completely fresh, do not keep reading!

I repeat: There are MASSIVE SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE. Click back now if you don’t want to see what’s been leaked!



Leaked new Pokémon


So far, several new Pokémon (including the games’ Starter Pokémon) have been leaked along with their Type:


  • Grookey’s first evolution (Grass)
  • Grookey’s final evolution, “Rillaboom” (Grass)
  • Sobble’s first evolution, “Sizzile” (Water)
  • Sobble’s final evolution, “Intelleon” (Water)
  • Scorbunny’s first evolution, “Raboot” (Fire)
  • Scorbunny’s final evolution, “Cinderace” (Fire)
  • “Toxel” (Poison/Electric)
  • “Nickit” (Dark)
  • “Thievel” (Dark)
  • “Cufant”
  • “Centiskorch” (Bug/Fire)
  • “Silicobra” (Ground)
  • “Sandaconda” (Ground)
  • “Hatterene” (Psychic/Fairy)
  • An unknown Pokémon
  • “Pincurchin” (Electric)
  • Wooloo’s evolution, Dubwool (Normal)
  • Impidimp’s first evolution, “Morgrem” (Dark/Fairy)
  • Impidimp’s final evolution, “Grimmsnarl” (Dark/Fairy)
  • “Clobbopus” (Fighting)
  • An evolution of “Clobbopus,” “Grapploct” (Fighting)
  • Yamper’s evolution, “Boltund” (Electric)
  • Rolycoly’s first evolution, “Carkol” (Rock/Fire)
  • Rolycoly’s final evolution, “Coalossal” (Rock/Fire)
  • “Rookidee, “Corviknight’s first pre-evolution (Flying)
  • “Corvisquire,” Corviknight’s second pre-evolution (Flying)
  • “Blipbug” (Bug)
  • “Dottler,” Blipbug’s evolution (Bug/Psychic)
  • “Orbeetle,” Dottler’s evolution (Bug/Psychic)
  • “Arrakouda” (Water)
  • “Barraskewda” (Water)
  • “Skwovet” (Normal)
  • “Greedent,” Skwovet’s evolution (Normal)
  • “Snom” (Bug/Ice)
  • “Frosmoth,” Snom’s evolution (Bug/Ice)
  • Drednaw’s pre-evolution, “Chewtle”
  • Alcremie’s pre-evolution, “Milcery” (Fairy)
  • Zacian (Fairy)
  • “Sizzlepidde,” Centiskorch’s pre-evolution (Bug/Fire)
  • “Stonjourner”
  • “Mr. Rime,” Galarian Mr. Mime’s evolution
  • “Eternatus”
  • Seemingly an alternate “Eternatus” form
  • “Arctovish” (Fossil Pokémon)
  • “Dracovish” (Fossil Pokémon)
  • “Applin,” (Grass/Dragon)
  • “Flapple,” Applin’s evolution (Grass/Dragon)
  • “Indeedee,”
  • “Dreepy” (Dragon/Ghost)
  • “Drakloak,” Dreepy’s first evolution (Dragon/Ghost)
  • “Dragapult,” Dreepy’s final evolution (Dragon/Ghost)
  • “Copperjah,” Cufant’s evolution
  • An evolution of “Toxel”
  • “Hatenna,” Hatterene’s first pre-evolution (Psychic)
  • “Hattrem,” Hatterene’s second pre-evolution (Psychic)
  • “Dracozolt” (Fossil Pokémon)
  • “Arctozolt” (Fossil Pokémon)
  • “Falinks”
  • “Appletun,” Flapple’s evolution
  • “Eiscue” (two forms)


Leaked new Galarian forms


Several new Galarian forms have also been leaked:


  • Galarian Meowth (Steel)
  • Galarian Meowth’s evolution, “Perrserker” (Steel)
  • Galarian Farfetch’d
  • Galarian Rapidash (Psychic/Fairy)
  • Galarian Stunfisk (Ground/Steel)
  • Galarian Corsola (Ghost)
  • Galarian Corsola’s evolution, “Cursola” (Ghost)
  • Galarian Darumaka and Galarian Darmanitan
  • Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Galarian Yamask’s evolution, “Runerigus”



Leaked new Gigantamax forms


And we also have a look at some Gigantamax forms, including:


  • Lapras
  • Machamp
  • Kingler
  • Garbodor
  • Centiskorch
  • Rolycoly
  • Hatterene
  • Appleton



Leaked gameplay information


      • There are no starter or Legendary Pokémon from past generations in the game apart from the Charmander line.
      • Pokémon Sword’s Gym Types are Grass, Water, Fire, Fighting, Fairy, Ground, Dragon, and Dark.
      • The full Galar Pokédex contains 400 Pokémon.



Pokémon Sword and Shield will launch worldwide on November 15th, 2019.

We’ll be keeping this article updated as more leaked info drops, so be sure to stay connected to Nintendo Wire!

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.