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[Updated 7th Sept] Analysis of the Galar Dex – generation, popularity, and more

An ongoing list of who has made it into Sword and Shield so far – and analysis of the distribution!

It was announced at E3 this year that not every Pokémon will make it into the Pokémon Sword and Shield games. So who makes the cut, and who misses out? And how does it compare when we consider, say, the region the Pokémon originally came from, or their typing?

We’ve compiled a list and done some analysis. Let’s break it down.

Total number and notes

We have 240 Pokémon sighted so far (as of the 7th of September), either from the official Pokémon Sword and Shield website, trailers, or game demos. This assumes that evolutions or pre-evolutions are also included of Pokémon seen – e.g. Leafeon or Riolu are presumed to be in Galar, as Eevee and Lucario were seen. This includes more unusual methods, such as a magnetic location for Magneton, or a trade evolution item to be held. Of the 240 we assume here, 218 are from previous generation titles. This list has been cross-checked with the one maintained at Serebii.net. We meanwhile are not assuming any evolutions, no matter how likely, of the generation eight Pokémon, such as evolutions for Grookey, Sobble and Scorbunny.

Galarian forms for the Zigzagoon and Weezing line are treated as Pokémon from the Hoenn and Kanto regions, respectively. Mew has been included due to confirmation it can be obtained through the Poké Ball Plus. We have not included the likes of Remoraid and its evolution yet, but it may find itself in the games as Mantyke in previous titles requires it to evolve.

All analysis has been made in this Google spreadsheet, and will be maintained and updated as more Pokémon are revealed. It is an altered version of this spreadsheet tool by ddrox13. For a separate analysis which includes a record of every Pokémon’s appearance in promotional material, check this excellent spreadsheet created by yonicstudios.

Distribution by Region Origin

The following graphs show the distribution by region origin for all Galar Pokémon. First we have the raw number, where we see that Unova currently has the most Pokémon, followed by Kanto. Alola has the least. However, one must take into account the number of Pokémon each generation introduced! As a percentage, we see Unova, closely followed by Kalos, has the largest representation of its Pokédex, with Kanto in the middle and Hoenn with the least. Reminder – this may change by the time we have the full list, and this includes Galarian Zigzagoon, Linoone and Weezing as Hoenn and Kanto Pokémon. (We do not yet know if their original designs will be available as well.)

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Distribution by Type

Next, we consider the typing. Once again we have two charts. The first gives the number of each. Water-types dominate – however, it is the most represented type of the National Dex! When you divide by the National Dex count for each type, Water-types are actually just under par so far, when you look at the ratio (a value greater than 1 means you are seeing more Pokémon of that type making up the Galar Dex than you’d expect from the National Dex distribution). Galar so far has a large amount of Ghost, Fighting, Ground, and Fairy types in particular, but very little in the way of Steel, Fire, Normal and especially Bug. This will change down the track, and especially when evolutions for e.g. Scorbunny are revealed.

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Popularity Distribution

A large poll, featuring over 50,000 entries, conducted this year gave us a rough idea of what people using the Pokémon subreddit like the most. While this doesn’t give us a foolproof measure of how popular every Pokémon is, it’s a start. The following plot shows us how many Pokémon, every 100 ranks in popularity, has made it into Galar so far. While there is a steady spread, note pre-evolutions tend to fall down the popularity chart, and the 1-100 most popular Pokémon do have the highest representation in the Galar Dex, so far.

The top 100 stick out, but there’s no clear trend afterwards for now.

Stat Distribution

Lastly, it seems that, including base forms of Pokémon, Galar Dex Pokémon tend to have more of a focus on Physical Attack followed by Special Defense.

There is no one dominating stat here, but this can be attributed to unevolved Pokémon being included here.

The full list!

The list of all Pokémon is given below. We’ve also included notes, such as when the Pokémon was last in a region’s Pokédex (e.g. the Kalos Dex). For details on where these Pokémon (or their evolutions) have been spotted, check yonicstudios‘ spreadsheet.

Pokemon National Dex Number Notes
Charmander 4 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Island Scan, but not part of Alolan Dex. Was part of the Kalos Dex.
Charmeleon 5
Charizard 6 Featured in Pokémon Sun and Moon as a Ride Pokémon.
Caterpie 10 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Metapod 11
Butterfree 12
Pichu 172
Pikachu 25 In every generation’s Pokédex, bar Unova.
Raichu 26
Cleffa 173 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Clefairy 35
Clefable 36
Vulpix 37 Last seen in the Alolan Dex with its Alolan Form.
Ninetales 38
Oddish 43 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Gloom 44
Vileplume 45
Bellossom 182
Diglett 50 Last seen in the Alolan Dex with its Alolan Form.
Dugtrio 51
Growlithe 58 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Arcanine 59
Machop 66 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Machoke 67
Machamp 68
Gastly 92 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Haunter 93
Gengar 94
Onix 95 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Steelix 208
Tyrogue 236 Last seen in the Johto Dex (Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver).
Hitmonlee 106
Hitmonchan 107
Hitmontop 237
Koffing 109 Last seen in the Unova Dex (Pokémon Black 2 and White 2).
Rhyhorn 111  Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Island Scan, but not part of the Alolan Dex.
Rhydon 112
Rhyperior 464
Goldeen 118 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Seaking 119
Magikarp 129 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Gyarados 130
Lapras 131 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Ditto 132 Seen in every Dex.
Eevee 133 In every generation’s Pokédex, bar Hoenn.
Vaporeon 134
Jolteon 135
Flareon 136
Espeon 196
Umbreon 197
Leafeon 470
Glaceon 471
Sylveon 700
Munchlax 446 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Snorlax 143
Hoothoot 163 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Noctowl 164
Chinchou 170 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Lanturn 171
Togepi 175 Last seen in the Sinnoh Dex.
Togetic 176
Togekiss 468 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Island Scan, but not part of the Alolan Dex.
Bonsly 438 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Sudowoodo 185
Wooper 194 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Quagsire 195 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Ultra Wormholes, but not part of the Alolan Dex.
Wynaut 360 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Wobbuffet 202
Qwilfish 211 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Sneasel 215 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Weavile 461
Mantyke 458 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Mantine 226
Larvitar 246 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Pupitar 247
Tyranitar 248
Lotad 270 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Lombre 271 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Ultra Wormholes, but not part of the Alolan Dex.
Ludicolo 272
Wingull 278 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Pelipper 279
Ralts 280 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Ultra Wormholes, but not part of Alolan Dex. Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Kirlia 281
Gardevoir 282
Gallade 475
Mawile 303 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Electrike 309 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Manectric 310
Budew 406 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Roselia 315
Roserade 407
Wailmer 320 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Wailord 321
Trapinch 328 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Vibrava 329
Flygon 330
Baltoy 343 Last seen in the Unova Dex.
Claydol 344
Feebas 349 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Milotic 350
Duskull 355 Last seen in the Sinnoh Dex.
Dusclops 356
Dusknoir 477
Snorunt 361 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Glalie 362
Froslass 478
Feebas 349 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Milotic 350
Cherubi 420 Last seen in the Sinnoh Dex.
Cherrim 421
Shellos 422 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Gastrodon 423
Drifloon 425 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Drifblim 426
Bronzor 436 Last seen in the Unova Dex.
Bronzong 437
Riolu 447 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Lucario 448
Hippopotas 449 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Hippowdon 450 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Ultra Wormholes, but not part of the Alolan Dex.
Croagunk 453 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Toxicroak 454
Snover 459 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Abomasnow 460
Rotom 479 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Island Scan, but not part of Alolan Dex (weirdly). Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Purrloin 509 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Liepard 510
Pidove 519 Last seen in the Unova Dex.
Tranquill 520
Unfezant 521
Roggenrola 524 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Boldore 525
Gigalith 526
Woobat 527 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Swoobat 528
Timburr 532 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Gurdurr 533
Conkeldurr 534
Tympole 535 Last seen in the Unova Dex.
Palpitoad 536
Seismitoad 537
Sawk 539 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Cottonee 546
Whimsicott 547 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Maractus 556 Last seen in the Unova Dex.
Sigilyph 561 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Trubbish 568 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Garbodor 569
Minccino 572 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Cinccino 573
Solosis 577 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Duosion 578
Reuniclus 579
Vanillite 582 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Vanillish 583
Vanilluxe 584
Frillish 592 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Jellicent 593
Joltik 595 Last seen in the Unova Dex.
Galvantula 596
Ferroseed 597 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Ferrothorn 598
Litwick 607 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Lampent 608
Chandelure 609
Axew 610 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Island Scan, but not part of Alolan Dex. Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Fraxure 611
Haxorus 612
Golett 622 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Golurk 623
Rufflet 627 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Braviary 628
Deino 633 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Zweilous 634
Hydreigon 635
Bunnelby 659 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Diggersby 660
Pancham 674 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Pangoro 675
Espurr 677 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Meowstic 678
Swirlix 684 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Slurpuff 685
Inkay 686 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Malamar 687
Helioptile 694
Heliolisk 695 Available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Ultra Wormholes, but not part of Alolan Dex. Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Hawlucha 701 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Goomy 704 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Sliggoo 705
Goodra 706
Pumpkaboo 710 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Gourgeist 711
Bergmite 712 Last seen in the Kalos Dex.
Avalugg 713
Noibat 714 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Noivern 715
Grubbin 736 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Charjabug 737
Vikavolt 738 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Wishiwashi 746
Mareanie 747 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Toxapex 748
Mudbray 749 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Mudsdale 750
Stufful 759 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Bewear 760 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Bounsweet 761
Steenee 762 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Tsareena 763
Wimpod 767 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Golisopod 768
Togedemaru 777 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Mimikyu 778 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Jangmo-o 782 Last seen in the Alolan Dex.
Hakamo-o 783
Kommo-o 784
Mew 151 Event-only.
Grookey
Scorbunny
Sobble
Corviknight
Gossifleur
Eldegoss
Wooloo
Drednaw
Yamper
Impidimp
Rolycoly
Alcremie
Duraludon
Morpeko
Zigzagoon-G
Linoone-G
Obstagoon
Weezing-G
Zacian
Zamazenta

That’s the list for now. What Pokémon do you hope will make it into Pokémon Sword and Shield?

Edited by Rivvon and Sheep.