Pokémon Sword and Shield has become the most divisive item in the entire franchise. After it was announced that not every Pokemon would be included in the first major entry on the home console, a group of fans spoke up trying to boycott the game. Nintendo and Game Freak have listened, with the announcement of patches allowing fans to move some older Pokémon through patches rolled out alongside different parts of DLC and Pokémon Bank.
However, despite the best efforts of Nintendo and GameFreak, not every Pokémon of the 800+ Pokémon is included in the latest game. So with the release of the final DLC part for Pokémon Sword and ShieldHere are 10 Pokémon that were not included in the DLC. Legendary and legendary Pokémon will not be included.
For many people, Pidgey is the first Pokémon they catch. The small bird Pokémon eventually transformed into its completely evolved Pidgeot form. It was the gift of mighty wings for Pidgeot with the ability to reach Mach 2 speed, making it one of the fastest Pokémon around. It was also one of the last Pokemon to receive a major evolution before they were discontinued Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Alas, those hoping to have a trip upstream will be disappointed to learn that Pidgeot has failed to make it. Although Corvaknight is an impressive and powerful creature, it will never live up to the speed and grace of the Pidgeot.
Before Wooloo stole the hearts of millions, the sheep Pokémon that fascinated audiences was Mareep. Electric sheep used their fleas to generate electricity before it fully developed Ampharos.
Ampharos are best remembered for being sick Pokémon that they had to heal to fight Jasmine. However, it is still quite a powerful Pokemon, thanks to its strong electrical abilities and the ability to help sailors with its flashing tail. Alas, the Wooloo fame made the Ampharos news yesterday.
While Copperjah is undoubtedly a powerful Pokemon, it still lacks the enduring but slick power that is Donphan. Elephant-based Pokémon is best known for their ability to curl up and use Rollout to take down any opponents that come into its path.
Donphan was one of the first Johto Pokémon introduced to the US audience, thanks to the release Pokémon: The first moviewhere it fought and lost to Ash’s Bulbasaur. Adding Donphan’s popularity is its pre-evolved form, Phanpy, which becomes one of Ash’s Pokemon in the following seasons, where it eventually evolved while battling Team Rocket.
Besides Gyarados, Ursaring is one of the most aggressive Pokémon around. This mighty Pokémon will constantly attack its enemies, like a real bear. They are also highly territorial and do not want anyone else to be near them or their offspring, Teddiursa.
During mating seasons, it attacks you with Hyper Beams, and it’s deadly claws, just like what happened when Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket accidentally clashed with them. Perhaps that is why Urasring is not native to the Galar region.
Every Pokemon generation has a loyal companion Pokemon. Red and blue there is Gowlithe, X and Y there is Furfrou, and Sword and shield has Yamper. Gold and silver has one of the fastest and most powerful canine Pokémon, Houndoom.
Equipped with this literal power of fire is impressive speed and Dark-type attribute, making it one of the more valuable Pokémon in Generation II. Even an impressive Mega Evolution cannot save Houndoom from being axed.
Another Canine Pokémon that MIA is in Sword and shieldPoocheyna is also one of the first Pokémon trainers encountered when exploring the Hoenn region as you need to fight someone to save Professor Birch.
After evolving into Mightyena, it became one of the Dead Dog Pokémon in the franchise. It’s the powerful jaws and the lightning-fast attacks that have kept this ferocious Pokémon alive in the wild. But, if you can tame one of these hostile Pokémon, you’ve created an unbreakable friendship. But, it seems that this threat is too much for the people of Galar, since Mightyena cannot be found in the Sword and shield.
Gliscar started off as one of the lesser obtained Pokémon when it was introduced in Gold and silver. But, as it evolved from and became a member of Ash’s list in Diamonds and PearlsGliscor’s popularity began to skyrocket.
Thanks to the greatly improved design, especially compared to its pre-evolved form, impressive speed and defense, Gliscor became one of the more popular Pokemon in the Sinnoh Region. However, it is not enough for Game Freak because Gliscor cannot be added Sword and shield.
Before the Incenaroar fought his way out of Pokémon and entering SmashPyroar is the original Fire Lion Dual-Type Pokémon. While the female counterpart is a bit more divisive for fans, the male Pyroar is one of the best looking Pokemon around.
Pyroar is one of the more powerful fire-type Pokémon around. The flame it spouted had a temperature of 10,000 degrees. It is much hotter than anything that can be found on earth. Unfortunately this Pokémon is not available in the Galar region.
Tropius is one of the coolest looking grass-type Pokémon around. Taking the form of a Brachiosaur with banana-like wings and a beard, Pokemon can fly short distances and unleash powerful grass-based attacks.
If fans can get hold of this tricky way to get Pokemon back Ruby and Sapphire, one of the more powerful Pokémon available in that region. However, since Galar isn’t particularly famous for its Jungle-like wilderness, Tropius isn’t a fan of the European-inspired region.
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When the Crown Tundra DLC was released and fans joined Dynamx Adventures, many were surprised to see the return of Cumbskin, Groyle, and Marshtop appearing as one of the Pokémon that could get in the side quest. DLC.
But, those are the last of the older Pokémon Starter Pokémon obtainable in Galar. Cynadquil, Piplup, Oshawott, and not even Greninja appear. Greninja’s absence is particularly painful, as it is mentioned in both Detective Pikachu and Super Smash Bros. However, it seems that is not enough.
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