Pokémon Sword and Shield
|Pokémon Sword and Shield|
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Pokémon Sword and Shield are the first entry in the Pokémon series' Eighth Generation, those games taking place in the UK-inspired region of Galar. One major change setting these games apart from the others is the complete absence of data for any Pokémon not in the Galar Dex (with some exceptions), with Game Freak citing balancing issues as the reason why it would have happened sooner or later.
- 1 Unobtainable Shiny Pokémon
- 2 Unused Forms
- 3 Unreleased Pokémon
- 4 Unused Audio
- 5 Unused Items
- 6 Unused Trainer Classes
- 7 Unused Max Raid Statistics
- 8 Unused Gigantamax Form
- 9 Unused Abilities
- 10 Unobtainable Hidden Abilities
- 11 Unused Moves
- 12 Unused Graphics
- 13 Unused Models
Unobtainable Shiny Pokémon
Sprite rips. Also examine the animation for the move Eternabeam (E-max Eternatus doesn't appear to have a Shiny variant, but Eternabeam's animation is unique so theoretically the appendage will change color if Eternatus is Shiny.)
For the sake of consistency, every Pokémon in every Pokémon game is given a Shiny variant. Most Shiny Pokémon have been obtainable through random chance encounters or event distributions, including most Legendary Pokémon. However, a few Pokémon cannot be obtained in this form without hacking, and as a consequence, normal players would never be able to see their Shiny coloration.
- For the first time in series history since the creation of Shiny variants (excluding Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! for obvious reasons), the starter Pokémon you receive at the beginning of the game are completely Shiny-locked. However, those of their species hatched from eggs will still have a chance to be Shiny, as usual.
- Zacian, Zamazenta and Eternatus are battled and caught during the story, however they are Shiny-locked and thus their Shiny variants currently go unused.
- The Kubfu received from Mustard in the Isle of Armor DLC expansion is Shiny-locked, leaving its Shiny variant unobtainable. Naturally, its evolved form Urshifu cannot be Shiny either, and consequently the Shiny variants of its Gigantamax forms go unseen as well.
- Zarude is only available through event distributions, and therefore cannot be Shiny.
Zarude "Dada" Form
An unused form for Zarude can be found within the data of the game. Named "Dada" internally, it is based on Zarude's appearance in Pokémon the Movie: Coco.
World Cap Pikachu
A new Cap Pikachu form was added to the game via the version 1.2.0 update. This Pikachu sports Ash's cap from his outfit in the Pokémon Journeys series of the anime.
These two Pokémon are currently unannounced and unreleased, and no data for them are found except their internal names, which both appear to translate to "White Horse" and "Black Horse" respectively. They are assigned the Pokédex spots of 896 and 897, with Calyrex taking up 898 and the new Regis presumably occupying 894 and 895.
The names "HAKURAUN" and "KOKURAUN" can also be found in the files, with these seemingly being a combination between the two aforementioned names and "KURAUN", Calyrex's Japanese name.
Add rips (here and here).
A completely unused short jingle which never gets used anywhere in the final game. Where this jingle was originally intended to be used is unknown,thought its existence is interesting given its similarity to the kind used in the 3DS menus.
A completely unused arrangement of the Gym Leader theme can be found in the game's files. Where this theme was originally intended to be used is unknown.
A completely unused arrangement of Eternatus's theme can be found in the game's files. Where this theme was originally intended to be used is unknown.
The game contains a lot of unused items, the majority being leftovers from previous entries (such as the TMs and HMs, which are all from Generation VI, as well as Mega Stones and Z-Crystals), some still reusing their intended icons but others instead using a question mark graphic.
|0x0079||Pokémon Box Link|
|0090||Bridge Mail S|
|0091||Bridge Mail D|
|0092||Bridge Mail T|
|0093||Bridge Mail V|
|0094||Bridge Mail M|
|00E2||Deep Sea Tooth|
|00E3||Deep Sea Scale|
|01F9||Data Card 01|
|01FA||Data Card 02|
|01FB||Data Card 03|
|01FC||Data Card 04|
|01FD||Data Card 05|
|01FE||Data Card 06|
|01FF||Data Card 07|
|0200||Data Card 08|
|0201||Data Card 09|
|0202||Data Card 10|
|0203||Data Card 11|
|0204||Data Card 12|
|0205||Data Card 13|
|0206||Data Card 14|
|0207||Data Card 15|
|0208||Data Card 16|
|0209||Data Card 17|
|020A||Data Card 18|
|020B||Data Card 19|
|020C||Data Card 20|
|020D||Data Card 21|
|020E||Data Card 22|
|020F||Data Card 23|
|0210||Data Card 24|
|0211||Data Card 25|
|0212||Data Card 26|
|0213||Data Card 27|
|0250||Dire Hit 2|
|0251||X Speed 2|
|0252||X Sp. Atk 2|
|0253||X Sp. Def 2|
|0254||X Defense 2|
|0255||X Attack 2|
|0256||X Accuracy 2|
|0257||X Speed 3|
|0258||X Sp. Atk 3|
|0259||X Sp. Def 3|
|025A||X Defense 3|
|025B||X Attack 3|
|025C||X Accuracy 3|
|025D||X Speed 6|
|025E||X Sp. Atk 6|
|025F||X Sp. Def 6|
|0260||X Defense 6|
|0261||X Attack 6|
|0262||X Accuracy 6|
|0267||Dire Hit 3|
|02B7||Power Plant Pass|
|02BE||Honor of Kalos|
|02DA||Key to Room 1|
|02DB||Key to Room 2|
|02DC||Key to Room 4|
|02DD||Key to Room 6|
|02E2||Devon Scuba Gear|
|02E7||Pair of Tickets|
|035D||Silver Razz Berry|
|035E||Golden Razz Berry|
|035F||Silver Nanab Berry|
|0360||Golden Nanab Berry|
|0361||Silver Pinap Berry|
|0362||Golden Pinap Berry|
|037C||Polished Mud Ball|
|03B3||Ilima Normalium Z|
|03B4||Left Poké Ball|
|03B7||Roto Prize Money|
|03B8||Roto Exp. Points|
|03BC||Roto HP Restore|
|03BD||Roto PP Restore|
|03C6||Health Candy L|
|03C7||Mighty Candy L|
|03C8||Tough Candy L|
|03C9||Smart Candy L|
|03CA||Courage Candy L|
|03CB||Quick Candy L|
|03CC||Health Candy XL|
|03CD||Mighty Candy XL|
|03CE||Tough Candy XL|
|03CF||Smart Candy XL|
|03D0||Courage Candy XL|
|03D1||Quick Candy XL|
|040B||Mr. Mime Candy|
Unused Trainer Classes
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A handful of unused trainer classes can be found in the game's files, all of which lacking any animations, resulting in the models T-posing whenever they are hacked into the game.
An unknown, unused trainer class which uses the model of a blonde man with a grey shirt and jeans. May have been intended as a male equivalent for the Beauty trainer class. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "きんにくじまん") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of a brown-haired woman with a grey shirt and overalls. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "おかあさん") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses Sonia's model, albeit with a permanent bothered expression. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "じょしゅ") when this class is hacked in-game.
An alternate version of this trainer class also exists, this one using the model of Sonia wearing a labcoat. This may suggest the player would have have at least two fights against Sonia, a concept seen in earlier Pokémon games, while in the final game you never battle her at all.
An unused trainer class which uses Professor Magnolia's model, albeit with a permanent bothered expression. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "ポケモンはかせ") when this class is hacked in-game.
An alternate version of this trainer class also exists, this one using the model of Professor Magnolia without her labcoat. This may suggest the player would have have at least two fights against the Professor, a concept seen in earlier Pokémon games, while in the final game you never battle her at all.
Miss Pokémon Center
An unused trainer class which uses the model of the Pokémon Center Nurses, who in the final game cannot be fought anywhere. Pokémon Center Nurses are also more commonly known as "Pokémon Center Ladies" (or "ＰＣおねえさん" in Japanese) Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "ＰＣじょう") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of a balding blonde man with a mustache and wearing a sports uniform. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "リーグしんぱんいん") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of Cara Liss, a character who revives fossil Pokémon for the player but is never fought at any point during the game.. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "カセキはかせ") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of the Poké Mart clerks, who in the final game cannot be fought anywhere. A female version of this class also exists, this one using the model of a disinterested-looking brown-haired woman wearing a black jacket and pants, blue shoes, and a shirt with a motif similar to the one found on Polteageist. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "てんいん") when this class is hacked in-game.
"Preschooler" is a trainer class present in previous Pokémon games but not Sword and Shield, it does however have corresponding models for both the male and female Preschooler trainers. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "えんじ") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of a young red-haired boy with a red hoodie. A female version of this class also exists, this one using the model of a young girl with tan skin and a yellow shirt. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "じどう ") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of a young woman with shoulder-length brown hair and a business-formal attire. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "わかもの") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of a middle-aged man with a dark green jacket, white shirt and a pair of jeans. A female version of this class also exists, this one using the model of a middle-aged woman with brown hair and a white shirt. A third version also exists, this one an alternate version of the male variant using the face of a balding man with a beard (the color of the clothes is also different, with the jacket now being bright green). Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "ちゅうねん") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused trainer class which uses the model of an old black man with a red shirt and a beige cap. A female version of this class also exists, this one using the model of an old woman with curly white hair and burgundy clothing. Its name wasn't localized at all, and as such appears in Japanese (as "ろうじん") when this class is hacked in-game.
An unused Trainer class which uses the model for Chairman Rose in his shorts. When hacked in-game, this "class" reuses the name of the Macro Cosmos's class.
An unused Trainer Class for the "Ball Guy", a character who offers the player Poké Balls but is never fought at any point during the game.
Unused Max Raid Statistics
Document the statistics. As a start, Jirachi and Celebi have unique stats if encountered this way.
For the sake of consistency, every Pokemon in the game that can Dynamax have stats and rewards for being encountered in a Max Raid Battle. While some yield blank results, which indicates they probably weren't meant for Max Raids, quite a handful have statistics that are currently unseen without hacking. It's possible that these Pokemon are likely to get released in special promotional raids in the future.
Unused Gigantamax Form
Standing at 82'00" (25 meters) is this unused Gigantamax form for Melmetal, possibly being intended to be released officially in the future. This form appears to be entirely functional, even having its own special move, "G-Max Meltdown", associated to it. Moreover, not only can it use all of regular Melmetal's Max Moves aside from Max Steelspike, but this form also comes with corresponding Pokédex entires:
|Sword||"In a distant land, there are legends about a cyclopean giant. In fact, the giant was a Melmetal that was flooded with Gigantamax energy."|
|Shield||"It can send electric beams streaking out from the hole in its belly. The beams' tremendous energy can vaporize an opponent in one shot."|
Most of the removed Pokémon had special abilities in previous games that are actually coded into the games despite never being used. These unused Abilities are as follows:
|0x0010||Color Change||The Pokémon’s type becomes the type of the move used on it.|
|0x0028||Magma Armor||The Pokémon is covered with hot magma, which prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen. The number of cycles needed to hatch an egg are halved if a Pokémon with this ability is in the first slot of the party.|
|0x003B||Forecast||The Pokémon transforms with the weather to change its type to Water, Fire, or Ice.|
|0x004A||Pure Power||Using its pure power, the Pokémon doubles its Attack stat.|
|0x004C||Air Lock||Eliminates the effects of weather.|
|0x005A||Poison Heal||Restores HP if the Pokémon is poisoned instead of losing HP.|
|0x0060||Normalize||All the Pokémon’s moves become Normal type. The power of those moves is boosted a little.|
|0x0070||Slow Start||For five turns, the Pokémon’s Attack and Speed stats are halved.|
|0x0079||Multitype||Changes the Pokémon’s type to match the Plate or Z-Crystal it holds.|
|0x007B||Bad Dreams||Reduces the HP of sleeping opposing Pokémon.|
|0x0081||Defeatist||Halves the Pokémon’s Attack and Sp. Atk stats when its HP becomes half or less.|
|0x0088||Multiscale||Reduces the amount of damage the Pokémon takes while its HP is full.|
|0x0089||Toxic Boost||Powers up physical attacks when the Pokémon is poisoned.|
|0x00A2||Victory Star||Boosts the accuracy of its allies and itself.|
|0x00A8||Protean||Changes the Pokémon’s type to the type of the move it’s about to use.|
|0x00AE||Refrigerate||Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.|
|0x00B3||Grass Pelt||Boosts the Pokémon’s Defense stat on Grassy Terrain.|
|0x00B8||Aerilate||Normal-type moves become Flying-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.|
|0x00B9||Parental Bond||Parent and child each attacks.|
|0x00BA||Dark Aura||Powers up each Pokémon’s Dark-type moves.|
|0x00BB||Fairy Aura||Powers up each Pokémon’s Fairy-type moves.|
|0x00BC||Aura Break||The effects of “Aura” Abilities are reversed to lower the power of affected moves.|
|0x00BD||Primordial Sea||The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Fire-type attacks.|
|0x00BE||Desolate Land||The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Water-type attacks.|
|0x00BF||Delta Stream||The Pokémon changes the weather to eliminate all of the Flying type’s weaknesses.|
|0x00C5||Shields Down||When its HP becomes half or less, the Pokémon’s shell breaks and it becomes aggressive.|
|0x00CE||Galvanize||Normal-type moves become Electric-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.|
|0x00D2||Battle Bond||Defeating an opposing Pokémon strengthens the Pokémon’s bond with its Trainer, and it becomes Ash-Greninja. Water Shuriken gets more powerful.|
|0x00D3||Power Construct||Other Cells gather to aid when its HP becomes half or less. Then the Pokémon changes its form to Complete Forme.|
|0x00D5||Comatose||It’s always drowsing and will never wake up. It can attack without waking up.|
|0x00D8||Dancer||When another Pokémon uses a dance move, it can use a dance move following it regardless of its Speed.|
|0x00DB||Dazzling||Surprises the opposing Pokémon, making it unable to attack using priority moves.|
|0x00DF||Power of Alchemy||The Pokémon copies the Ability of a defeated ally.|
|0x00E0||Beast Boost||The Pokémon boosts its most proficient stat each time it knocks out a Pokémon.|
|0x00E9||Neuroforce||Powers up moves that are super effective.|
Unobtainable Hidden Abilities
In the Generation VIII games, it is possible to find Pokémon with special "hidden Abilities". However, some Pokémon couldn't be obtained with hidden Abilities through any legitimate means, rendering the hidden Abilities inaccessible in normal gameplay.
|Pokémon||Regular Ability 1||Regular Ability 2||Hidden Ability|
|Dracozolt||Volt Absorb||Hustle||Sand Rush|
|Arctozolt||Volt Absorb||Static||Slush Rush|
|Dracovish||Water Absorb||Strong Jaw||Sand Rush|
|Arctovish||Water Absorb||Ice Body||Slush Rush|
Moves that cannot legitimately be learned by any Pokémon in the Galar dex are coded in but grayed out, meaning they can't be used in battle. They also get a dummy description "This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered."
Fire/Water Pledge Silvally
The bug in which Silvally cannot be tutored either Fire Pledge or Water Pledge, despite being able to learn Grass Pledge, is carried over from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Starter Moves
The special starter moves Eevee can learn in Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! got significant stat changes for this game; but these moves are unobtainable so this is never seen in gameplay.
Melmetal's Evolution Move
Melmetal is set to learn Thunder Punch upon evolution. However, Meltan cannot evolve in this game, only being able to do so in Pokémon GO, so this goes unseen.
Unused G-Max move
The unused Gigantamax form also has its own unique G-Max move:
|G-Max Meltdown||Steel||Physical / Special||130 (Physical) / 140 (Special)||101||10||Gigantamax Melmetal's unique G-Max move. This move makes opponents incapable of using the same move twice in a row.|
Unused Item Icons
Unsurprisingly, these games seem to continue Game Freak's trend of bringing over basically every item ever made only to ever use a selected few.
Unused Gigantamax Melmetal Icon
As Melmetal's Gigantamax form is the only unused Pokémon in the game's code so far, its icon is the only unused one.
Present in the game's files is an early screenshot of Pokémon X and Y depicting a Pikachu fighting a Chandelure. Unlike the final game, there are no outlines on either model, and the UI has been lifted straight from Pokémon Black and White, although the Pokémon's names are using a different font and there is oddly no notation of genders next to the Pokémon's levels.
An handwritten image of the kanji character 川, titled "col_kawa".
A nondescript circle placed with the Pokémon type icons.
A placeholder TM type label, with hiragana translating to "dummy".
Two images found with the graphics that denote the language of a Pokémon's origin game.
With the status affliction graphics is a label reading ダミー_状態異常 ("dummy_abnormal condition").
Crown Tundra Content
Various files from the Crown Tundra expansion are found within version 1.2.0. Namely, four mission names have images within every language.
Unused Wishing Star Model
An unused model for the Wishing Star, an item you receive early on in the game but is only ever show in the overworld in the form of sparkles.
Unseen Applin Body
Despite never going out of its apple, Applin has a fully modeled and textured body underneath it.
Unseen Allister Face
Despite never taking off his mask, Allister has a fully modeled and textured face underneath it.