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Reason: Pre-release content and more unused post-release content
This article lists the unused content of the Generation VIII games Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Mega Evolution, Primal Reversion, Bond Phenomenon, and Ultra Burst remain in the code of Sword and Shield. However, those Pokémon can't transform into those forms in the final release.
Eternamax Eternatus exists as an alternate form of Eternatus in the game's data; however, it cannot be obtained in-game and has not yet been distributed. Outside of its battle, it can only be seen during the move animation for Eternabeam. Its base stats are higher than that of a normal Eternatus and it has a base experience yield of 1125.
|At Lv. 50||At Lv. 100|
|315 - 362||620 - 714|
|108 - 183||211 - 361|
|229 - 332||454 - 658|
|117 - 194||229 - 383|
|229 - 332||454 - 658|
|121 - 200||238 - 394|
|Other Pokémon with this total|
For the sake of consistency, all Pokémon have a Shiny form but some of them cannot be obtained as they have been locked out of being Shiny outside of the possibility of Shiny variants being distributed via events. As Zarude and Zarude Dada form were only distributed via events, it is currently impossible to have their Shiny forms. Melmetal can be obtained Shiny, but cannot consume Max Soup, so Shiny Melmetal cannot Gigantamax.
The Starter Pokémon the player obtains at the start of the game are also Shiny-locked, but their Shiny forms can be obtained via breeding. The Galarian forms of the legendary birds and the hero duo are also not available Shiny in-game, but their Shiny forms have been distributed through events.
All Pikachu in a cap are programmed to not be Shiny, but due to a glitch present in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Partner Cap Pikachu transferred from these games can be Shiny.
Unused Max Raid Battle stats
All Pokémon that can Dynamax have Max Raid battle stats with some of the stat fields being blank, meaning those Dynamaxed Pokémon are most likely not meant to be encountered in any Max Raid Battle encounter.
- Main article: List of moves by availability (Generation VIII)
Various moves, as well as Z-Moves, have been removed from Sword and Shield; they all have the same description of, "This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered." Attempting to use a Pokémon in battle that only knows unusable moves will always result in the Pokémon using Struggle instead and acting as if it has no moves available to select.
- Main article: List of unobtainable items → Wishing Chip
The Wishing Chip is not normally available as an item. However, it is present in the internal data of the games. The same applies to the Key Stone, Mega Stones, colored orbs, Z-Crystals, and the Band Autograph.
As several Pokémon are not available in Pokémon Sword and Shield, their abilities have been dummied out and are not able to be used in-game.
Several Pokémon had Pokédex entries for Pokémon Sword and Shield that were not used in-game until the releases of The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLC expansions were released respectively, making all unused Pokédex entries used.
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