Similar to its predecessors, players are presented with three different Pokemon Sword and Shield starters. The player has the option to choose between the following three Starter Pokemon: Starter Pokemon are always either Grass, Fire, or Water-types. This way, regardless of which starter you choose, it will be strong against one, but weak to the other.
Continue below for additional info on each of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Starter Pokemon. If you’d like more detailed information, you can click on the Pokemon‘s name to be taken to their individual wiki page.
This following information is sourced from the official Pokemon website for the 3 Pokemon Sword and Shield Starters: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. If you would like to see their evolutions, we have a spoilers tag before they appear. You can scroll towards the bottom of this page, or view it by clicking the Starter’s name to be taken to their page (don’t worry, the evolutions are also tagged as spoilers on those pages).
From the official Pokemon website: A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.
A stick that has special effects
It can give energy to plants
- Its green fur creates energy from sunlight.
- Wilted flowers and leaves have been seen to regain their color when Grookey drums with its stick near them.
From the official Pokemon website: A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.
Its powerful legs are its pride
It disappears when it touches water
Tears as potent as 100 onions
- Sobble’s tears are capable of making others cry. This effect is so strong, it is said that its tears are as potent as 100 onions.
- If Sobble feels threatened, it will start to bawl and spread its tears around the area, causing everyone around it to start crying uncontrollably. Sobble will then use this distraction as a chance to escape.
Below are the real starter evolutions for Pokemon Sword and Shield. See what Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble look like all grown up and check out their evolution chains to see what level they evolve at.
SPOILER WARNING – The section below contains the official, confirmed starter evolutions from our time with the game. If you don’t want to see the starter evolutions stop scrolling.
|Lv 16||Lv 35|
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