Pokemon Sword and Shield May Have Around 500 Pokemon
The Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield PokeDex has been a matter of some controversy in recent months. The Pokemon franchise’s most ardent fans, those who grew up with the mantra “Gotta Catch ’em All,” are frustrated that Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t include every Pokemon in the franchise. This stems from Game Freak confirming that not every Pokemon will be available in the Nintendo Switch games due to the workload. Fans have since wondered just how many Pokemon will be in the two new games. They may now have an answer.
Redditor slusho55 mase a post to the Pokemon subreddit, noting that the Amazon listing for Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s official paperback PokeDex book has 448 pages. That’s notable in that the official Pokemon paperback National PokeDex has 720 pages. Ergo, if the National PokeDex features 802 Pokemon, plus Mega Evolutions and Alola Forms, then it’s reasonable to assume that Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s Galar region PokeDex will feature at least 500 Pokemon.