Starter Pokemon and Evolutions – Pokemon Sword and Shield Wiki Guide
Last Edited: October 18, 2019 at 10:18 PMSimilar 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: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. In SnS, these Pokemon are broken down into three different types:
Watch the Starters’ intros starting at 1:00 in the video aboveTraditionally, 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 details on each of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Starter Pokemon, like types, attacks, and evolutions (when we learn them)!
Below is all the information we have on all 3 Pokemon Sword and Shield Starters: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.
Grookey is the Grass-type “Chimp Pokemon.”
From the official Pokemon website: A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.
Grookey’s CharacteristicsA stick that has special effects The stick held by Grookey was originally a branch from the forest where troops of Grookey live, but it’s no longer a simple branch. The stick has gained special powers after being exposed to the energy within Grookey’s body.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.Scorbunny is the Fire-type “Rabbit Pokemon.”
From the official Pokemon website: A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.
Scorbunny’s CharacteristicsIts powerful legs are its prideScorbunny uses its powerful legs to run and jump around its opponents, confusing and disorienting them. *The soles of its feet can become very hot, and Scorbunny can kick opponents to damage and burn them, too!Scorbunny’s second heart—its “fire sac”Scorbunny has a fire sac in its chest, which contains viscous fire energy.If Scorbunny is able to increase its heart rate and body temperature by running around and warming up properly, the true power of its fire energy will be awakened and its physical capabilities will greatly increase.Sobble is the Water-type “Water Lizard Pokemon.”
From the official Pokemon website: A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.
Sobble’s CharacteristicsIt disappears when it touches waterWhen Sobble touches water, its body changes its pattern and color, allowing it to blend into its surroundings.Sobble is a bit timid, and so if it gets nervous or embarrassed, it will secrete the water within its body like sweat and disappear into the surroundings.Tears as potent as 100 onionsSobble’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.Was this guide helpful?YESNO