Pokemon Sword/Shield hackers are distributing unreleased Pokemon in raids and Surprise Trades
New Pokemon are showing up in Pokemon Sword and Shield that were not originally in the game.
Some players have started receiving unreleased Pokemon via Surprise Trades in-game; the Pokemon spotted include Gen VII starter Litten, Gen I starter Squirtle, and the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo.
This news was spread on the Pokemon Sword/Shield subreddit with screenshots for proof. Apparently, hackers have added these Pokemon in the game through raids and are breeding them to distribute online.
At this time, Nintendo hasn’t commented on the hacking that has been taking place.