Questions tagged [pokemon-sword-shield]

a turn-based strategy role-playing game developed by Game Freak for the Nintendo Switch, and the 8th generation of Pokemon games. Players take on the role of trainers: traveling through the Galar region to catch and train Pokémon and compete in the Pokemon League. Use this tag for questions about Pokémon Sword/Shield specifically.

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Bringing a wild Ghost-type to 1 HP in Sword and Shield

In Pokémon Shield, I would like to hunt for many Sableye. If I were doing this in any other game, I would use Foresight/Odor Sleuth and then False Swipe. However, in SwSh, Foresight and Odor Sleuth ...
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Do you need to win Max Raids to replenish Max Mushrooms, or only battle?

On the Isle of Armor, according to NPCs, you need to do Max Raid battles in order to cause Max Mushrooms to grow. However, it's not clear if you need to win those battles, or if you just need to try ...
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In Pokemon Sword/Shield Isle of Armor, Can You Get More Than 1 Galarica Cuff?

I have collected the twigs to get a galarica cuff created for evolving the Galarian SlowBro. Can I only do this once or can more twigs be collected and more cuffs be created?
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Does the DLC for pokemon sword and Shield have version exclusive Pokemon?

I am wondering if I can catch all the basic forms in one game? I know I will need to do some trading to get all of them.
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How can you bend the Nuzlocke rules for a playthrough in Sword/Shield

I know its unofficial and there is no centered, absolute truth, reference on this; but do anybody know how can you apply the Nuzlocke rules in Sword and Shield? There are 3 things that make the usual ...
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Can you evolve a Pancham after level 32 in sword?

I know that it needs to have another dark Pokémon in the party to evolve but I did not realize until it was level 33. So is it possible to evolve it at this point or do I have to get another one and ...
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Do I need the other version's exclusives to complete the Pokédex?

I have Pokémon Sword, and I noticed the Pokédex listed Lotad and Zamazenta, which I cannot get my mitts on. If I were to exclude those, would I still be able to complete the Pokédex for the game?
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Pokemon Berry Combos for Charizard Class Curry Dex

If I follow the steps here when cooking: What are the good steps to cook a curry in the cooking mini game? Will these combos guarantee charizard class curry even with common main ingredients? ...
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Is it possible to transfer the Pokemon Sword progress onto Pokemon Shield?

My friend has Pokemon Sword. I played on his console for a couple of hours and made quite some progress. Now, I want to buy my own Nintendo Switch but with Pokemon Shield instead (so we can transfer ...
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Which shiny variants can a Pokémon transferred from Pokémon Home have?

In Pokémon Sword/Shield, there are two variants of shiny forms which have different types of sparkles: Square Sparkles Star Sparkles Yesterday, I received a shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Home through the ...
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Can I really fish a feebas on route 2?

According to online sources like Bulbapedia, it's possible to fish a Feebas on route 2, with a 1% rate. I tried for a while (at least 250 tries), on both fishing spots around the island in the middle ...
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How to get others customization elements?

I battled some players that have many cool clothes, and also some others features to customize their character. I would like to be able to buy these clothes too (with Pokedollars), but I don't find a ...
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How to invite other gym trainer in Wyndom Stadium?

In several of the psot-game guides for Pokemon Sword & Shield, I see that people say that you can rematch the gym trainers in the Wyndom stadium. They say that you need to invite them, but no one ...
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Do brilliant pokémon stay brilliant after you catch them?

In the new generation of Pokémon there are Brilliant Pokemon that looks something like this: Serebii describes them as: As you play through the game, you will sometimes see Pokémon surrounded ...
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Help with max raid battles?

I used to be able to one hit KO all the pokemon in max raid battles, but now after i spent time progressing the game and defeating the champion i find it that i can barely even get the pokemon to half ...
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What legendary shiny pokemon are legitimately obtainable as of Sword/Shield?

Within a few months, Nintendo will launch the first DLC of Pokemon Sword / Shield. As I understand it, in that DLC, they will introduce all the remaining legendary pokemon. One of my goals is to try ...
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What happens to Awakening Values after transferring Pokémon into Home?

Pokémon Let’s Go has Awakening Values (AVs), which was this games version of Effort Values (EVs). AVs worked similar in nature to EVs, but worked differently as to how to obtain them and had different ...
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Is this a hacked Virizion?

I received this Virizion through a surprise trade: When it arrived it had the Pokérus virus. It's a shiny. I thought those were two very rare combos to have. Is this a hacked Virizion?
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Can I bulk store multiple pokemon from Sw/Sh to Pokemon Home at once

Can I select multiple pokemon to transfer to Pokemon Home? Can I select whole boxes? Can I select all pokemon from a game?
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Can I use Pokemon Home to sort my boxes permanently

Can I use Pokemon Home to permamently sort my boxes in Sw/Sh, Let's Go Pickachu / Eevee? I saw an option to get a sort of all joined boxes, but it is not persistent.
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Chance getting a shiny [duplicate]

I’m breeding a Pokémon from my region and a Pokémon from another region. Is the chance of getting a shiny higher or still the same?
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Does the Dusk Ball work in Dynamax Raids?

Yesterday I failed twice in a dynamx raid battle to catch a pokemon. Flapple Coalossal Both I attempted to catch with a Dusk Ball. I did not use a Repeat Ball on Flapple since I haven't owned one ...
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How can I order my items in Pokemon Sword and Shield

There is only two sort functions, name and type. Is it possible to order my items in my own way? Especially I would like to order my pokeballs so that repeat balls are first, default pokeball in ...
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If I purchase DLC from Nintendo, can the child accounts linked to my account access it on the same device?

I bought my children a switch for Xmas, along with Pokémon Sword. I would like to purchase the DLC that is coming out this year, and wanted to know if they can access it from their accounts. At the ...
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Are the Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion version exclusive?

Do I need to buy the Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion pass multiple times to use it on both versions? If I buy the expansion pass, will my friends be able to use it on my console? Speculation or ...
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How can I trade specific Pokémon?

I saw how to randomly trade two Pokémon (known as wonder trade) or trade Pokémon with a specific or random player (known as link trade). But how can I trade in such a way I give a specific Pokémon ...
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Does a Pokemon gain EVs when participating in a Max Raid Battle?

I do know that Pokemon do not gain experience after a Max Raid Battle ends; however, I'm asking this to be sure, since I am raising some Pokemon and want to use them in the process. When a Max Raid ...
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Why won't my Eevee evolve with Leaf Stone in Pokemon Shield?

Help. I would like a Leafeon for my play-through of Pokemon shield but my Eevee won't evolve when I try and use a leaf stone on it. Everyone I see is saying that you evolve Eevee into Leafeon by using ...
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Is it possible to spawn 1-2 star wells after beating the game?

The lowest star rating I've seen since beating the game is 3 stars, but there are some 1-2 star stuff that I don't have yet (such as Sinistea). Is it possible to spawn those somehow?
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Does Wide Guard protect against Dragon Darts?

I was looking to try out double battles online, and from my short experience it seems that Dragapult is a major player in most teams in Sword and Shield. Dragapult has a unique move called Dragon ...
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Can all wells spawn rare (purple) beams?

I've tossed 20+ wishing pieces into the well to the right of Hammerlock's entrance without any success. Now I'm wondering if it is possible for that well to spawn rare beams or at all, or did I just ...
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Which moves can’t be used in raid battles?

While doing max raid battles, I will occasionally get a message that says, or something similar to: “[X] move has failed; [Boss] protected itself” This message has appeared for both my Pokémon ...
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What attributes of a Pokemon can be improved?

When creating a perfect competitive pokemon, some attributes need to be correct on hatch/catch while others can be improved. This generation makes it easier than ever to turn a pokemon into a perfect ...
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How often do hidden items respawn?

In Pokemon Sword Shield hidden items are littered throughout the map. I'm referring to those that subtly blink as you walk near them. From my experience, I noticed that some of the hidden items I ...
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What are the odds of the Digging Duo?

In the Wild Area near the Day Care Center are two characters called the Digging Duo. For a price of 500 W, they give one or more items, the quantity and type of which is (or seems) random, varying ...
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Is it possible to inherit a hidden ability and an egg move? Toxapex with Regenerator and Haze

I'm following a guide to make a competitive Toxapex. This build requires Regenerator as a hidden ability and Haze as one of the moves in the moveset. I have found a Toxapex that has the hidden ...
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Is it possible to complete the Pokedex with only Sword and Shield?

Are there any Pokemon not available to catch in sword and shield that would make it impossible to complete the Pokedex without involving another Pokemon game? If so, what other Pokemon games are ...
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Where I can find the special item for evolve Sinistea?

There are a 2 items for evolve Sinistea, one is cracked pot if your Sinistea is not original, and the other item is chipped pot if your sinistea has a mark of authenticity. Where I can find the "...
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What's the trick to shaking the berry trees?

Every now and then I come across a Berry tree, which I shake for Berries. You can shake the tree multiple times with more and more berries falling out of it. However, occasionally a Pokemon encounter ...
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Do Pokemon stay 'super shiny' when they evolve?

In SwSh, they added a new shiny visual effect called 'super shiny', which has square sparkles instead of stars. Are the square sparkles kept upon evolution?
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What Does Marking An Item as “Favourite” Do?

In previous Pokemon games setting an item as a "favourite" meant that it could be accessed quickly via shortcuts, however in Sword/Shield it appears that this functionality is not present and is ...
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Do KO'd Legendary Pokemon Respawn?

In Pokemon games since ORAS, KO'd Legendary Pokemon could be encountered again after defeating the Elite Four. Does Sword/Shield bring back this feature?
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How do I find more throat sprays?

I didn't know that the item disappeared after a single use, now I've wasted it on a random battle. How do I get another one?
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How have Friendship and Affection changed in Sword and Shield?

My Eevee evolved into a Sylveon even though I never played with it in Pokémon Camp. Assuming camp was a replacement for amie/refresh, this should not be possible. How has friendship and affection ...
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How do people make custom Pokemon for Pokemon Sword & Shield?

An advertisement I saw for custom Pokemon for Pokemon Sword & Shield: Some people are selling custom Pokemon for Pokemon Sword & Shield. Most of the ads have similar promises to this: Get ...
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How to remove the notifications in Pokemon Sword

I have those kinda notification things from the online component, but i do not have any friends playing pokemon so the notifications are only me and are annoying. Any way to turn them off?
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Where can I find a West Sea form of Gastrodon?

I'm playing through Pokémon Sword and trying to fill up the pokédex. For completionist sake, I want to catch both forms of Gastrodon - The East Sea (blue/green) and The West Sea (pink/brown). So far,...
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Is it possible to breed Authentic Sinistea/Polteageist?

So Polteageist has two forms: Authentic (evolved with Chipped Pot) and Fake (with Cracked Pot), depending if it has some sort of mark, as seen when Dynamaxing, apparently. Now, if I have an authentic ...
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What is the quickest way to raise Affection?

Some of my Pokemon have started having flavour text during battle such as Dozing off, and this is due to Affection gained through Pokemon Camp. However there are a lot of things that can happen ...
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If I have fewer than 6 Pokemon in my party, does each gain more EXP?

I have a few weak Pokemon that I'm trying to level quickly. I'm wondering if it helps to keep less than 6 Pokemon in my party. Does that divide the total EXP gained by fewer Pokemon? Or does each ...