Latest Pokemon Sword Guides
Rivals are as synonymous with Pokemon as gym leaders in goofy costumes and children fighting organized crime. We're here to rate them from best to worst.
The rare pistol crustacean Clauncher and its evolution Clawitzer can be discovered in the Isle of Armor. We'll show you where to find and catch them.
We show you what rewards you'll get for finding all the lost Alolan Diglett in the Isle of Armor expansion.
Speaking to Mustard's wife Honey will allow you to spend watts to upgrade the Master Dojo and add new available features.
Mew, Articuno, Jynx, Mudkip, and more should be returning.
For your second trial at the Master Dojo, Mustard will ask you to find three Max Mushrooms with a red spiral pattern. Here's where to look.
After securing Urshifu's new form and returning to the Master Dojo, Mustard will challenge you to a true final battle to prove your worth.
Game Freak's DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield levels up the game's open world.
After first starting the Isle of Armor expansion, you'll notice a huge Wailord dominating the horizon. Here's how to catch him and make this titan a part of your team.
This powerful little legendary Pokemon can be evolved into one of two forms; a water-type Ursifu or a dark-type Urshifu. We'll show you how to evolve it and which is better below.
Nessa, Bea, and more make their way to the Isle of Armor.
The final trial of the Master Dojo in the Isle of Armor expansion has you battle your rival, Klara or Avery, in a full-on Dynamax battle for the Secret Armor.
This small, Fighting-type bear cub Pokemon is a new partner to take you through the Isle of Armor expansion. We'll show you where to catch Kubfu here.
Galar has it all. And by all, I mean terrifying shark attacks.
The Isle of Armor expansion brings the Water and Grass starters of Gen 1 back to the series for you to train.
Once you get the Isle of Armor expansion pack, you'll want to know where to start to begin this new adventure. We'll show you where to go here.
As the first of the three Master Dojo trials, Mustard has trained and set loose three fast-running Slowpoke. You'll have to catch and bring them back, along with your rival's uniform.
After today's Pokemon Snap news, what's coming next?
The Pokemon Company is saying it has some news to share.
There'll be no need to grind your team up to a certain level.
We're off on a new adventure very shortly.
Learn more about where Sword and Shield will go soon.
A brand new mythical Pokemon was revealed for Pokemon Day 2020. Here's what you need to know.
We've charted all the different type matchups for Pokemon so you know what's super-effective or weak against other types.
Sword and Shield makes some adjustments to where and when you can access your Pokemon PC Boxes. Here’s what you need to know:
We explain how to evolve the new Galar Pokemon introduced as part of Sword and Shield
We explain how to find the rare Cracked Pot item for you to evolve your Sinistea to Polteageist.
Here's where you can find Charmander to catch in the Galar Region of Pokemon Sword and Shield.
We explain how you can catch the Galarian Mr. Rime, as well as the original Mr. Mime in Sword and Shield.
This is our guide on all the Evolution Stones locations found within Pokemon Sword and Shield.
You’ll receive new uniforms for beating Gym Challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield. But can you change into them for battles?
Here's our guide covering all the TM locations for moves in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
This is our guide on answering all the Fairy Gym quiz questions correctly in Pokemon Sword and Shield, for Opal in the Ballonlea Gym.
Here's how to get Pikachu as a reward from Let's Go, in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Getting the ‘You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let Its Guard Down’ message when trying to catch a Pokemon? Here’s what it means.
In this guide, we'll show you how to find Oleana's bad league staff member wherever he's hiding in the city of Wyndon.
Here's our guide on how to evolve Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd in Pokemon Sword.
This is how you can get all the Rotom Bike upgrades in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
There's lots of Galar Pokemon to catch in Sword and Shield, and we've got them all listed here.
This'll be the first time new episodes have debuted in the U.S. on a streaming service.
A little paint and imagination can lift a cold Pokemon from the cutting room floor and into fans' hearts.
The Isle of Armor comes with a new dojo, a new Legendary Pokemon, and more.
Our sheepy boy tries his very best in the latest episode of Pokemon: Twilight Wings.
There's still no word on the status of the E3 Direct or Treehouse streams.
Hugging realistic Grimmsnarl is ill-advised.
Everyone's favorite blue frog bounds away with the big win.
Your only defense against this mad monkey might be some ten-year-old's butterfly.
The Kanto region starters have also appeared.
Pokemon Home is furnishing itself with some decent revenue.
Pokemon are, and always shall be, your friends.
Maybe don't use Surprise Trade for a while, all right?
We'll come back for you some day, Tepig.
If Grand Oak gives you some chocolate and it tastes bitter, stop eating it immediately.
Nintendo does not forgive, Nintendo does not forget.
Sound is canceled forever. No more sound.
Shuntaro Furukawa thinks the Switch is different enough from either next-gen console.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo put a quick stop to Switch Pro speculation, Jedi: Fallen Order orders rose, and E3 2020 is totally under control and great.
We'll be meeting a new monster on February 27.
Also, if you have a mobile device, you'll be able to trade online freely.
The NES record will be the next to fall.
How's that, uh, boycott going?
Want to store 'em all? It'll cost you a bit.
Turns out Jasper Dolphin was playing Pokemon.
Whooo's the best starter Pokemon ever?
I'm as happy as a Charmander snoozing by a campfire.
We take you through the new legendaries, the new Gigantimax forms for Sword and Shield's starter Pokemon, and everything else you'll need to know.
It's quite a departure from the regular Pokemon anime.
Dozens of Pokemon from older generations are getting added to the Sword and Shield Pokedex as part of the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC. We'll show you what they are here.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Expansions are headed to Pokemon Sword and Shield, so we're dreaming up who we want to make a grand return.
Pokemon's console future is upon us.
Why does Galarian Slowking hide its face? We might find the answer in literature, music, or both.
A break down of what the Sword and Shield expansions mean for collectors.
Pokemon comes home later this winter.
The three big birds have come to town.
You can catch a Galarian Slowpoke once the update is live.
Journey to the Isle of Armor, Crown Tundra, and more.
We're getting more Pokemon news sooner than you'd expect.
You can get free gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield by entering certain Mystery Gift Codes. Here’s a full list of all the active codes available right now.
Whoops, I accidentally RPG again.
Our list is the definitive list. Worship it. All attempts to deviate will be halted using fire.
The hopes and dreams of Galar region's trainers are coming soon to a small screen near you.
Who knows where the whims of fate may lead us?
The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.
Gotta catch all these amazing deals.
Max 'Lax impacts with stacked knickknacks he piggybacks.
The changing of the guard continues for Pokemon, but it's not too drastic.
Info from the official strategy guide got out, and they'd like to know who did it.
One older Pokemon, and two newcomers step into the Gigantamax spotlight.
This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's talk about the cool stuff on our bookshelves.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A time of technological transitions for companies like Google, Valve, Game Freak, Microsoft, Sony, and more.
When Gideon Mantell accidentally mixed up early Iguanodon fossils, at least no living creatures suffered.
Hold up y'all, I think that Ghost-type kid is a zombie.
Today on "Wild Pokemon Kingdom..."
Combined, the two versions have already sold over 6 million units.
Cor blimey, six mad Magikarp!
The Pokemon world seems to have different environmental problems than our own.
Eight of our favorite new monsters from Pokemon Gen 8.
A full weather pattern has already been established for both games.
Kat, Nadia, and special guest Kallie Plagge go in-depth on Gen 8.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Red and Blue? Ruby and Sapphire? We want to know that generation of Pokemon speaks to you the most.
Catchin' the love alongside the Legendaries.
It looks more frightening than it really is.
Are you worthy of being a Pokemon's friend? Probably not, but at least Sword and Shield lets you try.
The servers are on, and the players are trickling in. Here's what it's like to interact with them.
Sword and Shield might reuse assets, but model wireframes aren't the end of the argument.
The new game's director explains why one feature is locked in the On position.
Game Freak gives the Switch a unique salute in Sword and Shield.
You'll encounter Pokemon you can't catch in the Wild Area, but don't fret about missing out on a shiny.
Game Freak prefers to make us cozy on the Switch instead of breaking barriers.
GTS is gone, but vendor trash Pokemon will still clog the digital realm.
Pokemon fans flooded Twitter with positivity, and it was super effective.
Blink and you'll miss two more Pokemon Game Freak wants to show you ahead of release.
Toby Fox describes it as "a fierce track full of explosive power."
As we hear more about Pokemon Sword and Shield we’ll be adding all confirmed Pokemon to this Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokemon List Guide.
Tetris 99's new crossover theme might be its best yet.
In honor of Halloween, a cat's dignity has been set aflame.
"It's not like a main track or anything. I just thought it was cool."
Panic! At the London Pokemon Center.
You'd be surprised what a Pokemon game can teach you about vegetables.
The National Dex criticism wasn't easy for Game Freak to take, but the team still listened.
Still not as big as Wailord's momma.
I learned how to catch Pokemon from a drunk old man, and that's good enough for me.
You ventured into the wrong patch of tall grass, Trainer.
Don't talk to me or my large son ever again.
Who's that Pokemon? You'll find out.
You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.
Pokemon Sword and Shield's starters can't wait to meet you. Except Sobble. It's shy.
To catch those good vibes in the wild, you've gotta get Shield.
Let Galarian Ponyta make all your Lisa Frank dreams come true.
Maybe you'll see a new Pokemon, maybe you won't.
You'll only collect badges from eight Galar region gyms.
Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.
You don't want to know how the Poke-sausage gets made.
A lot of Pokemon news is coming out today.
Sonia needs our help, apparently.
From Pokemon to the Outer Worlds, Kat and Nadia talk about the big RPGs coming out this holiday season.
The Sword-exclusive duck knight is stoic and perfect.
If you think too deeply about the curry you make in Sword and Shield, questions bubble to the surface of your mind.
From Overwatch to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, here's a recap of all the announcements.
It starts at 3 p.m. PT, and we'll be all over it.
Shut up, sit down, and drink your Arceus-damned tea.
Pick up the team you want for ranked.
Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.
No more wasting away the day in Bill's PC.
Team Yell is all about Marnie.
Some more info about the new Pokemon is set to hit tomorrow.
Things are about to get pretty rough for the industry's number-one trade show.
People aren't shy about airing their opinions on games in development, but are developers listening?
Sorry y'all, we won't get to hang out with Sonia or Oleana pre-launch.
In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.
Even with a new Lite model out, folks are still whispering about an upgraded Switch.
Get in the spirit a week ahead of the new Pokemon game.
As with every other set of Pokemon games we’ve seen so far, there will be version exclusives for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s what you need to know.
There's also some new Pokemon to fill out the Galar Dex.
"This was a very difficult decision for me," says Junichi Masuda.
Pokemon fans are riled up about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here's a breakdown of the reasons why.
Kat goes temporarily insane, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Game of the Show, and more.
Why fans are so upset about the news that some Pokemon won't be available in Sword and Shield.
What did you love most from E3 2019? We want to hear from you!
We talk to Game Freak about the battle potential of Dynamax, the decision to narrow the number of available Pokemon, and the move into a new era.
Pokemon are living large on the Nintendo Switch.
Only monsters from the Galar Pokedex will be transferable through Pokemon Bank.
Also, a new Mana game, tons of ports, and lots more.
If you're going to E3, you can romp with Pokemon, visit a spooky mansion, and dream with a big fish.
Pokemon Sword and Shield's Galar region has all kinds of new friends who want to meet (and eat) you.
Pokemon: Huge, if true.
There's a brand new Nintendo Direct today, which focuses on Pokemon Sword and Shield. Stream it right here.
From Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, RPG fans have a lot to look forward to at this years show.
One home for all your Pokemon, accessible everywhere.
A Pokemon Direct heralds the unofficial start of E3's 2019 season.
It's there. It's staring at you. Judging you.
The Grand Prize winner was disqualified over a rule violation.
Game Freak wants its developers to experience life outside of Pokemon.
You have to dress to impress.
The upcoming Pokemon games are returning to its handheld roots.
Our findings are based on science.
"Game Freak used Max Revive on random encounters! It cheesed everyone off!"
Welcome to the world of Galar and see your three new companions.
The eighth Pokemon Generation is finally here.