Pokemon Sword Guides

Pokemon Sword and Shield Walkthrough

We've got everything you need to know about becoming the very best here as you explore the mysteries of the Galar region.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Get Max Honey

A powerful healing item and used to Gigantimax your Urshifu, Max Honey is a potent resource that's difficult to get.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Catch Galarian Slowpoke

There’s a brand new Galar form Pokemon in town. Here’s how to catch Galarian Slowpoke.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Catch Clauncher and Clawitzer

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: All Diglett Rewards

We show you what rewards you'll get for finding all the lost Alolan Diglett in the Isle of Armor expansion.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Quickly Upgrade the Dojo

Speaking to Mustard's wife Honey will allow you to spend watts to upgrade the Master Dojo and add new available features.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Find Max Mushrooms for the Second Dojo Trial

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Beat the Final Battle with Dojo Leader Mustard

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Catch Wailord

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Evolve Kubfu into Urshifu

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: How to Beat Rival Klara/Avery in the Third Dojo Trial

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Get Kubfu

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Get Bulbasaur and Squirtle

The Isle of Armor expansion brings the Water and Grass starters of Gen 1 back to the series for you to train.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Start the Isle of Armor DLC

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC: Where to Find the Three Fast Slowpoke

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Get Zarude

A brand new mythical Pokemon was revealed for Pokemon Day 2020. Here's what you need to know.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Type Chart

We've charted all the different type matchups for Pokemon so you know what's super-effective or weak against other types.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Use the PC Box Link

Sword and Shield makes some adjustments to where and when you can access your Pokemon PC Boxes. Here’s what you need to know:

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Galarian Pokemon Evolutions

We explain how to evolve the new Galar Pokemon introduced as part of Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Evolve Sinistea

We explain how to find the rare Cracked Pot item for you to evolve your Sinistea to Polteageist.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Get Charmander

Here's where you can find Charmander to catch in the Galar Region of Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Get Mr. Rime

We explain how you can catch the Galarian Mr. Rime, as well as the original Mr. Mime in Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Evolution Stones' Locations

This is our guide on all the Evolution Stones locations found within Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Can You Change Your Uniform?

You’ll receive new uniforms for beating Gym Challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield. But can you change into them for battles?

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All TM Locations

Here's our guide covering all the TM locations for moves in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Ballonlea Gym Quiz Answers

This is our guide on answering all the Fairy Gym quiz questions correctly in Pokemon Sword and Shield, for Opal in the Ballonlea Gym.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Transfer Pikachu or Eevee from Let's Go

Here's how to get Pikachu as a reward from Let's Go, in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: ‘You Can’t Throw a Poke Ball, It Won’t Let Its Guard Down’ Explained

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Where to Find the Bad League Staff Member

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.

Pokemon Sword Sirfetch'd - How to Evolve Farfetch'd Into Sirfetch'd

Here's our guide on how to evolve Farfetch'd into Sirfetch'd in Pokemon Sword.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Ride on Water With the Rotom Bike

This is how you can get all the Rotom Bike upgrades in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield: All Galarian Forms

There's lots of Galar Pokemon to catch in Sword and Shield, and we've got them all listed here.

Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC: All the New Legendary Pokemon and Gigantimax Starters in the Expansion Pass

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.

All Returning Pokemon Being Added to Sword and Shield's Pokedex in the Expansion Pass

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift Codes List (January 2020)

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield New Pokemon: All Gen 8 Pokemon in Sword and Shield, Gen 1-7 Pokedex

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.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Version Exclusives: Exclusive Pokemon, Exclusive Gym Leaders - What Are the Differences Between Sword and Shield

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.