Pokémon Sword and Shield: how to catch rare Pokémon

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Catching rare Pokemon in Pokémon Sword and Shield can be a real challenge. Those new to the series will find useful tips on how to catch each little creature in this guide

For an experienced trainer who has followed the series since 1996, catching Pokémon will feel like a breeze. Different thing for a novice player, who will be faced with a new interface and the unique game system of the series. With this guide for Pokémon Sword and Shield each player will have learned to master the tools needed to venture into the wilds and capture every Pokémon from the rare to the most normal. Let's not dwell on pleasantries and take action immediately.

Let's not miss them!

Pokèmon has always been known for its huge variety of creatures. There will be fewer this time around but the difficulty of catching the rare ones hasn't diminished. Legendary Pokémon are still present and we certainly don't want to miss them. The latter have always represented one of the biggest challenges in the game. With this guide we want to show you the most effective way to catch each Pokémon that we will find ourselves in front of. Whether they are chromatic, elusive or legendary, with this guide, rare Pokémon will no longer be an insurmountable challenge.

How to start catching them all - Pokémon Sword and Shield: how to catch rare Pokémon

There are many and different types of battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield. The only ones that allow us to capture are located in the Wild Lands. It is not possible, for example, to take possession of a Pokémon during a fight against another trainer. But we can try with the Pokémon that inhabit the Wilderness and that we see scattered around the map. The random fights, present in the previous chapters no longer exist, now little creature will visibly walk in nature. There are different levels of power and rarity.

Fundamental to any self-respecting coach, it is one vast supply of Poké Balls to always be ready for capture. There are various types, each with different effects suitable for different purposes. To fight a wild Pokémon you have to head towards the Wild Lands. They will generally find themselves near tall grass walking, others fishing or shaking a berry tree.

Catching Low-level Pokémon in Sword and Shield it is a rather simple action. You enter the fight and throw the Poké Ball (by selecting it from the Bag menu), then wait, hoping that the creature will be captured. Other times it will be necessary to drop his life points or weaken them with sleeping pills, poison or other altered status. As the adventure progresses, the process will become more difficult, requiring more powerful or specific Poké Balls.

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Then the time will come when a we sight Pokémon rare and we don't know how to ensure their capture without too much trouble. Among the most effective methods is the weakening of the wild creature. On the one hand you can attack it for decrease their life points, or use skills that stun, paralyze o put the Pokémon to sleep(there are also many other effective statuses that you will easily discover during the adventure). Using Poké Balls adapted to the specific creature is another way to ensure capture. Remember that each tool, when selected, has a brief description on the interface that helps to understand its use.

The game also features the Master Ball. Historical Poké Ball from the series that allows you to catch any Pokémon with 100% probability. As per tradition, you can only get one per game. For this reason it is better to use it without waste, perhaps on a Pokémon that is truly unobtainable or extremely difficult to catch. To get it it is necessary to finish the game and go back to your home, here we will find the Professor Magnolia who will give us a Master Ball.

Time to go to the wilds

We hope this Pokémon Sword and Shield guide on how to catch rare Pokémon has been of use to you. However, if you are interested in something more competitive in this other guide you will discover the basics for the Pokémon Video Game Championship. We invite you to stay tuned to Holygamerz for any news and updates!

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