You aren’t stockpiling these ore for nothing!

Once you’ve gathered a bunch of Dynite Ore (from Dynamax Adventures or Max Raid Battles etc.), what else are you going to do but spend it? To exchange your hard earned ore, speak to the backpacker towards the right, inside the Max Lair lobby. She’s carrying a variety of items ranging from “ho-hum” to “whoa”.

Item Required Ore Notes
Exp. Candy L 1 Increases a Pokémon’s experience points by 10,000.
Exp. Candy XL 3 Increases a Pokémon’s experience points by 30,000.
Dynamax Candy 2 Increases a Pokémon’s Dynamax Level by 1.
Wishing Piece 3 Activates an empty Pokémon Den (to trigger a Max Raid Battle).
Armorite Ore 3 Used for various services on the Isle of Armor (eg. Move Tutor).
HP Up 2 Gives a Pokémon 10 HP Evs.
Protein 2 Gives a Pokémon 10 Attack Evs.
Iron 2 Gives a Pokémon 10 Defense Evs.
Calcium 2 Gives a Pokémon 10 Special Attack Evs.
Zinc 2 Gives a Pokémon 10 Special Defense Evs.
Carbos 2 Gives a Pokémon 10 Speed Evs.
Premier Ball 1 A fancy Poké Ball. Normally acquired when you buy 10 balls from a shop.
Beast Ball 150 Has a low catch rate except for Ultra Beasts. Merely decorative.
Bottle Cap 25 Used for Hyper Training; maximises the IVs of one stat.
Ability Capsule 50 Gives a Pokémon their second Ability (if they have one). No effect if they currently have their Hidden Ability.
Ability Patch 200 Gives a Pokémon their Hidden Ability (if they have one).

Our Recommendation

Of the lot, the main highlight is undoubtedly the Ability Patch, which is brand new to the Crown Tundra. This gives any Pokémon their rare Hidden Ability, if they have one. Originally, you had to go through all sorts of hoops to get their Hidden Ability. Granted, getting 200 ore is still a hoop!

If you’re confused about the Beast Ball, it really serves no purpose except for aesthetics. Back in Sun and Moon, they were used to catch Ultra Beasts, as other balls barely had an effect. But the Ultra Beasts–like all Legendaries–have a guaranteed catch rate in Dynamax Adventures regardless of the ball.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    25 November 2020
    Version History
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

Brand New October 2020:

Version 1.2

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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