Items

(1 of 2) Dark Pulse is a reliable Dark-type move that has a chance to inflict flinch.

Dark Pulse is a reliable Dark-type move that has a chance to inflict flinch. (left), This hold item reduces the user’s Speed by 50% and allows them to be hit by Ground-type moves. You can use Trick or Switcheroo to give it to an opponent. (right)

Item Location
Binding Band Go through the tall grass to the left of the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves (when facing the entrance). It’s sitting in the corner, where the brick wall meets the mountain wall.
Poison Barb Behind the fencing at the back of the abandoned fields across the river. It’s partially obscured by plants. A water-traversing bike is required.
Iron Ball After crossing the river, turn left and travel in-between the ruined buildings. When you reach the tall grass near the center, turn left into one of the buildings. Then go around to the back of the central partition.
TR58 Dark Pulse From the abandoned fields across the river, follow the mountain wall in an anti-clockwise direction. This will take you past some tall grass and around the back of a ruined building. This TR’s in front of a broken wall facing the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves.

Berry Trees

Item Location
Yellow Apricorn, Green Apricorn etc. Near the remains of a building on the side of the river in the direction of the Giant’s Bed.
Maranga Berry, White Apricorn etc. Along the same side of the river, further away from the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves. It’s by the corner, where the river meets the wall.
Oran Berry, Blue Apricorn etc. On the other side of the river, opposite the previous berry tree.
Pink Apricorn, Black Apricorn etc. Within the building ruins across the river. After crossing the river, turn left towards the ruins and then turn left again when you’re inside.

Hidden Items

Hidden Items

These appear as sparkling spots all over the place, usually near trees, rocks and other objects. Please note that the hidden item you obtain may be different to what’s listed, as some items are randomised. Also, hidden items will respawn each day.

This magical hold item powers up the user’s Grass-type moves.

Item Location
Energy Root Near the first tree from the Giant’s Bed entrance. There’s a Pokémon Den close by.
Quick Ball After going through the really long stretch of tall grass, search above the bushes along the right.
Ultra Ball Among the rubble by the side of the worn down brick wall towards the left. There’s another Pokémon Den near here.
Pungent Root Right next to the river, a couple of paces from the berry tree by the corner, before crossing the river.
Pungent Root Also next to the river, a short distance from the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves.
Nugget Go through the tall grass to the left of the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves. Once you’re on the other side, search the space immediately on the left, near the edge of the brick wall.
Pungent Root Next to the river, on the opposite side. It’s halfway along the river.
Pungent Root Also next to the river, near the building ruins on this side of the river.
Tiny Mushroom Beneath the tree to the right of the abandoned fields.
Hyper Potion Among the wooden boxes at the top-left corner of the abandoned fields.
Rare Candy After crossing the river, turn left and travel in-between the ruined buildings. Then turn left near the tall grass. There should be a berry tree here. Search the corner just ahead.
Miracle Seed Go back a bit and continue straight ahead through the tall grass. Search the purple flowers at the next corner, to the right of the entrance to Roaring-Sea Caves.
Revival Herb Follow the mountain wall from the abandoned fields in an anti-clockwise direction. When you reach the back of a ruined building, search near the bushes and fallen rubble on the left. There’s a TR in the same area.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    23 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.

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