Big Pearls can be found near the sea, while Exp. Candy is obtained from raid battles. (left), Use these to spawn raid battles, which yield Watts, Armorite Ore and more ingredients for the Cram-o-matic. (right)
To save you some time, or to help you get started, here are some recipes we found useful. A lot of the listed ingredients can be found by exploring the Isle of Armor and fighting in Max Raid battles (if necessary, this can be done solo, but avoid 5-star Gigantamax foes). Feel free to swap out any items with ones of a similar value, but make sure that the first ingredient has the same type.
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.