(1 of 2) Big Pearls can be found near the sea, while Exp. Candy is obtained from raid battles.

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.

Evolution Items

Item Target Value Ingredient 1 Ingredients 2~4
Sachet 51~60 Pink Apricorn (0) or Shiny/Moon Stone (6) Nugget (16) x2 and Star Piece/Soft Sand (20)
Protector 61~70 Star Piece (20) Nugget (16) x3
Metal Coat 61~70 Bottle Cap (40) Exp. Candy XL (10) x3
Prism Scale 71~80 Yellow Apricorn (0) or Water Stone (6) Star Piece/Soft Sand (20) x2 and Comet Shard (34)
Upgrade 71~80 Blue Apricorn (0) or Thunder Stone (6) Star Piece/Soft Sand (20) x2 and Comet Shard (34)
Razor Claw 71~80 Pomeg Berry or Ice Stone (6) Star Piece/Soft Sand (20) x2 and Comet Shard (34)
Dragon Scale 71~80 Dynamax Candy (6) Star Piece/Soft Sand (20) x2 and Comet Shard (34)
Whipped Dream 71~80 Pink Apricorn (0) or Shiny/Moon Stone (6) Star Piece/Soft Sand (20) x2 and Comet Shard (34)
Cracked Pot 91~100 Dusk Stone (6) Pearl String (30) x3
Common Milcery Sweets 91~100 Pink Apricorn (0) or Shiny/Moon Stone (6) Pearl String (30) x3
Dubious Disc 101~110 Blue Apricorn (0) or Thunder Stone (6) Comet Shard (34) x3
Reaper Cloth 101~110 Dusk Stone (6) Comet Shard (34) x3
King’s Rock 101~110 Dynamax Candy (6) Comet Shard (34) x3
Rare Milcery Sweets 111~120 Pink Apricorn (0) or Shiny/Moon Stone (6) Big Nugget (38) x3

Battle-related

Item Target Value Ingredient 1 Ingredients 2~4
Flame Orb 21~30 Red Apricorn (0) or Cheri Berry (2) Pearl (6) and Exp. Candy XL (10) x2
Toxic Orb 21~30 Repel (2) Pearl (6) and Exp. Candy XL (10) x2
Light Clay 51~60 Stardust (8) Nugget (16) x3
Air Balloon 51~60 Health Feather etc. (6) Nugget (16) x3
Light Ball 81~90 Blue Apricorn (0) or Thunder Stone (6) Star Piece (20), Pearl String (30) and Comet Shard (34)
Life Orb 81~90 Dynamax Candy (6) Star Piece (20), Pearl String (30) and Comet Shard (34)
Assault Vest 81~90 Bottle Cap (40) Exp. Candy XL (10) x2 and Balm Mushroom (24)
Weakness Policy 91~100 Health Feather etc. (6) Pearl String (30) x3
Eviolite 101~ 110 Star Piece (20) Pearl String (30) x3

Pokémon Raising or Utility

Item Target Value Ingredient 1 Ingredients 2~4
Wishing Piece 41~50 Any Apricorn (0) or Repel (2) Nugget (16) x3
Wishing Piece 41~50 Big Pearl (12) or Big Mushroom (14) Exp. Candy XL (10) x3
Everstone 51~60 Star Piece (20) Exp. Candy XL (10) x2 and Big Pearl (12)
Destiny Knot 81~90 Pink Apricorn (0) or Shiny/Moon Stone (6) Star Piece (20), Pearl String (30) and Comet Shard (34)
Amulet Coin 101~110 Bottle Cap (40) Star Piece/Soft Sand (20) x2 and Balm Mushroom (24)
Rare Candy 131~140 Comet Shard (34) Comet Shard (34) x3
Bottle Cap 141~150 Comet Shard (34) Comet Shard (34) and Big Nugget (38) x2
PP Up 150~ Big Nugget (38) Big Nugget (38) x3

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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