While exploring the Isle of Armor, you may run into some friendly faces. Let’s take a look at what they do and what makes them tick!
This fella is standing by the bridge to the Master Dojo, in the Fields of Honor. It’s almost impossible to miss him, unless you take the looooong way round. He’s part of a big sidequest, where you’re tasked with finding 150 missing Diglett. We have a whole section for that…
Once you’ve visited the Master Dojo, a bunch of NPCs will appear to the right of the entrance (to the left when exiting the dojo). These are all NPCs found in the Wild Area in the main game, so you don’t need to go back. They include the Berry Grocer (sells common berries), Ingredients Seller (sells cooking items for camping) and Watt Trader (exchange Watts for items).
She’s standing near the Master Dojo, along the way to the Soothing Wetlands. You’ll probably pass by her when the first trial begins. If you have a Rotom Bike that can traverse across water, she’ll provide two new customisation options. Plus the standard options. She’ll also increase your charge speed, if it’s not already at max.
This lady with a hardhat can be found in the Forest of Focus, near the Soothing Wetlands entrance. If you say “hi”, she’ll gift you an Armorite Ore, which is a valuable currency on the Isle of Armor. However, she’ll also offer to use that ore to gamble for more ore.
Agree and she’ll start digging. However, each time she digs, there’s a chance her shovel will break and she’ll somehow lose all the ore she’s found, including the one you gave her. This can even happen on the very first attempt, so you could lose your ore straightaway… After each successful dig, you can cancel to claim the ore she’s found. Later on, you can find her randomly across the Isle of Armor.
This bloke with a hardhat is always standing in front of the Warm-Up Tunnel entrance in the Training Lowlands. In exchange for 7 Armorite Ore, he’ll offer to dig up Watts for you. He works more like the Digging Duo in the base game, rather than Digging Ma, so it’s not possible to lose Watts. Thankfully!
Regina, the Traveling Trader
Occasionally, you may bump into a woman with a blonde ponytail. She’ll ask for a specific Pokémon and offer to trade the original form (if she asks for a Galarian form) or Alolan form (if she asks for a regular Pokémon) of the same Pokémon. For example, she may trade her regular Weezing for your Galarian Weezing. Afterwards, she’ll disappear, but she may reappear elsewhere on the island.
Similarly, there’s a woman with a brown ponytail who pops up in various places. In exchange for 100 Watts, she’ll show you the empty Pokédex page for a Pokémon you haven’t seen yet. Only Pokémon with Habitat info are eligible. After that, she’ll leave, but you may see her again. Note that Hop at the Master Dojo provides a similar service, but only once a day. Or you could use our Pokédex.
Once there are no more empty Pokédex pages to show you, the same woman with a brown ponytail will continue to show up (at least we think it’s her). But she’ll give you 4 random Apricorn items for 100 Watts instead. The only other way to obtain Apricorns is by shaking certain berry trees–and those are limited to once a day, so this can be a useful way to boost your yield.
Galarica Cuff Lady
At the far end of Workout Sea, near the transition to Stepping-Stone sea, there’s an island with an archway, where this lady resides. She’ll combine 8 Galarica Twigs, found by searching the Isle of Armor, into a Galarica Cuff, used to evolve Galarian Slowpoke. Also, be sure to show her Galarian Slowpoke or Slowbro for a souvenir (or two).
After progressing the Isle of Armor storyline, you’ll find this lady on one of the islets in Workout Sea, by traveling left from the shore opposite Armor Station. If you pay her 10 Armorite Ore, she’ll erase all EVs from a Pokémon. This is useful if you messed up the EV distribution or want to train a Pokémon used during the story.