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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 05-07-2020 / 17:38 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 05-07-2020 / 23:13 GMT

Bridge Field is one of the more important Zones of the Wild Area as you'll find some useful features here. To the far east of the Zone, you'll find the Nursery where you can take Pokémon to be bred in exchange for possible Eggs. This also acts as a fast travel spot so it's ideal for if you want to explore the northern part of the Wild Area without having to trek through the southern area first. A little to the west of them however are another intriguing duo, the Digging Duo who will unearth items in exchange for Watts. You'll also find a total of four Berry Trees and a whopping nine Pokémon Dens to seek out.

Digging Duo

You'll find the Digging Duo just before you reach the Pokémon Nursery.

As mentioned above, you'll find these two brothers to the west of the Nursery and each brother has a different set of items they can dig up for you. The Skill brother (located to the left of the two) will dig up less but rarer items while the Stamina brother (to the right) will dig up more in one go but of less rarity. You can score all manner of useful items here such as Fossils or Evolution stones so should you find yourself with excess Watts, pay the brothers a visit.

  • Rewards

Items

ItemLocation
Water StoneAgainst Motostoke's wall to the northwest of the Zone
ReviveHidden Item - Near Motostoke's wall to the northwest (Respawns once a day)
Tiny MushroomHidden Item - Base of a tree to the northwest of the Zone (Respawns once a day)
Poké BallHidden Item - North of the Zone, between two pillars in the middle (Respawns once a day)
Pungent RootHidden Item - Along the southwest edge of the pond (Respawns once a day)
Pungent RootHidden Item - Along the northeast edge of the pond (Respawns once a day)
Ultra BallHidden Item - Northeast, against the second pillar from the eastern edge (Respawns once a day)
Ultra BallHidden Item - In the grass north of the Pokémon Nursery path (Respawns once a day)
HoneyHidden Item - In the flowers west of the Digging Duo (Respawns once a day)
Pretty FeatherHidden Item - Northeast, against the easternmost pillar (Respawns once a day)
Big MushroomHidden Item - Base of a tree at the Pokémon Nursery (Respawns once a day)
Great BallHidden Item - Base of a tree at the Pokémon Nursery (Respawns once a day)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    5 July 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 currently-released Isle of Armor (and in the future, it will cover the Crown Tundra).

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.

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) [coming soon].

Version 1.1:

  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • Screenshots with annotated captions.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • Updated Pokémon Lists for all areas.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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