Galarian Corsola spawn locations in Pokemon Shield - Dexerto

Galarian Corsola spawn locations in Pokemon Shield

Published: 21/Nov/2019 15:05 Updated: 21/Nov/2019 17:55

by David Purcell


Pokemon trainers might have been shocked to see how Corsola looks in the Galar Region, but it’s still one of the most popular species in the Pokedex. Let’s look at how to get one in Pokemon Shield. 

It’s not the only character that’s had a huge change in appearance after being added to the new games, with others from previous generations such as Weezing, Mr. Mime and several more adapting to their new surroundings.

In the case of Galarian Corsola, though, it’s not longer the bright pink, water/rock-type Pokemon the fanbase had grown to know and love. Instead, we have been introduced to a new ghost-type version, exclusively found in this new region.

So, where can you find one?

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The Galar Region might be huge, but Corsola can only be found in one specific place.

How to get Galarian Corsola and Cursola

Galarian Corsola can be found in just a handful of ways in the Galar Region and can only be caught in the wild in Pokemon Shield.

The species, which evolves into Cursola once it reaches level 38, spawns in the Wild Area between levels 30 and 32, meaning that once you have got ahold of one, it won’t be long before you cross both this Pokemon and its evolution off your Pokedex.

As players will know, the Wild Area is broken up into several different sections and it is vast, with tons of powerful Pokemon just waiting to engage in encounters. The place you will need to visit, though, is Giant’s Mirror – which can be seen on the map below.

Pokemon / NintendoGalarian Corsola wild encounters will happen at Giant’s Mirror in the Wild Area, but they are very rarely seen.

This is only one part of the quest to find a Galarian Corsola, though, as it has a small spawn rate of just five percent. This means that you could be running around this spot for a pretty long time without even one sighting.

A good thing, though, is that you won’t need to wander around the long grass to spot it. It can be seen physically walking around. Another way of encountering Corsola is through Max Raid Battles at either Giant’s Mirror, Stony Wilderness or the Watchtower Ruins.

For more information about locations for others you would like to catch, check out our Sword and Shield spawn guide.

Pokemon / NintendoGalarian Corsola evolves into Cursola at level 38 – its first ever evolved form.

How to get Galarian Corsola in Pokemon Sword

As we mentioned earlier, Corsola can exclusively be found in the wild in Pokemon Shield, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add one to your Pokedex in Pokemon Sword as well.

All you have to do is trade a Pokemon with another trainer on that game. To do this locally, simply click Y and select the Trade Link option on both devices you would like to connect. From there, close the menu and make the trade.

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Pokemon / Nintendo
You can trade Pokemon between both Sword and Shield.

To make sure you’re connected to the right person, or console, head over to the ‘Set Link Code’ option and both select the same code to be linked up. There is also an online option for those who would like to connect with other players to make trades that way.

Once that is complete, you will have Corsola on your Pokedex and the other trainer also has the opportunity to cross off a Shield exclusive character on their respective Dex – so, it’s a fair trade.


Pokemon Grookey Sword & Shield guide: evolutions, moves, strengths & weaknesses

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:15

by Daniel Megarry


Looking to master Grookey in Pokemon Sword and Shield? We’ve got all the information you need including evolutions, best moves, strengths, and weaknesses.

Grookey made its debut alongside Sobble and Scorbunny as part of the Gen 8 starter trio in Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch. Like most starter Pokemon, it’s become incredibly popular and has gained a big following of loyal trainers.

Known as the ‘Chimp Pokemon’, Grookey is a cute grass-type creature that originates in the Galar region. Its design appears to be based on a spider monkey, and its name is a hybrid of the words ‘groove’ and ‘monkey’.

Grookey’s Pokedex entry in Sword is as follows: “When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area.”

Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield
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Grookey is one of the starter trio in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

What is Grookey weak and strong against?

Being a grass-type Pokemon, Grookey and its evolutions will take more damage from fire, flying, poison, bug, and ice-type moves. They will take less damage from ground, water, grass, and electric-type moves.

When using grass-type moves, Grookey will have an advantage against ground, rock, and water-type Pokemon. It won’t necessarily have an advantage when using non-grass-type moves against these types.

What moves can Grookey learn by leveling up?

Grookey starts out with just Scratch and Growl, but it can learn a further nine moves by leveling up.

The final move it can learn is Endeavor at level 36. After this, you’ll need to evolve Grookey to Thwackey and then Rillaboom if you want to keep learning moves through leveling up.

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100
1 Growl Normal Status 100
6 Branch Poke Grass Physical 40 100
8 Taunt Dark Status 100
12 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95
17 Screech Normal Status 85
20 Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100
24 Slam Normal Physical 80 75
28 Uproar Normal Special 90 100
32 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120 100
36 Endeavor Normal Physical 100

What does Grookey evolve into?

Grookey evolves into Thwackey at Level 16. Like the form before it, Thwackey is a pure grass-type Pokemon, meaning it shares the same strengths and weaknesses.

It then evolves into its final evolution Rillaboom at Level 35. Rillaboom is also a pure grass-type, so it also shares the same strengths and weaknesses as Grookey and Thwackey.

All three forms have the Overgrow ability, which boosts the power of grass-type moves by 50% when at less than or equal to 1/3 HP.

Grookey Thwackey and Rillaboom evolutions
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Grookey evolves into Thwackey and Rillaboom.

Where to find Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Grookey is one of three starter Pokemon in Sword and Shield, meaning players will have the opportunity to acquire one at the very beginning of the game. If you’re set on getting one, you should probably do this, as Grookey, Sobble, and Scorbunny don’t appear in the wild.

If you didn’t choose Grookey as your starter Pokemon, you’ll need to set up a trade with another trainer who has one. You can do this with friends, turn to the internet for help, or try your luck with the unpredictable Surprise Trades feature.

How to get Shiny Grookey

As you can’t find Grookey in the wild, you won’t be able to hunt for a Shiny version like you would with most other Pokemon.

What you can do, though, is breed Grookey with another Pokemon in the same egg group, which will give you a small chance of hatching a Shiny. It will take you a while, but if you’re determined, it’s the only way.

Shiny Grookey Pokemon
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Shiny Grookey is very difficult to get in Sword & Shield.

A more refined way to do this and guarantee you’ll hatch the Pokemon you’re after is to breed Grookey with Ditto. Anytime Ditto is bred with another Pokemon, the egg will hatch the species that isn’t Ditto.

You can find Ditto at the Lake of Outrage, so you’ll want to head there and catch yourself one. If you’re confused as to how breeding works in general then you can check out our nursery and breeding guide.