How to get and evolve Chansey in Pokemon Sword & Shield - Dexerto

How to get and evolve Chansey in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 23/Sep/2020 14:49

by James Busby


Finding Chansey in Pokemon Sword and Shield can be a little tricky, so find out how you can add this caring creature to your party with our handy location guide.

Chansey is one of the few Gen 1 Pokemon that made a return to Pokemon Sword and Shield. This normal-type ‘mon remains a popular pick for those looking to sponge incoming damage and support their team with lethal trap/status setups. In fact, it’s fully-evolved form, Blissey remains a staple in competitive battles. 

This bulky creature can prove extremely useful in most teams, no matter the party dynamic.  

Not only does the iconic Pokemon have access to a variety of elemental status effects and Stealth Rock traps, but it can also effectively heal any damage with Soft-Boiled. Both Chansey and its evolved form serve as great defensive walls that can tank many a hit, while also dishing out some decent damage. 

Make sure to follow our guide below to find out how you can add this kind-hearted Pokemon to your team.

Where to find Chansey in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Chansey Isle of Armor locations
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Chansey can be found roaming around numerous locations in the Isle of Armor expansion.

If you only have the base game of Sword and Shield, then you’ll need to rely on Max Raid Battles or Transfer from Pokémon HOME. You can even trade with players who have the expansion pass, should you not have access to the Isle of Armor region. 

Of course, if you do have the Isle of Armor DLC, then you can find Chansey roaming around the following areas: Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Brawlers’ Cave, Challenge Road, Courageous Cavern, Loop Lagoon, Training Lowlands, Warm-Up Tunnel, Potbottom Desert, Workout Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, and Honeycalm Island. 

Chansey has a 2% chance of appearing in the above locations during any weather conditions except fog, so there’s plenty of variety when it comes to tracking down this critter. Even if you fail to catch Chansey, you can simply fly to another location and try your luck at another spot. 

However, if you wish to save time and don’t want to fly between multiple locations, then you can always reset the game’s date and time settings. 

To do this, hit the HOME button and head over to the Switch system menu. From here, you’ll be able to access the date and time settings. Once you’ve selected this option, simply advance the date by one day and then head back over to the game. The weather should begin to change and a new Chansey will appear in the overworld.

Max Raid Battles

  • Fields of Honor
  • Soothing Wetlands
  • Forest of Focus
  • Challenge Beach
  • Brawlers’ Cave
  • Challenge Road
  • Courageous Cavern
  • Loop Lagoon
  • Training Lowlands
  • Potbottom Desert
  • Workout Sea
  • Stepping-Stone Sea
  • Insular Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea
  • Honeycalm Island

Catching Chansey

Chansey encounter
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Chansey’s overall bulk can make catching this Pokemon rather difficult.

Chansey may appear in a lot of locations, but the 2% spawn rate can make locating one in the wild a little tricky. Therefore, you’ll want to be especially careful when battling to avoid any frustrating KOs or failed captures. To make matters worse, Chansey only has a 30% capture rate, making it one of the more difficult ‘mons to add to your Pokedex. 

As a result, you’ll want to teach a Pokemon False Swipe. This normal-type move will leave any Pokemon at 1 HP, giving you near-guaranteed success when capturing Chansey. Of course, cutting through this Pokemon’s defense may take a while, so make sure you use any immobilizing status effect to avoid taking large amounts of damage. 

While Chansey’s defensive stats may be incredibly high, it’s still important to remember its weaknesses. Avoid using any fighting-type moves as these attacks are super effective and can lead to an instant KO.

How to evolve Chansey

Blissey Pokemon anime
Game Freak / Pokemon Company
Blissey is one of the tankiest Pokemon in Sword and Shield.

Blissey is one of the tankiest Pokemon in Sword and Shield. 

Unlike most Pokemon, Chansey requires special conditions to be met before it will evolve. In order to evolve Chansey, you’ll need to raise its happiness level up to 220. To do this, you’ll simply give Chansey the Soothe Bell. This handy item will increase the holder’s friendship and will make this process much quicker. 

Next, you’ll want to head on over to your Camp. It’s here where you can both cook and play with your Pokemon. Doing this will increase Chansey’s happiness, while the Soothe Bell will help amplify this level even further. Of course, if you don’t want to raise happiness this way, you can always feed Chansey friendship raising berries instead. 

Once you’ve raised this stat to a high enough level, your Chansey will evolve into Blissey upon leveling up. It may take a little time to achieve, but this Pokemon is well worth the wait. 

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft 22 October patch notes: Mage Nerfs & Demon Hunter fixes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:11

by Lauren Bergin


The World of Warcraft 22 October Hotfixes sees some major changes to some of the game’s most popular classes alongside a host of other changes.

In the run-up to the highly anticipated release of the Shadowlands expansion, Blizzard have made several key updates to WoW Classic, as well as the Battle for Azaroth.

Between 14-22 October, there has been a range of different updates to the game, but some of the most important have been rolled out after 19 October. These changes include a whole host of alterations to some of the game’s most popular classes, items, quests, and bug fixes.

Blizzard EntertainmentNew adjustments have been made to several of the game’s most dominant classes.

Class Changes

Some of the main changes these Hotfixes will implement apply to the games major classes.

The healing classes of the the game have been given significant buffs, specifically the changes made to the Priest’s ‘Atonement’ to increase the healing lower level characters receive from the spell.Also, taking the Priest with you on “Blade of Twilight” lets the player return to Whispering Woods using the Tirisfal Camp Scroll.

Healers aren’t the only ones who have seen some positive changes. The Demon Hunter has also seen a revision of a bug which decreased armor when using Demon Spikes while buffed.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Mage class has seen significant nerfs, with “Arcane Pummelling” losing 40% of its damage per wave and Vision of Perfection no longer proccing Rune of Power.

Headgun Changes

Another significant change in this hotfix appears on the Tactical and Blink-Trigger Headguns, whose cooldown on-use effects have been increased significantly from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This makes firing those bullets a lot harder, and you’ll have to use them much more sparingly.

Trick or Treat?

As Hallow’s End dominates the game, players will be pleased to hear that the Hallow’s End Candy Bucket in The Veiled Stair now appears in all phases, offering treats to any passers by whenever they need them!

All this and more has changed in the World of Warcraft universe, so take a look below for more details.

Other Notable Hotfixes:


  • The Will of the Emperor encounter special ability, Opportunistic Strike, is obtainable once again for completing the achievement Show Me Your Moves!


  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.

Class Changes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • The additional Shadow damage from Soul Reaper’s (Talent) explosion is now correctly affected by Mastery.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Damage caused by Starfall will break the caster out of stealth.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%.
      • Whispers of the Damned (Azerite Trait) Insanity generation reduced by 50%.
  • Warlock
    • General
        • Unstable Affliction’s damage dealt when it is dispelled has been reduced by 35%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azerite Extractors from functioning correctly.

Pet Battles

  • The Sun Darter Hatchling is obtainable once again. Happy hunting!

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The Conquest limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.


  • After completing “An End to Beginnings”, the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, “The Warchief’s Order” or “The Wolf’s Offensive”. Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, “Send the Fleet”, by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete “The Legion Returns” and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in “The Battle for Lordaeron”.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up “Tides of War” from Hero’s Herald.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest “Fairwind’s “Friends”’.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner should now be present in Grommash Hold if you have quests to turn in to her while you’re also in the middle of the Vulpera Allied Race questline. Shhh… Don’t tell Tyrande.
  • You’ll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest “Paint it Red” and Alliance quest “Unleash Hell”.