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
Game Freak / Pokemon Company
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
Game Freak / Pokemon Company
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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How to get free Valorant loot drops with Twitch Prime Gaming

Published: 19/Jan/2021 23:25 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 23:26

by Lauren Bergin


Riot Games has announced that they are partnering with Twitch to release some free Valorant loot drops for Prime Gaming users. Here’s what you’ll need to do to claim these in-game rewards.

One of the things that Valorant fans love most is the game’s awesome selection of gun cosmetics. From skins that look like firebereathing dragons to adorable little gun buddies in the shape of Middle Eastern teapots, the creativity put into every little detail is impeccable.

These all cost money though, sometimes a lot of money. So, if you’re looking to get your hands on some free cosmetics and rewards, then Amazon Prime Gaming are here to help. Just as they’ve done with League of Legends, Riot have partnered with the online retail behemoth to bring free monthly Valorant drops to Prime users.

So, excited to see if you qualify for some cool new stuff? Here’s how to claim your Valorant Prime rewards.

How to link your Valorant account to Twitch Prime

gun buddy in valorant
Riot Games
Riot is giving out free Valorant rewards with Prime Gaming.

Valorant players with an active Prime Gaming subscription will be able to access to these exclusive loot drops, to get your hands on some new cosmetics. Before you can claim these rewards, though, you will need to connect your Riot Games account to your subscribed Twitch account.

To link your accounts, you’ll simply need to follow the steps below.

  1. Log into your Riot Games account.
  2. Sign-in to your Twitch account.
  3. When you log in, click your profile and go to the Connections page in settings.
  4. Find the Riot Games tab, press the ‘Connect’ button, and ‘Authorize’.
  5. You will now be able to claim your Prime Gaming loot drops.

How to get Valorant loot drops for Prime Gaming

Valorant Twitch Prime Gaming Pay Respects Gun Buddy

Once you’ve connected your account, you can go ahead and start collecting your loot. Here’s how you do it:

  1. When the rewards are live, visit the Valorant page on Twitch’s Prime Gaming website.
  2. Log in with a Twitch account that has an active Prime subscription.
  3. Click the ‘Claim Now’ button next to your reward.
  4. If your accounts have already been linked, the item should be claimed and added to your in-game inventory – ready to use!

It is also worth noting that the rewards are only available for a month before they are replaced with the next item. So, be sure to grab any items before they expire!

Valorant Prime Gaming Rewards: January

To start off the new year in style, Riot have gifted Prime Gaming fans with the “Zoomer Pop” gun buddy, that’s sure to look great on your favorite weapon, whether you prefer the Vandal or Phantom.

Make sure you keep checking back with us each month to see what the newest drop is and, most importantly, why you want it!