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How to get Druddigon in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 4/Sep/2020 12:47

by James Busby


This 5th Gen dragon type was missing in Sword and Shield’s base game, but the Isle of Armor expansion has brought Druddigon back into the mix. Here’s where to find the Cave Pokemon.

Druddigon proved to be a popular pick back in 2010 when Pokemon Black and White launched. This menacing dragon is capable of some incredibe power tearing through even the tankiest Pokemon thanks to its high attack stat. Meanwhile, its Hidden Ability, Mold Breaker allows Druddigon to hit all previously ignorable Abilities.

It may not be the fastest dragon type Pokemon in the game, but it is definitely worth catching and adding to your collection. Finding Druddigon in the Isle of Armor can be a little tricky, so if you’re struggling to find this bipedal beast, then follow our guide.

Where to find Druddigon in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Druddigon map location
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Druddigon appears in both Brawlers’ Cave and Courageous Cavern.

To catch Druddigon, you’ll need to head over to one of the following: Brawlers’ Cave or Courageous Cavern. These two locations are the only places that Druddigon can be found wandering around. Unlike most Pokemon, Druddigon does not favor any particular weather conditions. 

Simply head down to either location and cycle around until you see the dragon type stomping around. We found Druddigon in the circular clearing near the back of Brawlers’ Cave. If you don’t find Druddigon in this area, then simply head on over to the Courageous Cavern and begin searching there. 

Raid Den locations

  • Loop Lagoon
  • Workout Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea

Catching Druddigon

Druddigon battle
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Druddigon hits extremely hard thanks to its high base attack.

Unlike other Pokemon we’ve covered, Druddigon takes real-world time to spawn back. If you fail to catch him or choose to flee from battle, then you’ll need to wait a fair amount of time. Even changing the Switch’s date and time settings proved ineffective at getting this Pokemon to spawn, so be extremely careful when catching Druddigon. 

To alleviate any frustrations, it is recommended that you use a Pokemon with False Swipe and Sleep/paralyze moves. Not only will this keep your Pokemon healthy during the battle, it will also stop you from knocking Druddigon out during the battle. 

Druddigon’s dragon typing makes it 2x weak to ice, dragon and fairy type moves, so be sure to avoid these attacks. This Pokemon has a rather high base attack stat (120), which allows Druddigon to hit extremely hard. As a result, it’s best to try and catch Druddigon quickly to avoid losing any members of your party. 

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Top 20 Pokemon that can learn the most TM & HM moves

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:26

by Brent Koepp


With the October release of the Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC The Crown Tundra, there are close to 900 ‘mons in existence. However, only a few of them can learn a wide variety of TM & HMs. Here are the top 20 monsters who can learn the most moves. 

When Game Freak debuted Pokemon back in 1996, the RPG only featured 151 monsters for players to catch. It’s mind blowing to think that decades later, the series has now spanned eight generations, and has close to 900 characters in 2020.

While many of the monsters hold a special place in our hearts, let’s face it – some are better than others. Here are 20 monsters who can learn the most moves – and the number one pick may surprise you.

Screenshot of Pokemon promotion featuring Mew.
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One Pokemon can learn more moves than the rest.

Which Pokemon can learn the most moves?

Considering how massive the national Pokedex has become, narrowing down this list is no easy feat. Not to mention the insane amount of TM & HMs there are, as well as their restrictions and limitations they have to specific species.

Coming up at the top is Gen I’s Mew. While the Mythical Psychic-type creature is small, it actually has the largest versatility. The adorable creature can learn an astonishing 249 moves – which is absolutely insane!

Even more impressive, is that it nearly doubles the second place runner-up ‘mon, Clefable, who is at 146. Interestingly, Normal-type ‘mon claimed six out of the 20 spots, with Psychic & Fairy making up the other largest chunk. Below is the overall ranking. (Note: Rank 9 and 17 were ties, and not listed in any particular order)

  • 1: Mew (249 moves)
  • 2: Clefable (146)
  • 3: Clefairy (142)
  • 4: Mewtwo (138)
  • 5: Gallade (135)
  • 6: Blissey (133)
  • 7: Arceus (132)
  • 8: Wigglytuff (131)
  • 9: Chansey (130)
  • 10: Nidoking (130)
  • 11: Nidoqueen (130)
  • 12: Rhyperior (130)
  • 13: Alolan Raichu (128)
  • 14: Rhydon (127)
  • 15: Jigglypuff (125)
  • 16: Slowking (124)
  • 17: Charizard (122)
  • 18: Snorlax (122)
  • 19: Togekiss (122)
  • 20: Dragonite (119)
Screenshot of Mew in Pokemon Red & Blue from 1996.
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The 1996 ‘mon still reigns supreme eight generations later.

While Trainers will ultimately choose their team based on ‘mon they love, it’s still interesting to see which characters can actually learn the most given the RPG’s wide assortment of HMs & TMs.

Hardcore fans of the series might not be too surprised by Mew taking the #1 spot, as its lore has always stated that it’s made up from the DNA of all other Pokemon. Its ability to take on that many moves is actually quite fitting.