How to get Kommo-o in Pokemon Sword & Shield

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Pokemon Trainers trying to complete their Sword & Shield Pokedex may still be looking for the rare dragon Kommo-O. However, the popular creature is easier to find than you think. Here is how you can catch the scale-covered mon’ quick.

Pokemon players were first introduced to the Galar region in the 2019 release, Sword & Shield. The Nintendo Switch title brought the franchise into its eighth generation.

While many have already beaten the game, some Trainers may still be trying to find Kommo-O to complete their Pokedex. The majestic creature can actually be found really fast – if you know where to look, that is.

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Kommo-o is a Dragon/Fighting-type.

How to catch Kommo-o in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Kommo-o made its debut in the seventh generation titles Sun & Moon in 2016. According to its ‘Dex entry, the creature grinds its scales together to make an ear-deafening noise. In ancient times, its been said that warriors would wear “armor made of [its] scales.”

The wildly popular dragon is considered rare, yet in Pokemon Sword & Shield it’s actually really easy to find and catch. Unlike other similar ‘mons such as Hydreigon and Turtonator, the Gen VIII creature spawns in the overworld.

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Unfortunately for Shield players, the beloved monster is exclusive to Sword. Those looking to add the scale-covered beast to their Dex can follow the simple steps below to capture Kommo-o in no time at all.

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The Dragon can be found in Dusty Bowl.

Kommo-o in Sword

  • Step 1: Boot up your game and fast travel to Hammerlock Hills. Then travel south and to the middle of the map to a location called Dusty Bowl.
  • Step 2: Once you are in the center of the area, go to the very back and you will see the Dragon/Fighting-type standing in the overworld. Make sure you are prepared, and then walk into the creature to trigger a battle.
  • Step 3: It is recommended you use a Pokemon with False Swipe, Paralyze, or Sleep moves to increase your catch chance.
  • Step 4: And that’s it. Simple, right? Kommo-o spawns in that spot every 24 hours. So if you accidentally knock it out or run away, you have to let a full day pass before it shows up again. The character also spawns in all weather except rain and thunderstorms.
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Unlike other rare Pokemon, Kommo-o actually spawns in the overworld.

For those interested in the Lake of Outrage method, the Alolan monster’s second evolution Hakamo-o spawns there during thunderstorms. However the easiest route by far is to just find Kommo-o itself in the overworld at the Dusty Bowl.

According to Serebii, the ‘mon can also be found in five 5-star Max Raid battles if you have the Isle of Armor DLC. The expansion added three more locations for a total of five dens – just another option for Trainers.

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Raid Den locations

  • Axew’s Eye
  • Rolling Fields

Isle of Armor Dens

  • Loop Lagoon
  • Workout Sea
  • Honeycalm Sea
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You can also get Kommo-o in Max Raids.

As mentioned earlier, Kommo-o is only available in Sword. However, Shield players got the adorable Dragon Goodra – for how to capture the slimy creature, check out our guide here. So a great way to get each monster is to have two Trainers who need each one to swap.

Despite releasing in November 2019, the Gen VIII RPG has been a smash hit and has already become the third highest-selling title in the Pokemon franchise.