How to get Null and Silvally in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 21/Nov/2019 12:42 Updated: 21/Nov/2019 17:57

by David Purcell


Trainers looking to catch’em all in Pokemon Sword and Shield are going to have to do much more than run around in the long grass. If you want Null, or its evolved form Silvally, you will need to know where to look. 

The pair were added to the Pokedex in the previous generation, Gen 7, and are both synthetic Pokemon – something that really does set them apart from the rest, as they’re not a natural species.

Once Null has been evolved into Silvanny, its trainer will have various options as to what form they would like it to take, depending on the item it carries. More on that later, though… Let’s just focus on how to get one of them for now.

Pokemon / NintendoUnlike other Pokemon, Null and Silvally can’t be found in the wild.

Null location in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Just like a few others in the Galar Region Pokedex, Null has been available in previous games – Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Those who played those games will remember that the only way to obtain one of these Pokemon was to receive it as a gift and that’s exactly how it works again in Sword and Shield. But, where do you receive it?

Once you have completed either of the two new games, you will be able to access the Battle Tower facility. As soon as you enter the main doors, turn to your left and you will immediately see a trainer standing alongside Null in the lobby.

Pokemon / Nintendo
Pokemon / Nintendo
Head into the Battle Tower and meet the trainer on the left.

Head over towards her and strike up a conversation. From there, they will congratulate you on your victory in the Pokemon League and present you with your first ever Null in the Galar Region.

For those who haven’t already completed the game, this might be a bit of a downer at first, but at least now you know how to get ahold of this normal-type Pokemon. As this is the only way of getting your hands on one, it goes without saying that it’s one of the rarest the games have to offer.

How to evolve Null into Silvally

These might well be synthetic Pokemon, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t evolve just like any other species.

However, the way their evolution works is slightly different. You will have to increase the happiness value of Null to at least 220 for it to transform into its evolved form.

PokemonSilvanny can take up lots of different forms in Pokemon.

If you don’t know how to do this just yet, check out our guide for increasing Pokemon happiness fast in Sword and Shield. Just to name a few methods, feeding them specific berries and applying certain items will help.

Once you have reached that number (220) your Null will evolve and Silvally will be checked off on the Galar Region Pokedex. While these two might be very rare, the process of getting them isn’t too difficult – as you now know.

There are also a number of different forms Silvally can take up, all of which can be found in the list below. What form it takes will depend on the item it is carrying.

All Silvally forms and how to get them

  • Normal – No item
  • Bug – Bug Memory item
  • Dark – Dark Memory item
  • Dragon – Dragon Memory item
  • Electric – Electric Memory item
  • Fairy – Fairy Memory item
  • Fighting – Fighting Memory item
  • Fire – Fire Memory item
  • Flying – Flying Memory item
  • Ghost – Ghost Memory item
  • Grass – Grass Memory item
  • Ground – Ground Memory item
  • Ice – Ice Memory item
  • Poison – Poison Memory item
  • Psychic – Psychic Memory item
  • Rock – Rock Memory item
  • Steel – Steel Memory item
  • Water – Water Memory item

Clearly, having a Pokemon such as Silvally is not only good to tick off another box in your Pokedex, but is also a really adaptable species that could prove to be a mainstay in your team moving forward.

One battle it might be a fire-type, and the next… Water! Not many Pokemon can do that.


Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam


An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

Pokemon booster box
Heritate Auctions
Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.