How to get Sandile, Krokorok & Krookodile in Pokemon Isle of Armor - Dexerto

How to get Sandile, Krokorok & Krookodile in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 18/Jun/2020 7:11

by David Purcell


Pokemon trainers who have invested in the Expansion Pass can finally venture around the Isle of Armor, an extension of the Galar Region in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If you want to grab yourself a Sandile, Krokorok or Krookodile, this guide should help you do just that.

The evolution chain of crocodile Pokemon was originally left out by Game Freak, when designing the franchise’s latest region, making way for a fresh batch of Galarian forms and Pokemon we’d never seen before.

That being said, we can all finally get our hands on them in-game, and they’re not too difficult to find either. So, let’s run through how to catch them, and where they spawn.

Where to find Sandile, Krokorok & Krookodile in Pokemon Sword & Shield

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You’re going to have to visit a desert to find Sandile in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

For those who don’t know already, the Isle of Armor opened its doors – and shores – for the first time ever on June 17, 2020. The new island is available to those who bought the latest set of downloadable content, and brings a ton of never-before-seen locations to explore.

One of those locations is called the Potbottom Desert, and according to, that’s the place where you can find the first evolution in this line – Sandile.

Potbottom Desert location in Pokemon Sword & Shield

If you have never visited the Desert before, it’s quite easy to find – as seen on the map below.

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Potbottom Desert is located at the very top of the Isle of Armor.

How to evolve Sandile in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Unlike other Pokemon in the Isle of Armor and beyond, that have really tricky ways of evolving, the process to work your way up this evolution chain is actually pretty simple.

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Trainers can finally get Krokorok in Pokemon Sword & Shield!

Sandile evolves into Krokorok at level 29, and from there, reaching level 40 will allow you to finally get your hands on Krookodile in Pokemon Sword and Shield. It’s as simple as that.

If you’re looking for more Pokemon Isle of Armor guides, head over to our page on Twitter @PokemonSwordNS for more information!


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.