Pokemon Sword & Shield player reveals Digging Duo item odds

by Brent Koepp


A dedicated Pokemon player spent an insane amount of Watts in Sword & Shield to figure out the item odds of the Digging Duo brothers. The helpful breakdown will give you a better idea of what your chances are at obtaining their goods.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The latest title had players exploring the Galar region where they were introduced to new features like Max Raids and the Wild Area.

However a curious trainer wanted to know what the exact odds were for Digging Duo items and decided to spend a jaw-dropping amount of currency to find out for the rest of us.


Digging Duo item odds

One of the highlight features of SW&SH is the Wild Area – an open section of the map where players can freely explore nature and encounter Pokemon and join Raids. While trainers are traveling across the land, they can also run into NPCs like the Digging Duo brothers.

The siblings are located next to the Pokemon nursery, and will dig up the local hillside to obtain items. The cost, however, is 500 Watts – a currency which you get from investigating the Dens in the Wild Area and participating in Raids. The two characters are called the "Skill" and "Stamina" brothers.

Dedicated Reddit user 'zomglookup' spent over 581,500 Watts on the Skill brother and charted their item drop rate to give us an idea of how rare items really are.

Reddit: zomglookup
Reddit user 'zomglookup' made a useful chart for Digging Duo item odds.


The Redditor used an absurd amount of money to get a good spread for the percentage of the drops. In their post on r/PokemonSwordAndShield, they gave a further break down of their process.

"Watts Spent: 581,500, Total Runs: 1,163. Total Items: 3,136. Average 2.70 Items/Run," they revealed.

To get to the Digging Duo, use an air taxi to Bridge Field. Once landed, head directly to Pokemon Nursery and the siblings will be near the mountain next to it.

The Digging Duo is located in the Bridge Field location in the Wild Area.


The helpful guide will give players a better idea of how much money they have to spend to get the item they are looking for. While not everyone has over 500k Watts to spend, at least one trainer was willing to find out for the rest of the community.

Despite releasing last year, Sword & Shield continues to be a hit with Pokemon fans. The successful title is getting its first expansion pass The Isle of Armor in June.