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Where to find Bonsly in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Published: 22/Nov/2019 20:45 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 20:47

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re wanting to know how to find Bonsly in Pokémon Sword & Shield for the Nintendo Switch, then look no further – we’ve got you covered.

Bonsly is the baby version of Rock-type Pokémon Sudowoodo, and was first introduced in Generation IV with Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS.

Its cute appearance resembles a Japanese bonsai tree, with the three bushes on its head shaped like a suit of clubs, and is often mistaken for a real tree.

Since it’s a baby form, players are naturally going nuts trying to find out how they can grab one for themselves. You don’t need to search far though, as we’ve got all the details right here.

How to get Bonsly in Pokémon Sword & Shield

There are three ways to nab yourself a Bonsly in Sword and Shield: you can either find it in the wild, hatch one from an Egg using the Nursery, or it can spawn as a two-star Raid.

To find the cute monster outside, head to the Bridge Field section of the Wild Area during a sandstorm, and make sure to run into any shaking grass to trigger a non-Overworld spawn. 

While weather is unpredictable in the game, you can change it to another random forecast by altering the time and date in your Switch’s system settings until you get what you need.

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakBonsly is Sudowoodo’s cute baby form.

If you’ve managed to capture a Sudowoodo, an easier way to obtain Bonsly is to breed one using the Nursery in either the Bridge Field section of the Wild Area, or on Route 5.

To do this, you’ll need either two Sudowoodo of opposite genders, or one Sudo and a Ditto. You can catch the Rock-type at Motostoke Outskirts, Hammerlocke Hills, Bridge Field, or Dusty Bowl, and you can find Ditto at the Lake of Outrage.

Putting two monsters into the Nursery isn’t enough, though – you’ve also got to give a Sudowoodo a specific item to hold, otherwise it’ll just breed an egg of the same type.

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakBreeding is a great way to get Bonsly.

The item you need is the Rock Incense, which can be found at the Incense Merchant in Hulbery in the southern portion of the town.

Once you’ve bought it for 2,000 Pokédollars, simply give it to a Sudowoodo to hold, put the monster in the Nursery with either a Ditto or another Sudo, and then wait for an Egg to produce. 

You’ll know when it’s ready when the attendant sports a thinking pose with her hand resting upon her face. Just make sure you don’t accidentally select “No” when she asks if you want to take it, otherwise it’ll disappear and you’ll have to wait for another to generate.

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakBonsly will hatch from the egg if you’ve performed the steps correctly.

With the Egg finally in hand, place it in one of your party slots, and walk around for a few minutes until it hatches. If done correctly, you’ve got yourself your very own Bonsly – hooray!

The lovable baby Pokémon can also be found as a two-star Raid, but it’s by far the most difficult method of obtaining one as the spawn is completely random.

If you’re looking for the easiest way to nab one for your Pokédex, breeding and hatching it in the Nursery is your best bet by far.


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.