Where to find Larvitar and Pupitar in Pokemon Shield - Dexerto

Where to find Larvitar and Pupitar in Pokemon Shield

Published: 21/Nov/2019 20:26 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 2:05

by Paul Cot


Larvitar and Pupitar are two of the rarer Pokemon in the game, so you may have do a bit of searching before you can finally get the coveted Tyranitar. Luckily we know its exact spawn location.

Unfortunately Pokemon Sword players will have to rely on trades to get hold of the Rock Skin Pokemon as it is exclusive to Pokemon Shield. This is just one of many Pokemon that are exclusive to each of Sword and Shield, though.

There are plenty of brand new species to catch in the Galar region but trainers will still want to catch the likes of Larvitar to complete their Galar Pokedex. Besides, the Gen 2 classic remains a fan favorite of trainers, despite releasing nearly two decades ago!

The Lake of Outrage is host to many rare Pokemon in the Galar region...

Spawn location

Larvitar can only be found in one place in the entire Galar region and that’s in the Lake of Outrage. It is part of the Wild Area situated just south of Hammerlocke Hills.

It will spawn just 5% of the time, meaning you will only encounter it one of every 20 spawns. You won’t find it in the overworld as it will can only be found lurking in the long grass.

Weather conditions

That’s not all however, as Larvitar will only appear in specific weather conditions. It can only be found in either overcast conditions or in intense sun. So, if it’s raining, snowing or anything else, and you’re specifically looking for Larvitar, then don’t waste your time.

Evolving into Tyranitar

Unless you’re a particularly big fan of Larvitar, you’ll be getting it to evolve it into the powerful Tyranitar. Fortunately it won’t take long to do this as Larvitar can be found between the level of 50 and 52 in the Lake of Outrage.

@MalvadoMDTyranitar is a powerful option to have in your Pokemon team…

It evolves into Pupitar at level 30 which means as soon as you increase it one level it will evolve. It’s only a few levels after that, that it will evolve into Tyranitar, at level 55.

Another way to get Tyranitar is to simply find Pupitar. You can find the mid-evolution in sandstorm conditions, also between level 50 and 52. However, Pupitar can appear in the overworld and if you’re lucky enough to find one it will be between level 55 and 58. This is even rarer though, as there will be a 2% chance of encounter.

The Lake of Outrage is an excellent place to find rare Pokemon as the likes of Golurk, Morpeko and Flygon also reside there.


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.