Where to find Morpeko in Pokemon Sword and Shield? - Dexerto

Where to find Morpeko in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Published: 25/Nov/2019 15:22

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield trainers are trying to get their hands on Morpeko, one of the new Pokemon you can find in the Galar region. Here’s its exact spawn location and how to make use of its special Hangry Mode, too.

The quasi-Pikachu look-a-like is one of the more intriguing Pokemon from Sword and Shield. It can go from looking friendly and playful in its Full Belly Mode to quickly looking quite evil in its Hangry Mode. You can only catch it in its default Full Belly Mode.

Spawn location

It shouldn’t come as any great surprise that Morpeko isn’t easy to find. While it is a rare spawn, it does appear in several locations throughout Galar.

BulbapediaMorpeko can be found in Route 7, Route 9 and the Lake of Outrage…

The only place it can be found as a non-overworld spawn is:

  • Route 9 (in Outer Spikemuth) between the levels of 40 and 44 – 5% spawn rate

There are two other locations you can find Morpeko, though, and these are overworld spawns, so you’ll actually see Morpeko in the flesh. They are as follows:

  • Route 7 between the levels of 37 and 41 – 5% spawn rate
  • Lake of Outrage between the levels of 55 and 58 – 4% spawn rate (Thunderstorm weather only)

Don’t expect to see a lot of Morpeko roaming Galar, but if you spend a bit of time in the above locations, it shouldn’t be too long until you come across one. After all, Morpeko does appear in more locations and is a more frequent spawn than the ultra-rare Deino and Zweilous.

Hangry Mode

Morpeko is actually a dual electric and Dark-type Pokemon, but oddly it is either one or the other. When in it’s Full Belly Mode, Morpeko is an electric-type but when it changes into Hangry Mode it becomes a Dark-type, which is reflected in its unique look.

Pokemon CompanyMorpeko’s Full Belly Mode (left) and Hangry Mode (right)…

There are no items required to instigate this change either. Morpeko will alternate between its two modes every turn due to its unique ability Hunger Switch. The change to its dark side also causes a boost in Morpeko’s stats which is worth taking into account in harder battles.

The official Pokemon Sword and Shield website explain this as: “When experiencing prolonged hunger, the balance of hormones within Morpeko’s body changes. This causes its fur color to change and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric-type to Dark-type.”

It’s signature move also changes between forms. The move is called Aura Wheel and while the move itself doesn’t change the type does — you guessed it, electric to dark.

Is Morpeko on your target list and is it a worthy adversary of its look-a-like Pikachu?


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.