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Where to find Pikachu and Eevee in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 26/Nov/2019 21:43

by Paul Cot


The Galar region boasts an array of new Pokemon to discover but many trainers still want the old classics, and they don’t get any more classic than Pikachu or Eevee. Here are the exact spawn locations of the fan favorite Kanto Pokemon.

Pikachu would likely be considered the most iconic Pokemon over its 20+ year existence, after all it is the face of the franchise. Eevee isn’t far behind though, having recently been the cover star (alongside Pikachu) of last year’s Pokemon Let’s Go games.

While there are plenty of new species to catch, it wouldn’t be a Pokemon game if you didn’t leave some room for both Pikachu and Eevee. Fortunately, unlike several other Pokemon, neither are version exclusives to just Pokemon Sword or Shield, so everyone can catch them.

Pokemon CompanyPikachu and Eevee were the cover stars of Pokemon Let’s Go…

Pikachu Spawn location

Pikachu spawns in several locations throughout the Galar region. Whether it will appear in a particular area also depends on the weather. Where to find it, the weather it will spawn in and the level you can find Pikachu is listed below:

  • Stony Wilderness, Raining, Level 26-28, 10% (non-overworld)
  • Route 4, All Weather, Level 14-16, 1%
  • Stony Wilderness, Thunderstorm, Level 28-30, 5%
  • Stony Wilderness (2), Thunderstorm, Level 28-30, 5%
  • Stony Wilderness (3), Thunderstorm, Level 28-30, 10% Sword and 5% Shield

Where to find Eevee?

Not only is Eevee a lot rarer than Pikachu, it actually spawns in just one location too. It can also only be found in the overworld, so if you can’t see Eevee, it won’t spawn.

  • Route 4, All Weather, Level 14-16, 1% Sword and 5% Shield
nirthEevee is surprisingly rarer than Pikachu in Pokemon Sword and Shield…

What about their evolutions?


While many trainers were disappointed that there were no new Eevee evolutions included in Pokemon Sword and Shield, all the previous ones are in the Galar Pokedex.

Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Sylveon can all be obtained in Pokemon Sword and Shield with these methods.


Let’s start with Pichu, the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. The Tiny Mouse Pokemon can’t be found in the Galar wild but can be hatched from an egg by breeding Pikachu with Ditto. It also occasionally appears in two star Raid Battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield.


Like Pichu, Raichu can’t be found anywhere in the Galar region but Pikachu can evolve in the same way it does all the other Pokemon games — with a Thunder Stone.

There you go, go scratch that itch and catch these icons.


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.