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Where to find rare Dreepy Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Published: 18/Nov/2019 16:16 Updated: 19/Nov/2019 2:59

by David Purcell


Finding a wild Dreepy in the Galar Region might well be the toughest task put in front of trainers in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but we know exactly how to catch one. 

The brand-new Pokedex boasts a number of Galarian forms that are given to familiar faces from generations gone by, but it also features some fresh additions as well. One of which, of course, is Dreepy.

This Dragon and Ghost-type species has two further evolutions for players to look forward to, which arguably makes it one of the most sought after Pokemon in the whole region. They are Drakloak and Dragapult, and Dreepy will evolve into these forms at level 50 and 60 respectively.

But let’s not worry too much about that for now, as we have to focus on how to get the first form. After all, you wouldn’t be here if you had one already!

Pokemon / NintendoOnce you’ve found a Dreepy in Pokemon Sword and Shield, it will soon evolve into Drakloak (left) and Dragapult (right).

Dreepy location in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Dreepy is a very picky Pokemon. It will only appear in different weather conditions, meaning the climate is going to have to be just right if you want to get your hands on one. That, in turn, makes the search for one super difficult.

First of all, you’re going to have to know where to look.

Open up your map and head over to the Wild Area – a part of the map where species are found at really high levels. It’s found in Route 9, as seen below.

Pokemon / NintendoHere’s the exact spot on the map where you can find Dreepy in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Crossing the Lake of Outrage

To get there, you will need to use the water mode for your bike, which is unlocked in a mission after defeating the sixth gym leader. Once you’ve got it, cross over the Lake of Outrage to find the long grass in which Dreepy can be spotted. It will also appear as an exclamation mark discovery in the grass.

Now you know where it spawns, but sadly that’s only one part of the mission if you are to catch it.

Pokemon / NintendoIf you want to catch Dreepy, you’re going to have to wait round for some bad weather.

Dreepy rarity in the Galar Region

As already mentioned, the chances of it spawning differ depending on the weather. When it’s overcast, there’s a one percent chance of seeing it appear, but a two percent chance in both foggy and thunderstorm conditions.

A huge bonus for players who are lucky enough to find it here is that the Pokemon appear between levels 50 and 52, meaning that in just one level it will evolve into a much stronger form.

Another way of obtaining a Dreepy is to catch two different Drakloaks and breed them. Although, even its stronger form has the same slim chances of being spotted here, so it might take a while to go down the egg-hatching route. For more information on spawn locations for every other species in Pokemon Sword and Shield, check out our comprehensive guide for some tips.


So, have a good few attempts at searching the long grass at this precise spot. If the sun comes out, though, you might be better fishing for a few hours because Dreepy won’t come out until proper British weather resumes.

Bad weather attracts good Pokemon, apparently.


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.