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Where to find Sizzlipede in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 23/Sep/2020 0:53

by Brent Koepp


One of the rarest Pokemon in Sword & Shield is Sizzlipede. Those still looking for the tiny Fire insect to complete their Pokedex are in luck as there is actually an easier method to catching it than you’d think.

Sword & Shield made its debut in 2019, and brought the Pokemon series into its eighth generation. The Nintendo Switch title introduced fans to the Galar region for the very first time, and included new game features such as Dynamaxing and Max Raids.


While many have long beaten the RPG’s story, some Trainers are still looking for Sizzlipede to finish their Pokedex. The tiny little monster has a spawn rate as low as 1%, however there is a method that will make it show up 50% of the time.

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The tiny fire Pokemon has become a fan favorite in Sword & Shield.

How to easily find & catch Sizzlipede in Sword & Shield

Many Sword & Shield owners will be familiar with Centiskorch as the towering Fire centipede is one of Gym Leader Kabu’s main monsters. However, its first evolution, Sizzlipede, has one of the rarest spawn rates in the game.


According to its Pokedex entry, the creature is said to store flammable gas within its body. The ‘mon wraps itself around its foes and “cooks them in its coils.”

Technically, Trainers can catch this Pokemon during the Motostoke Gym trial. Though many often miss this, thus leaving them to catch it in the wild with a 1% spawn rate. Thankfully, there is an easier method to capturing it.

pokemon sword and shield map
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Sizzlipede can be found on Route 3.

The “Flash Fire” method

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You will need a Fire-type Pokemon with the Flash Fire ability for this method to work.
  • Step 1: Fast travel to Route 3 next to Motostoke. Once you arrive, head right until you are just left of the town’s entrance. Look for a Vulpix in the overworld. If you don’t see one, then go into Motostoke before turning around to reset the monsters in the area.
  • Step 2: Once you catch Vulpix, go to it’s Summary and make sure it has the Flash Fire ability which should be listed on its stats page. Having this will make Fire Pokemon be attracted to you, thus increasing their spawn rate. Put the creature in the first slot of your lineup.
  • Step 3: Return to the tall grass patch next to the Motostoke entrance, and look for a red exclamation mark. Sizzlipede only shows up in surprise battles. With Vulpix in your group, its spawn rate is now boosted to 50%, seeing as he is one of the few Fire monsters in the area. Keep running around the grass until it battles you, although it should be fairly quick with the ability.
  • Step 4: We recommend having a ‘mon in your party that has False Swipe, Sleep, or Paralysis. Use a Great Ball or Ultra ball to increase your chances, and that’s it! Pretty easy, right?
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Run into the Route 3 grass with a Fire-type that has Flash Fire to find Sizzlipede quickly.

You can also just run around the Route 3 grass area outside of Motostoke using the map location we posted above. The insect has a spawn rate of 1% as mentioned earlier, however we find the Flash Fire method to be much quicker.


According to Serebii, the ‘mon can also be found in five 5-star Max Raid battles. Another method is catching two of its evolution Centiskorch and leaving them at a breeder. You can also leave one of those with a Ditto, and the egg will be Sizzlipede.

Raid Den locations

  • Dusty Bowl
  • Giant’s Cap
  • Hammerlocke Hills
  • Lake of Outrage
  • Stony Wilderness
sizzlipede max raid battle
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You can also find it in Raids.

While Sizzlipede is fairly easy to get if you catch him during the Motostoke Gym challenge, it’s an easy mistake to make to accidentally pass up on it. Trainers have several other options to filling its Dex entry, with the Flash Fire method being rather easy.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.