While the story in Pokemon Sword and Shield will keep most players content for a good chunk of time, in the end game, competitive battling is where the real grind as a Pokemon Trainer begins. To make things easier, the Destiny Knot returns in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s how to get the Destiny Knot and what it’s used for.
Getting the Destiny Knot in Pokemon Sword and Shield
To get the Destiny Knot, first you’ll need to beat the Pokemon League. After doing this, you’ll want to go to the Battle Tower in the very north of Wyndon and rack up some Battle Points (BP). You’ll want to do this until you’ve earned 10 BP.
Once you have, make your way to the Hammerlocke Pokemon Center that you’re put outside of when you use the Flying Taxi service.
Head inside and speak to the girl on the right in white. She’ll sell you items for Battle Points, and the Destiny Knot is one of them. Confirm your choice and you’ll add it to your Bag.
You can buy as many Destiny Knots in Pokemon Sword and Shield as you’d like from this NPC, as long as you have the Battle Points.
What the Destiny Knot Is Used For
If you’re looking at the Destiny Knot’s in-game description. It might not seem all that great. That’s because it actually has two uses in-game, and the description only tells you about its utility in battle.
In battle, if your Pokemon holding the Destiny Knot becomes infatuated (Charmed) by the opponent, then the opponent will also become infatuated.
The more important use of the Destiny Knot is what it does when it’s held by a Pokemon in the Nursery. The Destiny Knot in the competitive breeding Pokemon scene allows the resulting egg to inherit five IVs (individual values) from both of its parents.
This is particularly important when it comes to competitive battling, as you’ll need the very best specimen of each Pokemon that you can get your hands on.
That’s everything on how to get the Destiny Knot in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head on over to our guide wiki.