Throughout Pokemon Sword and Shield’s story, you’ll be told about the mysterious power of the Wishing Piece. While you’ll get one or two on your adventure, you’ll mainly use them in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Wild Area for Max Raid Battles. Here’s how to get Wishing Pieces in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Wishing Pieces – What They Are Used For
Wishing Pieces are used to spawn a Max Raid Battle. This can be done by using the Wishing Piece that you’ve got into a Pokemon Den in the Wild Area. Pokemon Dens are red and grey and hexagonal in shape. They look like this:
Max Raid Battles are well worth checking out, as they grant you a chance to catch a Pokemon with between one and four IVs maxed out. Additionally, you’ve also got a chance of it having its Hidden Ability.
How to Get Wishing Pieces in Pokemon Sword & Shield
The easiest way to get Wishing Pieces in Pokemon Sword and Shield is to simply buy them with your hard-earned Watts from Watt Traders in the Wild Area.
Each Wishing Piece you buy will cost 3,000 Watts and can be purchased from the Watt Traders at the following places:
- Bridge Field
- Dappled Grove
- Giant’s Cap
- Hammerlocke Hills
- Meetup Spot
Wishing Piece Spawn Locations
On top of the Watt Traders, you can also go to the following locations to get a free and easy Wishing Piece, or purchase them from others.
- Dappled Grove – Hidden by the man by a fallen tree.
- Motostoke Riverbank – Hidden by the southeast bridge pillar.
- Wyndon Stadium – After beating Leon, return to the stadium and speak to Ball Guy to get another Wishing Piece.
- Digging Duo – Go to the Bridge Field Wild Area by the Nursery. Look for two hikers by a large rock wall. Speak to the one closest to the Nursery, hand over 500 Watts, and he has a chance of mining a Wishing Piece.
Finding a Wishing Piece
It’s also worth noting that outside of simply grabbing the Wishing Pieces we’ve noted above, or by buying them from the Watt Traders, you do have a slight chance of grabbing one from the shiny item shimmers you’ll spot on the floor.
The three glistening stars on the floor indicate that an item can be picked up here. Press A whenever you see this and you’ll pick it up. Wishing Pieces have a very low drop rate as these item drops, but they’re worth checking whenever you see them, as they always respawn.
Using Wishing Pieces
Once you’ve got a Wishing Piece, simply go over to any of the Pokemon Dens dotted across the Wild Area and press A. It’ll ask you if you want to throw the piece into the den. Confirm you do, and then you’ll begin searching for other players to take on the Max Raid Battle.
As soon as you’ve used the Wishing Piece in the Pokemon Den, a beam of light will come emanate out of the den. If the beam is red, you’ve got a ‘common’ max raid Pokemon. If the beam is purple, you’ve got a ‘rare’ max raid Pokemon. You can check out which Pokemon come under the Red (Common), and Purple (Rare) beams over on Serebii thanks to their awesome work.
Reroll Max Raid Battles With Wishing Piece Trick
There’s actually a rather handy way you can farm or ‘reroll’ your Max Raid Battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Once you’ve got a Wishing Piece and a Pokemon Den to use it in, save your game.
Throw the Wishing Piece into the den and confirm. As soon as the beam of light comes out of the Pokemon Den, check the color. If it’s red, press the Home button on your Nintendo Switch, close Pokemon Sword/ Shield, and start the game up again. You can now use your Wishing Piece again in the hope you get a rare raid.
That’s everything you need to know on how to get wishing pieces in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our ever-expanding guide wiki.