Candy has been a staple way to level Pokemon since the very first games back in the 1990s and it remains unchanged in Sword & Shield. Candy comes in various different forms, however, each with boosting Pokemon with a different amount of XP. Here’s how to get Rare Candy in Pokemon Sword & Shield.
What Rare Candy Does
As mentioned above, Rare Candy can be fed to your Pokemon to boost their experience level. This is obviously useful in helping them to grow stronger and learn new abilities, but it’s also very handy if you’re looking to evolve a Pokemon since most evolutions require a Pokemon to be at a minimum level.
Standard Candy comes in different sizes, which are as below:
- XL – 30000
- L – 10000
- M – 3000
- S – 800
- XS – 100
Rare Candy is much more potent — it immediately boost your Pokemon to Level by 1 level.
How to get Rare Candy in Pokemon Sword & Shield
There are a number of different locations that you can find Rare Candy in Pokemon Sword & Shield. We’ll list the fixed locations below and then explain a farming method.
- Wedgehurst – Go to the Pokemon Research Lab and search the tree to the right-hand side.
Route 4 – Look out for a child wearing a Pikachu costume and you will also see a rock nearby. Search this location to find one.
- Wyndon – There are two at this location: one is southwest of the Rose Tower’s entrance; the second is in the bottom corner of the park’s grassy area.
- Hammerlocke – On the upper level of Hammerlocke there is a church. Search behind it.
- Route 6 – After you collected the TM30 Steel Wing, walk back to the previous area and go down the short ladder. There’s a hidden Rare Candy by a rock.
East Lake Axewell Rare Candy Farming
Unlike in previous Pokemon games, rare items actually respawn in the Wild Area of the map and so they can be farmed. There is one spot in particular that spawns Rare Candy fairly regularly.
Head to the East Lake Axewell area on your bike. You’ll need to have upgraded it to be able to ride over water.
From the bank of the lake, cycle across the water to the Axew’s Eye and find the Rare Candy underneath the rock. This, like all rare items, will respawn once every 24 hours (at midnight).
Max Raid Battles
Finally, you can also farm Rare Candy by competing in 5-star Max Raid Battles. These 5-star battles have a 25% chance of dropping a Rare Candy once successfully beaten.
Max Raid Battles are the four-player multiplayer battles that feature the Dynamax mechanic. You can read more about how to join and compete in them How to Join Max Raid Battles.
That should give you everything you need to know about how to get Rare Candy in Pokemon Sword & Shield. For more useful tips and information on the game, do check out our extensive guide wiki.
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