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Pokemon Sword & Shield: How to Get Shedinja

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Pokemon Sword & Shield: How to Get Shedinja

There are all kinds of different Pokemon to catch on your adventure across the Galar region in Pokemon Sword and Shield. From iconic fan-favorites like Pikachu and Eevee, through to the likes of Mr. Rime. If you’re looking for a particularly devastating competitive scene Pokemon, then Shedinja should be one you’re looking to add to your party. Here’s how to get Shedinja in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Getting Shedinja in Pokemon Sword & Shield

There are two ways you can get Shedinja in Pokemon Sword and Shield. While it is possible for a Raid Shedinja to spawn, this can be a lot more difficult than simply catching a Nincada and evolving it yourself.

Down below, we’ve provided details on how you can do this easily.

Time needed: 35 minutes.

Pokemon Sword & Shield Shedinja Guide

  1. Catch a Nincada

    Nincada can be caught in both Pokemon Sword & Shield. It can be found on Route 5 with a 5% encounter rate. It can also be found at West Lake Axewell or South Lake Miloch during a Sandstorm.

  2. Train It Up to Level 19

    Keep it in your party and go to Route 10 or one of the Wild Areas. Use your other Pokemon to battle high-level Pokemon to earn lots of EXP. You can also use EXP Candy to level up Nincada fast.

  3. Free a Space in Your Party

    Once you reach level 19, make sure you free up a space in your party. Simply send a Pokemon to a Box via Box Link.

  4. Train Nincada to Level 20

    Simply earn EXP by battling with Nincada, using Pokemon Camp or with EXP Candies.

  5. Nincada Evolves into Ninjask

    Once Nincada hits Lv. 20 a cutscene will begin after the battle has finished. Nincada will evolve into Ninjask.

  6. Check Your Party to Find Shedinja in the Formerly Empty Space

    However, if you check your party, you’ll now find that the empty space in your Party is now filled by Shedinja.

Why You Want Shedinja in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Pokemon Sword Shedinja

Shedinja’s headline feature is its Wonder Guard ability. This prevents it from taking damage from any attack used against it, unless it is super effective.

This essentially means you can smash through any opponent that stands in your way, unless they happen to have Pokemon with Fire, Flying, Rock, Dark, or Ghost-type moves. Shedinja does also have a base HP stat of 1, so it is incredibly weak once it is hit by a move.

That’s everything you need to know about how to get Shedinja in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Check out our guide wiki for more tips and tricks on the games.

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