Gallade is one of the many Pokemon you’ll need to catch if you’re going to complete your Pokedex in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Doing so will net you the Shiny Charm. If you’re struggling to catch this Psychic/ Fighting ‘mon, we’re here to help. Here’s how to get Gallade in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Getting Gallade in Pokemon Sword and Shield
There are two ways you can get a Gallade in the Galar region of Sword and Shield. The first method requires catching a Kirlia and evolving it from this.
The alternative is to simply catch one out in the wild, but there are some extra conditions for both of these things that you’ll need to keep in consideration.
Catching Kirlia & Evolving
As we noted above, the first and arguably easiest way of getting yourself Gallade in Pokemon Sword and Shield is to simply catch a Kirlia and evolve it.
Kirlia can be caught in the wild in both Sword and Shield, so you don’t need to worry about it being exclusive to one of the games.
You can find Kirlia wandering around the overworld of Rolling Hills whenever there’s Heavy Fog (check our guide on how to change weather). It does have a low spawn rate, though, so going after a Ralts, which evolves into Kirlia at Lv. 20 may be a better option.
Ralts can be found in the following locations in Heavy Fog or Overcast weather:
- Rolling Fields
- Dappled Grove
- Watchtower Ruins
- West Lake Axewell
- South Lake Miloch
- North Lake Miloch
Once you’ve got yourself a Kirlia, you’ll want to make sure that it’s male. If it’s female, you’ll need to find a male one, otherwise you won’t be able to evolve it into Gallade.
As long as it is male, simply use a Dawn Stone to evolve Kirlia into Gallade in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Dawn Stones can be found at the Lake of Outrage. We’ve included a guide here on how to farm all evolution stones via the Lake of Outrage.
Once you’ve got a Dawn Stone, simply open your bag, select it, and use it on your male Kirlia to evolve it into Gallade.
Catching Gallade in Pokemon Sword and Shield
It is also possible to skip all of the evolution nonsense and just catch yourself a Gallade in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The problem is, it’s got a fairly low spawn rate and it only seems to appear in one location as far as we can tell.
Specifically, you’ll need to head to Bridge Field during Normal Weather, Overcast, Raining, Thunderstorm, Intense Sun, Sandstorm. Some players have reported that Gallade can only be encountered on the little island just after the bridge on Bridge Field.
You’ll want to ensure you’ve got plenty of Ultra Balls with you, as well as Pokemon that know moves like False Swipe and Hypnosis or Sing to make catching Gallade even easier.