Since Tapu Bulu isn’t in Sword & Shield yet, Grassy Surge Grookey will be the best way to set up Grassy Terrain until Tapu Bulu returns in the Crown Tundra DLC. If you want to build a Grass-focused team right now, then here’s how you can obtain Grassy Surge Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield.
How to Get Grassy Surge Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield
It’ll take a few minutes to get Grassy Surge Grookey and maybe a little jumping through hoops. But in the long run, it’ll be worth it if you’re trying to set up a team that relies on Grassy Terrain in order to function.
Grassy Surge will instantly change the battlefield to grassy terrain as soon as a Pokemon with the ability is sent it. This completely eliminates the need for a Pokemon with the move Grassy Terrain.
To get this Grassy Surge Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield, you’re gonna need a phone and a Switch with the Pokemon Home app installed. Fortunately, you don’t need to pay for the Home app in order to get this special Grookey.
To unlock this Pokemon with its hidden ability, transfer a mon from Sword & Shield to Home using your Switch. Then open the mobile app, tap the button at the bottom of the screen, and tap on Mystery Gifts.
Open up the Gifts Box and you’ll see Gift for connecting to Galar 1 sitting in this box. This is the Grassy Surge Grookey that you’ve been looking for. Tap on it and claim it. Finally, head back to Pokemon Home on the Switch and transfer Grookey to Sword & Shield.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Here’s a quick rundown on how to get Grassy Surge Grookey in Sword & Shield:
- Transfer a Pokemon from Sword & Shield to Home
This can only be accomplished if you’re using a Switch.
- Claim Gift for connecting to Galar 1
This can be found in the mobile app by tapping the button at the bottom of the screen, the Mystery Gifts, then Gift Box.
- Transfer Grookey to Sword & Shield
Go back to the Home App on the Switch and transfer the hidden ability starter Pokemon to your game.
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