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Pokemon Sword & Shield: How to Whistle

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Pokemon Sword & Shield: How to Whistle

Pokemon Sword & Shield marked a generational leap for the series in terms of production quality. Now, for the first time, Pokemon can be seen roaming across the sandbox rather than encountered randomly. As you’d expect, there are some newly introduced gameplay mechanics that tie into this increased level of fidelity. Here’s how to whistle in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Whistling in Pokemon Sword & Shield acts as a lure for wandering Pokemon that trainers are interested in catching. You can expect different reactions from different Pokemon depending on their behaviour type.

In most cases, Pokemon will run toward you and make themselves more easily available to catch. There are, however, some that will instead scarper and run away. Be sure not to frighten timid ones such as

How to Whistle in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Whistling is extremely simple to pull off. It is a mechanic that you are taught during the game’s opening section; after you have beaten Hop a second time he will teach it to you.

But if you have forgotten, all you need to do is press and hold down on your left stick (Joy-Con or Pro Controller, it doesn’t matter). You’ll obviously hear a whistling noise, and then any Pokemon attracted by the sound will display a punctuation mark above their head.

This whistling technique is especially helpful when attempting to catch water or flying Pokemon. Since these types can be hard to lure, whistling acts as a beacon for them to swoop down or swim to. It is essential for any trainer wanting to complete their Pokedex.

That should give you everything you need to know about how to whistle in Pokemon Sword & Shield. For more useful tips and guides on the game, you’re already in the right place! Twinfinite has an extensive guide wiki for both the main game and the Isle of Armor expansion.

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