100% completion in the Pokémon series is tricky, to say the least. There’s no in-game indicator of your completion status, so it’s up to you as the player to decide what tasks are necessary to fully finish the game. That being said, we’ve compiled a list of potential requirements and our opinion on whether each one truly counts towards 100% completion. If you’re looking to fully complete your Pokémon Sword or Shield save file ahead of Scarlet and Violet, you’ve come to the right place!
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Venusaur is one of the strongest Grass-type Pokémon in VGC. Its famous Ability, Chlorophyll, doubles its Speed stat in harsh sunlight. This is great since Pokémon like Groudon and Torkoal can set up said sunlight to boost Venusaur’s Speed for free! With its Speed stat doubled, Venusaur can even outspeed Regieleki (who is one of the fastest Pokémon there is under normal circumstances)! In VGC, Venusaur is also capable of using G-Max Vine Lash. In addition to dealing damage, the move saps enemies of 1/6 their maximum HP at the end of each turn. Not only can Venusaur dish out damage, it can also immobilize opponents with Sleep Powder. This Pokémon is a great choice for your team, even if you don’t have a sun setter — it can take advantage of opposing sun teams either way.
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Shaymin is another example of a Mythical Pokémon players can catch in Pokémon Legends: Arceus without the use of events. There is one catch, though: players need save data from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield present on their Nintendo Switch console. If that criterion is met, Request #92: A Token of Gratitude will appear on Professor Laventon’s chalkboard after you beat the game. Here’s the full run-down!
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Rillaboom is one of the best Pokémon in competitive play because of its Ability and access to Grassy Glide. Rillaboom’s Ability is Grassy Surge, which sets up Grassy Terrain that heals every Pokémon (that isn’t Flying-type or levitating) by 1/16th of their HP and boosts the power of Grass-type moves. This means Rillaboom gives itself (and a potential teammate) free health recovery while retaining its access to powerful Grass attacks. Rillaboom is proficient both in Singles and Doubles formats, making it a great choice to add to your team!
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With the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl just around the corner, Sword & Shield’s time in the spotlight will soon be coming to a close. Despite this, there are several good reasons to return to the Galar region thanks to the DLC. It’s been just over a full year since the Crown Tundra released, and with it came Dynamax Adventures! Trainers who have done a lot of these will probably have tons of spare Dynite Ore. Luckily for them, we’ve got this brand-new guide to assist in spending it to earn near-infinite amounts of Watts and Pokédollars! Continue reading Pokémon Sword & Shield – Watt & Money Farming Guide →