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Pokemon Sword & Shield - HELP THREAD

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by Wulava, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Well-Known Member

    Strange that it's like that. I've only got as far as Spikemuth in the main story, but I'll give the evolution a try in the Wild Area tomorrow night (I'm too tired now). Thank you.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2020
  2. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    My pleasure. Hope you get your Frosmoth
  3. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    I'd also like to mention that the happiness system is a bit messed up in this game, for reasons I don't fully understand. For instance, the more Qualot Berries I gave my Type: Null to try to evolve it, the more Qualot Berries it demanded. It was as if feeding it EV-reducing Berries was actually making it less happy.

    The only surefire way I know of to induce happiness-based evolution is through lots of leveling up.
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  4. Rahus

    Rahus Yell! Yell! Yell!

    Can the Mew from the Poke Ball Plus be a 6IV?
  5. Pikasaur

    Pikasaur Putting up a Fight

    I think feeding pokemon Curry is supposed to help with Friendship too.

    Better rank equals more Happiness points
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  6. jefethefirst

    jefethefirst New Member

    Hi I have a question about 6iv Pokémon. Someone traded me a 6iv scorbunny with adamant nature. Does it need any further special training or can I just use exp candy to level it up?
  7. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "How did I know that would be your reaction?"

    All it wants is leveling up and getting the right EVs.
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  8. Rahus

    Rahus Yell! Yell! Yell!

    There are three things you will want to do.

    >EV Train it (252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Def is my recommended setup)
    >Level it up with Exp Candy
    >Build a moveset for it (High Jump Kick, Pyro Ball, U-Turn and Zen Headbutt is my reccomendation, but there's other setups that you could use)

    You'll also want to decide on the item for it to hold. Choice Band and Life Orb are pretty popular options for Cinderace. Heavy Duty Boots are also nice for avoiding traps.
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  9. IPeak@Chu

    IPeak@Chu Ancient trainer

    When I go camping with my Pokemon, for some reason I can't see my tent. Had anyone else had this problem? Is there any way to fix the problem?.
  10. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Well, that's for single battles. For double battles (especially with the VGC rules), it would be very different. There isn't much entry hazard use in double battles, for instance.

    I don't think I've ever seen my own tent either, but I never had an issue with it. There shouldn't be anything, functionally speaking, you can't do even when you can't see your tent though. You can do them through the menus.
  11. Rahus

    Rahus Yell! Yell! Yell!

    Well, I don't really play that rubbish, so I wouldn't know any Doubles Setups regardless. :oops:
  12. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    As a double battles specialist, particularly the rules used in Ranked (which are almost identical to the ones used for VGCs), my recommended hold items are:
    • Focus Sash (as Cinderace will likely be targeted for a super-effective move due to its low defenses, and there probably won't be entry hazards)
    • White Herb (to give some insurance against Intimidate users)
    • Utility Umbrella (to prevent Cinderace's Fire-type moves from being hampered by rain and from residual damage from Sandstorm or Hail)
    • Lum Berry (Cinderace's Speed makes it a favorite among anything with Paralysis or Sleep moves)
    It may be tempting to put a Passho Berry to help against Rain teams, but the boosted damage from Water-type moves will likely knock Cinderace out in one hit anyway short of a Focus Sash.

    These moves are a must on Cinderace, as they work well regardless of partners or circumstances:
    • Pyro Ball (an all-purpose signature move)
    • Hi Jump Kick (Fighting is super-effective against many types and can easily dispatch Tyranitar while giving Duraludon, Hydreigon, and Snorlax issues)
    Depending on what is on the rest of your team and what you might encounter, these moves are quite useful:
    • Protect (particularly with Focus Sash--opponents will be itching to take out a Cinderace with 1 HP left)
    • Quick Attack (you can never have too much priority in a double battle)
    • Iron Head (one way to deal with Togekiss, Sylveon, and Grimmsnarl ASAP)
    • Bounce (allows you to waste opponents' Dynamax turns)
    • Court Change (steals opponents' Tailwind, Reflect, and Light Screen effects)
    • U-Turn (allows you to escape a bad situation, especially if you have someone with Intimidate on your team)
    • Substitute (very useful if you find a status-inflicter on the opponent's team, though it won't be useful with Grimmsnarl)
    • Gunk Shot (counters Whimsicott, Grimmsnarl, Togekiss, Mow Rotom, and Ludicolo)
    • Ally Switch (good if paired with a defensive Pokémon with a lot of resistances)
    • Flame Charge or Agility (if you keep finding Dragapult)
    • Feint (puts a stop to the opponent's overuse of Protect if you can catch it in time)
    • Sucker Punch (put some hurt on Dragapult if it's troubling your teammates)
    Regardless of item or moves, the Effort Points spread should be 252 Attack, 252 Speed, and 8 HP. This can also work with 248 Attack, 248 Speed, and 16 HP, since at Level 50, there shouldn't be any difference in stats, though the single point of higher HP will rarely be of any use.

    Cinderace's Speed makes it important for you to know the relative Speed of all of your Pokémon. Its effectiveness lies mostly in how well Cinderace can control the battle, and it's most useful when faster than its partner. That being said, Cinderace really appreciates setup created by support Pokémon, and a partner with Quick Guard may be a lifesaver.

    Cinderace may or may not be the dedicated Dynamax user on the team. A wide variety of strong physical attacks gives it a lot of options, but there may be something else on your team more dependent on Dynamax, such as Durant or Rhyperior, upon which Cinderace should step aside and let that one do its job. Whatever the case, you should use your best judgment on whom to Dynamax based on your opponent's actions. It would be reckless to use Max Flare if your opponent already uses a sunlight-based team, for instance.

    NOTE: I don't actually use Cinderace in battle myself, so these are untested, but I base it off of what I see in competitive double battling and what go-to Pokémon strategies and team-wide strategies are the most popular and/or most effective.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2020
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  13. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    Can someone please remind me how to check the numbers of individual mons are encountered? I remember seeing the encounter number but can't seem to locate it no more/forgot.
  14. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    Isn’t it on a Pokémon’s Pokèdex entry? I may be wrong
  15. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    on the dex entry
  16. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    Ty for the replies, i was confusing the encounters for Pokemon dex entriex.
  17. MissTiffany

    MissTiffany New Member


    I'm currently playing Shield and ive looked at ALL possible locations to find Gengar and hes only popped up 1 time and tried to catch him but accidently killed him :/ but now he wont spawn at all .... I have the weather set with an overcast anx everything but yet HE ISNT POPPING UP ANYWHERE!!
    Anyone have any helpful suggestions on what i can do to even just have him spawn in 1 of the locations?
    * i know I can train Ghastly but I dont want to lol
  18. Ghost94

    Ghost94 Collector

    No need to panic, he will respawn tomorrow. Alternatively you can find Gengar in raid battles because he is currently promoted in Shield for the ongoing event.
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  19. MissTiffany

    MissTiffany New Member

    Oh okay so they respawn once a day is that it? Lol sorry for the dumb question.... Will he respawn at any time or a certain time tomorrow? Thank you so much for the tip!! And ugh yes I cant beat him in the raid battle, i literally lose every time lol any advice on which pokemon will beat him?
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
  20. Ghost94

    Ghost94 Collector

    Yes, he will respawn once a day at midnight. And you’ll want to use a Normal or Dark type Pokémon to have the best advantage during the raid battle. And you can try joining another players Gengar raid too.
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