Pokemon Sword And Shield: How Do I Catch Very Strong-Looking Pokemon?

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Pokemon Sword and Shield's brand new Wild Area gives players the chance to encounter a huge range of new Pokemon to add to their Pokedex.

The Crown Tundra has now released and we are sure there is going to be some amazing Pokemon to catch in this new Wild Area!

If you've been playing recently, you will likely have encountered 'Very strong-looking' Pokemon. 

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These can be quite the ask to catch but the rewards are high!

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So why cant you catch these Pokemon? Here are our tips and tricks to catching very-strong looking Pokemon.

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How Do I Catch Very Strong-Looking Pokemon?

The short answer is that you can't - at least not right now. Pokemon Sword and Shield introduces a new mechanic, to ensure you don't over explore the Wild Area further than you are meant to, and then catch an outrageously high level Pokemon too soon.

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Instead, you will need to have defeated the gyms and collect the appropriate badge first, in order to capture these high level Pokemon. Each badge will increase the level cap of Pokemon that you can capture.

In past games, if your Pokemon became over leveled, they wouldn't obey you. You would need to win badges to raise the level cap of your Pokemon.

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Here are the badges and corresponding levels:

  • First Badge: Up to level 25
  • Second Badge: Up to level 30
  • Third Badge: Up to level 35
  • Fourth Badge: Up to level 40
  • Fifth Badge: Up to level 45
  • Sixth Badge: Up to level 50
  • Seventh Badge: Up to level 55
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  • Eighth Badge: Up to level 100

 

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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91

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