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Pokemon Shield Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. Wild Area Weather Control.

    Under normal circumstances the weather in the Wild Area is completely random, which can make hunting for certain Pokemon which only spawn under specific weather conditions a frustrating experience. Fortunately, the weather can be altered by changing the date on your Nintendo Switch under System Settings using the dates specified below, presented in the following format: MM/DD/YY. (Time is irrelevant unless the Pokemon you're hunting spawns exclusively during day or night.)

    02/01/20XX - Snowstorm*
    03/01/20XX - Cloudy
    04/01/20XX - Sandstorm*
    05/01/20XX - Clear
    06/01/20XX - Fog*
    07/01/20XX - Sunny
    10/01/20XX - Rain
    11/01/20XX - Thunderstorm
    12/01/20XX - Snow

    * The following weather conditions are unattainable until you've passed the following milestones: Sandstorm and Snowstorm = 4 Gym Badges Earned, Fog = Galar Pokemon League Champion Title Earned.

    WARNING: Changing the date on your Switch will reset the timer on any active Pokejobs.

    Contributed by: Blk_Mage_Ctype 

  2. Avoid Berry Tree Encounters

    When you find a Berry tree, shake down some berries, and note the leaves of the tree when you're prompted to shake it again. Sometimes, they will begin shaking. If the leaves are shaking fast, then there's a chance that the next time you shake it, you'll fight a wild Pokemon and lose some of the berries. If the leaves are shaking slowly or not at all, then you're safe to shake it again and get more berries. (There are only those three types of shaking: no shaking, slow shaking, and fast shaking.)

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  3. Multi-hit Moves vs Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon

    Normally, when a Max Raid Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon raises a shield, only the first hit in a multi-hit Move breaks part of the barrier; however, when a multi-hit attack breaks the last fragment of the barrier and therefore the shield as a whole, the subsequent hits do damage normally, taking into account the reduced defenses (unless the Raid Pokémon has Contrary) caused by the shield breaking. This can bring the Max Raid Pokémon down to the next shield threshold or even defeat them outright (if the destroyed shield was the final one) without waiting an additional turn.

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  4. One-Hit KO Moves against Max Raid Pokémon

    Against Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon, there are certain Moves that outright do not work, among which there are the One-Hit KO Moves (so the Moves that fully deplete the target's HP regardless of your own offensive Stats or their defensive ones), like Horn Drill or Fissure.

    However, there is an exception where this category of Moves actually works against such Pokémon: in Max Raid Battles, *only when the Max Raid Pokémon has a shield up*, if you manage to land these Moves, 2 fractions of the barrier will be depleted, instead of the usual 1; other than using a Max Move yourself, this is the only other way to destroy 2 fractions of the shield in one blow, potentially making the battle go faster.

    Note that, if you use these Moves against the Raid Pokémon when it doesn't have a shield up, the Move will not work, just like when it's used against a Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon in a non-Max Raid Battle, so only use this to break shields faster.

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  5. Stopping Wild Ditto in Max Raid Battles from transforming into a Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon

    Normally, in Ditto Max Raid Battles, the Wild Ditto transforms into a Pokémon the participants are using at random, but in its Dynamax Form, making the battle more challenging and take longer to complete; however, this process can be stopped if all participants use Pokémon that cannot Dynamax, therefore the Ditto cannot transform into a Dynamax version of them, meaning it keeps its very low Stats and cannot even attack, making the Max Raid Battle much easier and quicker to complete; these Pokémon are Zacian, Zamazenta and Eternatus.

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  6. Pirouette (Ballerina Spin)

    During any time, if you rotate the left Control Stick clockwise or counterclockwise so that your character turns around and around, then the character will twirl in place and then strike a pose!

    This technique is also used to evolve Milcery into Alcremie when a Sweet is held.

    Contributed by: Numbuh 128bit 

  7. Honey's Master Dojo Upgrades

    After completing Mustard's Trials and receiving Kubfu, the player can donate Watts to Honey in order to add various features and upgrades to the Master Dojo.

    Unlockable
    Donate at least 5000 Watts 01. Hair Stylist
    Donate at least 10000 Watts 02. Rotomi Terminal installation
    Donate at least 20000 Watts 03. Rotomi Terminal activation
    Donate at least 30000 Watts 04. Vending Machine with Fresh Water
    Donate at least 40000 Watts 05. Soda Pop added to the Vending Machine
    Donate at least 50000 Watts 06. Lemonade added to the Vending Machine
    Donate at least 100000 Watts 07. Access to the Refrigerator (free cooking ingredients)
    Donate at least 200000 Watts 08. Second Vending Machine with Protein and Iron
    Donate at least 300000 Watts 09. Calcium and Zinc added to the second Vending Machine
    Donate at least 400000 Watts 10. HP-Up and Carbos added to the second Vending Machine
    Donate at least 500000 Watts 11. Master Dojo League Card background
    Donate at least 800000 Watts 12. Honey's League Card
    Donate at least 1000000 Watts 13. Battle with Honey (rematchable once per day)
    Donate 3280000 Watts 14. Stroll with Honey at the Fields of Honor and Honey's rare League Card

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  8. Unlockables through Curry Dex completion

    In Pokémon Camp, one of the actions you can do is cook Curry with your Pokémon, and a Curry Dex keeps track of the kinds of Curry you've cooked; by talking to the Cooking Guru, right outside Motostoke in the Wild Area, you can unlock various things based on the amount of different kinds of Curry you've cooked.

    Another action you can do in Pokémon Camp is playing with your Pokémon with various toys; different Pokémon like different toys and most of the rewards for Curry Dex filling are new Toy skins.

    Unlockable
    Available from the start 01. Poké Toy
    Available from the start 02. Poké Ball
    Cook 1 kind of Curry 03. 3 Sausages
    Cook 5 kinds of Curry 04. Fresh Ball
    Cook 10 kinds of Curry 05. Weighted Ball
    Cook 15 kinds of Curry 06. Soothe Ball
    Cook 30 kinds of Curry 07. Mirror Ball
    Cook 50 kinds of Curry 08. Tympole Ball
    Cook 80 kinds of Curry 09. Champion Ball
    Cook 110 kinds of Curry 10. 3 Moomoo Cheese
    Cook 150 kinds of Curry 11. 3 Smoke-poke Tail
    Cook 151 (all) kinds of Curry 12. Golden cooking utensils

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  9. Alolan Diglett Sidequest Rewards

    In the Isle of Armor (DLC), there's a side-quest about finding 150 Alolan Diglett (technically 151 with the initial one that triggers the side-quest) scattered throughout.

    As you find them and they go back to the Hiker who first lost them, he gives you certain Pokémon as rewards, most of which cannot normally be obtained in-game, otherwise (at least not in these Forms). Each of these Pokémon will have 3 perfect IVs (except the Diglett, which has 6), and all will have their Hidden Abilities.

    Unlockable
    Find 5 Alolan Diglett 1. Alolan Meowth
    Find 10 Alolan Diglett 2. Slowpoke
    Find 20 Alolan Diglett 3. Alolan Vulpix
    Find 30 Alolan Diglett 4. Alolan Sandshrew
    Find 40 Alolan Diglett 5. Alolan Raichu
    Find 50 Alolan Diglett 6. Alolan Marowak
    Find 75 Alolan Diglett 7. Alolan Exeggutor
    Find 100 Alolan Diglett (if the Starter picked was Grookey) 8.(a) Rowlet
    Find 100 Alolan Diglett (if the Starter picked was Scorbunny) 8.(b) Litten
    Find 100 Alolan Diglett (if the Starter picked was Sobble) 8.(c) Popplio
    Find 150 Alolan Diglett 9. Alolan Diglett

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  10. Extra space in the Pokémon Storage System

    When you first access the Pokémon Storage System, you'll have access to 8 Boxes to store your Pokémon in. If you put at least one Pokémon inside each one of these Boxes, exit the Storage System and re-enter it, more Boxes will be added; this can be repeated to unlock up to 31 Boxes, with the final one being unlocked after you catch Eternatus (story event).

    Each of these Boxes can hold up to 30 Pokémon each, for a total storage space of 960 Pokémon on one save file.

    Unlockable
    Deposit at least one Pokémon into all Boxes 1-8 1. Boxes 9-16
    Deposit at least one Pokémon into all Boxes 1-16 2. Boxes 17-24
    Deposit at least one Pokémon into all Boxes 1-24 3. Boxes 25-31
    Catch Eternatus 4. Box 32

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  11. Increasing the chances of wild Brilliant and Shiny Pokémon

    The Pokédex keeps track of the number of times you've defeated or caught a certain specie of Pokémon in the wild; this number goes towards your chances of encountering a wild Brilliant Pokémon (Pokémon giving off a yellow aura, which know an Egg Move) and Shiny Pokémon (Pokémon with a different, rarer color palette than usual) of that specie.

    However, apparently due to a bug, this increased chance only actually takes place a small percentage of the time; for example, the 6x likelihood for 500 Encounters only gets applied 3% of the time.

    Unlockable
    At least 1 Encounter 1. Brilliant Pokémon may appear
    At least 20 Encounters 2. Brilliant Pokémon have 1.3× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 50 Encounters 3. Brilliant Pokémon have 1.6× the likelihood of appearing and Shiny Pokémon have 2× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 100 Encounters 4. Brilliant Pokémon have 2× the likelihood of appearing and Shiny Pokémon have 3× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 200 Encounters 5. Shiny Pokémon have 4× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 300 Encounters 6. Shiny Pokémon have 5× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 500 Encounters 7. Shiny Pokémon have 6× the likelihood of appearing

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  12. Chain Fishing for Brilliant Pokémon

    Fishing can increase your chances of encountering Brilliant Pokémon (Pokémon giving off a yellow aura, which know an Egg Move). Differing from standard Encounter Chaining, the number of times you've battled any one specie won't matter at all for fishing; instead, you'll simply need to defeat as many Pokémon consecutively as you can, no matter which specie appears.

    The chain will break if you fail to reel a Pokémon in, if you catch a Pokémon, run away from a Pokémon, leave the area or turn off your game.

    The number of successful hooks goes towards your chances of encountering a Brilliant Pokémon, and the thresholds are as follows.

    Unlockable
    0–2 successful hooks 1. Brilliant Pokémon may appear
    3-6 successful hooks 2. Brilliant Pokémon have 1.3× the likelihood of appearing
    7-14 successful hooks 3. Brilliant Pokémon have 3.3× the likelihood of appearing
    15-24 successful hooks 4. Brilliant Pokémon have 6.6× the likelihood of appearing
    25+ successful hooks 5. Brilliant Pokémon have 16.6× the likelihood of appearing

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  13. Features unlocked via other games' save data

    If you have save data on your Switch for a few other Pokémon games, this will allow you to unlock a few customization features and receive a couple of gifts, in-game.

    Unlockable
    Have Let's Go Pikachu save data, talk to the girl in the Train Station in the Meetup Spot 1. Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor (Gift Pokémon)
    Have Let's Go Eevee save data, talk to the boy in the Train Station in the Meetup Spot 2. Eevee with the Gigantamax Factor (Gift Pokémon)
    Have Let's Go Pikachu save data 3. Special background and frame for the League Card
    Have Let's Go Eevee save data 4. Special background and frame for the League Card
    Have Pokémon Quest save data 5. Special background and frame for the League Card

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  14. Alternate Intro Screen

    Every time you beat the Champion Cup (Sword and Shield's version of the Pokémon League/Elite Four Challenge), the Intro/Start screen will change to reflect the team you had with you when completing this task. This change first applies when you first win the Cup, at the end of the main story, changing the "single Poké Ball in the Stadium" screen with this one, having you and your Pokémon team standing in the Stadium.

    Unlockable
    Beat the Champion Cup Alternate Intro Screen

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  15. Catching, Oval, and Shiny Charms

    All of these are obtained in Circhester. From the Pokemon Center, go right towards the hotel, entering the hotel on the left. When there, after the specified conditions are met, talk to the corresponding person to get the Charm you wish.

    Item
    Go to the second floor, and into the second room on the left. Speak with the doctor there. Catching Charm - boosts the rate of a critical capture
    First, become the Champion of the Pokemon League. Go to the second floor, and into the first room on the left. Battle the cop there. Oval Charm - makes it more likely for Pokemon to lay an Egg at the nursery if they're compatible
    First, capture all 400 Pokemon in the Galarian Pokedex. Speak with the same doctor who gave you the Catching Charm. Shiny Charm - triples the frequency at which Shiny Pokemon appear

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  16. Isle of Armor Pokedex Completion Rewards

    Speak with the scientist at the train station at the Isle of Armor to receive these rewards when you've caught all of the Pokemon in the Pokedex.

    Unlockable
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Diploma (certifying your completion of the Pokedex)
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Gold emblem on your Trainer Card
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Mark Charm (makes marked Pokemon more common)
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Replica Gold Crown (a clothing item)

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  17. IV Checker

    By raising your Battle Tower Rank to 4 and entering Poké Ball Tier, you unlock the feature to check your Pokemon's Individual Values (IVs) from your Pokémon Storage System (both portable (Pokémon Box Link) and Rotomi Terminal).

    To view these values, just hover over a Pokémon and press the Plus (+) Button twice (you won't have to do this for every single Pokémon, the mode will stay until you press the Button again).

    Unlockable
    Raise your Battle Tower Rank to Poké Ball Tier IV Judge function for the PC

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  18. Partner Cap, Original Style (Clothing Item)

    If you have the Mythical Pokémon Zarude, put it in your party and go to the Isle of Armor Station (where you first landed on the Isle with the Corviknight Taxi): speak to the lady in the lab coat to show her Zarude and she will reward you with the Partner Cap, Original Style, which is a hat for the player that looks like Ash's cap from the first season of the Anime.

    Unlockable
    Show Zarude to the lady at the Isle of Armor Station Partner Cap, Original Style

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  19. Sport Cap, Hex Nut Style (Clothing Item)

    If you have either the Mythical Pokémon Meltan and/or its evolution, Melmetal, put it in your party and go to the Crown Tundra Station (where you first arrived to the Crown Tundra): speak to the lady in the lab coat to show her Meltan/Melmetal and she will reward you with the Sport Cap, Hex Nut Style.

    Unlockable
    Show Meltan or Melmetal to the lady at the Crown Tundra Station Sport Cap, Hex Nut Style

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

Pokemon Sword Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. IV Checker

    Raise your Battle Tower Rank to 4 and enter Pokeball Tier. You can then check your Pokemon IV's using the portable PC.

    Contributed by: Mortal Pixel 

  2. Manipulate the weather in the Wild Area

    The weather in each section of the Wild Area is normally randomized based on your Switch system's date. This can be somewhat annoying since certain Pokemon will only appear during certain weather conditions. However, by setting your Switch system's date to a specific date (which differs depending on the weather condition you want), every section of the Wild Area will be experiencing the desired weather condition. The dates (listed in MM/DD/YYYY format) for each weather condition are as follows:

    Clear: 5/1/2020
    Sunny: 7/1/2020
    Cloudy: 3/1/2020
    Rain: 10/1/2020
    Thunderstorm: 11/1/2020
    Snow: 12/1/2020
    Hail: 2/1/2020 (must have at least 4 badges)
    Sandstorm: 4/1/2020 (must have at least 4 badges)
    Fog: 6/1/2020 (must have defeated the Champion)

    Contributed by: LuigiSan 

  3. Multi-hit Moves vs Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon

    Normally, when a Max Raid Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon raises a shield, only the first hit in a multi-hit Move breaks part of the barrier; however, when a multi-hit attack breaks the last fragment of the barrier and therefore the shield as a whole, the subsequent hits do damage normally, taking into account the reduced defenses (unless the Raid Pokémon has Contrary) caused by the shield breaking. This can bring the Max Raid Pokémon down to the next shield threshold or even defeat them outright (if the destroyed shield was the final one) without waiting an additional turn.

    Contributed by: EmpactWB 

  4. Avoid Berry Tree Encounters

    When you find a Berry tree, shake down some berries, and note the leaves of the tree when you're prompted to shake it again. Sometimes, they will begin shaking. If the leaves are shaking fast, then there's a chance that the next time you shake it, you'll fight a wild Pokemon and lose some of the berries. If the leaves are shaking slowly or not at all, then you're safe to shake it again and get more berries. (There are only those three types of shaking: no shaking, slow shaking, and fast shaking.)

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  5. One-Hit KO Moves against Max Raid Pokémon

    Against Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon, there are certain Moves that outright do not work, among which there are the One-Hit KO Moves (so the Moves that fully deplete the target's HP regardless of your own offensive Stats or their defensive ones), like Horn Drill or Fissure.

    However, there is an exception where this category of Moves actually works against such Pokémon: in Max Raid Battles, *only when the Max Raid Pokémon has a shield up*, if you manage to land these Moves, 2 fractions of the barrier will be depleted, instead of the usual 1; other than using a Max Move yourself, this is the only other way to destroy 2 fractions of the shield in one blow, potentially making the battle go faster.

    Note that, if you use these Moves against the Raid Pokémon when it doesn't have a shield up, the Move will not work, just like when it's used against a Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon in a non-Max Raid Battle, so only use this to break shields faster.

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  6. Stopping Wild Ditto in Max Raid Battles from transforming into a Dynamaxed/Gigantamaxed Pokémon

    Normally, in Ditto Max Raid Battles, the Wild Ditto transforms into a Pokémon the participants are using at random, but in its Dynamax Form, making the battle more challenging and take longer to complete; however, this process can be stopped if all participants use Pokémon that cannot Dynamax, therefore the Ditto cannot transform into a Dynamax version of them, meaning it keeps its very low Stats and cannot even attack, making the Max Raid Battle much easier and quicker to complete; these Pokémon are Zacian, Zamazenta and Eternatus.

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  7. Original Partner Cap (Clothing Item)

    If you manage to obtain the mythical Pokemon Zarude, go to the Isle of Armor train station with it in your party and speak to the lady in the lab coat. Upon showing her your Zarude, she will reward you with Ash's cap from the first season of the Anime.

    Contributed by: SummerStorm23 

  8. Pirouette (Ballerina Spin)

    During any time, if you rotate the left Control Stick clockwise or counterclockwise so that your character turns around and around, then the character will twirl in place and then strike a pose!

    This technique is also used to evolve Milcery into Alcremie when a Sweet is held.

    Contributed by: Numbuh 128bit 

  9. Honey's Master Dojo Upgrades

    After receiving Kubfu in the Isle of Armor DLC, you can talk to Honey inside the Master Dojo and give her Watts to add new features to the Master Dojo. The Vending Machines sell Items at a cheaper price.

    Unlockable
    After Giving Honey 5,000 Watts or more 01. Hair Stylist
    After Giving Honey 10,000 Watts or more 02. Inactive Rotomi Terminal
    After Giving Honey 20,000 Watts or more 03. Activate Rotomi Terminal
    After Giving Honey 30,000 Watts or more 04. Fresh Water Vending Machine
    After Giving Honey 40,000 Watts or more 05. Soda Pop
    After Giving Honey 50,000 Watts or more 06. Lemonade
    After Giving Honey 100,000 Watts or more 07. Free Cooking Ingredients in Kitchen
    After Giving Honey 200,000 Watts or more 08. Protein & Iron Vending Machine
    After Giving Honey 300,000 Watts or more 09. Calcium & Zinc
    After Giving Honey 400,000 Watts or more 10. Hp Up & Carbos
    After Giving Honey 500,000 Watts or more 11. Master Dojo Kitchen Background for League Card
    After Giving Honey 800,000 Watts or more 12. Honey's Regular League Card
    After Giving Honey 1,000,000 Watts or more 13. Trainer Battle against Honey
    After Giving Honey 3,280,000 Watts or more 14. Honey's Rare League Card

    Contributed by: Sonictrainer 

  10. Unlockables through Curry Dex completion

    In Pokémon Camp, one of the actions you can do is cook Curry with your Pokémon, and a Curry Dex keeps track of the kinds of Curry you've cooked; by talking to the Cooking Guru, right outside Motostoke in the Wild Area, you can unlock various things based on the amount of different kinds of Curry you've cooked.

    Another action you can do in Pokémon Camp is playing with your Pokémon with various toys; different Pokémon like different toys and most of the rewards for Curry Dex filling are new Toy skins.

    Unlockable
    Available from the start 01. Poké Toy
    Available from the start 02. Poké Ball
    Cook 1 kind of Curry 03. 3 Sausages
    Cook 5 kinds of Curry 04. Fresh Ball
    Cook 10 kinds of Curry 05. Weighted Ball
    Cook 15 kinds of Curry 06. Soothe Ball
    Cook 30 kinds of Curry 07. Mirror Ball
    Cook 50 kinds of Curry 08. Tympole Ball
    Cook 80 kinds of Curry 09. Champion Ball
    Cook 110 kinds of Curry 10. 3 Moomoo Cheese
    Cook 150 kinds of Curry 11. 3 Smoke-poke Tails
    Cook 151 (all) kinds of Curry 12. Golden cooking utensils

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  11. Alolan Diglett Sidequest Rewards

    In the Isle of Armor (DLC), there's a side-quest about finding 150 Alolan Diglett (technically 151 with the initial one that triggers the side-quest) scattered throughout.

    As you find them and they go back to the Hiker who first lost them, he gives you certain Pokémon as rewards, most of which cannot normally be obtained in-game, otherwise (at least not in these Forms). Each of these Pokémon will have 3 perfect IVs (except the Diglett, which has 6), and all will have their Hidden Abilities.

    Unlockable
    Find 5 Alolan Diglett 1. Alolan Meowth
    Find 10 Alolan Diglett 2. Slowpoke
    Find 20 Alolan Diglett 3. Alolan Vulpix
    Find 30 Alolan Diglett 4. Alolan Sandshrew
    Find 40 Alolan Diglett 5. Alolan Raichu
    Find 50 Alolan Diglett 6. Alolan Marowak
    Find 75 Alolan Diglett 7. Alolan Exeggutor
    Find 100 Alolan Diglett (if the Starter picked was Grookey) 8.(a) Rowlet
    Find 100 Alolan Diglett (if the Starter picked was Scorbunny) 8.(b) Litten
    Find 100 Alolan Diglett (if the Starter picked was Sobble) 8.(c) Popplio
    Find 150 Alolan Diglett 9. Alolan Diglett

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  12. Increasing the chances of wild Brilliant and Shiny Pokémon

    The Pokédex keeps track of the number of times you've defeated or caught a certain specie of Pokémon in the wild; this number goes towards your chances of encountering a wild Brilliant Pokémon (Pokémon giving off a yellow aura, which know an Egg Move) and Shiny Pokémon (Pokémon with a different, rarer color palette than usual) of that specie.

    However, apparently due to a bug, this increased chance only actually takes place a small percentage of the time; for example, the 6x likelihood for 500 Encounters only gets applied 3% of the time.

    Unlockable
    At least 1 Encounter 1. Brilliant Pokémon may appear
    At least 20 Encounters 2. Brilliant Pokémon have 1.3× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 50 Encounters 3. Brilliant Pokémon have 1.6× the likelihood of appearing and Shiny Pokémon have 2× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 100 Encounters 4. Brilliant Pokémon have 2× the likelihood of appearing and Shiny Pokémon have 3× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 200 Encounters 5. Shiny Pokémon have 4× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 300 Encounters 6. Shiny Pokémon have 5× the likelihood of appearing
    At least 500 Encounters 7. Shiny Pokémon have 6× the likelihood of appearing

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  13. Chain Fishing for Brilliant Pokémon

    Fishing can increase your chances of encountering Brilliant Pokémon (Pokémon giving off a yellow aura, which know an Egg Move). Differing from standard Encounter Chaining, the number of times you've battled any one specie won't matter at all for fishing; instead, you'll simply need to defeat as many Pokémon consecutively as you can, no matter which specie appears.

    The chain will break if you fail to reel a Pokémon in, if you catch a Pokémon, run away from a Pokémon, leave the area or turn off your game.

    The number of successful hooks goes towards your chances of encountering a Brilliant Pokémon, and the thresholds are as follows.

    Unlockable
    0–2 successful hooks 1. Brilliant Pokémon may appear
    3-6 successful hooks 2. Brilliant Pokémon have 1.3× the likelihood of appearing
    7-14 successful hooks 3. Brilliant Pokémon have 3.3× the likelihood of appearing
    15-24 successful hooks 4. Brilliant Pokémon have 6.6× the likelihood of appearing
    25+ successful hooks 5. Brilliant Pokémon have 16.6× the likelihood of appearing

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  14. Features unlocked via other games' save data

    If you have save data on your Switch for a few other Pokémon games, this will allow you to unlock a few customization features and receive a couple of gifts, in-game.

    Unlockable
    Have Let's Go Pikachu save data, talk to the girl in the Train Station in the Meetup Spot 1. Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor (Gift Pokémon)
    Have Let's Go Eevee save data, talk to the boy in the Train Station in the Meetup Spot 2. Eevee with the Gigantamax Factor (Gift Pokémon)
    Have Let's Go Pikachu save data 3. Special background and frame for the League Card
    Have Let's Go Eevee save data 4. Special background and frame for the League Card
    Have Pokémon Quest save data 5. Special background and frame for the League Card

    Contributed by: Andrex_93 

  15. Crown Tundra dex completion rewards

    Alk you have to do is complete the Crown Tundra pokedex.

    Unlockable
    Talk to the person at the CT station upon completing CT Dex 3 gold bottle caps
    Talk to the person at CT station upon completing CT DeX 50 rare candy
    Talk to the person at CT station upon CT dex completion (can be done multiple times) Certificate of completion

    Contributed by: darkdeity9 

  16. Alternate Intro

    After beating the Pokemon League or Main Story the title intro video shows the team of pokemon that was with the player at the time of completion

    Unlockable
    Finish story mode Alternate Intro

    Contributed by: knuckles2007 

  17. Extra Pokémon Boxes

    When you first access the Pokémon Storage system via Rotomi or the Pokémon Box Link, you will find 8 Boxes there to store Pokémon in. If you put at least one Pokémon inside of every Box, then leave the storage system and come back, more boxes will be added. This trick can be repeated until you've unlocked 31 total boxes. You get one additional one after you catch your first legendary Pokémon. Each of these 32 boxes can hold 30 Pokémon, allowing for you to store a grand total of 960 Pokémon on one save file.

    Unlockable
    Defeat Eternatus Box 32
    Deposit Pokémon into all boxes 1-16 Boxes 17-24
    Deposit Pokémon into all boxes 1-24 Boxes 25-31
    Deposit Pokémon into all boxes 1-8 Boxes 9-16

    Contributed by: GrimGamingOnYT, MasterPeteDiddy 

  18. Catching, Oval, and Shiny Charms

    All of these are obtained in Circhester. From the Pokemon Center, go right towards the hotel, entering the hotel on the left. When there, after the specified conditions are met, talk to the corresponding person to get the Charm you wish.

    Item
    Go to the second floor, and into the second room on the left. Speak with the doctor there. Catching Charm - boosts the rate of a critical capture
    First, become the Champion of the Pokemon League. Go to the second floor, and into the first room on the left. Battle the cop there. Oval Charm - makes it more likely for Pokemon to lay an Egg at the nursery if they're compatible
    First, capture all 400 Pokemon in the Galarian Pokedex. Speak with the same doctor who gave you the Catching Charm. Shiny Charm - triples the frequency at which Shiny Pokemon appear

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  19. Isle of Armor Pokedex Completion Rewards

    Speak with the scientist at the train station at the Isle of Armor to receive these rewards when you've caught all of the Pokemon in the Pokedex.

    Unlockable
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Diploma (certifying your completion of the Pokedex)
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Gold emblem on your Trainer Card
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Mark Charm (makes marked Pokemon more common)
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Replica Gold Crown (a clothing item)

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  20. Sport Cap, Hex Nut Style (Clothing Item)

    If you have either the Mythical Pokémon Meltan and/or its evolution, Melmetal, put it in your party and go to the Crown Tundra Station (where you first arrived to the Crown Tundra): speak to the lady in the lab coat to show her Meltan/Melmetal and she will reward you with the Sport Cap, Hex Nut Style.

    Unlockable
    Show Meltan or Melmetal to the lady at the Crown Tundra Station Sport Cap, Hex Nut Style

    Contributed by: Andrex_93, junjunx1 

Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Isle of Armor Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. Alolan Diglett Sidequest Rewards

    Early in the Isle of Armor DLC, you are able to hunt down all 150 of a man's Diglett. For gathering certain amounts of them, you will be given a Pokemon as a reward.

    These Pokemon will have 3 perfect IVs (except the final Pokemon, which has 6), and all of them will have their Hidden Abilities.

    Unlockable
    Find 5 Diglett 1. Alolan Meowth
    Find 10 Diglett 2. Slowpoke
    Find 20 Diglett 3. Alolan Vulpix
    Find 30 Diglett 4. Alolan Sandshrew
    Find 40 Diglett 5. Alolan Raichu
    Find 50 Diglett 6. Alolan Marowak
    Find 75 Diglett 7. Alolan Exeggutor
    Find 100 Diglett (your starter must be Grookey) 8a. Rowlet
    Find 100 Diglett (your starter must be Scorbunny) 8b. Litten
    Find 100 Diglett (your starter must be Sobble) 8c. Popplio
    Find all 150 Diglett 9. Alolan Diglett

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

  2. Isle of Armor Pokedex Completion Rewards

    Speak with the scientist at the train station to receive these rewards when you've caught all of the Pokemon in the Pokedex.

    Unlockable
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Diploma (certifying your completion of the Pokedex)
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Gold emblem on your Trainer Card
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Mark Charm (makes marked Pokemon more common)
    Complete the Isle of Armor Pokedex Replica Gold Crown (a clothing item)

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer