Evolution in Pokémon Sword and Shield is mostly simple but there are some special evolutions that need a specific item or method for Pokémon.
In this guide, we will tell you about the special evolution of Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield. As we all know that the natural way to evolve your Pokemon is by leveling them up, but some Pokemon need special requirements to evolve into their new form.
Some Pokemon require special evolution stones to evolve. Some Pokemon evolve by running in the same place, and some evolve by taking a specific amount of damage. These special types of Pokemon require something different to change their forms.
How To Complete All Pokémon Sword and Shield Special Evolutions
We have made a list of all the methods required for unique evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield so that you can fill your Pokedex without too much difficulty.
Some Pokemon don’t only need special items to evolve but they require specific conditions with certain items.
Applin: Sweet Apple, Tart Apple
Milcery: several items plus spinning
Sinistea: Cracked Pot, Chipped Pot
Zacian: changes into the second form when given a Rusted Sword or Rusted Shield.
Trade-Based Pokémon Evolutions
Few Pokemon are only able to change their forms when they are traded with another Pokemon. You will have to trade them back in order to get that Pokemon in your Pokedex.
Dusclops: needs to be holding a Reaper Cloth
Feebas: needs to be holding a Prism Scale
Karrablast: needs to be traded for a Shelment
Onix: needs to be holding a Metal Coat
Rhydon: needs to be holding a Protector
Shelmet: needs to be traded for a Karrablast
Spritzee: needs to holding a Sachet
Swirlix: needs to holding a Whipped Cream
High Happiness Pokémon Evolutions
There are some Pokemon that need you to make them happy to evolve them. If you want to change their form, you will have to make them happy enough so that their hidden stat reaches the requirement to level up for their next form.
There are many types of Pokemon, one of which is known as Fossil Pokemon. These are unique types of Pokemon that are not made through a living Pokemon. Specific Fossil combinations are required in order to bring them to life.
Arctovish (water/ice): Fossilized Fish + Fossilized Dino
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