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Pokémon Sword and Shield – Best Endgame Pokémon


Galarian Darmanitan

Type: Ice or Ice / Fire in Zen Mode
Location: Sword exclusive. Evolves from Galarian Darumaka with an Ice Stone. It can be found on Route 8 and Route 10.

Galarian Darmanitan’s Zen Mode Hidden Ability brings up its Attack to an insane 160. With access to Fire and Ice stab moves, alongside 135 Base Speed (Zen Mode), Darmanitan has the potential to sweep teams.



Type: Ground / Steel
Location: Evolves from Drilbur at Lv. 31 who can be found in the Galar Mine. Excadrill can be found at the Lake of Outrage and Giant’s Mirror regions of the Wild Area.

Excadrill’s high Attack stat makes it one formidable foe, but also thanks to its Ground / Steel Type it’s very effective against the notoriously complicated Fairy Type. Its attacks, Earthquake and Iron Head, can regularly one-hit-KO opponents in battle. Teach your Excadrill Sand Rush and thank me later!



Type: Dark / Dragon
Location: Sword Exclusive. Evolves from Zweilous at Lv. 65. Zweilous evolves from Deino at Lv. 50. Deino can be found at the Lake of Outrage in the Wild Area.

A Dark / Dragon Type Pokemon, Hydreigon has a very high Special Attack stat, combined with a generally high base stat pool. That means he’s quite the threat in battle since it’s a Dark Type it’ll be able to to take on any Pokemon – even Ghost Types. 



Type: Electric / Poison
Location: Evolves from Toxel at Lv. 30, who can be found on Route 9.

Another one with a high special attack that’s going to be great taking down any Fairy Pokémon. Additionally, its electric attacks will make it useful against Water and Flying types.



Type: Water
Location: Evolves from Drizzle at Lv. 35. Drizzle evolves from Sobble at Lv. 16. Sobble is a starter obtained at the beginning of the game.

Inteleon’s high Speed and Special Attack and mono-typing makes it an excellent sweeper. Consider using Choice Specs.



Type: Fairy / Flying
Location: Evolves from Togetic with a shiny stone. Togetic evolves from Togepi with high friendship. Togepi can be obtained by trading a Toxel to an NPC in eastern Hammerlocke.

Togekiss with the move Nasty Plot can set up and destroy a team with ease. Adding Roost as a means of recovery is also recommended.


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