Read this article to find out about the new Legendaries and how to get them in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH), Zacian and Zamazenta, including how to catch legendaries, and more!
What Are The New Legendaries?
Zacian and Zamazenta - The Sword And Shield Pokemon
The flagship Pokemon of Sword and Shield, Zacian and Zamazenta, are a pair of dog-like legendary Pokemon representing the 2 versions. Zacian is the sword and Zamazenta is the shield.
Legendary Fairy & Fighting Type Pokemon
Both these Legendaries each have a unique type. Zacian is a Fairy type Pokemon, while Zamazenta is a Fighting type.Check Out the Type Effectiveness Chart Here!
Third Legendary Exists
Like other Pokemon titles, there are three legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield. We describe about it in the below section, so be careful if you do not want to see spoilers.Check Out How To Catch The Third Legendary Here!
Classic Legendaries Also In Game
Certain classic legendary Pokemon from previous titles are also included in the game. Of which includes Mew, the original 151st Pokemon from the Gen 1 series. To catch the Mew, you will need to have a Poke Ball Plus device.Check Out How To Get Mew!
How To Get Zacian and Zamazenta
Zacian - Sword Exclusive Legendary Pokemon
Zacian is a dog-like Pokemon that holds a sword in its mouth. Since its description emphasizes its power, it has high Atk and Spd stats. It also possesses great Def and Sp. Def stats.Check Out Zacian Stats Here!
Zamazenta - Shield Exclusive Legendary Pokemon
Zamazenta is a dog-like Pokemon which appears to have a shield-like frontal body. Despite being based off a shield, this Pokemon shares identical stats with Zacian, having high Atk and Spd, as well as Def and Sp. Def.Check Out Zamazenta Stats Here!
Steps To Catch Legendary Pokemon
|1||Become the champion by defeating Leon|
|2||Go to Slumbering Weald and battle with Hop|
|3||Return the Rusted Sword at the pedestal|
|4||Battle With Sordward or Shielbert|
|5||Go see Sonia at her Lab in Wedgehurst|
|6||Go to Turffield Stadium and defeat dynamax pokemon|
|7||Visit Hulbury Stadium and Motostoke Stadium and defeat dynamax pokemon|
|8||Go back to Pokemon Research Lab and defeat Sordward & Shielbert|
|9||Defeat Dynamax Pokemon At 4 stadiums|
|10||Defeat Bede At Ballonlea Stadium|
|11||Go to Energy Plant from Hammerlock Stadium and defeat Sordward or Shielbert|
|12||Defeat Zamazenta or Zacian|
|13||Battle with Zamazenta or Zacian to catch them!|
|14||Last battle with Hop|
4. Battle With Sordward Or Shielbert
You will battle with Sordward (if you're playing Sword version) or Shieldbert (if you are playing Shield version). After you've defeat Sordward or Shielbert, you will take back the Rusted Sword or Rusted Shield.
6. Go to Turffield Stadium and Defeat Tsareena
You will face raid battle with Dynamaxed Tsareena. Hop, Milo, and Piers will be on your side. After defeating Tsareena, you will get Milo's rare League Card.Check Out Tsareena Here!
7. Battle Dynamax Pokemon In Hulbury Stadium And Motostoke Stadium
At Hulbury Stadium, you will raid battle with a Dynamaxed Gyarados. At Motostoke Stadium, you will battle with Dynamaxed Torkoal. Nessa and Kabu will give you rare League Card after the battle.
8. 2on2 Battle With Sordward & Shielbert
You and Hop will battle with Sordward & Shielbert.
9. Defeat Dynamax Pokemon At 3 stadiums
Visit the 3 stadiums below and defeat Dynamax Pokemon. You will get 3 rare League Cards as a reward.
|Stadium||Enemy Pokemon||Rare League Card|
10. Defeat Bede At Ballonlea Stadium
Battle with the new gym leader Bede. You'll get Bede's & Opal's rare League Card.Check Out The Battle Against Bede Story Walkthrough Here!
14. Battle with Hop
Hop will use the legendary Pokemon you didn't catch. You will get Hop's rare League Card after the battle.
How To Catch Eternatus
Steps On How To Catch EternatusSpolier! Show Eternatus image
Eternatus is a legendary pokemon you will encounter as you progress the story in both Pokemon Sword & Shield.Check Out Eternatus Pokemon Here!
Step 1: Battling Rose
In the last half of the game, you will have a battle against Rose in the Hammerlocke Stadium. This will be the last step before you encounter Eternatus.Check Out Vs. Chairman Rose Story Walkthrough Here!
Step 2: Go See Leon
After beating Rose's team, head to where Leon is. You will then find the legendary Pokemon "Eternatus" as well.
Step 3: Fighting Eternatus "Legendary Pokemon"
Leon tries to catch Eternatus but fails, then the battle against Eternatus starts. You cannot stop a battle against Eternatus.
Step 4: Beat & Catch Eternatus
After beating Eternatus, you will see a cutscene where Eternatus is caught by a pokeball.Check Out The Vs. Eternatus Story Walkthrough Here!