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Find out everything there is to know about the Daycare / Nursery in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). This includes what its for, location, egg moves and eggs, Pokemon breeding, and more!

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Which Starter Is The Best?

What is the Daycare / Nursery?

Place To Breed For Pokemon Eggs

Takes Care of Your Pokemon for You

The Pokemon Nursery is the Galar Region's version of the Daycare that's been present in most if not all Pokemon games. Here you can leave behind your Pokemon to breed eggs. Pokemon at Nursery will not get EXP.

Check Out the Perfect Breeding Guide Here

Leave 2 Pokemon With Same Species


By leaving 2 Pokemon with same egg group with different gender, you can get an egg of the female Pokemon.

What is an Egg Group?

Pokemon have specific Egg Groups they belong in. This dictate which Pokemon they can breed & produce an egg with. For example, Wailord & Skitty are able to have an egg.

Check Out All Egg Groups Here!

Ditto can Create an Egg with Almost All Pokemon

Ditto can Create an Egg with Almost All Pokemon

Ditto is the only Pokemon that can breed with almost any other Pokemon regardless of type, egg group, and gender. The only limit are Legendary Pokemon who often cannot be bred.

Ditto - How To Catch Ditto With High Individual Values (IVs)

Breed Pokemon with Egg Moves

Breed Pokemon with Egg Moves

You will be able to transfer egg moves to Pokemon of the same species in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Daycare / Nursery Location

2 Nurseries In SWSH

Found in Route 5

There are two nurseries in the Galar region. One in Route 5 and the other in Bridge Field of the Wild Area. You'll gain access to the first Nursery after beating Grass Type Gym Leader Milo.

Learn How To Catch Ditto From Here
Route 5How To Get There
Nurseries In SWSH
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Keep going right after exiting Turffield
Wild AreaHow To Get There
Nurseries In SWSH 2
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Move towards the center of Bridge Field. You'll see it in the distance.

Egg Hatches By Walking

Your Pokemon egg hatches by including the Pokemon egg in your team and walking around for a certain distance.

Check Out How To Hatch Eggs Fast!

How To Breed Strong Pokemon

breeding guide

By utilizing the Nursery, you can manipulate the Pokemon's move, nature, ability, and many other stats to create strong Pokemon. Read the guide below to learn how to breed the strongest Pokemon!

Check Out Competitive Breeding Guide!

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