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Up To The Champion Cup (vs. Bede & Nessa) - Story Walkthrough
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Up To The Champion Cup (vs. Bede & Nessa) - Story Walkthrough

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Read this for a story walkthrough guide up to the Championship battles with Bede and Nessa in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). Includes trainer battle strategy, tips, and more!!!

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Story Progression

Previous PartCurrent PartNext Part
Oleana~ vs. Oleana Nessa~ vs. Bede & Nessa Rematch Raihan~ vs. Bea & Raihan Rematch
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Vs. Bede (Champion Cup)- Walkthrough & Tips

Vs. Bede Walkthrough

1Enter the Stadium after preparing for battle
2Battle versus Bede

1. Enter The Stadium

Wyndon Stadium

Make sure that you're completely ready for the fight before heading to the stadium. Stock up on healing items and level up your Pokemon team!

Check Out How To Farm EXP Here!

2. Battle Vs. Bede - Battle Tips

Bede Final Battle
Mawile IconMawileSteel IconFairy Icon
Lv. 51
Ground Iconfire Icon
Gardevoir IconGardevoir PsychicFairy Icon
Lv. 51
Ghost IconPoison IconSteel Icon
Galarian RapidashNo.334
Galarian Rapidash
Lv. 52
bug IconGhost Icondark Icon
PsychicFairy Icon
Lv. 53
Ghost IconPoison IconSteel Icon

*Attacks which match Weakness types deal 2x damage!!!

Bede Has New Editions To His Team

Bede Mawile

Bede's team has changed up slightly. He no longer has 4 pure type Psychic Pokemon. The addition of Mawile brings a non-psychic type. Know what pokemon you should bring before getting into the battle!

Bring Ghost Type Pokemon

Recommended PokemonTypeLocation
Golurk IconGolurkGhost IconGround Icon Catch Golett on Route 8

A Golurk would make extremely short work of Bede's entire team, having super effective moves against each Pokemon. Dynamaxing when his second Pokemon comes out will allow you to win with ease.

Dynamax Hatterene Now A Fairy Type


Hatterene, unlike its previous form, is a Psychic/Fairy type. It loses its Bug weakness and gains Steel. It can use a fire move, so be careful if you're bringing Steel Pokemon!

Check Out The Dynamax And Gigantamax Guide Here!

Vs. Nessa (Champion Cup) - Walkthrough & Tips

Vs. Nessa - Walkthrough

1Re-enter the Stadium when ready
2Battle Nessa

1. Re-enter The Stadium When Ready

Stadium Nessa

Your Pokemon will be healed automatically after your last battle. Make any last minute preparations you may need and re-enter the stadium!

2. Battle Vs. Nessa - Tips

Stadium Nessa 2
Golisopod IconGolisopodbug Iconwater Icon
Lv. 51
electric IconRock IconFlying Icon
Pelipper IconPelipperwater IconFlying Icon
Lv. 51
(x4)electric Icon
Rock Icon
Barraskewdawater Icon
Lv. 52
electric IconGrass Icon
Seaking IconSeakingwater Icon
Lv. 52
electric IconGrass Icon
Drednaw IconDrednawwater IconRock Icon
Lv. 53
(x4)Grass Icon
electric IconGround IconFighting Icon

*Attacks which match Weakness types deal 2x damage!!!

Recommended to Use Electric Type Moves

Every single one of Nessa's Pokemon is weak to Electric type moves. We highly recommend bringing an electric Pokemon such as Toxtricity or Jolteon.

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Golisopod Will Switch Out Mid-Battle


When Golisopod is taken below 50% health, it will switch out and escape. Be aware of this when using your Dynamax ability so it doesn't get wasted! Also, Golisopod is extremely tanky, so you might not be able to one shot it.

Nessa Will Still Dynamax Drednaw


Nessa will bring out a Gigantamax Drednaw, which is by far her biggest threat. Have a grass move ready to take this Pokemon out as soon as possible. Save your Dynamax for this!

Check Out The Dynamax And Gigantamax Guide Here!

Elite Four in Sword and Shield

No Elite Four

No Elite Four

Pokemon Sword and Shield does not have an Elite Four. Instead, you will gain access to the Champions Cup after beating all Gym Leaders in the Galar region. Fight through the semi-finals and get through the finals before being able to face the champion!

Check Out the Championship Match Here!

Unlock Tournament After Beating the Game

Repeat Gym Challenge After Beating the Game

After defeating the Champion, you will be able to unlock the tournament! In this tournament, 3 trainers face you in a row! These include the Gym Leaders, Hop and Leon! You can repeat the tournament as many times as you want for Exp and more rewards!

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Story Progression

Previous PartCurrent PartNext Part
Oleana~ vs. Oleana Nessa~ vs. Bede & Nessa Rematch Raihan~ vs. Bea & Raihan Rematch
Check Out All Story Walkthrough List!

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