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Best Team Comp For Story

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Check this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide on best team comp for the story with starter Pokemon. Including recommended team for Scorbunny, Sobble, & Grookey.

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Check Out Which Starter Is The Best!

Criteria For Selection

Ease Of Acquisition

When planning out these teams, priority has been given to Pokemon that are easy to catch early in the game. There are many possible team combinations, especially when given access to higher level Pokemon in the Wild Area. For this guide, our goal is to give you a team you can catch early on & succeed with!

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Best Team Comp With Grookey For Story

Team Built Around Grookey

GrookeyEvolves To Rillaboom
Grookey

Grass
Rillaboom

Grass

It's essential to have Rock, Ground, or Water Type on your team with Grookey. From it's beginner form to its final evolution, they're all Grass type so you need something to counter Fire Types.

Check Out Grass Strengths & Weaknesses Here!

Recommended Team Comp

PokemonHow to Get
Recommendation Criteria
RillaboomRillaboom[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Grookey (Level 35)
- Select Grookey as your starter Pokemon
- Strong attacker with high defense & health
Whiscash IconWhiscash[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Barboach (Lv. 30)
- Fish up a Barboach near Motostoke City
- High defensive stats
- Great moves (Earthquake, Rest, Snore)
- Works well with Gyarados
GyaradosGyarados[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Magikarp (Lv. 20)
- Fish up Magikarp in Route 2
- Magikarp is easy to catch and easy to level
- Gyarados has strong stats & can use several skill types
ExcadrillExcadrill [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Drilbur (Lv. 31)
- Catch in Galar Mine
- Has high attack stat, great for dealing damage
CorviknightCorviknight [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Rookidee (Lv. 38)
- Catch Rookidee in Route 1
- Can be caught early in the game
- Flying-type attacks are useful in battle
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Impidimp (Lv. 42)
- Catch Impidimp in Glimwood Tangle
- Has high attack stats
- Can learn both Dark & Fairy-type moves
Arcanine IconArcanine[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Growlithe (Using a Fire Stone)
- Catch Growlithe on Route 3
Growlithe only appears on Route 3 in Pokemon Shield
- Strong Fire type fills a hole in the team roster
- Great moves can be learned immediately (Extremespeed, Play Rough)
Ninetales IconNinetales [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Vulpix (Using a Fire Stone)
- Catch Vulpix on Route 3
Vulpix only appears on Route 3 in Pokemon Sword
- Strong Fire type that deals well with Inteleon's grass weakness
- Amazing moves can be learned immediately (Flamethrower, Extrasensory)

NOTE: Please note that there is a max of 6 Pokemon in a team. Pokemon listed above are recommended, but not all are required.

Best Team Comp With Scorbunny For Story

Team Built Around Scorbunny

ScorbunnyEvolves To Cinderace
Scorbunny

fire
Cinderace

fire

Cinderace and its subsequent evolutions are pure Fire type Pokemon, so we've put together a team with Electric type Pokemon which can to counter Water type Pokemon.

Check Out Fire Strengths & Weaknesses Here!

Recommended Team Comp

PokemonHow to Get
Recommendation Critera
CinderaceCinderace[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Scorbunny (Level 35)
- Select Scorbunny as your starter Pokemon
- Strong attack Pokemon with a high ATK and SPD stat
EldegossEldegoss[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Gossifluer (Level 20)
- Catch Gossifluer on Route 3
- Pokemon with a high durability
- Able to resist Dynamax attacks
- Able to counter Water type Pokemon which are effective against Cinderace
Whiscash IconWhiscash[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Barboach (Lv. 30)
- Fish up a Barboach near Motostoke City
- High defensive stats
- Great moves (Earthquake, Rest, Snore)
- Works well with Gyarados
GyaradosGyarados[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Magikarp (Lv. 20)
- Fish up Magikarp in Route 2
- Magikarp is easy to catch & easy to level
- Gyarados has strong stats & can use several skill types
ManectricManectric [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Electrike(Lv. 26)
- Catch Electrike in Route 4
- Good Speed making it a quick attacker
- Electric-type moves are crucial against certain Pokemon
ExcadrillExcadrill [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Drilbur (Lv. 31)
- Catch in Galar Mine
- Has high attack stat, great for dealing damage
CorviknightCorviknight [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Rookidee (Lv. 38)
- Catch Rookidee in Route 1
- Can be caught early in the game
- Flying-type attacks are useful in battle
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Impidimp (Lv. 42)
- Catch Impidimp in Glimwood Tangle
- Has high attack stats
- Can learn both Dark & Fairy-type moves

NOTE: Please note that there is a max of 6 Pokemon in a team. Pokemon listed above are recommended, but not all are required.

Best Team Comp With Sobble For Story

Team Built Around Sobble

SobbleEvolves To Inteleon
Sobble

water
Inteleon

water

Inteleon and its subsequent evolutions are pure Water type Pokemon, so we've put together a team with Poison & Ground type Pokemon which can to counter Grass & Electric type Pokemon.

Check Out Water Strengths & Weaknesses Here!

Recommended Team Comp

PokemonHow to Get
Recommendation Criteria
InteleonInteleon[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Sobble (Level 35)
- Select Sobble as your starting Pokemon
- Strong attacker Pokemon with a high Spd and Sp. Atk
Whiscash IconWhiscash[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Barboach (Lv. 30)
- Fish up a Barboach near Motostoke City
- High defensive stats
- Great moves (Earthquake, Rest, Snore)
- Works well with Gyarados
EldegossEldegoss[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Gossifluer (Level 20)
- Catch Gossifluer on Route 3
- Pokemon with a high durability
- Able to resist Dynamax attacks
- Able to counter Water type Pokemon which are effective against Cinderace
Arcanine IconArcanine[How to Get]
- Final evolution of Growlithe (Using a Fire Stone)
- Catch Growlithe on Route 3
Growlithe only appears on Route 3 in Pokemon Shield
- Strong Fire type fills a hole in the team roster
- Great moves can be learned immediately (Extremespeed, Play Rough)
Ninetales IconNinetales [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Vulpix (Using a Fire Stone)
- Catch Vulpix on Route 3
Vulpix only appears on Route 3 in Pokemon Sword
- Strong Fire type that deals well with Inteleon's grass weakness
- Amazing moves can be learned immediately (Flamethrower, Extrasensory)
ExcadrillExcadrill [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Electrike(Lv. 26)
- Catch Electrike in Route 4
- Good Speed making it a quick attacker
- Electric-type moves are crucial against certain Pokemon
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl [How to Get]
- Final evolution of Impidimp (Lv. 42)
- Catch Impidimp in Glimwood Tangle
- Has high attack stats
- Can learn both Dark & Fairy-type moves

Is Pokemon Nature Important?

Nature Isn't Important In Clearing Story

If your purpose is to complete the story of Pokemon Sword and Shield, you don't need to take note of your Pokemon's nature yet. As long as you have Pokemon that have moves effective against their opponents, you'll be able to defeat them.

List Of Pokemon Natures

Legend: ↑ = +10%↓ = -10%

NatureAtkDefSp. AtkSp. DefSpeed
Lonely---
Adamant---
Naive---
Brave---
Bold---
Impish---
Lax---
Relaxed---
Modest---
Mild---
Rash---
Quiet---
Calm---
Gentle---
Careful---
Sassy---
Timid---
Hasty---
Jolly---
Naive---
Bashful-----
Docile-----
Serious-----
Quirky-----
Hardy-----
Check Out The Nature Guide Here!

Nature Is Passed Down Through Females

Nature can be passed down through female Pokemon when breeding. If you want to breed stronger start Pokemon or trade them online, it's best to get a female Starter.

Check Out The Perfect Breeding Guide!

Tips To Improve Your Team Comp

Go To The Move Reminder ASAP

Move Reminder

The Move Reminder is located in Pokemon Centers. He can teach your Pokemon moves they might not be able to learn by leveling up. Whenever you get a new Pokemon (especially one evolved with an evolutionary stone), stop by the Move Reminder!

Find Out How To Get Strong Moves Early On With the Move Reminder!

Check Stats Ranking Of Your Pokemon Roster

Check Stats Ranking Of Your Pokemon Roster

Some Pokemon has higher stats than others. Check your Pokemon's stats ranking to determine if an upgrade is required.

Check out Base Stat Ranking In Galar Guide here!

Breed Pokemon For Better Growth

Breed Pokemon For Better Growth

Have a favorite Pokemon on your team? Why not breed it to get a even more powerful version of it? Getting better stats will prepare your precious for Rank Battles further down the line.

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Anonymous 1

For Scorbunny, Manectric and Excadrill are the wrong way round!

Just swap the images and names and it'll be correct!


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