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EXP Farming & Leveling Guide

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Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide to learn more about the best way to level up & farm exp! Find out recommended locations for leveling, best way to farm exp, recommended battles, & more!

How to Farm Exp Fast

Check Out Beginner Tips & Guides!

Get Lucky Egg For Extra EXP

Lucky Egg Gives You Extra EXP

Lucky Egg
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A Pokemon holding a Lucky Egg will earn extra EXP. Using the Lucky Egg allows you to farm much more EXP!

How To Get Lucky Egg

Lucky Egg

Visit the seafood restaurant in Hulbury & talk to the chef. He will ask you to deliver his food to three locations. After the deliveries, he will give you the Lucky Egg.

Check Out Where To Deliver Ordered Food!

List Of EXP Farming Method & Efficiency

Max Raid Battle

You get EXP Candies as a reward of Defeating dynamax pokemon.
Endgame Tournament

*Unlocks after beating Leon
You can rematch with gym leaders and champion over and over.
Battle Tower

*Unlocks after beating Leon
You get Rare Candy as a reward of beating the battle.
Curry & Poke Job

Easy way to get EXP but can't expect lot of EXP.

EXP Farming With Max Raid Battle

Wild Area's Dens For Max Raid Battles

Wild Area

Head on over to the Wild Area & look for dens with a bright light. These dens are home to powerful Pokemon. Enter them to start a Max Raid Battle & gain tons of experience points!

Check Out Max Raid Battles!

Max Raid Battles Reward Rare & EXP Candy

Max Raid Battles Reward Exp Candy

Aside from the experience that you earn from defeating the Dynamaxed or Gigantamax Pokemon, Max Raid Battles will also reward you with Rare & EXP candy!

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What is EXP Candy?

EXP Candy

EXP Candy is a consumable item that will reward a Pokemon EXP when used. Keep on doing Max Raid Battles to earn tons of EXP candy to level your Pokemon!

EXP Candy Comes in Different Sizes

EXP Candy will come in different sizes. These sizes range from S to XL. Keep in mind that the larger the size of the EXP Candy, the more Exp it will reward! You are likely to get larger candy when the raid battle has more stars.

EXP. Candy SizeExperience
XS +100
S +800
M +3,000
L +10,000
XL +30,000
Rare Candy1 Level Up

Check the Weather to Maximize Your XP Farm

While farming for EXP in the Wild Area for Max Raid Battles, be sure to check local weather! The weather in the Wild Area will increase the damage for certain Pokemon types, making it easier to choose Pokemon with specific weakness!

How Weather Affects Pokemon Guide

EXP Farming With Endgame Tournament

This tournament is an endgame content and will not be unlocked before beating the champion.

You Can Rematch With Gym Leaders Unlimitedly


After you beat Leon & become the champion, visit Wyndon Stadium and talk to the reception. The receptionist will ask if you want to join the tournament. You can join the tournament over and over again unlimitedly.

Leon & Hop gives you a lot of EXP

You can choose which trainer you want to rematch. Choose Leon or Hop if you want to get the most EXP. Hop will use legendary pokemon and it will give you the most EXP.

Eating Curry With Your Pokemon

Eat Curry to Gain Exp

Eat Curry to Gain XP

Eating Curry with your Pokemon will give them some Exp to help them level up! Note that each Pokemon will have their favorite flavor so feeding them the correct flavor will grant more Exp!

Check Out How to Cook Curry Here!

Cook Curry in Your Camp

Cook Curry in Your Camp

You will only be able to cook Curry in your Camp! Set up your camp while exploring in order to cook some tasty curry for you Pokemon!

Check Out Pokemon Camp Here!

Send Pokemon On Poke Jobs

Have Pokemon Do Jobs to Earn EXP

Have Pokemon Do Jobs to Earn Exp

You can also send your Pokemon on Poke Jobs to earn them some more Exp. Keep in mind that sending a Pokemon on a job will remove them from your box or party.

Check Out Poke Jobs Here!

Select Pokemon That Excel in that Job

Select Pokemon that Excel in a Job

Please note that some Pokemon are better suited for certain types of jobs! Make sure to send a Pokemon that excels in that job to earn more Exp as a reward!

Send Pokemon on Jobs at the Rotomi

Send Pokemon on Jobs at the Rotomi

You will be able to send Pokemon on Jobs by accessing the Rotomi at Pokemon Centers. Rotomi look like an atm with a Rotom on top of it.

Trade Pokemon For More Exp

Traded Pokemon Earn More Exp

Pokemon that you acquire via a trade will be able to earn more Exp during battles! This is especially useful if you want to get a Pokemon not found in your version of the game!

Make Use of the Surprise Trade Feature

Make Use of the Surprise Trade Feature

The Surprise Trade feature is a new feature introduced in the game that lets you register a Pokemon to be traded. This will automatically find you a partner to trade Pokemon with over the internet!

Check Out Surprise Trades Here!

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Anonymous 2

It's in Hulberry, the stall with the green roof near where the incense seller is

Anonymous 1

For the third delivery for the Lucky Egg, the cook says to look for a green roof, but they wonder if such a house is in Hulberry - Does anyone know where this is? The only place I could think of is the Daycare, but none of the NPCs there or nearby seem to accept it.

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