Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide to learn more about the fossil Pokemon! Includes how to get & where to find fossils, combination, exclusives, fusion, professor and more!
Table of Contents
All Fossils List & Exclusive
Four Kinds Of Fossilized Parts
There are 4 types of Fossils you can get in Sword and Shield. By combining these fossils in different ways, you can produce 4 different Pokemon!
May Get Version Exclusive Fossils From Digging Duo
The Digging Duo has a low chance to dig up Fossils that's mutually exclusive from your game versions. It might get you the fossilized parts you were locked out from.Digging Duo Guide - Items & Locations
Fossil Combination List (Fusion)
List of Fossil Pokemon Fusion Combos
| Dracozolt||- Volt Absorb|
|Fossilized Bird + Fossilized Drake|
| Arctozolt||- Volt Absorb|
|Fossilized Dino + Fossilized Bird|
| Dracovish||- Water Absorb|
- Strong Jaw
|Fossilized Fish + Fossilized Drake|
|Arctovish||- Water Absorb|
- Ice Body
|Fossilized Fish + Fossilized Dino|
Recommended Fossil Pokemon Fusions
Dragon types have few weaknesses and are overall more powerful Pokemon types. It's recommended to get Dracozolt and Dracovish since they're both Dragon Types. Dracovish in particular has a great typing, being weak only to Fairy and Dragon moves.
Shiny Fossil Pokemon - How To Get
Low Chance Of Shiny Fossil Pokemon When Fusing
When you combine fossils to get Fossil Pokemon, there's a small chance that you'll get the shiny version of that Pokemon, which has different appearance than the standard one. However, shiny Pokemon chance is pretty slim based on our testing.
Save & Reload Until You Get A Shiny Fossil Pokemon
To get a shiny Fossil Pokemon, you can try the Save/Load method as the game will not save when you combined your fossils. Save beforehand and load when fusion results were unsatisfactory.
Shiny Fossil Pokemon Reset Guide
|1||Go to Route 6 and find the fossil professor.|
|2||Save your game before talking to the professor.|
|3||Talk to the professor and fuse fossils.|
|4||Close the game if no shiny Fossil Pokemon appears.|
|5||Restart the game, load, and repeat step 3|
|6||Rinse & Repeat until success.|
Fossil Professor - Where to Find & Use
Find Fossil Professor At Route 6
Once you have the required fossils, head to the Fossil Professor found on Route 6. Talking to her will make her ask you if you want to fuse the fossils.
Use Professor For Fusing Fossils
You will then be asked two questions by the Professor. Answer these questions using the two fossils you want to fuse. Once you have chosen your two fossils, the Pokemon will be resurrected.
Two Different Fossils are Required
Before heading to the Professor, make sure that you have two fossils with you- a top half, and a bottom half. Not having the required fossils will not trigger the Professor to ask you if you want to resurrect these fossils.
How to Get Fossils
Get Fossils Near Professor (One-Time)
You will encounter a Professor researching fossils while exploring Route 6. There will be fossils near her that you can pick up. The nearby Pokemon Center will also have an NPC that will give you fossils when you talk to them.
Get 2 Fossils In Stow-on-Side (One-Time)
There is a man in the Stow-on-Side Pokemon center who will give you two fossils when you talk to him!
Fossils You Can Get
Use the Digging Duo to Get Fossils
Alternatively, you will be able to hire the Digging Duo in the Wild Area to dig up fossils for you! They can be found in the Bridge Field area.Digging Duo Guide - Items & Locations
Use Watts to Hire the Digging Duo
Keep in mind that asking the Digging Duo to dig up items for you costs 500 Watts. You should also note that getting a fossil is not guaranteed since the items that the Digging Duo get are random.Watts - How To Farm Them And Their Uses
Use The Skilled Brother
Each of the two brothers has a particular specialty. One will be high in skill, the other high in stamina. We recommend the skilled brother, because the quality of the items he gives you will be higher!
Acquire Fossils From a Trade
You can also fossils via a trade! Players can send you a Pokemon holding a fossil and vice versa!
Look For Fossils in the Wild Area
Exploring the Dusty Bowl portion of the Wild Area can also lead you to discovering some fossils!Check Out the Wild Area Here!
What Are Fossils?
Preserved Pokemon Remains
Fossils are the preserved remains of Pokemon that once roamed the land! Thanks to technology, these fossils can be revived into Pokemon!
Can Be Found While Exploring Galar
These fossils can be found while exploring the Galar region. Though a few can be found on Route 6, they are most commonly found in the Wild Area. You can also hire the Digging Duo to unearth some fossils for you!Check Out the Galar Region Here!