Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide to learn more about the new fossil Pokemon! Includes how to get fossils, wild area information, digging duo, fusion, and more!Check Out the Beginners Tips & Guides Here!
New Fossil Pokemon - How to Get & Fuse Fossils
Get Four Kinds Of Fossils
There are 4 types of Fossils you can obtain in Sword and Shield. By combining these fossils in different ways, you can produce 4 different Pokemon!
List of Fossil Combinations
| 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.
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.
Talk to the Professor to Fuse Fossils
Once you have the required fossils, head to the Professor found on Route 6. Talking to her will make her ask you if you want to fuse the fossils.
Choose Which Fossils to Combine
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.
How to Get Fossils
Get Fossils Near Professor
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
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.
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.
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!