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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!

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New Fossil Pokemon - How to Get & Fuse Fossils

Get Four Kinds Of Fossils

Fossilized Fishwater Icon
Fossilized DinoIce Icon
Fossilized Birdelectric Icon
Fossilized DrakeDragon Icon

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

Fossil Combinations
Dracozolt Dracozolt
- Volt Absorb
- Hustle
Fossilized Bird + Fossilized Drake
Arcozolt Arctozolt
- Volt Absorb
- Static
Fossilized Dino + Fossilized Bird
Dracovish Dracovish
- Water Absorb
- Strong Jaw
Fossilized Fish + Fossilized Drake
- 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

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

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

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

Get Fossils Near the 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

SwordFossilized Bird
ShieldFossilized Drake

Use the Digging Duo to Get Fossils

Digging Duo Location
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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

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

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

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

Preserved Pokemon Remains
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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

Galar Region

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!

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