This guide has list of all item useful for breeding in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Includes info on their effect, location of all items such as Destiny Knot, Lucky Egg, and more!
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Recommended Breeding Items
Tap ▼ for its effect & location
|▼Destiny Knot||Pokemon Center In Hammerlocke|
|▼Power Item||Pokemon Center In Hammerlocke|
|▼Everstone||Picked Up At Turffield|
|▼Vitamins||Pokemon Center In Wyndon(Located Near In The Plaza)|
|▼Gold & Silver Bottle Cap||Digging Duo|
|▼Ability Capsule||BP Shop At Battle Tower|
|▼Mints||BP Shop At Battle Tower|
|▼Lucky Egg||Seafood Restaurant At Hulbury|
|▼Dynamax Candies||Reward Of Max Raid Battle|
|▼TMs||Get In The Storyline Or Buy Them|
|▼TRs||Watts Store & Reward Of Max Raid Battle|
|▼Soothe Bell||House In The Hammerlocke|
|▼Oval Charm||Defeat Morimoto After Beating The Game|
|▼Wishing Piece||Purchase At Watt Store|
|Effect||Charms opponent when you are charmed.|
When parent pokemon hold this, egg breeded inherits 5 random IVs from its parents.
When a Pokemon holding the Destiny Knot is breeded, the egg randomly inherits 5 IVs from both of its parents. If you are planning to do any breeding, this item is definitively needed.Learn How To Breed Strong Pokemon From Here
Buy At BP Store In Hammerlocke
You can purchase the Destiny Knot at the Pokemon Center in Hammerlocke. It only costs 10BP, but you need to unlock the Battle Tower by beating the game to get BP.BP Farming - Guide & Shop List Here▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||Lowers a Pokemon's speed, but the Base Points (EVs) it gets during battle increase by 8 when holding this item.|
When the parent Pokemon holds this and creates an egg, a specific IV will be inherited.
Increases Base Point Of 1 Stat
There are 6 "Power~" items, which, when held by a Pokemon, increase the Base Stats (EVs) it gains in battle by 8. For example, the Power Lens increases the base point acquisition of the holder's Sp. Atk.
Inherits IVs Of A Certain Stat
Additionally, when a parent Pokemon holds this item and breeds, the IV of that particular stat will be passed down to the egg. For example, when the parent Pokemon holds a Power Lens, the egg will inherit the parent's Sp. Atk IV.
"Power" Items & Corresponding Stats
|Power Lens||Sp. Atk.|
|Power Band||Sp. Def.|
Buy At The BP Store In Hammerlocke
You can purchase all "Power" items at the Pokemon Center in Hammerlocke. They only cost 10BP, but you'll need to unlock Battle Tower by beating the game first.BP Farming - Guide & Shop List Here▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||Pokemon holding Everstone won't evolve.|
When parent pokemon holded Everstone, its nature inherits to the egg.
If you want to choose the nature of your egg, use an Everstone. You can also purchase Mints, but you might as well save the BP and use it on something more valuable.
Get It In Turffield
The Everstone can be found in Turffield. Look for a flashing star on the ground nearby the rocks.▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|HP Up||HP's Base Point +10|
|Protain||Attack's Base Point +10|
|Iron||Defence's Base Point +10|
|Calcium||Sp. Atk's Base Point +10|
|Zinc||Sp. Def's Base Point +10|
|Carbos||Speed's Base Point +10|
Vitamins increase the Base Points (EVs) of one stat by 10. Unlike previous generations, you can actually reach the Base Point maximum solely by using Vitamins.Learn What's Base Point(EVs) From Here
Purchase At Pokemon Center In Wyndon
You can purchase vitamins at the Pokemon Center in Wyndon. One vitamin costs 10,000 gold, so make sure to save up before purchasing.Read This Guide On Money Farming▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
Gold Bottle Caps & Bottle Caps
|Effect||Use Bottle Cap to do hyper training which max out all IVs. You need to raise the pokemon to Lv.100 to use Hyper Training.|
Gold Bottle Cap & Silver Bottle Cap will be used to maximize a Lv.100 Pokemon's IVs. You can initiate hyper training by talking to the NPC at the rightmost counter in the Battle Tower.
Digging Duo Gives You Bottle Caps
If you are lucky, you can get Bottle Caps from the Digging Duo in the Wild Area. You can also get Bottle Caps from the BP Store or as a reward from Max Raid Battles.Learn How To Get Bottle Caps Efficiently From Here▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||You can change the ability of a Pokemon if that Pokemon has two ability options to choose from.|
This item allows you to change a Pokemon's ability. Use it when you've hatched an egg with high IVs but not an ideal ability. Note that you can't get Hidden Abilities with this item.Learn About Abilities & Hidden Abilities From Here
Purchase From BP Store In The Battle Tower
An Ability Capsule can be purchased at the Battle Tower. It costs 50BP, so think carefully when purchasing it.▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||You can change the nature of a Pokemon.|
By using mints, you can change the nature of your Pokemon. Use mints if you can't breed an egg to get ideal nature, or if you want to change the nature of a Legendary Pokemon.
Purchase At The BP Store In the Battle Tower
Mints can be purchased at the BP Store In the Battle Tower. Each mint costs a hefty 50BP, so we recommend breeding for a nature rather than using a mint.▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||Increases the EXP the holder Pokemon gets|
The Lucky Egg increases the EXP your Pokemon get as a result of battle. If you want to speed up the leveling process, use this item. Note that the Lucky Egg will not increase the EXP gained from EXP Candies.
Get At The Seafood Restaurant In Hulbury
The Lucky Egg can be acquired by clearing a delivery mission at the Seafood Restaurant In Hulbury. There are several required steps to finish the mission so read the following guide for details.Learn How To Get Lucky Egg From Here▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||Dynamax Level Increases By 1.|
Dynamax Candy increases the Dynamax level of your Pokemon by 1. By increasing the Dynamax level, your Pokemon's HP increases while Dynamaxed.Learn More About Dynamax Level From Here
Get As A Max Raid Battle Reward
Dynamax Candy is a reward from Max Raid Battles.Read Max Raid Battles Guide From Here▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||The Pokemon learns a new move.|
Use a TM to learn a new move. Each Pokemon has a different set of moves they can learn.Check Our List Of All TMs & Their Locations From Here
Unlike TRs, TMs will not disappear after being used. Use as many as you want!▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||The Pokemon learns a new move.|
Pokemon can learn a new move by using TRs. Note that TRs can only be used once.Check Our List Of All TRs & Their Locations From Here
|Effect||You build friendship faster with your Pokemon.|
The holder of the Soothe Bell builds Friendship with you faster. Use this item if Friendship is an evolution requirement for your Pokemon.
Get In Hammerlocke
A woman who lives in the house next to the Hammerlocke stadium gives you the Soothe Bell.▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||Eggs can be found more easily from the Pokemon Nursery.|
The Oval Charm helps you find eggs from the Pokemon Nursery faster. This dramatically increases the efficiency of egg breeding so make sure you get it!Read This Guide To Understand How To Do Egg Breeding
Defeat Morimoto After Finishing The Game
After beating the game, go to the second floor of the hotel in Circhester and talk to the policeman named Morimoto. You can get the Oval Charm by defeating him.▲Go Back To The List Of Breeding Items
|Effect||Throw Wishing Pieces in Pokemon Dens to start a Max Raid Battle.|
When you throw a Wishing Piece into a Pokemon Den without light, you can spawn a Max Raid Battle instantly.Learn More About Max Raid Battle From Here
Get Wishing Pieces From Watt Traders
You can purchase Wishing Pieces from Watt Stores for 3000W.Learn Other Ways To Get Wishing Piece From Here