Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH) guide to learn more about the False Swipe method to catch Pokemon! Find out how to catch any Pokemon using TM94 & more.
Table of Contents
How to Catch Any Pokemon
How to Use False Swipe Method
|1||Find Pokemon you want to catch|
|2||Use False Swipe on Pokemon|
|3||Apply Status Effect on Pokemon|
|4||Catch the Pokemon|
2. Using False Swipe - Tips
False Swipe Brings Pokemon HP to 1
The move False Swipe will bring the enemy Pokemon's HP to 1 instead of KO-ing it. This will weaken the Pokemon enough for you to catch it with a Poke Ball!
3. Apply Status Effect - Tips
Increase Chances of Capturing Pokemon
Applying a status effect on the Pokemon will allow you to increase the chances of capturing the Pokemon since it will have a harder time moving around when trying to break out of the Poke Ball!Check Out All Status Effects Here!
List of Recommended Status Effects
It is recommended to use the Status Effects listed above as they do not continuously damage the Pokemon. This will prevent accidentally KO-ing the Pokemon when you are trying to catch it!
4. Catching the Pokemon - Tips
Increase Chances Using Better Poke Balls
Variants of the Poke Ball such as Great Balls & Ultra Balls are recommended to maximize the chances of catching the Pokemon! Higher-tiered Poke Balls have a higher catch rate than normal Poke Balls.Check Out the Poke Ball List Here!
When to Use the False Swipe Method
When Catching Underleveled Pokemon
This method is recommended for catching Pokemon way under your current party's level. This is to avoid accidentally KO-ing the wild Pokemon with a strong move from your party!Check Out the Exp Farming & Leveling Guide Here!
Catch Shiny Pokemon
This method is also useful for catching Shiny Pokemon! Ensure that you catch the very rare variant of Pokemon as the chances of these type of Pokemon appearing are very low!Check Out the Shiny Hunting Guide Here!
Catch Legendary Pokemon
The False Swipe method will help you increase your chances of capturing Legendary Pokemon! Since these Pokemon are very powerful, it would be best to lower their HP as low as possible to ensure their capture!Check Out Legendary Pokemon Here!
Cannot Catch During First Encounter
You will not be able to catch the Legendary Pokemon Zacian or Zamazenta during your first encounter with them in the game. You will only be able to catch them later on when you have grown stronger!
Pokemon You Cannot Catch
Pokemon of Other Trainers
Keep in mind that you will not be able to catch the Pokemon of another trainer. That's stealing! You will only be able to capture Pokemon that you encounter in the Wild.
You will not be able to capture strong-looking Pokemon. In order to capture these Pokemon, you will need to earn different Gym Badges. The more Gym Badges you earn, the more strong-looking Pokemon you will be able to catch!Check Out the All Gym Leader List Here!
Badges Needed to Catch Strong-Looking Pokemon
|Number of Badges||Catch Up to Level|
False Swipe (TM94) Overview
|Description||Move that will leave at lease 1 hit point instead of knocking out a Pokemon|
How to Get False Swipe
Buy In Motostoke Pokecenter
You will be able to purchase the False Swipe TM in the Pokemon Center to the left of the Budew Drop Inn. It will be for P10,000 so make sure to have enough money to buy this move!Check Out the Galar Region Map Here!
Pokemon That Can Learn False Swipe
※Can be searched with Pokemon name.