Pokemon Sword and Shield guide on recommended pokemon with hidden ability. Includes info on what are hidden abilities, and how to catch pokemon with hidden ability.
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What Are Hidden Abilities
▲Corviknight's "Mirror Armor" was confirmed to be a Hidden Ability.
Hidden Abilities are special abilities which normal wild pokemon do not have. They are often very useful ability so make sure you catch one to maximize the pokemon's potential.What Are Abilities & Hidden Abilities
How To Catch Pokemon With Hidden Abilities
Play Raid To Get Hidden Ability
Pokemon you catch in Max Raid Battle sometimes have hidden ability. For example, the picture above is Toxapex with hidden ability "Regenerator". Normal wild Toxapex only have Merciless or Limber as an ability so if you want one with hidden ability, you need to catch it with the raid battle. The female parent with hidden ability can inherit by breeding with any pokemon with same egg group.
Recommended Hidden Abilities & How To Get
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|▼Sylveon||Hidden Ability: Pixilate |
Normal-type moves become Fiary-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
|▼Toxapex||Hidden Ability: Regenerator |
Restores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.
|▼Corviknight||Hidden Ability: Mirror Armor |
Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokemon receives.
|▼Galarian Corsola||Hidden Ability: Cursed Body |
May disable a move used on the Pokemon.
|▼Gyarados||Hidden Ability: Moxie |
The pokemon shows moxie, and that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokemon.
Pixilate: Sylveon's Hidden Ability
|Description||Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.|
|How To Catch||Max Raid Battle At Lake Of Outrage|
Adds Extra Damage To Normal-type Move
Sylveon's hidden ability Pixilate turns Normal-type moves into Fairy-type moves. Not only Sylveon with Normal-type move gets STAB, this hidden ability adds extra damage on top of the STAB.
Use Pixilate With Hyper Voice
Hyper Voice is normal-type special attack which has power of 90. By using this move with Pixilate, you can deal high damage to all opponents. Hyper Voice can be learned by using TR42.
Raid Battle With Pixilate At Lake Of Outrage
Go to the Lake Of Outrage and find a den located nearby the lake. If you see a purple pillar of light coming out, you have a chance to find Sylveon with the hidden ability.
Toxapex's Hidden Ability
|Description||Restores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.|
|How To Catch||Max Raid Battle At North Lake Miloch|
Create Undefeated Toxapex!
Regenerator is great ability for using Toxapex as a tank. Taxapex's Defense and Sp. Def are already high from the beginning and it learns moves like Will-o-Wisp and Recover to increase survivability. Also, don't forget to hold Black Sludge as well.
Find Toxapex At North Lake Milock
Goto North Lake Milock and yoou will see two pokemon den in the lake. Find the den located at the boarder of South Lake Milock.
Corviknight's Hidden Ability
|Hidden Ability||Mirror Armor|
|Description||Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokemon receives.|
|How To Catch||Max Raid Battle At Hammerlocke Hills|
Bounces Back Max-Move's Effects
This hidden ability bounces back the opponent's Max-Move effect as well. See the table below for Max-Move that lowers status.
|Pokemon Type||Technique Name |
| Max Strike |
Speed is lowered
| Max Flutterby |
Sp. Attack is lowered
| Max Phantasm |
Defense is lowered
| Max Darkness |
Sp. Defense is lowered
| Max Wyrmwind |
Attack is lowered
Find Corviknight at Hammerlocke Hills
Fly taxi to the Hammerlocke hill and move East. The first pokemon den you will find is the one which spawns Corviknight.
Galarian Corsola's Hidden Ability
|Hidden Ability||Cursed Body|
|Description||May disable a move used on the Pokemon|
|How To Catch||Max Raid Battle At Stony Wilderness|
Cursed Body Disables Opponent's Move
This ability bans one move used to Galarian Corsola, making it difficult to defeat quickly. Using this ability with Strength Sap and Will-o-Wisp realizes high survivability.
Find Galarian Cursola At Stony Wilderness
Galarian Cursola only appears in Shield Version. We've confirmed that Galarian Corsola's evolved form, Galarian Cursola spawns at the pokemon den in Stony Wilderness. Fly taxi to the Bridge Field and move north along the wall toward Sony Wilderness. Note that Galarian Cursola will not have Cursed Body. You need to breed it and hatch Galarian Corsola to get hidden ability.
Gyarados's Hidden Ability
|Description||The Pokemon shows moxie, and that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokemon|
|How To Catch||Max Raid Battle At East Lake Axewell|
Buff Both Speed & Attack At Same Time
When Gyarados with Moxie defeated opponent with Max Airstream, the Max Move of Flying-type, it boosts its Attack and Speed, which is same effect as Dragon Dance.
Find Gyarados In East Lake Axewell
You can find the Gyarados' den at East Lake Axewell. Fly taxi to Meet Up Spot on go north. You will soon see Lake Axewell and the den floating on the lake is the one.