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Pokemon Sword and Shield guide on recommended Pokemon with hidden ability. Includes info of suggested Hidden Abilities, and how to get and breed Pokemon with hidden ability.

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How To Get Pokemon With Hidden Abilities

Do Raids To Get Hidden Abilities

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Pokemon you catch in Max Raid Battles sometimes have a hidden ability. For example, the picture above is a Toxapex with its hidden ability "Regenerator". Normal wild Toxapex only have Merciless or Limber, so if you're looking for the hidden ability, you'll need to do raid battles to get it.

Max Raid Battles Guide - What's Den?

Trade For A Pokemon With Hidden Ability

Another way to get a Pokemon with hidden ability is through trading. Someone might have the a spare Pokemon that has the hidden ability you want that is up for trade! Head out to the forum below for a potential trade!

Pokemon Trading Forum

Hidden Abilities - Breeding

Easier With Female Pokemon With Hidden Abilities

Hidden Abilities can also be passed down through breeding. If the female parent has a hidden ability, it can pass it down more easily by breeding with any Pokemon with same egg group.

If The Hidden Ability Pokemon Holder Is Male

Parent 1
(Male)
Parent 2
(Female)
Child
Hidden AbilityHidden AbilityHidden or Normal Ability
Hidden AbilityNormal AbilityNormal Ability
Hidden AbilityDittoHidden or Normal Ability

If The Hidden Ability Pokemon Holder Is Female

Parent 1
(Male)
Parent 2
(Female)
Child
Hidden AbilityHidden AbilityHidden or Normal Ability
Normal AbilityHidden AbilityHidden or Normal Ability
DittoHidden AbilityHidden or Normal Ability

If The Hidden Ability Pokemon Holder Is Gender Unknown

Parent 1
(Gender Unknown)
Parent 2 Child
Hidden AbilityDittoHidden or Normal Ability

Inheritance Chance Is Around 50%

The chance that a child inherits the parents's hidden abilities is around 50%. Keep breeding until the desired ability shows up.

All Egg Group List For Breeding

Recommended Hidden Abilities & How To Get

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Sylveon Icon▼Sylveon Hidden Ability: Pixilate
Normal-type moves become Fiary-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
Toxapex Icon▼Toxapex Hidden Ability: Regenerator
Restores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.
Corviknight▼Corviknight Hidden Ability: Mirror Armor
Bounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokemon receives.
Galarian Corsola▼Galarian Corsola Hidden Ability: Cursed Body
May disable a move used on the Pokemon.
Gyarados Icon▼Gyarados Hidden Ability: Moxie
The pokemon shows moxie, & that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokemon.

Pixilate: Sylveon's Hidden Ability

Sylveon
Hidden AbilityPixilate
DescriptionNormal-type moves become Fairy-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
How To CatchMax Raid Battle At Lake of Outrage

Adds Extra Damage To Normal-type Moves

Sylveon's hidden ability Pixilate turns Normal-type moves into Fairy-type moves. Not only does Sylveon get STAB on Normal-type moves, but this hidden ability adds extra damage on top of the STAB.

Use Pixilate With Hyper Voice

Hyper Voice is a 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 vs Sylveon With Pixilate At Lake Of Outrage

Sylveon's Den
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Go to the Lake of Outrage & 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 its hidden ability.

Lake of Outrage - Den & Location

Toxapex's Hidden Ability

toxapex
Hidden AbilityRegenerator
DescriptionRestores a little HP when withdrawn from battle.
How To CatchMax Raid Battle At North Lake Miloch

Train An Undefeatable Toxapex!

Regenerator is a great ability to improve Toxapex's tankiness, as its 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 make it hold Black Sludge as well.

Find Toxapex At North Lake Miloch

toxapex
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Go to North Lake Miloch and you will see two Pokemon den in the lake. Find the den located on the border of South Lake Miloch.

Toxapex - Best Moveset & Build Guide

Corviknight's Hidden Ability

Corviknight
Hidden AbilityMirror Armor
DescriptionBounces back only the stat-lowering effects that the Pokemon receives.
How To CatchMax Raid Battle At Hammerlocke Hills

Bounces Back Max-Move's Effects

This hidden ability bounces back the opponent's Max-Move effects as well. See the table below for Max-Move that lowers status.

Pokemon Type Technique Name
Additional Effect
Normal Icon Max Strike
Speed is lowered
Bug Icon Max Flutterby
Sp. Attack is lowered
Ghost Icon Max Phantasm
Defense is lowered
Dark Icon Max Darkness
Sp. Defense is lowered
Dragon Icon Max Wyrmwind
Attack is lowered
Find Out More about Dynamax & Max Moves From Here

Find Corviknight at Hammerlocke Hills

corviknight
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Fly a taxi to Hammerlocke Hills and move east. The first Pokemon den you will find is the one which spawns Corviknight.

Corviknight - Best Moveset & Build Guide

Galarian Corsola's Hidden Ability

galarian corsola
Hidden AbilityCursed Body
DescriptionMay disable a move used on the Pokemon
How To CatchMax Raid Battle At Stony Wilderness

Cursed Body Disables Opponent's Move

This ability prevents the use of one move used on Galarian Corsola, making it difficult to defeat quickly. Using this ability with Strength Sap and Will-O-Wisp improves survivability drastically.

Find Galarian Cursola At Stony Wilderness

galarian cursola
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Galarian Cursola only appears in Shield Version. We've confirmed that Galarian Corsola's evolved form, Cursola spawns at a Pokemon den in the Stony Wilderness. Fly a taxi to Bridge Field and move north along the wall toward the Stony Wilderness. Note that Cursola will not have Cursed Body. You need to breed it and hatch a Galarian Corsola to get the hidden ability.

Gyarados's Hidden Ability

gyarados
Hidden AbilityMoxie
DescriptionThe Pokemon shows moxie, and that boosts the Attack stat after knocking out any Pokemon
How To CatchMax Raid Battle At East Lake Axewell

Buff Both Speed & Attack At Same Time

When Gyarados with Moxie defeats an opponent with Max Airstream, the flying-type Max Move, it boosts its Attack and Speed, which is the same effect as Dragon Dance.

Find Gyarados In East Lake Axewell

gyarados' den
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You can find a Gyarados den in East Lake Axewell. Fly a taxi to the Meetup Spot and go north. You will soon see East Lake Axewell - the den in the lake is the one you're looking for.

Galarian Corsola - Best Moveset & Build Guide

What Are Hidden Abilities

Corviknight Hidden Ability

▲Corviknight's "Mirror Armor" was one of the first confirmed Hidden Abilities.

Hidden Abilities are special abilities which normal wild Pokemon do not have. They are often very useful abilities, so make sure you catch one to maximize your Pokemon's potential.

What Are Abilities & Hidden Abilities

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Anonymous 2

You can also get a gmax Corviknight with Mirror coat at giants cap

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The gyrados den never gives me gyrados. It has given me mantine, wailord, literally any other Pokemon.

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