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Beginner Tips and Guides
This page is a page for beginners who are new to Pokemon. Here you will find explanations of game mechanics and other game features. Getting stuck in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Read on to find our tips and guides for beginners!

Beginner's Tips and Guides

Which Starter Should You Choose?

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The very first question every trainer is faced with when beginning their journey... Fire, water, or grass? While each Pokemon has its strengths and weaknesses, no one can deny that not all starters are equal!

Which Starter Should You Choose

How to Get All 3 Starters

All 3 Starters
Maybe you decided that it was too hard to choose between those three adorable little Pokemon, so now you want them all. Well, you are in luck, as this guide will show you the quickest way to get all three starters in this game.

How to Get All Starters

How to Change Your Appearance

Changing Clothes
Galar is home to tons of Boutiques and Salons, allowing you to change your look and outfit on a whim! Find out how you can become a trend setter in Galar.

How to Change Your Appearance

How to Run Away

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Everybody at some point or another has run away from a fight. There is no shame in it! If you would like to know how to run away, and what factors play into this mechanic, see the link below!

How to Run Away

Type Effectiveness and Damage Output

Whether you are new or a returning fan to the series, there are likely a couple type affinities that you do not have memorized. If you are still after all these years not sure how to beat Fairy-type Pokemon, see the link below!

Type Effectiveness and Damage Output

Training Like a Pro!

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Now you have gotten your starter, and you know where its strength lies. But the question moving forward is how to train the best Pokemon possible. Read on to find out how!

Train Pokemon Like a Pro

Building the Best Team

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As your roster of Pokes expands, you are going to have to make some cuts to your team in order to cover your bases. But how can you decide? See the link below to find out!

Building the Best Team

Leveling Up Quickly

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You've got your team, you've got your training methods down... Now it is time to level grind, right? Save time by cutting out inefficient methods of leveling up, and use our guide to see how to level up most quickly!

How to Level Up Fast

EV Training

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This has been the bane of many trainers for years. But luckily, Pokemon Sword and Shield has introduced some new mechanics to make the process of EV training easier than ever. See the EV training guide to learn more!

EV Training Guide

How to Learn Egg Moves

Everyone knows that the best Pokemon deserve the best moves. If you are interested in breeding Pokemon to teach the offspring some killer battle moves, see the link below!

How to Learn Egg Moves

Catching Legendary Pokemon

At every point in a trainer's journey, they must encounter a Legendary Pokemon, and if they are wise, they will want to capture it. See our guide on legendaries to learn which Pokemon you can obtain and how to get them!

Catching Legendary Pokemon

Other Useful Guides

How to Avoid Random Battles What is STAB?
How to Collect Watts Fast How to Trade Pokemon Locally and Online
How to Forget and Relearn Moves How to Delete Your Save Game
How to Transfer Save Data How to Obtain the Gigantamax Meowth Mystery Gift

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