This page describes the new feature Poke Jobs in the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to find out what rewards can be gained from participating in Poke Jobs, and how to maximize your results.
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People and Pokemon work together in the Galar region, which is why many corporations and universities ask for Pokemon's help when they are short of manpower.
Sending your Pokemon on Poke Jobs will help them gain extra EVs and Exp. Points automatically without the player having to grind through battles. However, keep in mind that you cannot use a Pokemon while they are away on a Poke Job.
A new assistant called Rotomi can be found at Pokemon Centers around Galar. Accessing a Rotomi and selecting the Poke Jobs menu will allow the player to check for Poke Jobs that are currently available.
If you want to accept a Poke Job, just press the A button to confirm and you will be prompted to choose Pokemon from your Party or Pokemon Box to send on that job.
If you want to choose fewer Pokemon than the maximum number allowed for the Job, you will need to press the B button to confirm your selection.
After selecting, confirm your selection to send the Pokemon to complete the Job.
The more badges you earn, the more job listings will be available on the Poke Jobs menu.
When your Pokemon has completed the job, it will be listed in the Rotomi as Completed.
Tap the A button on a Completed Poke Job to bring back your Pokemon.
Each job has a description explaining what needs to be done, and what type of Pokemon is needed. There are three aspects you can control which will effect the results of the job.
Performing better in each of these three aspects will yield better rewards for completing the Poke Job.
The job shown above needs Grass-type Pokemon, so it's best to send as many Grass-type Pokemon as possible to complete the job.
When you send your chosen Pokemon, you can choose a time frame for how long they should spend completing the job.
|Sending your Pokemon||Actual Time|
|Whole Day||24 hours|
|Half Day||12 hours|
|Very Long||8 hours|
|Very Short||2 hours|
|Just a Little While||1 hour|
If you check the job listing again after sending your Pokemon, you can see the time remaining until the job will be completed.
In the job above, Whole Day has been selected. The longer you send your Pokemon, the more Exp. Points or EVs and better rewards it will yield. Should you cancel a Poke Job before it ends, your Pokemon will not receive any Exp. Points, EVs or other rewards.
Completing standard Poke Jobs will yield Exp. Points for each Pokemon who participated. Pokemon matching the type specified in the job listing will receive more Exp. Points than others.
EVs, or Effort Values, are hidden stats which increase a Pokemon's Base Stats. Usually, these can only be yielded by buying expensive Vitamins or grinding in battles, but some Poke Jobs called “seminars” allow Pokemon to gain EVs automatically simply by participating.
No specific type or number of Pokemon are required to get the maximum rewards; however, sending Pokemon for a longer time frame will yield more EVs.
Note that the effects of seminars are boosted by Pokerus and Power Items, so it's recommended to prepare these before starting your training to save time.
|Boosts Applied||EVs acquired
per 1 hour
|Time needed to reach 252 EVs|
|Power Item||+12||21 hours|
|Power Item and Pokerus||+24||10.5 hours|
Read more about EVs and using Poke Jobs and other methods to gain EVs in our in-depth article below.
Super rare items such as the Gold Bottle Cap and cash-equivalent items such as the Nugget can be earned from Poke Jobs, so be sure to always perform as well as possible in these three aspects to maximize your chances of obtaining them.
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