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This is the story guide and objectives list for obtaining the 1st Badge (Postwick - Turffield Town) in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to learn which Pokemon the trainers in this location have, as well as other useful walkthrough information.

Getting to the 2nd Gym

Getting to the 1st Gym - Story Walkthrough

Postwick (1st Time)

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Postwick Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Postwick
1 Take your bag and hat from the room on the far right
2 Leave your house
3 Talk to Hop
4 Walk to the east (right) and into Hop's house
5 Leave's Hop's house, and head north to talk to Hop

Wedgehurst (1st Time)

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Wedgehurst Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Wedgehurst
1 Enter Wedgehurst from Route 1
2 Listen to the Champion talk, then go back to Hop's house (automatic)

Postwick (2nd Time)

Steps to proceed through Postwick
1 Choose Your Starter
2 Have your First Battle with Hop
3 Head west (left) from the garden you battled in

First Battle with Rival Hop

Pokemon Level Type Moves
Wooloo ImageWooloo Lv. 3 Normal Type Tackle
Grookey ImageGrookey
(If you choose Scorbunny)
Lv.5 Grass Type Tackle
Sobble ImageSobble
(If you choose Grookey)
Lv.5 Water Type Tackle
Scorbunny ImageScorbunny
(If you choose Sobble)
Lv.5 Fire Type Tackle

In the first rival battle, you'll be two against one facing both his Wooloo and his other starter Pokemon. The main thing to remember for winning this battle is that you have 3 Potions in your bag already. Hop's Wooloo will Tackle you relentlessly, and it will take a few hits to down him, so be sure to use a Potion before your health gets too low; if Wooloo gets a critical hit at a bad time, you could be facing an embarrassing loss on the first battle in the game.

After downing Wooloo, your starter will level up and learn a move matching their Type - for Grookey, Branch Poke, for Sobble, Water Gun, and for Scorbunny, Ember. Each of these moves have 40 Power, and being super effective against your rival's Pokemon, will take it down without breaking a sweat.

Slumbering Weald

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Slumbering Weald Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Slumbering Weald
1 Head west (left)
2 Head north (up) at the bend
3 Battle with the game's mascot, labeled as "???"
Legendary Pokemon

Postwick (3rd Time)

Steps to proceed through Postwick (3rd Time)
1 Go back to your house and talk to your mom
2 Go straight on the road to the left of Hop's house
3 Talk to Hop

Route 1

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Route 1 Items and Obtainable Pokemon

How to proceed through Route 1
1 Go through the grass to the east (right) and pick up a Potion and two Paralyze Heals.

Wedgehurst (2nd Time)

Steps to proceed through Wedgehurst
1 Go to the purple house on the right and talk to the Champion.
2 Go inside and receive the Pokedex from Sonia.
3 Leave the house, go west and then north at the crossroads.
4 Talk to Hop and go inside the Pokemon Center.
5 Leave the Pokemon Center and go north to talk to Hop.
6 Continue on the road to Route 2.

Route 2

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Route 2 Items and Obtainable Pokemon

How to proceed through Route 2
1 Talk to Hop
2 Learn how to catch Pokemon from the Champion.
3 Continue along the road.
4 Talk to Hop.

Put the Poke Balls you got to use

After teaching you how to catch Pokemon, the Champion gives 20 Poke Balls. See how many new Pokemon you can catch on Route 2!

Watch out for Paralysis!

The Yampers on Route 2 have the move Nuzzle, which has a 100% chance of inflicting Paralysis. Be sure to get Paralyze Heals from Wedgehurst, or Cheri Berries from the greengrocer.

Professor's House

Steps to Proceed through Professor's House
1 Talk to the professor
2 Go south from the house and talk to Hop
3 Battle with Hop for the second time
4 Receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Champion, then find a Wishing Star together with Hop
5 Receive a Dynamax Band from the Professor
6 Go south from the Professor's house and talk to Hop
7 Go south through Route 2 and continue to Wedgehurst

Hop's Pokemon (2nd Time)

Pokemon Level Type Moves
Wooloo ImageWooloo Lv. 6 Normal Type
Grookey ImageGrookey
(If you choose Scorbunny)
Lv.8 Grass Type
Sobble ImageSobble
(If you choose Grookey)
Lv.8 Water Type
Scorbunny ImageScorbunny
(If you choose Sobble)
Lv.8 Fire Type
Rookidee ImageRookidee Lv.5 Flying Type

Wedgehurst (3rd Time)

Steps to proceed through Wedgehurst
1 Go to the south end and talk to Hop
2 At the station, talk to Hop and receive the Swift TM.
3 Enter the Train Station and receive a Camp Set from your mum.

the Wild Area

From the Wild Area to Motostoke
1 Head north and talk to Hop.
Receive the Pokemon Box from Sonia.
2 Walk toward the big building visible ahead.
3 Climb the stairs of the building.

Motostoke

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Motostoke Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Motostoke
1 Go north and talk to Sonia, and receive your League Card.
2 Leave the Pokemon Center and head north.
3 Talk with the champion at the turn in the road.
4 Ride the elevator up and talk to Hop.
5 Go into the building in front of you and enter a Uniform Number (you can enter any number you like, and you can change it later).
6 Leave the Stadium and enter the Hotel on the left.
7 Talk to Sonya and go to the front desk.
8 Battle with Team Yell.
9 Talk to the person at the front desk and stay the night
10 Leave the Hotel and head to the Stadium
11 Talk to the person at the front desk in the stadium and put on the Uniform
12 Leave the stadium, go west (left) and battle with Hop.
13 Go west (left) and proceed into Route 3.

Make Your Starter Pokemon hold the item from the Champion.

In Motostoke, you can have your Starter Pokemon hold an item which you received from the Champion. You'll receive an item which matches the type of your Starter Pokemon.

Hop's Pokemon

Pokemon Level Type Moves
Wooloo ImageWooloo Lv. 11 Normal Type
Grookey ImageGrookey
(If you choose Scorbunny)
Lv.14 Grass Type
Sobble ImageSobble
(If you choose Grookey)
Lv.14 Water Type
Scorbunny ImageScorbunny
(If you choose Sobble)
Lv.14 Fire Type
Rookidee ImageRookidee Lv.12 Flying Type

Route 3

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Route 3 Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Route 3
1 Head west (left).
2 When the road forks, take the path to the north.
3 Talk to Sonya and receive an Escape Rope.
4 Keep moving forward and take the path to the west when the road forks.
5 Continue heading left and enter the cave.

You can recover before the Galar Mine

When you talk to the old woman at the entrance to the Galar Mine, she will heal your Pokemon completely. All Pokemon who were hurt or fainted on Route 3 can be easily revived here.

Galar Mine

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Galar Mine Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Galar Mine
1 Keep heading north until you hit a dead end.
2 Head left and walk on top of the mine cart rail.
3 Head north when you can see a bridge in that direction.
4 Head left at the dead end and continue along the road.
5 Battle with the mysterious trainer ???.
6 Exit the cave

???'s Pokemon

Pokemon Level Type Moves
Solosis ImageSolosis 13 Psychic Type
Gothita ImageGothita 15 Psychic Type
Hatenna ImageHatenna 16 Psychic Type

Route 4

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Route 4 Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Route 4
1 Go directly north until an event begins with Milo.
2 Continue going north and head into Turffield Town.

You can recover at the start of Route 4

Immediately upon entering Route 4, talk to the old woman there, and she will fully heal your Pokemon. All Pokemon who were hurt or fainted in Galar Mine can be easily revived here.

Turffield Town

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Turffield Town Items and Obtainable Pokemon

Steps to proceed through Turffield Town
1 Talk to Hop
2 Head west (left) and follow the Yamper.
3 Talk with Sonya.
4 Continue to the place where you talked with Hop, then head north to the Gym.
5 Talk to the attendant at the door directly opposite the entrance.
6 Challenge the Gym

Turffield Gym Leader: Milo's Pokemon

Pokemon Lv Type
Gossifleur ImageGossifleur Lv. 19 Grass Type Grass
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Lv. 20 Grass Type Grass

How to Beat Milo

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