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This is a guide to post game content in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Events unlocked after beating the game, as well as things to do in order to fully complete SwSh are all listed here. Champions of Galar who are unsure of what to do next, please read on!

What Should You Do After the Story?

Events You Should Do After Completing the Story
The Master Ball Post-Game Story Judge Function
Obtaining Type: Null Obtaining Charmander Obtaining a Beast Ball
Earning Money

Obtain the Master Ball just after clearing the game

Master Ball

After completing Pokemon Sword or Shield, you will be able to receive the Master Ball. This game has no Legendary Trio, so be sure and use this Poke Ball on either Zacian or Zamazenta.

How to Get the Master Ball

Do the Post-Game Story and catch the Legendaries!

Post Game Story

After beating the game, the first thing you should prioritize doing is completing the post-game story. After beating the game, this game's legendary mascots become obtainable.

Sword Shield
Zacian ImageZacian Zamazenta ImageZamazenta

How to Catch Legendary Pokemon

Unlock The Judge Function

Judge Function

Unlock the Judge Function and you will be able to check your Pokemon's IVs. The Judge Function is obtained by taking on the Battle Tower.

How to Unlock the Judge Function

Obtain Type: Null from the left side of the Battle Tower

Type Null
The previous Rose Tower will become the Battle Tower. If you speak with the woman in the left part of the Battle Tower, you will be able to get the Pokemon Type: Null.

How to Catch Type: Null

Receive a Charmander from Hop's house

Charmander

You can obtain a special Charmander if you go to the 2nd story of Hop's house. You will return home after seeing the end credit roll, so while you are there, go ahead and pick this Pokemon up.

How to Catch Charmander and its Moveset

Obtain a Beast Ball

Beast Ball

After becoming the new champion, the Beast Ball can be obtained from one of the vendors in Stow-on-Side. This is a rare Poke Ball, so either hold onto it or use it on a Pokemon you really like.

Earn some money to enjoy everything there is to offer!

Collecting Money
In order to enjoy all of the content available post game in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you are going to need some extra Poke Dollars. Get some money and buy training items, clothes, and more.

How to Get Money (Poke Dollars) Fast

For Players Who Want to do Max Raid Battles

Content for Max Raid Lovers
The Catching Charm Catching Legendaries Wishing Pieces

What are Max Raid Battles?

The Catching Charm makes catching Pokemon even easier

The Catching Charm
The Catching Charm is very useful for players who want to participate in Max Raid battles, as it will increase your catch rate. This items can be obtained from the Circhester Hotel.

Catching the Legendary Pokemon

Zacian ImageZacian Zamazenta ImageZamazenta

Catch the most powerful Pokemon in Max Raid Battles. Max Raids will be much easier with a powerful legendary Pokemon on your team.

Getting lots of Wishing Pieces

You are going to need a whole lot of Wishing Pieces if you want to get through Max Raids most efficiently. Collect as many Wishing Pieces as you can and take on Max Raids with your friends.

For Players Who Want to Battle

Content for Players Who Want to Battle
Collect All TMs Collect All TRs Stock Up on Training Tools
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Collect all TMs!

If you want to have the best moves at your disposal, you are going to need to collect all TMs, which will give you a ton of control over what moves your Pokemon can choose from.

List of TMs and Location

Collect all TRs!

TRs can only be used once, but are often more powerful than TMs. These will drop from Max Raid Battles, so try your hand many times to collect them all.

List of TRs and Location

Stock Up on Training Tools

Item Explanation
High IV Ditto Will be a parent for nearly any Pokemon
Destiny Knot If a Pokemon in the Day Care center holds this, 5 of its IVs are passed to its offspring.
Everstone If a Pokemon in the Day Care center holds this, its offspring will have the same nature.
Power Item Will increase the EVs you can obtain from battle by +8. If a Pokemon in the Day Care center holds this, it will pass down the respective IV to an offspering.
Oval Charm Increases the chance of Pokémon Eggs being found at the Nursery.
Lucky Egg If a Pokemon holds this, its exp. points will increase by 1.5x.

Collecting these tools will help you make the most out of the Pokemon you are raising. In addition to the bonuses they add on to your Pokemon, they greatly reduce the time involved with training a powerful Pokemon.

How to Train Pokemon Like a Pro

A Ditto with good IVs is a must!

Ditto

Ditto, who can act as a parent for any Pokemon, is a requirement for getting the best eggs. Since parent Pokemon pass on their IVs to their offspring, you will want to have one with the best IVs available.

How to Catch Ditto

Stock up on Battle Items

Gather up some many items that can be used within battle. Most of these can be traded for BP, which is obtained in the Battle Tower.

Training your Pokemon for Battle

Train the Pokemon you wish to battle with. In this game, EVs can be maxed out with Protein and other vitamins, making it relatively easy to boast powerful stats.

For People Who Want to Play Alone

Content for Playing Pokemon by Yourself
The Battle Tower Tournament League Cards
Buying All Clothes The Curry Dex -

Take on the Battle Tower

Battle Tower Entrance

If you wish to play by yourself, the Battle Tower is just for you. The opponents you face hold battle items, and fighting with them in succession is a rather difficult challenge. If you believe in your abilities as a trainer, go for it!

Battle Tower Walkthrough and Recommended Party

Compete in another tournament

Compete in Another Tournament
You can enter the final tournament from the story again. Much like the Elite Four from previous games in the series, taking these opponents on again is one way to earn som money.

Obtain rare League Cards

Rare League Card
Playing alone, you may also want to try and collect all rare League Cards. Once you obtain someone's League Card, you will be able to call that character at the tournament.

Collect all clothes from the Boutique

Boutique
Get some Poke Dollars and go on a shopping spree! Enjoy exploring the region with thew hottest threads Galar has to offer.

How to Change Your Clothes and Appearance

Complete your Curry Dex!

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Hidden Post-Game Content (Easter Eggs)

Hidden Post-Game Content
Battle with Hop Battle with Marnie Battle with Morimoto
Learning Steel Beam End Credit Roll -

Battle with Hop in Slumbering Weald

Hop
Deep within Slumbering Weald, you can battle with Hop again. His Pokemon have grown a lot stronger since you fought him toward the end of the game, so be sure and level up before taking him on.

Battle with Marnie in Spikemuth

Battle with Marnie
You can battle with Marnie in front of the Spikemuth Pokecenter. She has also become much stronger than the last time you defeated her.

Battle with Mr. Morimoto in the Circhester Hotel

Battle with Morimoto
There is a powerful trainer named Morimoto who appears in Circhester Hotel after clearing the game. He is one of this games secrets, and defeating him will earn you the Oval Charm.

Learn Steel Beam in Motostoke

Steel Beam
After clearing the game, going to the Motostoke Hotel and going down the southern set of stairs will lead you to a character, who when spoken to will give you the move Steel Beam. Whether or not it can be melted by jelt fuel is for you to find out...

Motostoke Map and Obtainable Pokemon

See to the End Credit Roll in Hulbury

End Credit Roll

You can view the credit roll near the tower in Hulbury. However, once you have chosen to listen to it, you will be unable to play for a solid five minutes, and you do not exactly get anything out of it.

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