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This is a guide on the easiest way to collect watts fast in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to learn more on where and how to collect and spend watts.
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Instead of Poke Dollars, there is another currency that can be used in exchange for goods and services around the Wild Area. This special currency is called Watts.
This feature is only available in The Isle of Armor DLC.
For 7 of the Armorite Ores you can get from Raids, you can ask Digging Pa, the father of the Digging Duo, to dig up large amounts of Watts for you. We've even managed to get more than 500,000 Watts from one digging round, so if you have the Isle of Armor expansion, we recommend going to Digging Pa for your Watts!
You can get to Digging Pa easily by flying to Training Lowlands, where you'll appear almost right in front of him.
The fastest way to collect a lot of Armorite Ores is doing Max Raids. Unless it's a special Raid, you're guaranteed to get Armorite Ores, so it's the best way to get them!
|Recommended Pokemon Dens|
By the rock past the grassy area, two levels below the Tower of Darkness.
Rockruff, Lycanroc, Chansey, Blissey
All Dens on the Island.
Combee, Vespiquen, Chansey, Blissey
In the Max Raids above, the same Pokemon appear in the the normal and rare Dens, making them easy to clear for Armorite Ores.
If you don't have The Isle of Armor DLC, we find moving from Den to Den in the Wild Area and collecting Watts from all the glowing Dens to be the next best farming method. Once you've cleared the Pokemon League, you get 2,000 Watts from all Dens with light pillars, allowing you to quickly rake in Watts.
We strongly recommend challenging and beating the Max Raids you find. When you beat a Pokemon in a Max Raid, the light pillars and Dens will reset, so you can gather Watts all over again!
Digging Pa is only available in the Isle of Armor DLC.
You can get as much Watts as he can dig up before he gets tired, and you can have Watts dug up for free the first time you meet him.
The Pokemon Dens that are glowing with red light will give you Watts. You can only collect Watts once per glow, then the glow disappears and you'll have to find the next glowing Den. Press the A button by glowing Dens to collect Watts.
The number of watts will increase when you clear the Pokemon League and become Champion!
|Before Pokemon League||50 W|
|After Pokemon League||200 W|
You can get a lot more Watts from the Pokemon Dens that have red or purple pillars of light than the normal glowing ones. These can be seen from afar, so try to prioritize these Dens when you are Watt hunting!
|Before Pokemon League||300 W|
|After Pokemon League||2,000 W|
Since the increase from 300 to 2,000 makes a huge difference, we strongly recommend defeating the Pokemon League or finishing the story!
There are Pokemon enveloped in a golden aura called a Brilliant Aura. These are referred to as Brilliant Pokemon. Catching or defeating a Brilliant Pokemon can grant you Watt rewards!
Brilliant Pokemon are easy to miss, as they are usually in the tall grass, so we recommend you check around tall grass areas when you're searching for Brilliant Pokemon.
However, if you want to speed up the spawning of Brilliant Pokemon, encounter and battle as many Pokemon as you can. The more times you battle, the greater the odds of a Brilliant Pokemon appearing are!
|Battles||Brilliant Pokemon Future Encounters|
|At least 1||Brilliant Pokemon may appear.|
|20||1.3x probability of appearing|
|50||1.6x probability of appearing|
|100||2x probability of appearing|
For fishing, you can tell the Pokemon is Brilliant even before casting your line, as the water will be sparkling.
To increase the rate for Brilliant Pokemon while fishing, you need to continue to defeat the Pokemon you fish up! If you fail to hook a Pokemon, run away, leave the area, or turn off the game, your map and the Brilliant Pokemon rate will be reset, so keep that in mind when fishing for Brilliant Pokemon!
A Brilliant wild Pokémon is often more powerful than normal, and might even know special Moves, so consider catching them rather than defeating them if you find a Pokemon you like!
You can get Watts from joining the Rotom Rally. Just approach the Watt Trader and choose Rotom Rally.
The amount of watts you receive depends on the score you obtain from the rally. You can select the length of the rally before the race; the longer the rally you participate in, the bigger the watt rewards.
|Time||Score (Estimated)||Watt Rewards|
|80||15,000||150 - 200|
|90||20,000||200 - 250|
|120||20,000 - 30,000||250 - 300|
Watt Trader is also available in the Crown Tundra. You can purchase items from Today's Highlight once a day, which includes Apricorns and items needed for evolving Pokemon.
|Nest Ball||50 W|
|Dive Ball||50 W|
|Repeat Ball||50 W|
|Hyper Potion||80 W|
|Wishing Piece||3,000 W|
|TR40||Skill Swap||1,000 W|
|TR41||Blaze Kick||3,000 W|
|TR42||Hyper Voice||5,000 W|
|TR44||Cosmic Power||2,000 W|
|TR45||Muddy Water||5,000 W|
|TR46||Iron Defense||2,000 W|
|TR47||Dragon Claw||3,000 W|
|TR48||Bulk Up||2,000 W|
|TR49||Calm Mind||2,000 W|
If you have the Isle of Armor expansion pack, you need lots and lots of Watt to upgrade the Pokemon Dojo. It comes with some awesome rewards, like Vitamin drinks with bulk-discounts, so we recommend stopping by Honey and giving her as many Watts as you can spare.
For 500 Watts, these two brothers will try to dig up rare items and fossils for you. They can be found near the Daycare in the Wild Area, so stop by and encourage them with some Watts!
You can also exchange your Watts with characters selling Brilliant Finds for a mere 100 Watts around the Wild Area.
Approach the fishing NPC to trade your Watts for some rare finds!
|Pearl String||Wishing Piece|
|Exp. Candy XS||Exp. Candy S|
|Exp. Candy M||Wishing Piece|
Watt Traders are characters offering a variety of goods in exchange for Watts.
They offer a variety of goods that can help you win more rewards, or your Pokemon to learn moves, as Technical Machines (TMs) are available for Watt trade. Visit each Watt Trader every day as the items they offer change by the day.
They will always carry Wishing Pieces and one of the possible Poke Balls from the list below:
|Wishing Piece||3,000 W|
|Quick Ball||50 W|
|Luxury Ball||50 W|
|Dusk Ball||50 W|
|Dive Ball||50 W|
|Timer Ball||50 W|
|Nest Ball||50 W|
|Net Ball||50 W|
|Heal Ball||20 W|
|Repeat Ball||100 W|
All TRs are available randomly through Watt Traders in the Wild Area. The shop line-up changes every day, so check all of them if you're looking for a specific Move!
Your Rotom-powered bike is already fast to begin with, but you can still upgrade your bike to give it a boost!
Just hand over your Watts to the Trader and he can give your Rotom Bike an upgrade. This will allow you to use the speed boost, activated by pressing B, after riding for a shorter duration.
|Rotom Bike Upgrade||Watts Needed|
This will help you finish Rotom Rallies in no time! The faster the Rotom Bike, the bigger the Watt rewards in the Rotom Rally!
By exchanging your collected Watts, you can change the color of your biking outfit.
The color available is defined by the top Pokemon in your party, so you can choose the color you want by switching to a different Pokemon.
Watt Traders are around the Wild Area, so it is easy to spot them. They wear a white and black clothes that look like a Gym Uniform.
Click the maps above for details!
Check out the Town Map to easily find them. By hovering over a location with your cursor, you can see which points are labeled 'Watt Trader'. Some of these locations are accessible via Flying Taxi. Look for the Wing icon above these locations, so you can jump there and buy what you need!
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