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This is a page on the Digging Duo, the differences between them, and the list of rare items you can get from them in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Digging Duo Location

The Digging Duo is two burrowing brothers found standing near the Bridge Field Daycare Center located in the Wild Area.

The Digging Duo are dressed like hikers. If you cannot find them, try looking for them along the cliff.

How to Get There

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Take a Flying Taxi to Bridge Field.
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Face the front when you land there.
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Walk along the left wall.
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Keep walking until you find the two men.

Get a Rare Item for 500W

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For 500W or Watts, you can get a rare item. Each brother has a specialty. The left brother has skill, while the right brother has stamina.

The number of times you can get a certain item is random, as you can get the same item at least once or over 20 times.

To learn how to get more Watts quickly, see our guide!
How to Farm Watts Quickly

Digging Duo Differences

Skill Brother (Left) Digs Up Rarer Items

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The skill brother (left) can dig up rarer items, but gets tired easily. If you prefer quality over quantity, ask him to dig up items for you.
Skill Brother (Left) List of Items

Stamina Brother (Right) Can Dig Up More Times

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If you want to get more items, the stamina brother (right) can dig up more times than the skill brother (left). If you prefer quantity over quality, ask him to dig up items for you.
Stamina Brother (Right) List of Items

Digging Duo List of Items

Skill Brother (Left)

High-Priced Items

Bottle Cap ImageBottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap ImageGold Bottle Cap
Rare Bone ImageRare Bone Comet Shard ImageComet Shard

Pokemon Fossils

Fossilized Dino ImageFossilized Dino Fossilized Bird ImageFossilized Bird
Fossilized Fish ImageFossilized Fish Fossilized Drake ImageFossilized Drake

Evolutionary Stones

Sun Stone ImageSun Stone Moon Stone ImageMoon Stone Shiny Stone ImageShiny Stone
Dusk Stone ImageDusk Stone Dawn Stone ImageDawn Stone Ice Stone ImageIce Stone

Others

Wishing Piece ImageWishing Piece Metal Coat ImageMetal Coat Iron Ball ImageIron Ball
Lagging Tail ImageLagging Tail Light Clay ImageLight Clay Sticky Barb ImageSticky Barb
Normal Gem ImageNormal Gem - -

You can get rarer items from the skill brother (left). These include Gold Bottle Cap, which you can use to maximize all IVs of a Pokemon, and Wishing Piece, which can summon a Dynamax or Gigantamax Pokemon from a Poke Den--perfect in the Wild Area.

Since you can get Fossil items with a higher probability here than from the stamina brother (right), the skill brother (left) is more cost-efficient. The downside is that he gets tired easily.

Stamina Brother (Right)

High-Priced Items

Stardust ImageStardust Rare Bone ImageRare Bone Star Piece ImageStar Piece

Pokemon Fossils

Fossilized Dino ImageFossilized Dino Fossilized Bird ImageFossilized Bird
Fossilized Fish ImageFossilized Fish Fossilized Drake ImageFossilized Drake

Fossilized Bird and Fossilized Dino are available only in Pokemon Sword, while Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Drake are available only in Pokemon Shield.

Evolutionary Stones

Fire Stone ImageFire Stone Thunder Stone ImageThunder Stone Water Stone ImageWater Stone
Leaf Stone ImageLeaf Stone Sun Stone ImageSun Stone Moon Stone ImageMoon Stone
Shiny Stone ImageShiny Stone Dusk Stone ImageDusk Stone Dawn Stone ImageDawn Stone
Ice Stone ImageIce Stone - -

Others

Icy Rock ImageIcy Rock Smooth Rock ImageSmooth Rock Heat Rock ImageHeat Rock
Damp Rock ImageDamp Rock Float Stone ImageFloat Stone Hard Stone ImageHard Stone
Everstone ImageEverstone Soft Sand ImageSoft Sand Metal Coat ImageMetal Coat
Iron Ball ImageIron Ball Lagging Tail ImageLagging Tail Light Clay ImageLight Clay
Sticky Barb ImageSticky Barb Normal Gem ImageNormal Gem -

You can get a wider variety of items from the stamina brother (right). He can also dig up more times than the skill brother (left). However, there is a lower probability of receiving Pokemon Fossils from him.

As the number of trials increases, the number of items that can be dug up also increases; the disadvantage is that it will be difficult to get your target item.

Pokemon Fossils That Easily Appear For Each Version

Fossils that Easily Appear in Sword

Fossilized Bird ImageFossilized Bird Fossilized Dino ImageFossilized Dino

Fossilized Bird and Fossilized Dino easily appear in Pokemon Sword. You can combine these two Fossil items to revive Arctozolt.

Fossils that Easily Appear in Shield

Fossilized Fish ImageFossilized Fish Fossilized Drake ImageFossilized Drake

Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Drake easily appear in Pokemon Shield. You can combine these two Fossil items to revive Dracovish.

List of Fossil Pokemon

Pokemon Type Needed Fossils
Dracovish ImageDracovish
Water Type

Dragon Type
Fossiziled Fish
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Fossilized Drake
Arctozolt ImageArctozolt
Electric Type

Ice Type
Fossilized Bird
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Fossilized Dino
Arctovish ImageArctovish
Water Type

Ice Type
Fossiziled Fish
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Fossilized Dino
Dracozolt ImageDracozolt
Electric Type

Dragon Type
Fossilized Bird
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Fossilized Drake

Fossil Pokemon can be revived by combining two Fossil items. Read more about Fossil Pokemon and how to revive them in our guide!
Fossil Pokemon and How to Revive Them

Which of the Digging Duo is Better

Skill Brother (Left) for Fossils and Gold Bottle Cap

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If you are aiming to obtain Fossil items, or Gold Bottle Cap so you can maximize your Pokemon's IVs, it is better to go to the skill brother (left).

A reminder that because he has less stamina, he digs up lesser items than the stamina brother, but if you are aiming for these specific items, then go for it!

How to Use Gold Bottle Cap

Special Appearances of Items

Gold Bottle Cap Is Dug Out

Gold Bottle Cap Image
Gold Bottle Cap

The Gold Bottle Cap can be attained much more frequently from the skill brother (left). The digger will make an extra comment in the event of finding a Gold Bottle Cap.

Skill Brother Digs Out More

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The skill brother (left) stops digging once he is tired. However, there are instances that he will continue to dig up more items than normal after making a comment like this:


Wait! No! I'm not finished yet!
I can still keep on digging!

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