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How to Get the Ultra Beasts

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Looking to catch the Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Sword and Shield? We’ve got you covered. Check out our guide on how to find the elusive Ultra Beasts!

How to Get the Ultra Beasts

Complete the Main Story

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In order to find the Ultra Beasts in Sword and Shield you'll have to first complete the main story of the Crown Tundra and unlock the final Ultra Beast story. Keep in mind you will also have had to complete the post-game as well as the Isle of Armor storyline to get to this point.

The Crown Tundra Story Walkthrough

Pick Up the Item in Freezington Inn

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Upon completion of your final Legendary Clue, Peony will take off and drop an item at the door. Pick it up to receive the Legendary Clue? item that eludes to the Ultra Beasts appearing above the Max Lair. Head there to start your search within Dynamax Adventures!

Randomly Appear in Dynamax Adventures

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Unlike the previous generation, Ultra Beasts will appear the same as legendary Pokemon as the final encounter of Dynamax Adventures. This also means that to catch them you won't need a surplus of Beast Balls so bring your favorites to catch every UB you can!

The only UB that isn't found within a Dynamax Adventure is Poipole

Dynamax Adventures

Join Someone Else With a Link Code

While the chance of an Ultra Beast spawning is random, if you and another player who already has access to a specific Ultra Beast, setting both of your Link Codes to the same number will guarantee you can connect with them. Take a look at our Max Raid and Dynamax Adventures recruitment board to find other players to hunt with!

Max Raid and Dynamax Adventures Recruitment Board

Available Through Pokemon HOME

Just like any other Pokemon in the game's data, you can obtain the Ultra Beasts by transferring them from Pokemon's cloud service, Pokemon HOME, to the game as well.

Pokemon HOME Released! How to Download and Transfer Pokemon

List of Ultra Beasts

Ultra Beasts That Appear in Dynamax Adventures

Pheromosa ImagePheromosa Stakataka ImageStakataka Guzzlord ImageGuzzlord Kartana ImageKartana Celesteela ImageCelesteela
Xurkitree ImageXurkitree Buzzwole ImageBuzzwole Nihilego ImageNihilego Blacephalon ImageBlacephalon Necrozma ImageNecrozma

Catching Necrozma and presenting it to Peony will finish the Ultra Beast side story. The Ultra Beasts will continue to appear in Dynamax Adventures even after catching Necrozma.

Ultra Beasts That Do Not Appear in Dynamax Adventures

Poipole ImagePoipole Naganadel ImageNaganadel

Catching 5 Ultra Beasts in Dynamax Adventures will cause Poipole to appear inside the Max Lair for you to claim as your own.

*Naganadel can only be obtained by evolving Poipole.

Are Ultra Beasts Shiny Locked?

UBs in Dynamax Adventures Can be Shiny

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Just like Legendaries in the Max Lair, UBs can be shiny as well. With the increased rate of shiny Pokemon appearing in Dynamax Adventures anyone can give it a shot.

Poipole is Shiny Locked

The Poipole you receive in the Max Lair, on the other hand, is shiny locked due to the way it's obtained. There may be a way to receive a shiny Poipole in the future like during Gen VII!

What Are Ultra Beasts?

Mysterious Lifeforms From Pokemon Sun and Moon


The Ultra Beasts first made their appearance in the previous Generation's Sun and Moon as mysterious entities that came into the Pokemon world. Before their names were revealed they were all known by code names.

Related Links

The Crown Tundra DLC

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The Crown Tundra Front Page

Crown Tundra Guides & Walkthroughs

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Crown Tundra Pokemon Lists

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Crown Tundra Pokemon Guides

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