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Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils: All fossil combinations and the Pokemon you can get

Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils
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On the path to Stow-on-Side, you'll come across Cara Liss; the person in charge of Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils. She explains that she can combine any two fossils to create a Pokemon, but depending on which version of Pokemon Sword and Shield you have, the Pokemon available to you will be different. If you're wondering what all of the Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils are and the different combinations available, you've come to the right place, because this is how you get Dracovish, Dracozolt, Arctovish, and Arctozolt.

Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils

Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils

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There are four different fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but if you've arrived at this guide, chances are you're confused about how to get all of them. That's because there's two fossils exclusive to Sword, and another two exclusive to Shield:

  • Fossilised Bird (Sword)
  • Fossilised Dino (Sword)
  • Fossilised Drake (Shield)
  • Fossilised Fish (Shield)

So how do you get the two fossils not in your version of the game? Well, that's simple (but not necessarily easy)! You need to find someone with the other edition, then trade Pokemon with one another while they're holding the fossils. That way, you can get your hands on all types of Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils. Here are the four possible fossil combinations and the Pokemon you get as a result:

  • Fossilised Bird + Dino: Arctozolt (Electric/Ice-type)
  • Fossilised Bird + Fish: Arctovish (Water/Ice-type)
  • Fossilised Drake + Dino: Dracozolt (Electric/Dragon-type)
  • Fossilised Drake + Fish: Dracovish (Water/Dragon-type)

How to get fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils

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In order to get fossils in the first place, there's two methods. Firstly, you'll be able to find one type of fossil lying on the ground near Cara Liss' location on Route 6. Then if you head inside the Stow-on-Side Pokemon Center just down the road and speak to a man inside, he'll give you another type so you can return to Cara Liss and create your first Pokemon from fossils.

However, this source is obviously finite. So how do you get more Pokemon Sword and Shield fossils? For that, you need to speak to the Digging Duo in the Wild Area. These two brothers will happily go mining for you, if you pay them 500W. The rewards they find you are completely random, but pay them to dig enough and you can find an endless source of fossils here.