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Pokemon Sword and Shield guide walkthrough: Everything you need to become the Champion of Galar

Galar Mine No. 2

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Pokemon: Galar Mine No. 2 - Overworld

PokemonRarity
BinacleAverage
ChewtleRare
Croagunk (Shield)Average
NoibatAverage
Scraggy (Sword)Average
ShellosCommon
ShuckleRare
StunfiskFrequent
WimpodCommon

Pokemon: Galar Mine No. 2 - Fishing

PokemonRarity
BarboachFrequent
ChewtleCommon
CorphishAverage

Items: Galar Mine No. 2

ItemVisibleHidden
Dusk Ball x3Y
Grip ClawY
Soft SandY
Star PieceY
TM49 Sand TombY
TM53 Mud ShotY (Need Surf)

Enter Galar Mine No. 2 and aside from a bunch of wild Pokemon, the first thing you'll come across is another battle with Bede.

Bede

PokemonLevelType
Solosis21Psychic
Gothita22Psychic
Hatenna23Psychic
Ponyta22Psychic

After taking down Bede - she's still a huge Psychic-type fan – head further through the cave to find Worker Francis blocking the path with three Dusk Balls behind him.

Take note of the tiny Poke Balls in the ground; these are actually wild Stunfisk, so walk around them if you don't fancy a series of wild Pokemon battles.

Worker Francis

PokemonLevelType
Carkol21Rock/Fire

Afterwards, you'll be up against Worker Yvonne.

Worker Yvonne

PokemonLevelType
Roggenrola20Rock
Timburr21Fighting

Take down Yvonne and there'll be a Grip Claw behind her, followed by a duo battle against Team Yell alongside Hop.

Team Yell Grunt & Team Yell Grunt (Duo)

PokemonLevelType
Thievul21Dark
Linoone22Dark/Normal
Liepard22Dark
Pancham21Fighting

After beating Team Yell, Hop will head further into the cave looking for the Fire-type gym leader. Proceed further into the mine and you'll find Rail Staff Vincent guarding TM49 Sand Tomb.

Rail Staff Vincent

PokemonLevelType
Drillbur22Ground
Onix23Rock/Ground

Carry on and you'll find Hop and Kabu, the Motostoke Fire-type gym leader. Watch the cutscene and head outside to find another two trainers and some more wild Pokemon.

Motostoke Outskirts

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Pokemon: Motostoke Outskirts - Overworld

PokemonRarity
HatennaAverage
KoffingAverage
NoctowlFrequent (Sword) / Common (Shield)
Salandit (Shield)Rare
Sawk (Sword)Rare
SudowoodoCommon
Throh (Shield)Rare

Pokemon: Motostoke Outskirts - Random Encounters

PokemonRarity
ChewtleAverage
Croagunk (Shield)Common
ImpidimpRare
PawniardCommon
RoggenrolaCommon
Scraggy (Sword)Common

Items: Motostoke Outskirts

ItemVisibleHidden
Amulet CoinY
Great Ball x3Y
PP UpY

Just like the previous bridge, you can also find random feathers along the bridge back into Motostoke.

Now you're in the Motostoke Outskirts, and almost ready to take on the Fire-gym. First up however, is Madame Caroline.

Madame Caroline

PokemonLevelType
Yamper22Electric
Swoobat24Psychic/Flying

Afterwards, there's one more battle you need to complete against Police Officer Raymond.

Police Officer Raymond

PokemonLevelType
Growlithe23Fire

Take him down and cross the bridge back into Motostoke, then head to the Budew Inn. Inside, you’ll find Marnie who won’t let you past without another battle. Morpeko puts up one hell of a fight thanks to its type constantly changing, but you should be able to brute force your way through. Also, watch out for Scraggy’s Headbutt — a type advantage here is crucial.

Marnie

  • Croagunk (Lv. 24)
  • Scraggy (Lv. 24)
  • Morpeko (Lv. 26)

PokemonLevelType
Croagunk24Poison/Fighting
Scraggy24Dark/Fighting
Morpeko26Electric/Dark

Marnie likes Fighting and Dark-types, which means that using a Fairy-type is your best bet here. When you beat her, she’ll give you Kabu’s league card and two Burn Heals. The next morning, you can use the elevator to head upstairs and speak to the man in the far left room for a Star Piece. Afterwards, leave and head over to Motostoke Gym. 

Motostoke Gym

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Motostoke Gym is the Fire-type gym, and the challenge here is a simple one; simply earn five points before your competitors. How do you earn points, I hear you ask? There will be three wild Pokemon in an arena, and three other trainers. You earn one point for defeating a wild Pokemon, and two points for catching it. The three Pokemon you’ll find are Vulpix, Litwick, and Sizzlipede. Simply catch all three and you’ll win the challenge, just don’t let your opponents reach five points before you! 

Gym Leader Kabu

PokemonLevelType
Ninetales25Fire
Arcanine25Fire
Centiskorch27Fire/Bug

As long as you've got a strong Water or Rock-type, Ninetales and Arcanine are a pushover. Centiskorch on the other hand is when Kabu will Gigantamax, so make sure you've got some Pokemon that can absorb the hits — or use your Dynamax first — to make sure your Pokemon with type-advantages don't get wiped out.

When you beat Kabu, you can catch Pokemon up to level 35, and you'll be given TM38 Will-O-Wisp. Head outside and watch the ensuing cutscene, then head over to the Wild Area with Hop to make your way towards Hammerlocke. You can spend as much time as you like exploring the Wild Area, but your goal is to reach the northernmost point and enter Hammerlocke.

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Postwick and Route 1
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wedgehurst and Route 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wild Area and Motostoke
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 3, Galar Mine, and Route 4
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Turffield, Turffield Gym, and Route 5
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hulbury and Hulbury Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Galar Mine No.2 and Motostoke Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hammerlocke and Route 6
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Stow-on-Side and Stow-on-Side Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Glimwood Tangle
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Ballonlea and Ballonlea Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 7 and Route 8
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Circhester and Circhester Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 9
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Spikemuth Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hammerlocke Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 10 and Wyndon
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wyndon Gym and Rose Tower
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wyndon Gym Finals and Slumbering Weald
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Energy Plant and Champion Battle
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Zacian and Zamazenta
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Post-game activities