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Pokemon Sword and Shield complete guide and walkthrough to become the Champion of Galar

Post-game activities

Now you're champion, what else is there to do in the region of Galar? Quite a lot, believe it or not. Below we've got everything there is to do, starting off with the one-time items to find and obtain!

Get Charmander

How to get Charmander in Pokemon Sword and Shield

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We've covered this specifically in our guide on how to get Charmander in Pokemon Sword and Shield (opens in new tab), but to cut a long story short, once you've done everything, you should visit Hop's house. Head upstairs into his room and on the floor you'll find Charmander, left as gift to you by Leon!

Rare league cards

You'll have a lot of rare league cards thanks to defeating all of the dynamaxed Pokemon at the various stadiums, but there's a few more you need to collect. First up is Rose, which you acquire from Oleana. She's doing community service inside Galar Mine No. 2 and is in such a good mood, she'll hand it over to you.

Next, head up to Motostoke Stadium, and speak to ol' Ball Guy. He's got a rare league card for you too! Who'd have guessed it? Finally, go back to Spikemuth and you'll find that Marnie has taken over the gym from her brother Piers. The first time you beat her, she'll give you her rare league card. She's also kind of a pushover thanks to her relatively low levelled Pokemon!

PokemonLevelType
Liepard59Dark
Toxicroak59Poison/Fighting
Scrafty59Dark/Fighting
Morpeko60Electric/Dark
Grimmsnarl60Dark/Fairy

Delivery driver

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Now it's time to head to Hulbury and become a food delivery driver for a short while. Enter the Captain's Table seafood restaurant, where you had the meal with Sonia and Chairman Rose much earlier in the game, and the chef is in dire need of a delivery person.

He didn't get the address for any of the orders but he does give you clues about what he could hear over the phone. To cut a long story short, here are the three places you need to deliver food to, and the rewards you'll get in return:

  1. Grey house close to the train station | Exp. Candy L, Nugget x5
  2. Fourth house on the western road with a Swirlix inside | Big Nugget x2
  3. Stall in the market with a green and white striped roof | Lucky Egg

Beast Ball

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For an item that doesn't have much use (yet!) in Pokemon Sword and Shield, head to Stow-on-Side and speak to the bloke behind the bargain stall. He'll give you the Beast Ball. In previous games, this has been used to catch the Ultra Beasts with a 5x catch rate, but they don't exist in Pokemon Sword and Shield so right now, the Beast Ball is essentially a collectors item. Cool to have nonetheless!

Battle Cafes

There's three Battle Cafes in the game, in Motostoke, Hammerlocke, and Wyndon, and you can return to each of them every single day for more rewards, including some sweet treats!

Oval Charm & Shiny Charm

In Circhester, head back to the floor of the hotel with the chap who wanted you to come back when you're champion, and you'll discover this is Morimoto! He's a recurring NPC for the last few generations based on Shigeki Morimoto, a designer at Game Freak. Beat him and you can obtain the Oval Charm.

Morimoto

PokemonLevelType
Cursola65Ghost
Grapploct65Fighting
Stonjourner65Rock
Coalossal65Rock/Fire
Dragapult65Dragon/Ghost
Snorlax65Normal

When you've completed the Pokedex, head into the room to the left of Morimoto and you'll be able to obtain the Shiny Charm! This wonderful item increases the chance of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild, crucial for those shiny hunters.

Type: Null

Make sure you also get a Type: Null! This odd Pokemon is a Normal-type which can have its type changed via the use of memories, and you'll be given everything necessary up at Rose Tower. Head here and speak to the woman in the bottom left corner to get Type: Null. Stay in the area, because Rose Tower has now become...

Battle Tower

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The Battle Tower! This is where you can challenge high level opponents and earn battle points to spend in the BP shop, rent out different battle teams, and more. Fight through the battle tower to earn some of the best rewards available in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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Ford James
Ford James

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