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

Hulbury

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough

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Pokemon: Hulbury - Fishing

PokemonRarity
ArrokudaFrequent
Basculin (Red Stripe - Sword)Average
Basculin (Blue Stripe - Shield)Average
ChewtleAverage
ChinchouCommon
WishiwashiRare

Items: Hulbury

ItemVisibleHidden
Full HealY
MagnetY
Net Ball x5Y
Shell BellY
Super Potion x2Y
TM82 ElectrowebY
X Sp. DefY
X Speed x2Y

Welcome to Hulbury! Heal up at the Pokemon Center by the entrance then when you leave, you'll be greeted by Rose and his assistant, Oleana. She tells you that Rose will be waiting for you in the local seafood restaurant but first, you need to defeat Gym Leader Nessa in the Water-type gym. Before that however, let's do a little exploring.

Head down the stairs opposite the seafood restaurant and you'll find a woman looking for a Minccino, offering a Cottonee in return. If you caught a Minccino previously, this is a trade worth doing. There's also a lady at one of the market stalls selling various types of incense. They're not cheap, but it's worth having a browse to see if any are applicable for your party.

Head east and down the steps to the dock with a number of boats moored to find a Shell Bell, then make your way towards the gym in the distance. You'll be reliably informed that Nessa is out at the moment and tends to hang out by the lighthouse, so walk past the gym further east. Take the path onto the pier to find five Net Balls, then head back up to the road and keep going east to find Nessa chilling. Speak with her and she'll return to the gym so you can take on the challenge.

Hulbury Gym

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough

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Since this is the Water-type gym, the puzzle you have to solve to reach the end is based on valves to change the flow of water. Kick things off by heading to the right and taking on Gym Trainer Julia.

Gym Trainer Julia

PokemonLevelType
Tympole21Water

When you've beaten her lone Tympole, interact with the red valve to change the flow of water. Run over the now-vacant red panel and interact with the yellow valve, then turn around and hit the red one again. Now you can progress down the right-hand side.

When you reach the top of the stairs, run forwards and take on Gym Trainer Heather before interacting with any other valves.

Gym Trainer Heather

PokemonLevelType
Krabby20Water
Corphish20Water

After you've beaten her, turn the yellow valve behind her, then run to the opposite side and use the red one. That should free up the path across the top. Run all the way to the other side and take on Gym Trainer Lynn.

Gym Trainer Lynn

PokemonLevelType
Remoraid20Water
Chewtle21Water

Now you want to head right to the bottom and interact with the yellow one, then go back up the way you came and press the red one in the corner. Finally, cross the path to the only blue switch and interact with that in order to free up the trio of blue jets at the top. Go down the stairs to the central path and up to reach Gym Leader Nessa.

Gym Leader Nessa

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough

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PokemonLevelType
Goldeen22Water
Arrokuda23Water
Drednaw24Water

Taking down Goldeen and Arrokuda isn't too difficult, but Drednaw is when Nessa will Dynamax. I'd recommend switching out to one of your Pokemon that can simply absorb some hits while Drednaw is Dynamaxed, then switching back to one of your favoured types like an Electric or Grass-type Pokemon after the three turns are up.

When you defeat Nessa, you gain the ability to catch Pokemon up to level 30, and you're given TM36 Whirlpool. Leave the gym and Oleana will meet you, telling you to hurry up to the seafood restaurant. Go there and a brief cutscene will take place, which ends with Sonia being instructed to go to Hammerlocke and find the vault. Afterwards, you'll be given TM79 Retaliate, and Hop will meet you outside, saying next stop is back to Motostoke to take on the Fire-type gym.

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