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Can You Breed Type Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield

If you're wanting to own an entire arsenal of deadly synthetic Pokemon, you're probably wanting to know if you can breed Type Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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Everyone has squad woes when it comes to selecting the ideal team in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and honestly, having someone like Type: Null in your team seems like the perfect fit – this Pokemon’s unique characteristic allow it to be any and all types with the use of a simple item or few, so we can understand why you’d be wanting to breed Type Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield to get more of these. You’d be saying goodbye to type disadvantages forever, almost. Well, is it possible? We can tell you.

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Can You Breed Type Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield

So, you’ve managed to get your hands on Type: Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you might be curious as to whether or not you might be able to get a superior version of it through breeding or something. Well, okay, maybe you’re not even that far yet. Type: Null is a wholly unique Pokemon which doesn’t actually have its own constant Typing, making it very unusual and a fitting reward that Galarian Trainers can only get after they’ve cleared the main campaign of Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

Type: Null is probably one of the coolest Legendaries that we’ve seen. Essentially, it will hold an item that changes the type of it – a Memory. You’ll be given several different Types of Memories by the Trainer who gives you Type: Null, and letting it hold different types of Memories will essentially change its Type to the one corresponding with the name of the memory i.e. Electric Type for an Electric Memory. Like any item, they can be equipped to Null: Type whenever it’s not currently clobbering something to death. Yes, you might think that this is supremely OP. Yes, we think so as well, and we get why you’d want to breed it.

However, we have some bad news here. You actually can’t breed Type Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Honestly, we’re not all that surprised considering how other entries like Pokemon GO treat Legendaries and also how the games have treated Legendaries in the past, and this one is particularly powerful and unique. Your Type Null can be evolved if your friendship is high enough, but that’s about as much tinkering as you can do to the one that you pick up. 

Now that you have to the answer to your question of “Can you breed Type Null in Pokemon Sword and Shield,” it’s probably pretty clear to you that this bad boy is going to be a one of a kind acquisition after you’ve clocked Pokemon Sword and Shield. And why not? We reckon it’s a great reward. Need a hand with anything else in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Check out the other tips and tricks that we’ve put together for Galarian Trainers like yourself in our dedicated guides hub for the game:


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Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.