Destiny Knot Pokemon Sword and Shield Guide - Prima Games

Destiny Knot Pokemon Sword and Shield Guide

by Ginny Woo

If you’ve given our tips on the competitive end-game in Pokemon Sword and Shield a squizz, you’ll know that making sure your team has the right items is a huge part of obliterating the opposition. One item that it’s tough to go by is the aptly named Destiny Knot in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here’s how to get your mitts on one and some tips on using it.

Destiny Knot Pokemon Sword and Shield Guide

Trying to find a Destiny Knot? Well, you might be waiting a while: you’re going to have to plow through the entirety of the main campaign before anything else. Much like getting your hands on a Razor Claw, a Destiny Knot is something that you can buy with Battle Points. You earn this currency by duking it out with people in the Battle Tower, which you can access after you’re the undisputed champion of the Galar region. 

If you’re now curious about what to do with the Destiny Knot once it’s in your possession, it has the helpful ability to ensure that your enemies fall hard for whoever in your team has it while in battle. This is handy, and can stave off some pretty deadly counters, but it’s likely more important if you’re breeding your ideal competitive team.

The Destiny Knot lets Pokemon shunt five (5) IVs to their kids. Theoretically, by putting two Pokemon with ideal IVs together, both with Destiny Knots, they’ll pass their values down to their offspring, resulting in a culmination that should give you the best of the best so long as you keep repeating this. Since there’s no limits on the Destiny Knots that you can possess, and it’s all about having enough Battle Points, you can go absolutely buckwild. You might value one of the two passing down a particular nature when it comes to Pokemon parenting, in which case you might want to replace one of those Destiny Knots with an Everstone, but we won’t tell you how to raise your kids. You do what you like. 

Now that you have our guide on how to use the Destiny Knot in Pokemon Sword and Shield, why not check out some other tips and tricks that we’ve put together about kicking butt in the Galar region?

Ginny Woo

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.