While it's easy enough to get the Galarian starters in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you might be wondering whether or not it's just as easy to pick up some Legacy starters from other Pokemon generations. With Eevee and Pikachu making an appearance in the game, it's not unreasonable to think that goodies like Bulbasaur and Squirtle will show up too. Here's our guide on how to get Charmander in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

How to Get Charmander in Pokemon Sword and Shield

So, you want to get your paws on a Charmander. This classic started from the Pokemon Red and Blue golden days is obtainable in Sword and Shield, though you're not going to be able to just find one that's kicking around in the wild. How exactly do you get one of these adorable little fiery lizards, then? Well, here's how. 

If you're wondering how to get Charmander in Pokemon Sword and Shield, then we're going to take pretty much all the guesswork out immediately - you have to clock the game first. When we say this, we're talking about becoming the Pokemon Champion and gunning through the game's story.

After your timely victory, you'll be back home in Postwick. Make your first stop your rival's house, where you'll barge rather rudely into their room and find a Poke Ball just chilling out on the floor. "Can it be that easy," you cry. Well, actually, yeah. Sorry to disappoint if you were expecting something elaborate, but all you're going to get is a note from Leon and a tip that they want to battle you as soon as possible. And, of course, a fancy new Charmander who was in that Ball all along. Wild, right?

Now that you know how to get Charmander in Pokemon Sword and Shield, all that remains is for you to beat the game and to show it who's boss. Once that's been done and your horizons are cloudless except for all the raids you're going to undertake, this Fire starter will come to you. Need a hand with anything else in the Galar region? Check out these tips and tricks that we've put together: