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Pokemon Sword and Shield Kanto Starters

We're a sucker for the Pokemon Sword and Shield Kanto starters that are appearing as part of the Pokemon Day festivities. Here's what we know about how to get them.
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So, you’re enjoying your time celebrating Pokemon Day 2020 in Pokemon Sword and Shield, then you’ve probably been going hard on the max raids just like we have. While Mewtwo might have been a little difficult to get your hands on, that big boy isn’t the only thing available for you to take on when it comes to raids. Yes, we’re talking about the appearance of Pokemon Sword and Shield Kanto starters, and we’re here to tell you how to get your hands on some of these Pokemon from your childhood.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Kanto Starters

We’re all about getting those Pokemon Sword and Shield Kanto starters here at Prima, especially since we want to make sure that we’re filling out that Pokedex. With the Pokemon Day celebrations well underway, it’s now going to be much easier for you to get them. If you’re after the Kanto starters or even their evolutions, then you’re going to be able to pick them up during their respective Max Raids. If you’re after a full list of the critters that are available because of this event, we’ve got one linked here for your convenience

Essentially, the Kanto starters are available via this way for a limited time, along with their evolutions. We reckon you’ll be after the following if you’re just like us:

  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Bulbasaur
  • Wartotle
  • Charmeleon
  • Ivysaur

So now that you’ve got a better idea of how to nab the Pokemon Sword and Shield Kanto starters as they appear in the Galar region thanks to the Pokemon Day 2020 celebrations, it should be a little easier for you to pick up the various nostalgic critters that you’re after. We’re personally a big fan of getting our hands on Charmander and Squirtle, but hey, that’s just because they were our favorites back in the day. Need a hand with anything else in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve put together for you:

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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.