So you've got Pokemon Sword and Shield, and you're wanting to start shaping your team. At the highest echelons of play, you're going to need to have your Pokemon properly evolved and raring to go. Now, whether you're a classic Pikachu fan or after something a little more exotic, you're going to need one of the elemental stones to achieve this goal. Check out our Thunder Stone Pokemon Sword and Shield location guide for where to find one.

Thunder Stone Pokemon Sword and Shield Location Guide

So, you're wanting to get your hands on a Thunder Stone. In Pokemon Sword and Shield, you'll be able to employ it on the following critters:

  • Grubbin - to turn it into a Charjabug
  • Pikachu - to turn it into a Raichu
  • Eevee - to turn it into a Jolteon

Now, the tough part is probably actually finding one. Well, the good news is that it actually isn't as difficult as you think, given the fact that you can have multiple ways of picking up a Thunder Stone in Pokemon Sword and Shield. First, you might want to hit up the Digging Duo who flit around in the Wild Rea by Bridge Field. If you pay them in Watts, they'll dig up pretty much anything (read: what they give you is random), but you have a chance to obtain a Thunder Stone from this particular lottery. 

Another method of acquiring a Thunder Stone is to go to the North Lake Miloch section of the Wild Area. If you keep your eyes peeled for the nearby bridge, you can't miss the hill jutting out to the south of it. Right here, you'll find a Pokeball with a Thunder Stone. If you find that you need more than one of these bad boys, and you've unlocked the ability for your Rotom Bike to walk on water, head to the little isle on the other side of the Lake of Outrage with a Stonehenge-esque formation of rocks dotting it. Each rock will have a random evolution stone (like a Leaf Stone, which we can also help you find) under it, which means that you have the chance of getting a Thunder Stone out of this. They also respawn, so you can check back in a couple of hours once you've depleted the supply.

Now that you know a few of the Thunder Stone Pokemon Sword and Shield locations, getting one should be easy as pie. Need a hand with anything else in Galar? Check out these tips and tricks that we've put together for aspiring Pokemon Trainers: