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Where to Find Deino in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Gunning for a Dark and Dragon Type Pokemon to join your team? We might be able to help you by showing you where to find Deino in Pokemon Sword.
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If you’re someone that’s on the perpetual hunt to complete their Pokedex in Pokemon Sword and Shield, there are likely some outliers in the Galar region that might just be constantly thwarting you. We’re talking about those with incredibly low spawn rates. The rarest of the rare. Some of the version exclusives this generation are definitely very guilty of this, so if you’re at your wit’s end, check out where to find Deino in Pokemon Sword

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Where to Find Deino in Pokemon Sword and Shield

If you’re on the hunt for Deino in Galar, then we’ve got some bad news to get out of the way. Deino is one of the many version exclusives in this generation’s selection of cool Pokemon – it’s exclusive to Pokemon Sword. For a full list of version exclusives, we’ve got you covered right here. This means that if you’re the one in your friend group with Pokemon Shield, you’re going to have to rely on one of your mates to catch one in Pokemon Sword and to then trade it to you. 

Now, without much further ado – you’re curious about where to find Deino in Pokemon Sword. Well, the answer is pretty straightforward. You’re going to find Deino around the Lake of Outrage in the Wild Area. However, what makes this bad boy so coveted is the fact that it has an abysmally low spawn rate of about 2%, and even then it’s only going to spawn when it’s raining. Deino evolves into Zweilous and then into Hydreigon, gaining what appears to be both extra heads and better eyesight per each step on the evolutionary ladder.

So now that you’ve got more information about where to find Deino in Pokemon Sword, it’s really all about being patient. We reckon this particular version exclusive is worth the wait, so just be persistent and we’re sure that you’re going to run into one when you least expect it. If you’re wanting any other assistance with your Galarian adventures, feel free to check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve put together for Trainers just like you, sitting pretty in our dedicated guides hub for the game:

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