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Where to Find Fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Trying to bring back the days of old? Well, let's hope that the meteors give us a pass this time if you're using our guide on where to find Fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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With times turbulent as they are right now, both out here and in Pokemon Sword and Shield (with the impending DLC), it can be easy to look back on the old days with some kind of rampant nostalgia. And when we say the old days, we really mean the old days. We’ve had a hankering for reviving Fossil Pokemon recently, and we honestly reckon that it’s not an entirely terrible way to look at things right now. Not sure where to start? Here’s our guide on where to find Fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

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Where to Find Fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield

So, you’re curious about where to find fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Well, we reckon we can help you out there. The Fossils that you can find will be one of the four varieties below:

  • Fossilized Dino
  • Fossilized Drake
  • Fossilized Fish
  • Fossilized Bird

Those four fossils can be turned into a combination of various Pokemon, and we actually have a guide on how to use the Fossilized Dino fossil in particular as well as the combinations that it can churn out if you’re interested in that. Essentially, those four fossils when combined in certain ways will give you the ancient Pokemon of Arctozolt, Arctovish, Dracozolt and Dracovish. Now, you’re definitely going to be concerned with where to find these fossils especially if you’re a Pokedex completionist: you’re going to need a mix of two each time you want to create a Pokemon, and with only four main types, you’re going to need double-ups at some point.

The easiest places to find Fossils in Pokemon Sword are a bit of a mix. Once you’ve first met the Fossil Professor, you’ll be able to make the trip to Stow-in-Side (a fair ways through the game) to pick up doubles of whichever you don’t acquire when you’ve talked to the Fossil Professor and done some activities in the area. You’ll be wanting to head to the Stow-in-Side Pokemon Center to get your Fossil fix. It’s important to note that Pokemon Sword has the Bird and Dino Fossils, while Shield has the Drake and Fish ones. What you’re going to be able to do is also to pay the Bridge Field digging duo in Watts to scavenge up some Fossils for you, though they’re random gets based on that particular lottery. The last method is to watch out for sparkling items in the Dusty Bowl which can often be Fossils (whichever is appropriate for the version of the game that you own). 

Now that you have our guide on where to find Fossils in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you too should be able to revive the dastardly Fossil Pokemon of old that somehow walked on land or swam or… whatever those weird-looking idiots did when they were first kicking around Galar. Need help with anything else in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Why not check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve put together for Trainers just like you in our dedicated guides hub for the game?

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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.