Where to Find Squirtle in Pokemon Sword and Shield - Prima Games

Where to Find Squirtle in Pokemon Sword and Shield

by Ginny Woo

Where to Find Squirtle in Pokemon Sword and Shield

If you cast your mind all the way back to February of this year (yes, we know that seems like a lot), you might remember all the uproar around Mewtwo Max Raids kicking around in Pokemon Sword and Shield which also introduced the likes of the Kanto starters into those famed battles.

You can refresh your memory here with our coverage of the Pokemon Day 2020 Pokemon Sword and Shield celebrations if you like! As you might recall, while the Kanto starters (Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander) were kicking around Sword and Shield, it was only to be until March 2.

Now that the time is well up, you might be wondering where to find Squirtle in Galar. Though more importantly, as common sense will tell you that these Pokemon aren’t native to the region, how to get Squirtle into Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

Now, there are a number of ways – you can move one over from Pokemon Let’s Go, trade it with a mate who has a few from the Max Raids, or wait until Pokemon GO and Pokemon Home functionality is totally worked out. However, there’s a more immediate solution that Pokemon Home power users may already have stumbled across.

Yes, you can technically find Squirtle in Pokemon Sword and Shield by linking your Nintendo account with Pokemon Sword and Shield to Pokemon Home on a mobile device. Here are the steps that you have to take:

  • Download Pokemon HOME on your Switch and start it up 

  • Boot up your Pokemon Sword and Shield boxes if you want to give it a test

  • Download Pokemon Home on your mobile device (iOS or Android)

  • When prompted on the mobile app, link your Nintendo account

  • You’ll be prompted to pick between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle (pick Squirtle!)

  • Log back into Pokemon Home on your Switch and boot up your Galar boxes

  • You should see your chosen Squirtle in the main Home box and ready to be transferred to Sword and Shield

Now you have a little bit more information about how to find Squirtle in Pokemon Sword and Shield, we hope that you have a rather fruitful time getting your hands on one. After all, the process isn’t difficult, so missing out on the Pokemon Day festivities won’t lock you out of getting this adorable turtle forever.

If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of Pokemon Sword or Shield, why not do so here from Amazon via this link? You’ll be able to support Prima Games at the same time too. Need a hand with anything else in the game? Check out our dedicated guides hub for it once you’re acquainted with Galar to pick up a bunch of tips and tricks that you’ll probably find useful:


Ginny Woo

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.