Fishing in Pokemon Sword and Shield is one of the easiest ways to find battles with Water-types. As you wander around the Wild Area, you will notice some ripples on the water of the lakes there. This means a Water-type is about, and if you are lucky, you will be able to catch it.
How To Fish In Pokemon Sword and Shield
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The good thing about Pokemon Sword and Shield is that you don’t need anything special, or a to find a random NPC, to be able to fish. When you arrive in the Wild Area, you will be given a Camping Set, and this will contain a fishing rod that allows you to fish. All you need to do is play through the story, and the ability to fish will automatically open up for you.
When you are traveling through the Wild Area, and you see a ripple on the water, walk up to it and press the A button. Your character will take out a fishing rod and cast out a line. When a red exclamation mark appears above their head, hit A again to reel in your catch. It will be a Water-type Pokemon, and this will start a battle.
Just fight and capture the Pokemon to add it to your collection, or finish it off if you don’t want to catch it. Later in the game, when you get a special bike that can travel on water, be careful not to go to close to the ripples on it, or you will scare off your next potential Water-type.
If you need more help with Pokemon Sword and Shield, we have a range of guides that you might find useful. From how to use the PC Box Link, how to change a Pokemon’s nature, and how to trade Pokemon. If you are looking for some of the rarer Pokemon, we can show you where to find Dreepy and Ditto, as well.