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Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield: Walkthrough part 9, from Hulbury to Motostoke

Pokémon Sword and Shield Walkthrough & Guide
Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield: Walkthrough part 9, from Hulbury to Motostoke
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Join us to explore Galar's second mine and defeat a multitude of trainers in this 9th part of our complete Sword and Shield Pokémon walkthrough for Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield: Walkthrough part 9, from Hulbury to Motostoke

Galar Mine N°2

When you enter the Mine, you will come across Travis. The perfect time for a fight, isn't it?

Pokémon Trainer Bede

2760 Pokédollars

Solosis level 21
Gothita level 22
Hatenna level 23 (careful, Bede will use a Super Potion)
Ponyta level 22

He will give you his League Card.

Pokémon:

  • Wimpod
  • Shuckle
  • Scraggy
  • Chewtle (in the water or on land)
  • Shellos
  • Barboach (in the water)
  • Binacle
  • Noibat
  • Galarian Stunfisk (little Pokéball in the sand that attacks you if you approach)
  • Gastrodon (come back when you'll have Surf on your Rotom Phone)
  • Drednaw

Items:

  • 3 Dusk Balls (just beyond Worker Francis)
  • Grip Claw (left of Worker Yvonne)
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Worker Francis

2100 Pokédollars

Carkol level 21

Worker Yvonne

2100 Pokédollars

Roggenrola level 20
Timburr level 21

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As you advance into the Mine, you will come across two Grunts from Team Yell. Hop will join for a 2v2 fight.

Team Yell Grunts (duo)

3440 Pokédollars

Galarian Linoone level 22 and Thievul level 21
Pancham level 21 and Liepard level 22

Continue your way through the mine.

Trainers to battle:

Rail Staff Vincent

2760 Pokédollars

Drillbur level 22
Onix level 23

Items:

  • Star Piece (after the first Team Yell fight)
  • Bag of Soft Sand
  • TM49 Sand Tomb (right to Rail Staff Vincent)
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Further on, you will meet Team Yell again, bothering Kabu, the Fire Champion. He will meet you at the Stadium for the Gym Challenge.

All you have to do now is get out of the mine and get to Motostoke.

Hop will explain what Poké Job is. Feel free to consult our dedicated guide to learn more.

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Motostoke Outskirts

Pokémon:

  • Koffing
  • Noctowl
  • Hatenna
  • Sudowoodoo
  • Roggenrola

Items:

  • Amulet Coin
  • 3 Great Balls
  • Muscle Feather (on the bridge)
  • Clever Feather (on the bridge)
  • Health Feather (on the bridge)
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Madame Caroline

4800 Pokédollars

Yamper level 22
Swoobat level 24

Police Officer Raymond

2760 Pokédollars

Growlithe level 23

You're back in Motostoke again. You must go back to the Budew hotel again. As a reminder, it is located to the left of the Stadium. You will find Marnie and her Morpeko inside.

She would like to fight you.

Pokémon Trainer Marnie

3120 Pokédollars

Croagunk level 24
Scraggy level 24
Morpeko level 26

The next morning, Marnie will give you Kabu League Card, as well as 2 Burn Heals.

Prepare your team well for the Fire Gym Challenge. You will need some Pokémon such as Water, Rock and Ground type.

Fire type Gym

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Gym Mission

Your mission is simple: get the most points by capturing or beating wild Pokémon. Capturing a Pokémon brings more points (2 points). The strategy to adopt is to defeat the Pokémon of the competing Trainer, and then capture the wild Pokémon.

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It is a strategic challenge where three choices are available to you:

  1. Throw a Ball at the wild Pokémon
  2. Attack the wild Pokémon to reduce its HP and facilitate the capture
  3. Attack the opponent's Pokémon to kill it and prevent it from harming or capturing the wild Pokémon itself

Trainers to battle:

Gym Trainer Darren (capturing a Vulpix)

Rolycoly level 24
Growlithe level 24

Gym Trainer Chaka (capturing a Litwick)

Sizzlipede level 24
Salandit level 24

Gym Trainer Elle (capturing a Sizzlipede)

Salandit level 24

You don't have to beat the opponent to try to capture the wild Pokémon.

After successfully completing a Gym Mission, it's possible to go out and heal your team at the Pokémon Center.

Defeat Kabu, the Gym Champion

Kabu the Gym Champion

4320 Pokédollars

Ninetales level 25
Arcanine level 25
Centiskorch level 27

Kabu will give you the Fire badge. It allows you to capture Pokémon up to level 35. You will also get the TM38 Will-o'-the-wisp and the Fire Uniform.

Next objective? Return to the Wild Area to capture stronger Pokémon. Then go to Hammerlocke. But just before, the Water, Grass and Fire Gym Champions come to greet you and... sing a song of encouragement.

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