Want to level up your Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield from Nintendo Switch? Then you can’t miss our guide to quickly level up your Pokémon creatures thanks to the desired experience candies, items we’ll offer you their locations, and the best ways to get hold of them. Although leveling up in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield isn’t too complicated, it will be very useful to follow a specific plan to save time and reach high levels before facing certain gym leaders or trainers.
How to level up fast in Pokémon Sword and Shield
The best method to quickly level up Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is by completing DinaMax and GigaMax cooperative raids for up to four players in which you have to defeat giant versions of Pokémon, to farm experience candies that you can use with your creatures. And every time we complete a raid Max we will receive experience candies of different types, which can range from the extra small to the extra-large, thus granting less or more experience.
These kinds of incursions are found through bright rays of light that we will find scattered throughout the Wild Area; to access such incursions we just have to approach their corresponding luminous beam. In addition, these raids are restarted every 12 or 24 hours, allowing us to repeat them again and again after that time period.
How to complete Max raids and farm candy
If we want to make the most of the rewards of Max raids, we advise to perform them alone, since this will host the same and be accompanied by three other trainers controlled by the game’s AI. Thus, if you play solo you will have a 100% chance to capture Pokémon at the end of the battle; and if you play with other players and are not the host of the raid, the Pokémon capture rate is drastically reduced by up to 10%.
On the other hand, and in order to make raids more dynamic, we recommend disabling battle animations so that the clashes are much faster, you finish earlier and you can go to complete another raid; To do this, you only have to access the battle settings and disable that option.
By completing such raids, you’ll get juicy rewards, including experience candies that you can give to your Pokémon to level up quickly.
Other tips for leveling up faster
Once you’re done with the game, you can always face the gym leaders and coaches we can cross paths with.
On the other hand, we can also search for Pokémon creatures of the highest level and face them. To do this, you must use your most powerful Pokémon and complete the equipment with other Pokémon you want to level up. If we emerge victoriously, the rest of the team’s Pokémon will receive a good handful of experience.