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Pokemon Sword and Shield – Where to Find and How to Evolve Goomy

How to evolve Goomy into Sliggoo and Goodra

by Kyle Hanson


The further you get in Pokemon Sword and Shield the more you’ll start to wonder where all your favorite characters are. Some were cut completely, but most of them likely made it through. They can be tough to find though, and some are even tougher to evolve into their final forms. This is the case with the dragon type Pokemon Goomy, which was added back in Gen 6. He’s made it to Gen 8, but with some caveats. So here’s where to find and how to evolve Goomy in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Where to Find Goomy

Before you can evolve Goomy into Sliggoo and Goodra you first need to have one in your Pokedex. This is tougher than you might think at first, because he’s not only limited by location and weather but is also a version exclusive. If you are playing Pokemon Sword then unfortunately I have bad news for you. To get Goomy you’ll need to trade for him with a Shield player, as that’s the only version that features him in the game itself. If you are playing on Shield then you’re good to go once you know where to look and when.

Goomy only spawns in the Lake of Outrage section of the Wild Area, found to the far north west of the map. By crossing a lake and heading up a hill you’ll find the Goomy spawn spot of choice, but the weather needs to be right. You’ll be looking for rain to appear, which can always be forced if you need to. Once you see rain in the Lake of Outrage area just head there and start wandering around. Adding to the challenge is not only that Goomy is rare, but he will not spawn in the overworld. You’ll need to head into the tall grass and encounter the surprise Pokemon that appear as red exclamations in the grass. The odds are low, so you may need to do a lot of wandering and encountering, but eventually you should have a Goomy of your own. Which leads to the next question of how to evolve Goomy into Sliggoo and Goodra.

How to Evolve Goomy into Sliggoo and Goodra

Evolving Goomy into Sliggoo is pretty easy. It’s the standard method of getting to a certain level sort of evolution. In this case, once Goomy reaches level 40 he will evolve into Sliggoo. Goodra is tougher though. First you need to reach level 50, but more than that, you need to be in the rain when you do it. Don’t worry if you’re already past level 50 with your Sliggoo, basically what you need to do is get in an area where it’s raining and level up. Whether it’s to level 50, 51, or 67 doesn’t really matter, as long as it is raining and you cross the threshold. You can force this by encountering and fighting Pokemon in the rain, or using EXP candy on your Sliggoo while in the rain. However you do it, this should be all you need to know about where to find and how to evolve Goomy in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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