A unique addition to Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Sacred Sword makes an appearance in the Crown Tundra DLC. The mythical Pokémon, Keldeo, can be caught by DLC players. In the Crown Tundra, the whole theme is exploration. In this guide, we will explore how you need to find and catch the Sacred Sword Pokémon.
It all begins once you meet Professor Sonia in the town of Freezington. You will need to catch Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion to have a chance at finding Keldeo. These are the steps we will be following:
- Catch Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion
- Camping with the Swords of Justice
- Catching Mythical Keldeo
Catch Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion
Take a look at our guide on collecting mythical footprints if you need assistance catching the Swords of Justice. This task will be given to you by Sonia in Freezington. To catch Keldeo you will need to collect all the footprints, report to Sonia, and catch the trio. There will be no in-game explanation or quest for Keldeo.
After finishing the Professor Sonia quest, you will leave Freezington and travel to Bellimere Lake. Within this lake is where you will find Keldeo.
Camping with the Swords of Justice
Make sure to have the trio as part of your party when you start this path. Once in Bellimere Lake, there will be a small ramp close to the road that leads to Dyna Tree Hill. This ramp will lead to the lake that surrounds the tree. Once in this lake, go straight till you arrive on a small island with two trees. Behind the left tree will be a small cooking pot. With Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion in your party, make a camp right beside this pot.
In the camp, you will need to cook a meal for the Swords of Justice trio. After completing this meal, breakdown your campsite to return to the game. In the middle of the island in the distance will be Keldeo ready for the battle.
Catching the Mythical Keldeo
Keldeo will be ready to battle once you walk closer to the Pokémon. Make sure to save the game before fighting. If the Pokémon faints, you may not have a chance to catch it. Once you are stocked up on Pokéballs, begin the battle with Keldeo.
Keldeo is a Water and Fighting-type Pokémon. This type of matchup has five weaknesses; Electricity, Grass, Flying, Psychic, and Fairy. Keldeo will be level 65 and have around 200 HP. For my battle, I used Appletun to weaken down the hit points. Keldeo will use the moves Secret Sword, Sacred Sword, Sword Dance, and Hydro Pump. As long as the two fighting type moves don’t faint your team, you will have a good chance at catching Keldeo.
Hopefully, by this point, you have caught the Mythical Keldeo. If not, keep trying till you catch Keldeo. Did you enjoy finding this Pokémon? Do you plan on using Keldeo in your game? Were you able to catch all four of the Swords of Justice? Let me know in the comments below!