Pokemon Sword and Shield has been out for a few weeks now, which means that many players have raced to the end of the game's campaign and are finished with the main story arc. That doesn't mean it's time to put the new Switch game back on the shelf though. There are still plenty of Pokemon to catch and lots of Sword and Shield competitive tournaments to prepare for.
When collection the rarest and most exciting pokemon in the game, players will want to make sure there's a guarantee of catching the most elusive creatures. There's only one Legendary in each of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, so many players will want to collect their one guaranteed Master Ball and use it to catch their versions Legendary creature.
Like in many previous Pokemon games, there is one Master Ball up for grabs for players who put in the time to earn all the Gym Badges and beat the game. That is how most players will earn their Master Ball in Sword/Shield, but there actually is another way to get more... If you're very lucky.
Beat The Game
The first, and more reliable way, to for players to earn a Master Ball in Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield is to beat the game. After defeating Leon and watching the end credits roll, return back to your home from the beginning of the game and meet up with Professor Magnolia. At this point, the Professor will hand over a single Master Ball.
Play The Lottery
Alternatively, there is a rare chance to earn additional Master Balls by playing the trade lottery at Pokecenters in the game. This is definitely a gamble and is not something most players will want to spend time rolling the dice on. Interested parties can watch this video to learn how the lottery method works...
Once you've earned your Master Ball, be sure to use it wisely!
Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon strategy guides, news, and update. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon Sword and Shield is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.