Pokemon Sword & Shield is a welcome entry to the Pokemon series that has brought with it a list of complex evolutions, Galarian forms, and friendship levels. Togepi is a rare spike-ball type Pokemon who has made a welcome return in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Fans of the Pokemon animated series might remember the lovable spike-ball type Pokemon Togepi as a twittering, adorable hatchling that spent most of his time in Misty's arms. What's unclear about Togepi in Sword & Shield, however, is just how players are supposed to evolve him into Togetic.
Typically players should first catch the Pokemon they're interested in evolving, but in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, Togepi will only spawn 2% of the time. As such, Pokemon Sword and Shield players should expect this to take some time.
On the Galar map, players should head to the Bridge Field region. While Togepi's spawn rate is typically 2%, factors such as Heavy Fog can raise that to 5%. There isn't necessarily one place that players should look, as Togepi will only appear at random.
He also won't spawn in the overworld, so tall grass won't be the easy fix. Instead players should look for the red exclamation points, and rush to them. Keep a Friendship or Luxury Ball handy for reasons that will assist with the evolution.
Pokemon Sword and Shield players will attest to the difficulty of finding the little critter, but now Togepi needs to be evolved. The key to leveling Togepi will be a high friendship level.
Players should head to the Pokemon Camp and stuff little Togepi with some curry. Also consider attaching a soothe bell to Togepi, or try playing with him.
Most of all, Pokemon Sword & Shield players should keep the little bugger in their lineup so he gets some experience. Since the fight will begin with Togepi deployed, immediately swap him out for someone else.
By doing this, Pokemon Sword & Shield trainers can level up multiple Pokemon and friendship levels simultaneously. Be sure not to leave him in combat, as the little guy can be weak, and fainting will lower friendship progression.
Follow and maintain the above steps, and players will see Togepi evolve into Togetic. All players will need then is a Shiny Stone to evolve Togetic into Togekiss.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.