Pokemon Sword and Shield: How to Change Weather

As Trainers start to completing their dream team of Pokemon in Pokemon Sword  and Pokemon Shield, some may start to notice a few evasive members. Some Pokemon, like Dreepy, only appear during foggy weather and it can be really difficult to catch them all when fog only appears every so often. This simple trick will help Trainers locate all Pokemon affected by the weather and make Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield even more addicting games than it they already are.

First thing's first, players should go to their settings on their Switch and turn off the Synchronize Clock via Internet setting. This will help players to control the time and date at will. Next players should switch the date to 1/6/2020 at any time to make the weather turn to fog and get that much closer to catching Dreepy and all other hard to catch Pokemon. Play around with the date and times to change the weather. These are the dates that have proven to produce specific weather patterns:

Hail (1st February, 2020)

Cloudy (March 1st, 2020)

Sandstorm (1st April, 2020)

Clear (May 1st, 2020)

Foggy (1st June, 2020)

Scorching Sun (1st July, 2020)

Rain (October 1st, 2020)

Storm (November 1st, 2020)

Snow (December 1st, 2020)

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Luckily this trick will not affect any saves, but the changes can be tedious. Switch the dates and times every 2 to 3 hours, but avoid overdoing it as this can make the system bug out and make the day into night, and night into day. This is a simple glitch and nowhere near as wearisome as the MicroSD card corruption that all gamers should be aware of.

Trainers should also make sure that they are opening the map constantly to check the weather changes in various locations. Reddit user BulletPuncher created a helpful image to help as a shortcut to what each weather symbol means.

Different locations yield a higher rate of certain Pokemon, and if Trainers are on the prowl for Legendary Pokemon, it's best to know which locations are more likely to produce them.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are available now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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Sources: Reddit

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