There are four different types of fossils in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and instead of each fossil turning into one Pokémon, you mix and match the different fossils to create different Pokémon.
There are four types of fossils in the two games: Bird, Dino, Drake, and Fish. The Bird and Dino Fossils are exclusive to Pokémon Sword, and the Drake and Fish Fossils are exclusive to Pokémon Shield. This means if you want all four of the Fossil Pokémon, you’ll have to give a Pokémon the fossils to hold and then trade them over.
Once you have a compatible set of two, there’s a professor on Route 6 who will allow you to bring them back to life. The compatible sets are as follows:
- Fossilized Drake + Fossilized Dino = Dracozolt (electric/dragon)
- Fossilized Bird + Fossilized Dino = Arctozolt (electric/ice)
- Fossilized Drake + Fossilized Fish = Dracovish (water/dragon)
- Fossilized Bird + Fossilized Fish = Arctovish (water/ice)
Note that the professor will only prompt you to revive a fossil if you have one of the correct combinations in your inventory. Otherwise, she’ll just talk about fossil Pokémon.
Players can find two of their games respective fossils near the fossil professor. An NPC in the Stow-in-Side Pokémon Center will give two of the other fossil. More fossils can be found by paying the digging brothers in the Bridge Field zone of the Wild Area, though the rewards they dig up are random.
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