How to get Every Fossil Pokemon in Sword and Shield


Just like previous Pokemon games, Sword and Shield features Pokemon Fossils that can be transformed into bona fide, fully-fledged Pokemon. However, Pokemon Sword and Shield requires you to combine two fossils together. This page covers how to get fossils, how to revive fossils, and how to resurrect each fossil Pokemon with the right fossil combination.

Watch the video below for how to get and combine all the fossils! 

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EditHow to Get Fossils

The easiest, most surefire way to get fossils is by visiting an NPC inside the Pokemon Center in Stow-on-Side. 


  • In Pokemon Sword, you’ll get 2 Fossilized Bird 
  • In Pokemon Shield, you’ll get 2 Fossilized Drake

You can also dig up Fossils from the Digging Duo brothers in the Wild Area. You can find them near the Pokemon Nursery in the Bridge Field zone. It costs 500 Watts per dig, and it’s not guaranteed what you’ll get, however, Fossils are more common from the Skill Brother.

You’ll commonly get Fossilized Bird and Fossilized Dino fossils in Pokemon Sword, and Fossilized Drake and Fossilized Fish fossils in Pokemon Shield when digging with the Skill Brother. These are uncommon from the Stamina Brother.

Lastly, you can sometimes find Fossils as sparkling items in the Dusty Bowl in the Wild Area.

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It is possible to get the opposite fossils (Bird and Dino fossils in Pokemon Shield and Drake and Fish fossils in Pokemon Sword), however they’re very rare, and can only be dug up by the Skill Brother.

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EditHow to Revive Fossilized Drake, Dino, Bird, and Fish Fossils

Once you have two different types of fossils, take them to the professor on Route 6.

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She’s nearby the exit leading to Stow-on-Side, beside the tent you can fast-travel to. Here, you’ll be able to choose two fossils to mash together to create a Fossil Pokemon. Follow the chart below to see what you’ll get.

EditPokemon Sword and Shield Fossil Combinations

Below is a chart with images of each result, as well.

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