Sword and Shield may not have the entire National Dex at its disposal, but
there are still 72 Pokémon that don’t simply evolve at a certain level. On top
of those, even more are on the way in the upcoming expansions.
Sword and Pokémon Shield, a few evolution methods have been altered from
previous games, and, of course, there are some new Pokémon to evolve through
increasingly peculiar and specific ways.
Here, you’ll find out where to find Bounsweet and Steenee as well as how to evolve Steenee into Tsareena.
What level does Steenee evolve?
Steenee will evolve into Tsareena once you learn the Stomp ability at level 28.
Where to find Bounsweet in Pokémon Sword and Shield
was introduced to the Pokémon universe in Generation VII (Pokémon Sun and Moon)
and still only needs to hit level 18 to evolve into Steenee.
To set out
on getting a Tsareena, you can start by catching Bounsweet. The grass-type
Pokémon can be found in the following areas:
Grove: Normal Conditions, Sandstorms (Random Encounters)
Lake Axewell: Normal Conditions (Overworld)
Fields: Normal Conditions, Sandstorm (Random Encounters)
Wilderness: Raining, Overcast, Normal Conditions, Intense Sun, Thunderstorms,
Snowing, Snowstorms, Sandstorms, Heavy Fog (Overworld)
Ruins: Normal Conditions, Overcast (Random Encounters)
Lake Axewell: Normal Conditions (Random Encounters)
You can skip
catching a Bounsweet and start with Steenee if you want, with the second-stage
of this evolution track being found in the Wild Area.
Pokémon can be found in random encounters during normal conditions at Axew’s
Eye in the Wild Area.
How to catch Bounsweet in Pokémon Sword and Shield
appears in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield between level 7 and level 30 in the
Wild Area, being quite easy to find in the Stony Wilderness.
In the Stony
Wilderness, however, you’ll encounter the highest-level wild Bounsweets,
ranging from level 28 to level 30.
even at its peak level, you shan’t need a particularly high-tier Poké Ball to
catch Bounsweet, with an Ultra Ball or Quick Ball potentially sealing the catch
if thrown right at the beginning of the encounter.
Steenee, on the other hand, is found between level 35 and level 40 at Axew’s
Eye in the Wild Area, so it may require some weakening before you can catch the
Bounsweet and Steenee are grass-type Pokémon, so if you want to avoid defeating
them in a wild encounter, don’t use fire, poison, ice, flying, or bug-type
and Steenee are strong against water, electric, grass, and ground-type moves,
so if you want to reduce their HP bars gradually, use a similarly-levelled
Pokémon with moves of these types.
will invariably do the trick, but you’ll likely find that a Poké Ball or Great
Ball will suffice against a weakened Bounsweet or Steenee.
How to evolve Steenee into Tsareena in Pokémon Sword and Shield
To evolve Steenee
into Tsareena in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you’ll need your Steenee to either
learn the move Stomp or remember the move.
learns Stomp at level 28 when it levels up. However, you can make your Pokémon remember
the move by going to a Move Relearner if it has passed level 28 and doesn’t
presently know Stomp.
Found in any
Pokémon Centre, the Move Relearner is found to the left of the store; all you
need to do is ask them to ‘Remember a move.’
need to select the Steenee that you want to remember the move. Once you have,
scroll down through the selection of moves available and pick Stomp.
Steenee now knows Stomp, all you have to do is level it up again for it to
evolve into Tsareena. So, you can either go into the Wild Area or down any route
to battle and earn xp, or use an xp-giving item.
If you want
to use items to level up your Steenee quickly, you can use Exp. Candy. To do
so, you’ll need to check the summary of the Steenee to see how much xp it needs
to level up and evolve into Tsareena.
Exp. Candy you may want to use:
Exp. Candy gives 800 xp
Exp. Candy gives 3000 xp
Exp. Candy gives 10,000 xp
Exp. Candy gives 30,000 xp
always use one Rare Candy, but they are better off being saved for high-level
Pokémon that you want to level-up.
Once your Steenee has learned Stomp and levelled up, It will evolve into Tsareena as soon as you exit the xp calculations which see the Pokémon level-up.
It is also
possible to encounter Tsareena in the wild. During normal conditions, intense
sun, snowing, snowstorms, overcast weather, heavy fog, or sandstorms, you can
find Tsareena wandering around the Stony Wilderness region of the Wild Area.
How to use Tsareena (strengths and weaknesses)
boasts some strong base stat lines, including high defence, high special
defence, and very high attack. As such, the Pokémon is very effective when
using physical moves like Stomp and High Jump Kick.
Pokémon’s decent defence and special defence stats are balanced by Tsareena’s mediocre
base HP, and special attacks are less potent due to Tsareena’s low special
attack base stat line.
grass-type Pokémon, Tsareena is weak against ice, fire, flying, poison, and bug-type
moves. However, water, ground, grass, and electric-type moves aren’t very
effective against Tsareena.
species boasts three potential abilities: Leaf Guard, Queenly Majesty, and
Leaf Guard ability means that the Tsareena won’t be afflicted by status
conditions while battling in strong sunlight weather conditions. Queenly
Majesty stops opposing Pokémon from using moves on itself or its allies with
increased speed priority.
hidden ability is Sweet Veil, which prevents the Pokémon and its allies from
going to sleep.
have it: your Steenee just evolved into a Tsareena. You now have a grass-type
Pokémon that boasts very high attack and is robust across both forms of defence.
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