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How to catch Flareon in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Flareon is one of the many “Eeveelutions.” It features in most Pokémon games, along with the TV show and movies. Flareon even appears in the Super Smash Brothers franchise! In early Generations of Pokémon, all the evolutions of Eevee were difficult to acquire, and often required breeding with a Ditto, along with a hunt for the required evolution method. However, it’s easy to catch all of the “Eeveelutions”, including Flareon, in Pokémon Sword and Shield!

 

Who’s that Pokémon? Flareon Facts


  1. Flareon is a fire Pokémon with a feline appearance that evolves from Eevee.
  2. Flareon’s Fire typing gives it good defense against Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, and Fairy type moves. However, Flareon is weak to Water, Ground, and Rock type moves.
  3. Flareon’s stats make it a durable physical attacker, with high Special Defense and Attack stats. 
  4. Flareon’s shiny form takes on a tan appearance.
  5. Flareon’s National Pokédex number is 136.


How to catch Flareon in Pokemon Sword and Shield


Can you catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


Flareon is rather easy to find in both Pokémon Sword and Shield as long as you have the upgraded Rotom Bike! 


Where to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


  1. The Wild Area
  2. Lake of Outrage
  3. Wild Area Max Raid Battles:
  4. Giant’s Cap
  5. Crown Tundra
  6. Giant’s Bed
  7. Dynamax Adventures
  8. Crown Tundra Max Raid Battles
  9. Ballimere Lake


Where to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


What are the requirements to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


In order to easily catch Flareon, you must be able to travel across the surface of the many lakes and rivers in the Galar region. Since Pokémon Sword and Shield don’t allow you to Surf on the overworld, you must use the upgraded Rotom Bike to travel across water. You first receive the Rotom Bike on Route 5, and later, the man who gives you the bike will upgrade it for you once you reach Route 9, south of Circhester.


Requirements to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


How to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield: Step-by-step guide


Read over the following guide to find the easiest way to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


  1. Start out by traveling to Hammerlocke Hills.


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Head southwest through Giant’s Cap.


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once you reach the bank of the Lake of Outrage, equip the upgraded Rotom Bike and prepare to cross the water.


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Cross the Lake of Outrage on the upgraded Rotom Bike.


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Carefully search for Flareon in the standing stone area at the top of the hill. Make sure to check that the area has Intense Sun!


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once you see Flareon, run up to it to start the encounter! Carefully battle Flareon to bring it to low health (or just throw a quick ball). If you can, try giving it a status effect like Paralysis or Sleep to make it easier to catch.


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once Flareon is at low health, throw your PokéBall! If it manages to break free, just keep trying until you finally add Flareon to your Pokédex!


Steps to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


Quick Version: How to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


To easily catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, visit the Lake of Outrage near Hammerlocke during Intense Sun and search the standing stone area at the top of the hill.


Quick step to catch Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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Flareon: Moveset by Level


LevelAttack NameTypeCategoryPower
0EmberFireSpecial40
The target is attacked with small flames. This may also leave the target with a burn.



0CovetNormalStatus0
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.



0SwiftNormalSpecial60
Star-shaped rays are shot at opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.



0CopycatNormalStatus0
The user mimics the move used immediately before it. The move fails if no other move has been used yet.



0Baton PassNormalStatus0
The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.



0Take DownNormalPhysical90
A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.



0CharmFairyStatus0
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers the target's Attack stat.



0Double-EdgeNormalPhysical120
A reckless, life-risking tackle in which the user rushes the target. This also damages the user quite a lot.



0Helping HandNormalStatus0
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.



0TackleNormalPhysical40
A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.



0GrowlNormalStatus0
The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.



0Tail WhipNormalStatus0
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stats.



5Sand AttackGroundStatus0
Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.



10Quick AttackNormalPhysical40
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.



15Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus0
The user stares at the target with its baby-doll eyes, which lowers the target's Attack stat. This move always goes first.



20SmogPoisonSpecial30
The target is attacked with a discharge of filthy gases. This may also poison the target.



25BiteDarkPhysical60
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.



30Fire FangElectricPhysical65
The user bites with flame-cloaked fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with a burn.



35Fire SpinFireSpecial35
The target becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for four to five turns.



40Lava PlumeFireSpecial80
The user torches everything around it in an inferno of scarlet flames. This may also leave those it hits with a burn.



45Scary FaceNormalStatus0
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.



50Flare BlitzFireSpecial120
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges the target. This also damages the user quite a lot. This attack may leave the target with a burn.



55Last ResortNormalPhysical140
This move can be used only after the user has used all the other moves it knows in the battle.




Flareon: Pre-evolutions


Flareon has one pre-evolution, Eevee.


  1. To acquire Flareon’s pre-evolution, Eevee, breed Flareon at the Pokémon Daycare, and then travel with the egg in your party until it hatches. You can also find Eevee on Route 4 and in a few other places on the overworld. Eevee sometimes appears in certain Max Raid Battles. To evolve Eevee into Flareon, use a Fire Stone on Eevee.


Additional Flareon Facts


  1. According to some Pokédex data, Flareon is able to blow fire that exceeds 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1700 Degrees Celsius). That’s hot enough to melt steel!
  2. Flareon was introduced in Red/Blue/Yellow as one of the first three evolutions available for Eevee. Eevee could only be obtained as a gift Pokémon in the original games, so choosing which evolution to evolve it too was much more important than in later generations after Pokémon Breeding was introduced.
  3. In Yellow Version, if the player defeated their rival in the Pokémon Lab and then lost or avoided the optional battle on Route 22, their rival would evolve his Eevee into Flareon.


Final Words


Flareon is a long time favorite of Pokémon fans due to its history of elusivity and its status as one of the Eeveelutions! Lucky for us, it’s easy to find Flareon in Pokémon Sword and Shield!


Let’s Go Flareon!


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