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How to catch Leafeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Leafeon is one of the many “Eeveelutions.” It features in most Pokémon games, along with the TV show and movies. Leafeon 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 Leafeon, in Pokémon Sword and Shield!

 

Who’s that Pokémon? Leafeon Facts


  1. Leafeon is a grass Pokémon with a feline appearance that evolves from Eevee.
  2. Leafeon’s Grass typing gives it good defense against Water, Electric, Grass, and Ground type moves. However, Leafeon is weak to Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, and Bug type moves.
  3. Leafeon’s stats make it a durable physical attacker, with high Attack and Defense stats. 
  4. Leafeon’s shiny form takes on a tan appearance with dark green highlights.
  5. Leafeon’s National Pokédex number is 470.


How to catch Leafeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield


Can you catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


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


Where to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


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


Where to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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


In order to easily catch Leafeon, 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 Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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


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


  1. Start out by traveling to Hammerlocke Hills.


Steps to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Head southwest through Giant’s Cap.


Steps to catch Leafeon 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 Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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


Steps to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Carefully search for Leafeon in the standing stone area at the top of the hill. Make sure to check that the area has a Normal Weather!


Steps to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once you see Leafeon, run up to it to start the encounter! Carefully battle Leafeon 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 Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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


Steps to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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


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


Quick step to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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Leafeon: Moveset by Level


LevelAttack NameTypeCategoryPower
0Razor LeafGrassPhysical55
Sharp-edged leaves are launched to slash at opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.



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.



0BiteDarkPhysical60
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.



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.



20Leech SeedGrassStatus0
A seed is planted on the target. It steals some HP from the target every turn.



25Magical LeafGrassSpecial60
The user scatters curious leaves that chase the target. This attack never misses.



30SynthesisGrassStatus0
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.



35Sunny DayFireStatus0
The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves. It lowers the power of Water-type moves.



40Giga DrainGrassSpecial75
A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.



45Swords DanceNormalStatus0
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user's Attack stat.



50Leaf BladeGrassPhysical90
The user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and attacks by cutting its target. Critical hits land more easily.



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




Leafeon: Pre-evolutions


Leafeon has one pre-evolution, Eevee.


  1. To acquire Leafeon’s pre-evolution, Eevee, breed Leafeon 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 Leafeon, use a Leaf Stone on Eevee.


Additional Leafeon Facts


  1. Leafeon has the second highest Defense stat of all Grass type Pokémon, just one point lower than Ferroseed, making it an excellent supplement to certain competitive strategies.
  2. Leafeon’s molecular cellular structure is very similar to plants. This allows Leafeon to perform photosynthesis and purify the air around it. It feeds on sunlight instead of eating.
  3. In order to simplify Leafeon’s evolution in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the developers made it possible to evolve Eevee into Leafeon via exposure to a Leaf Stone, instead of having to level Eevee up in proximity to a Moss Rock as in previous titles.


Final Words


Leafeon 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 Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield!


Let’s Go Leafeon!


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