Toxel is one of the new pokemon available in Pokemon Sword & Shield. It’s an electric poison type that looks like a purple baby dinosaur with a gray emblem on its forehead. There are several places you can catch it, all in the Wild Area. If you don’t have the time to roam the countryside looking for it, this guide will show you where to find Toxel in Pokemon Sword & Shield.
Where to find Toxel
We got our first Toxel for free, from the first nursery we found (on Route 5). We just talked to the girl by the counter, who had one, and she offered it to us free of charge.
The best place to look for Toxels is Bridge Field while it’s raining. There’s a 15% chance it’ll appear there when it rains, and that’s the highest spawn chance you’ll get. Just stay in the area during the rainy period and run around completing encounters. You can ignore anything that isn’t a Toxel. Once the rain stops and the weather goes back to normal, the chance will drop to 5%.
If staying in one area doesn’t appeal to you, you can also try the Stony Wilderness during thunderstorms. You’ll have a 10% chance of encountering the one you’re looking for. For even less chance of finding a Toxel, you can try the Motostoke Riverbank during a thunderstorm – it’ll appear in 5% of the cases (on average).
Even if you look in the best place at the best time, the chances of getting a Toxel to spawn are still kinda slim. If you really want this baby pokemon on your team, you’ll have to spend quite a while in the rain. The drizzle won’t have any adverse effect on your character, but it’s a nuisance. Once you’ve caught your Toxel, after a while, you’ll be able to make it evolve into a Toxtricity, a grown up version with a stronger electrical attack. Or you can just keep it in baby form, if you prefer it that way.
How does Toxtricity evolution work?
When you hit level 30 with Toxel, you’ll be able to make it evolve into Toxtricity. Toxtricity has two forms – one is low key, the other amped. Which form you’ll get depends on the nature of the Toxel. If it’s Hardy, Brave, Adamant, Naughty, Docile, Impish, Lax, Hasty, Jolly, Naive, Rash, Sassy or Quirky, it’ll evolve into the amped version. If it doesn’t have any of these traits, it’ll end up low-key.