If you’re a newer Pokemon player, Sword and Shield are probably the first games where you’ve heard about Apricorns being a feature in Pokemon. Interestingly enough, Apricorns were introduced back in Generation II, in Pokemon Gold and Silver, as a means to get different PokeBalls.
Since then, Apricorns have only had appearances few and far between, with Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor DLC bringing them back into the spotlight.
If you want to learn how to use Apricorns in Pokemon Sword and Shield, what they are for, and more, then this is the right guide for you. Read on below!
Where to Find Apricorns in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Just like any other Pokemon game featuring Apricorns, in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor DLC, Apricorns were introduced as a means of crafting exclusive PokeBalls.
There are a couple of ways you can find some Apricorns of your own. The main place to find Apricorns are in various Berry Trees spread out across the Isle of Armor, but there are other ways.
After you have fully completed the Isle of Armor Pokedex, a blonde girl will routinely appear at random in every area of the Isle of Armor. If you give her 100 Watts, she will give you 4 of a particular Apricorn.
In Crown Tundra, you can find them hidden around the Dyna Tree Hill, respawning once a day. You can also purchase a bundle of 5 of a specific color from the Watt Trader in Snowslide Slope each day, with the color changing daily.
How to Use Apricorns in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Now that you have some Apricorns of your own, take them to the Cram-o-matic in Master Dojo to create PokeBalls. The PokeBalls you receive from Apricorns are based on the color of the Apricorns, but will still come out quite randomly. You can mix and match to get certain PokeBalls, but the same combination can create multiple kinds of PokeBalls.
Below is a table to detail the chances of crafting a certain PokeBalls using certain Apricorns.
|Rate||Black Apricorn||Blue Apricorn||Green Apricorn||Pink Apricorn||Red Apricorn||White Apricorn||Yellow Apricorn|
|25%||Great Ball||Great Ball||Great Ball||Great Ball||Great Ball||Great Ball||Great Ball|
|24.9%||Dusk Ball||Dive Ball||Ultra Ball||Ultra Ball||Ultra Ball||Premier Ball||Ultra Ball|
|24.9%||Luxury Ball||Net Ball||Nest Ball||Heal Ball||Repeat Ball||Timer Ball||Quick Ball|
|1%||Heavy Ball||Lure Ball||Friend Ball||Love Ball||Level Ball||Fast Ball||Moon Ball|
|0.1%||Safari Ball||Safari Ball||Safari Ball||Safari Ball||Safari Ball||Safari Ball||Safari Ball|
|0.1%||Sport Ball||Sport Ball||Sport Ball||Sport Ball||Sport Ball||Sport Ball||Sport Ball|
And that’s all you need to know on how to use Apricorns in Pokemon Sword and Shield!