What Pokemon Give Defense EVs in Sword and Shield?
In the world of Pokémon, EVs (Effort Values) are a hidden stat that can be used to increase the stats of your Pokémon. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, there are certain Pokémon that give Defense EVs when defeated. These EVs will help to increase the Defense stat of your Pokémon, making them more resilient in battle.
Pokémon That Give Defense EVs
The following Pokémon give Defense EVs when defeated in Sword and Shield: Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Grapploct, Corviknight, Duraludon, Gigalith, Steelix, Bronzong, Ferrothorn, Excadrill, Rhyperior, Tyranitar, Hippowdon, Gigantamax Copperajah and Gigantamax Duraludon.
These Pokémon can be found in various locations throughout the Galar region. Machop can be found in Route 2 and Motostoke Riverbank; Machoke can be found in Stony Wilderness; Machamp can be found in Hammerlocke Hills; Grapploct can be found in Soothing Wetlands; Corviknight can be found in Giant’s Mirror; Duraludon can be found in Giant’s Cap; Gigalith can be found in Dusty Bowl; Steelix can be found in Rolling Fields; Bronzong can be found in Giant’s Seat; Ferrothorn can be found in North Lake Miloch; Excadrill can be found in South Lake Miloch; Rhyperior can be found in Giant’s Foot; Tyranitar can be found in Hammerlocke Hills; Hippowdon can be found in Giant’s Mirror; Gigantamax Copperajah can be encountered during Max Raid Battles at Bridge Field and Rolling Fields; and Gigantamax Duraludon can also be encountered during Max Raid Battles at Stony Wilderness.