One of the new Pokemon added in Generation 8 is Nickit, a Dark-type that resembles a cute fox. In this Pokemon Sword and Shield Nickit Locations guide, we will tell you how to track this fox down, catch it and then evolve it should you feel the need to do so.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Nickit Locations, How to Catch and Evolve
As we mentioned before, Nickit is a fox dark-type Pokemon that players can encounter fairly early on in the game as they start exploring Route 1. A wild Nickit is a shy and sneaky Pokemon so be careful that it does not run away from you when you try to catch it in a battle.
Except for trainer battles, any Nickit you encounter will have the ability to run away if it senses that it doesn’t have a winning chance. Nickit is an overworld Pokemon so you can see it running around the areas as you explore them giving you a chance to catch one.
Run Away: Except for trainer battles, can always run from battle. It still cannot switch during Mean Look or Block or when the opponent is trapping with the Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, or Shadow Tag ability
Unburden: Speed is doubled once the held item is consumed
Stakeout: Doubles the damage dealt to the target
Below are all the locations where you can encounter Nickit and the weather conditions and how they impact its spawn rate
All-Weather (Lv. 3-6) – 05% Chance
All-Weather (Lv. 5-7) – 15% Chance
Heavy Fog (Lv. 28-30) – 05% Chance
- Normal Weather (Lv. 42-47) – 50% Chance,
- Overcast (Lv. 42-47) – 35% Chance,
- Raining (Lv. 42-47) – 10% Chance,
- Thunderstorm (Lv. 42-47) – 35% Chance to spawn Nickit
- Intense Sun (Lv. 42-47) – 05% Chance
Normal Weather (Lv. 28-30) – extremely low 4% chance to spawn a high-level Nickit
Route 2 (High Level)
All-Weather (Lv. 40-43) – 15% Chance
Strengths and Weaknesses
Nickit is weak against Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-type Pokemon while strong against Dark, Psychic and Ghost.
At level 18, Nickit can evolve into Thievul