Wedgehurst and the Pokémon Lab are your next destinations in the small local village nearby, and follow on from the Slumbering Weald in your quest through Pokémon Sword and Shield's main story.
On each page of our walkthrough like this, we'll cover any and all of the obtainable Pokémon, item locations, trainers and their teams that you might come across here, as well as walking you through any key steps of the story, puzzles or challenges along the way.
Where applicable, note that our walkthrough pages will be down into separate sections referring to each of your visits to a given location, seeing as you often backtrack or revisit various places in your quest to become Galar League Champion. And of course if there are any, we'll clearly mark any spoilers, too!
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Pokémon Sword and Shield: Wedgehurst
There are no trainers to battle or Pokémon to acquire in the little village of Wedgehurst, but there are a few things to see and do if you fancy it.
Your first Pokémon Center is here - feel free to poke around and get used to what will become some very familiar surroundings. There's also a Boutique, if you want to buy some new clothes or cosmetic items to change your look, and a Berry Grocer, selling some basic berries that are always handy.
There are also a couple of items to grab, but your main goal, though, is to head to the Pokémon Lab and meet a lady called Sonia. Head over to the right (east) of town to the big purple-roofed building.
|Potion||From man after exiting Pokémon Lab|
|Rare Candy||Amongst the trees, on the right of the Pokémon Lab|
|Poké Doll||Left of the fashion shop|
|Revive||Hidden: By a rock before the steps down to Route 2|
For more like this, our complete Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough, explainer on the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, and Pokémon Sword and Shield tips are the places to start. Otherwise, we cover everything from the Wild Area and Pokémon Camp to strong-looking Pokémon and autosaving. After discovering the starters Sobble, Scorbunny and Grookey, we have a guide to the Turffield treasure riddle solution, and Ballonlea quiz answers and solutions, lists of all TM locations and TRs, new Gen 8 Pokémon, the Sword and Shield Pokédex, Sword and Shield version differences, all Galarian forms and the Sword and Shield Legendaries. We also have an evolution guide, including details on evolving Applin, Farfetch’d, Milcery, Sinistea, Toxel and Yamask.
Pokémon Sword and Shield: the Pokémon Lab
Inside the lab, Sonia activates the Pokédex function on your Rotom Phone, and gives you your next objective: to visit her grandma, the Professor, in the house by the lake just the other side of town, through Route 2.
Outside, a man gives you a Potion, and up ahead Hop will tour you round the Pokémon Center if you haven't already visited. Talk to girl to the right of the Pokémon Center for a slightly strange horoscope reading, too...
That's everything here for now, so continue on to Route 2 for the next steps in your quest, or cycle back to our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and guide hub for all the other pages we have like this.