Pokémon Sword and Shield Toxel evolution method: how to evolve Toxel into Toxtricity with Low Key Form and Amped Form explained

Everything you need to know about evolving Toxel into either Low Key or Amped Toxtricity.

Toxel, a Gen 8 Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, evolves into Toxtricity at Level 30. There are, however, two different forms Toxtricity can take - Low Key or Amped.

Toxel's unique evolution method involves you paying close attention to its nature.

A Toxel with a calm, quiet, nature will evolve into a Low Key Form Toxtricity, while one with a more active, excitable, nature will evolve into an Amped Toxtricity.

Other Gen 8 Pokémon that have unique evolution methods, include Applin, Milcery, Sinistea, Sirfetch'd and Yamask.

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Where to find Toxel in Pokémon Sword and Shield

The easiest way to get a Toxel in either Pokémon Sword and Shield is to visit the Pokémon Nursery on Route 5.

You'll be able to access this area after you defeat Milo the leader of the grass-type gym at Tuffield.

When you can reach the Pokémon Nursery, head inside and talk to the woman standing next to the Toxel.

She'll explain how the Toxel just hatched from an egg and will gift the Pokémon to you.

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Visit the Pokémon Nursery on Route 5 for a free Toxel.

If you want more Toxel, then you can easily catch them in both the Wild Area and Route 7.

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Toxel locations.

On Route 7 Toxel will appear as a random encounter, while, in the Wild Area, you'll be able to see it walking about.

Here are the sections of the Wild Area Toxel appears in and what weather must be occurring:

Wild Area LocationWeather
Bridge Field Sunny, Raining, Thunder
Giant's Cap Thunder
Hammerlocke Hills Thunder
Stony Wilderness Thunder
Motostoke Riverbank Thunder

How to evolve Toxel into either Amped Form or Low Key Form Toxtricity

Toxel will evolve into Toxtricity at Level 30.

Whether it evolves into an Amped Toxtricity or Low Key Toxtricity, depends on the nature of your Toxel.

To discover what nature your Toxel has find it in either your Pokémon party or in one of your boxes, select it and then choose the option for 'Check summary.'

Next scroll sideways until you reach the pencil and paper icon.

In this section of your Pokémon's summary you'll discover where, when and at what level you caught this Pokémon, a line about its personality and, most importantly, what nature your Pokémon has.

Your Pokémon's nature will always be the first piece of information on this page and will be highlighted in blue.

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This Toxel will grow up to be an Amped Form Toxtricity.

Toxel will evolve into an Amped Form Toxtricity has any of the following natures:

  • Adamant
  • Brave
  • Docile
  • Hardy
  • Hasty
  • Impish
  • Jolly
  • Lax
  • Naive
  • Naughty
  • Quirky
  • Rash
  • Sassy

If you'd prefer a Low Key Form Toxtricity, however, then you need a Toxel with one of the following natures:

  • Bashful
  • Bold
  • Calm
  • Careful
  • Gentle
  • Lonely
  • Mild
  • Modest
  • Quiet
  • Relaxed
  • Serious
  • Timid

If you're Toxel doesn't have the correct nature, then it's time to go hunting for a new one.

What are the differences between Amped Form and Low Key Form Toxtricity?

The obvious difference between Amped and Low Key Form Toxricity is their appearance. Amped Form has a yellow and purple look, while Low Key goes for blue and purple.

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The second difference is the final attack each form can learn by levelling up.

At Level 52 Amped Form Toxtricity can learn Shift Gear, which is a steel-type attack. Using it will raise both Toxtricity's attack and speed stat.

Low Key Form Toxtricity, however, learns Magnetic Flux, an electric-type attack, at Level 52. This attack increases both the Defence and Special Defence of an ally Pokémon that has the Plus or Minus Ability.


Sword and Shield finally here! Our now complete Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and Pokémon Sword and Shield tips can help with the main adventure, and along the way you'll encounter a few new features - 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 Pokémon Sword and Shield TM locations new Gen 8 Pokémon, Sword and Shield Pokédex, version differences, Galarian forms and Sword and Shield Legendaries. We also have an evolution guide, including guides on evolving Applin, Farfetch’d, Milcery, Sinistea, Toxel and Yamask.


How useful is Toxtricity in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

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Due to it being a dual type Pokémon, poison and electric, Toxicity can be a highly useful member of your party.

Not only will it easily take care of any water-type Pokémon, making it a great choice the second Gym, but it also has an advantage over both grass and fairy-type Pokémon.

The range of poison and electric moves that Toxtricity can learn also makes it an effective status attacker, either poisoning or paralysing their opponent.

This ability to paralyse other Pokémon also makes it a good choice for when you want to catch new Pokémon in the Wild Area, because it will help prevent your targets from attacking you, making them easier to catch. Paralysing a Pokémon also increases the chance of capture!

If you're looking for more advice on the unique evolution methods for Gen 8 Pokémon, then check out our guide on evolving Applin, Milcery, Sinistea, Sirfetch'd and Yamask.

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