If you spend more time in the Wild Area than playing the Pokémon Sword and Shield main story, you may end up with a lot of watts and very little money.
This, however, can be easily remedied by taking advantage of items you can buy for Watts (W) from the Watt trader and sell for Pokédollars (p) at the mart inside a Pokémon Center, Pokémon Gym, or Train Station.
The easiest way to convert Watts into Pokédollars is to purchase the special spinning pokéballs from Watt's traders, located throughout the wilderness (7 in total). If you find one that sells luxury balls, that's the best deal. If you find one that sells Heal Balls, however, it's best to look for another Watt Trader. The list below shows how many Watts it takes to buy a ball, how many Pokédollars it will sell to return to the market, and the ratio of Watts to Pokédollars with each conversion.
- Heal ball
20 W —> 150 p (1: 7,5)
- Twilight sphere, rapid, dive, network, nest, repeat and timer
50 W —> 500 p (1:10)
- Luxury ball
100 W —> 1500 p (1:15)
Technical Records (TRs) will sell in Pokédollars for the exact same price they cost in Watts, so buying TR from the Watt Trader is never as efficient as buying special pokéballs. However, if you have a lot of extra Max Raid Battles TRs that you never plan to use, it might be worth it for the extra money. Example:
- TR19 (Tri Attack)
2.000 W —> 2000 p (1: 1)
In addition to buying from the Watt trader, there is also a fisherwoman who roams the wilderness fishing for random treasure items and selling you her "brilliant finds" for only 100 W. While these purchases cannot be made in bulk, be sure. to buy from her whenever you happen to see her, as any brilliant find will have a higher conversion than any other option. Examples:
- Brilliant Find (3 Pearls)
100 W —> 3000 p (1:30)
- Brilliant Find (Big Pearl)
100 W —> 4000 p (1:40)
- Brilliant Find (2 large pearls)
100 W —> 8000 p (1:80)
- Brilliant Find (Pearl String)
100 W —> 10.000 p (1: 100)
What not to do
You never want to invest in Wishing Pieces for the sake of selling them, as they cost 3.000W, but they only sell for 10p.
- Desire for pieces
3.000 W —> 10 p (300: 1)