Pokémon Camp is a new feature introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Players can access it from the menu screen. Players can create a campground and interact with Pokémon in their current team. The camp also offers Pokémon some bonus experience points.
Players can talk to their Pokémon and can even cook special curry that uses berries as ingredients. Players can also play with their Pokémon with toys, and playing with Pokémon increases their affection for their trainer. Playing with a Pokémon also offers extra experience points when camping.
At the start of the game, you only start with two toys: Poké Toy, which is just a feather on a stick, and Poké Ball. Players can swing the Poké Toy in front of their Pokémon and their Pokémon, in turn, will try to crush it. The Poké Ball is just a large ball that players can play fetch with.
However, players can unlock new toys for their Pokémon. These new toys unlock after filling out the Curry Dex
In the Sword and Shield, you carry around an encyclopedia of all the different types of curry you cook for your Pokémon during the game called Curry Dex.
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You can show your Curry Dex to the king of camping in the wilderness. Camping King will be located in the eastern part of Lake Axewell in the wilderness area - it will be right next to the Motostoke town stairwell. He will reward you with a new toy to play with your Pokémon while camping.
Serebii has compiled all the toys that Camping King rewards you with and how many different curries you need to cook to get these new toys.
- Fresh Ball - 5 types of curry
- Weighted ball - 10 types of curry
- Soothe Ball - 15 types of curry
- Mirror Ball - 30 types of curry
- Tympole Ball - 50 types of curry
- Champion Ball - 80 types of curry
These new essential toys work the same way as a regular Poké Ball toy and add no additional perks. The new toys have different weights than a regular Poké Ball toy and move differently. For example, the weighted ball is heavier. The Sooth Ball sounds like a bell and is very light compared to other balls.