What does The Gold Brilliant Aura mean in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

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One of the things you may have noticed while exploring Pokémon Sword and Shield is that some Pokémon will have a golden aura around them. They are rare but are also quite easy to spot thanks to the bright aura. The good news is that these are powerful Pokémon and you should always try to catch them if you find one.



What does The Gold Brilliant Aura mean in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

If you can catch one of these Pokémon with a golden aura, then you are in luck. These are powerful Pokémon and will have better stats than the standard versions. A Pokémon with a bright gold aura is guaranteed to achieve at least three of its IVs, giving you a great start when it comes to Battles.

These Pokémon will already know an Egg Move already, and such moves can usually only be acquired through breeding. This makes catching Golden Aura Pokémon really interesting, even if you already have that type, or aren't usually a huge fan of it.

There is also a huge RNG element, as dedicated trainers will be looking for these rare Pokémon. You could potentially get one that has IVs maxed out, and a perfect Egg Move too.



While these Pokémon are very rare, your chances of finding them will increase as you catch more Pokémon, so it's time to start grinding. You can also combine your attempts to use Shining Chaining to kill two birds with one stone.

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