How to get the Mark Charm in Pokemon Sword and Shield

How to get the Mark Charm in Pokemon Sword and Shield

So, you’ve heard about Marks in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC but what are they and how do you get the most-wanted Mark Charm? Well, luckily for you we’re going to go through the steps for how to get the Mark Charm as well as what a Mark actually is in Pokemon Sword and Shield so you can get a full understanding of these important items.

How to get the Mark Charm in Pokemon Sword and Shield

The Mark Charm is a special item that’s exclusive to owners of the Isle of Armor DLC and simply provides you with an increased chance of finding Pokemon with Marks already equipped in the wild. We’ll talk a little more about what Marks actually are later but here’s the steps you need to complete to get the Mark charm in Pokemon Sword and Shield:

Step 1
Upon starting the Isle of Armor DLC, speak to the scientist that greets you at the train station

Step 2
You’ll receive a task to complete the full, expanded 210 Pokemon PokeDex

Step 3
Complete the new PokeDex. There’s over 100 more Pokemon thanks to the Isle of Armor expansion so good luck!

Step 4
Once the PokeDex is complete, head back to the scientist and talk to her. She’ll give you the Mark Charm for your efforts!

That’s it, you’ve just learned how to get the Mark Charm in Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor!

What is a Mark in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

A Mark is similar to Ribbons in which give your Pokemon a special title when it is active in battle. To acquire them they are rather rare only popping up with chances between 1 in 25 to 1 in 1000. There’s also weather conditions, time of day, and fishing variables thrown in the mix too and can influence the Mark. Some examples include: 

  • Dry Mark – “the Parched”
  • Intense Mark – “the Fiesty”
  • Peeved Mark – “the Grumpy”
  • Sleepy-Time Mark – “the Sleepy”
  • Zero Energy Mark – “the Apathetic”

However, with the Mark Charm, the odds drop dramatically, giving you 3 in 25 to 3 in 1000 chances of finding them and that’s why it’s such an essential item to have.

We hope this guide has given you a little insight into what Marks are in Pokemon Sword and Shield and how to get the Mark Charm in the Isle of Armor DLC. If you need help in other areas of Pokemon Sword and Shield, we may have other articles that could benefit you. See below for some examples:

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Jacob Woodward
Jacob Woodward
Jacob has had his head in games since owning the original Game Boy. His aim is to play most, if not all games as they release which perfectly informs his guide and feature writing.
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