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Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay

Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay is a Dark and Psychic Type Revolving Pokémon, which makes it weak against Fairy, Bug type moves. You can find and catch Inkay in Route 7 with a 10% chance to appear during All Weather weather. The Max IV Stats of Inkay are 53 HP, 54 Attack, 37 SP Attack, 53 Defense, 46 SP Defense, and 45 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay
Regular
Shiny
Inkay Galar Pokedex ID: 290

List of Inkay Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

StatAmountBar Graph
Total288
HP53
Attack54
Defense53
Special Attack37
Special Defense46
Speed45

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Inkay to have is Adamant, this will increase it's Attack and decrease it's Sp. Atk stats.

Inkay Abilities

Ability Type Effect
ContraryNormal
Suction CupsNormal
InfiltratorHidden

Sword Pokedex Entry

It spins while making its luminescent spots flash. These spots allow it to communicate with others by using different patterns of light.

Shield Pokedex Entry

By exposing foes to the blinking of its luminescent spots, Inkay demoralizes them, and then it seizes the chance to flee.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay Evolutions

How do i evolve Inkay in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay evolves into Malamar when you reach Level 30, holding console upside down.

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Level 30, holding console upside down
Malamar
Pokemon CP Atk Def Sp Atk Sp Def Hp Spd
Inkay
288545337465345
Malamar
482928868758673

Inkay Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Inkay?

A popular spawn location you can find Inkay is in the Route 7 area with a 10% chance to spawn during All weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Route 7
10%37 - 41
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Bridge Field
15%40 - 43
Giant's Mirror
20%41 - 45
Fields of Honor
10%10 - 15
Fields of Honor
10%10 - 15
Challenge Beach
10%10 - 15
Challenge Beach
10%10 - 15
Loop Lagoon
10%16 - 21
Loop Lagoon
10%16 - 21
Training Lowlands
10%13 - 18
Training Lowlands
10%13 - 18

Non Overworld Spawns (NOT Visible - Randomly found in tall grass)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Route 9 - Circhester Bay
25%39 - 43
Bridge Field
20%26 - 28
Bridge Field
10%26 - 28
Bridge Field
10%26 - 28
Bridge Field
30%26 - 28
Bridge Field
10%26 - 28
Bridge Field
20%26 - 28
Bridge Field
10%26 - 28
Hammerlocke Hills
25%28 - 30
Hammerlocke Hills
35%28 - 30
Hammerlocke Hills
15%28 - 30
Hammerlocke Hills
15%28 - 30
Hammerlocke Hills
25%28 - 30
Hammerlocke Hills
10%28 - 30
Hammerlocke Hills
15%28 - 30
Fields of Honor
15%13 - 18
Forest of Focus - Area 2
15%13 - 18
Loop Lagoon
15%19 - 24
Training Lowlands
15%16 - 21
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay Raids

Where do i find Inkay Raids?

You can find Inkay raids in the following locations: Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins, West Lake Axewell.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Inkay Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay Weakness

Inkay is a Dark and Psychic Type pokemon. This will cause it to take More Damage from Fairy, Bug Type Moves and will take Less Damage from Psychic type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
Damage
2.0x
Damage
Fairy
0.5x
Damage
0.25x
Damage
Immune to Damage
Psychic

What pokemon is Inkay Weak Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

What pokemon is Inkay Strong Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP
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Pokemon SW and SH Inkay Moves List

What moves can Inkay learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Inkay can learn the fighting type move Superpower at level 39. This Physical move Lowers user's Attack and Defense. Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Dark and Psychic type +50% STAB damage.

Inkay Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
01PeckPhysical3510035
01TacklePhysical4010035
03HypnosisStatus6020Puts opponent to sleep.
06WrapPhysical159020Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
09PaybackPhysical7510010Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
12PluckPhysical6010020If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.
15PsybeamSpecial97.510020May confuse opponent.
18SwaggerStatus8515Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
21SlashPhysical7010020High critical hit ratio.
24Night SlashPhysical10510015High critical hit ratio.
27Psycho CutPhysical10510020High critical hit ratio.
31SwitcherooStatus10015Swaps held items with the opponent.
33Foul PlayPhysical142.510015Uses the opponent's Attack stat.
36Topsy-TurvyStatus20Reverses stat changes of opponent.
39SuperpowerPhysical1201005Lowers user's Attack and Defense.

TM Moves Inkay can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM17Light ScreenStatus30Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM18ReflectStatus20Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM22Rock SlidePhysical759010May cause flinching.
TM23ThiefPhysical9010025Also steals opponent's held item.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM31AttractStatus10015If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM33Rain DanceStatus5Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM34Sunny DayStatus5Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM47Fake TearsStatus10020Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.
TM57PaybackPhysical7510010Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM59FlingPhysical10010Power depends on held item.
TM61Guard SwapStatus10User and opponent swap Defense and Special Defense.
TM69Psycho CutPhysical10510020High critical hit ratio.
TM70Trick RoomStatus5Slower Pokémon move first in the turn for 5 turns.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM79RetaliatePhysical701005Inflicts double damage if a teammate fainted on the last turn.

Inkay TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR02FlamethrowerSpecial9010015May burn opponent.
TR08ThunderboltSpecial9010015May paralyze opponent.
TR11PsychicSpecial13510010May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR29Baton PassStatus40User switches out and gives stat changes to the incoming Pokémon.
TR34Future SightSpecial18010010Damage occurs 2 turns later.
TR37TauntStatus10020Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TR39SuperpowerPhysical1201005Lowers user's Attack and Defense.
TR49Calm MindStatus20Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
TR58Dark PulseSpecial12010015May cause flinching.
TR68Nasty PlotStatus20Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
TR81Foul PlayPhysical142.510015Uses the opponent's Attack stat.
TR82Stored PowerSpecial3010010Power increases when user's stats have been raised.
TR83Ally SwitchStatus15User switches with opposite teammate.
TR98LiquidationPhysical8510010The user slams into the target using a full-force blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

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