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Pokemon Sword and Shield Give Ribbon | What do Ribbons do?

There are a good number of little things you can do in Pokemon Sword and Shield to make the experience more personalized. One such thing you can do is Pokemon Sword and Shield give Ribbon to a Pokemon. In this guide, we’ll let you know what a Ribbon is in the new Pokemon games and how you can give one to a Pokemon. Read on to discover how to give your Pokemon titles such as the Galar Champion.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Give Ribbon | What are Ribbons?

Pokemon Sword and Shield give Ribbon

Ribbons in Pokemon Sword and Shield are bonus items that you can unlock and equip to your Pokemon. Unlike regular items, however, held Ribbons won’t alter your Pokemon’s stats or anything like that. Ribbons give your Pokemon titles when they are thrown into battle. By giving the Galar Champion Ribbon to one of your Pokemon, for example, you will receive a message like “Go on, Rillaboom the Galar Champion!” when you throw that Rillaboom into battle.

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How to Unlock Ribbons

There are a lot of Ribbons in Pokemon Sword and Shield. You will unlock them in different ways. Using the same example above, you will unlock the Galar Champion Ribbon to give to a Pokemon if you defeat the Champion Cup with that Pokemon in your party. There are many Ribbons to unlock in similar methods.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Give Ribbon | How to give a title to a Pokemon

Pokemon Sword and Shield give Ribbon

To give a Pokemon a title, you, of course, will need a Ribbon. Defeating the Champion Cup to become Galar Champion should give all Pokemon in your party at the time the Galar Champion Ribbon. After you have done this, do the following to equip a title to your Pokemon:

  • Press pause
  • Head into the Pokemon menu
  • Press ‘A’ on the Pokemon of your choice and select ‘Check Summary’
  • Head to the far-right option on the screen (the ribbon icon)
  • Choose to Check Ribbons by pressing ‘A’
  • Press ‘A’ to give whatever Ribbon you’d like to that Pokemon

Once you have given a Ribbon to a Pokemon, they will be sent into battle with a unique title. Time to show off how good you are at the game with Ribbons.

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